Mt. Blue’s Neal no-hits Erskine

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By Sun Journal staff

SOUTH CHINA — Senior Jimmy Neal tossed a no-hitter while pitching eight innings to help lead Mt. Blue to a 6-0 victory over Erskine Academy in a KVAC baseball clash.

Scoreless through seven innings, Mt. Blue opened the extra frame with Clint Lowe’s second single of the game. Erskine starter Shyler Scates was lifted before striking out nine through seven innings. The Cougars attempted a hit-and-run play that had Lowe scoring the game’s first run on a botched defensive play. Mt. Blue would add five more runs highlighted by Nick Hilton’s second hit, a two-run double. Andrew Pratt’s single also plated a pair of runs.

Neal needed no more runs as he finished the eighth inning not allowing a hit while fanning 10 Erskine batters.

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Lisbon 2, Hall-Dale 1

LISBON — Mason Smith struck out three and scattered six hits to help lead Lisbon to a 2-1 victory over Hall-Dale in a MVC baseball matchup.

Hall-Dale got on the board first with a run in the first inning on an RBI single by Wyatt Rush. Lisbon tied the score the following inning on an RBI single by Kyle Frazier, scoring Ryan Riordan. The score remained tied until the fifth inning when Shaun Avery led off the inning with a pinch-hit single. After stealing second, Avery scored on a single by Alex Corey giving the Greyhounds (3-5) a 2-1 lead. Smith worked out of jams the last three innings to seal the win.

Messalonskee 8, Oxford Hills 3

SOUTH PARIS — Messalonskee scored six times in the fifth inning to run away with an 8-3 triumph over Oxford Hills in KVAC baseball action.

Oxford Hills took an early 3-2 lead after two innings. Four walks and a pair of Viking errors along with three Messalonskee (3-6) hits accounted for the six runs, highlighted by Travis St. Pierre’s two-run double. Devon Warren went the distance picking up the win for the Eagles. Matt Beauchesne paced Oxford Hills (4-5) with two singles and a double. Brandon Campbell also had three hits for the Vikings. Dylan Cox also smacked a double in the loss.

Edward Little 7, Brewer 1

BREWER — Luke Farrago pitched 5 and 2/3 of no-hit ball before allowing a base hit, leading Edward Little to a 7-1 win over Brewer in a Cllass A baseball.

Farrago finished allowing just three Brewer (3-5) hits while striking out nine. Cam Bisson’s two-run double in the third inning gave the Red Eddies a 5-0 lead to help seal the victory. Josh Delong also ripped a double and added a pair of singles in the win. Nate Blais knocked two singles for Edward Little (5-3).

Winslow 10, Oak Hill 3

WINSLOW — John McCabe belted a homer and a double, plating four RBIs to help lead Winslow to a 10-3 victory in Class B baseball Wednesday.

Caleb Hill and Donald Camp combined to allow eight Oak Hill hits in earning the victory for the Black Raiders (5-3). Josh Martin paced the Raiders (4-4) with a double and a pair of singles. Martin also drove in two runs.

Mountain Valley 11, Mt. Abram 1
RUMFORD — Adam Volkernick and and Izaak Mills scattered five hits and drew excellent run support as Mountain Valley cruised to an 11-1 victory over Mt. Abram in an MVC baseball matchup Wednesday. 

Colin Merrill led the Falcons (4-4) with three hits and four RBIs, while ace reliever Mills helped his squad at the plate with three hits and three RBIs. 

Cam Kaubris also contributed for Mountain Valley with a pair of hits.

Gould 15, Hebron 2
HEBRON — Spencer Couch gave up two hits and went 4-for-4 at the plate to lead Gould to a 15-2 romp over Hebron in Prep School baseball action Wednesday.

Gould (7-0) jumped out to a 9-1 advantage in the first two frames and was never challenged.

St. Dom’s 8, Georges Valley 7
AUBURN — Zak Johnson belted an RBI double in the fifth inning to lift St. Dom’s to a narrow 8-7 victory over Georges Valley in another KVAC baseball tilt Wednesday.

Drew Gosselin led the undefeated Saints (6-0) with three hits and three RBIs, while Will Desmarais belted an RBI triple in the first frame.

Dylan Maloney led the Buccaneers (2-4) with two hits and two RBIs. Bryant Mathews went the distance and was suffered the loss after a rough first three frames.

Greely 7, Gray-NG 2

GRAY — Greely punched up three runs in the first inning and hammered out 13 hits along the way as the Rangers rolled to a 7-2 victory over Gray-New Gloucester in a softball game Wednesday.

Pete Stauber and Liam Maker led the attack with three hits apiece. Bailey Train took a no-hitter into the sixth, but the Patriots’ Tim Lerette broke it up with a double down the line.

Train struck out six in his six innings of work, improving to 3-0 this season.

Lacrosse

Lewiston 13, Cony 1

AUGUSTA — Ryan Lemelin dropped in three goals and collected two assists and Curtis Robinson punched in a pair and was credited with four assists as Lewiston rolled over Cony with 13-1 victory in a boys’ lacrosse game Wednesday.

The Blue Devils took an 8-0 lead by halftime before getting five more goals in the second half.

Elliot Chicoine, Sam Cloutier and Evan Carrier each scored two goals, while teammates Cody Dussault and Chris Rancourt each scored a goal.

Oak Hill 7, Lincoln 3
WALES — Jon Averill led a trio of players with two goals as Oak Hill rolled to a 7-3 victory over Lincoln in KVAC boys’ lacrosse action Wednesday.

Nate Rolston and Trever Samson also netted two goals for the Raiders (2-5), while a single tally from Brian Daniels completed the scoring. Will Aronson made five saves to notch the win. 

John River netted a pair of goals for Lincoln (2-4), while Ryan Wahle also tallied. Martin Shott turned aside nine shots in the cage for Lincoln.

Oxford Hills 9, Edward Little 8
AUBURN — Andy Ripley found the net just two minutes into the second overtime to lift Oxford Hills to a 9-8 victory over Edward Little in KVAC boys’ lacrosse action Wednesday.

Ripley was one of four Vikings with two goals, including Nick Record, Ryan Smith and Colin Tucker. Austin Chute also tallied to complete the scoring. Jesse Ripley made 18 saves to notch the win.

Travis Landry led the Red Eddies (1-5) with four goals, while Drew Lupardo added two. Trevor Haley and Corey Morin also tallied to complete the scoring. Matt Berube turned aside 26 shots in the cage for Edward Little.

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