Rams’ White cuts down Vikings

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AUGUSTA – Monica White helped her own cause with a bases-loaded single in the first inning to score the only run Cony needed as the Rams squeezed out a 2-0 win over Oxford Hills in KVAC softball action Friday.

White was outstanding on the mound, striking out 15 and walking none to secure the two-hit shutout for the Rams (14-1). Shelby Pelkey added the insurance run in the second inning, when after back-to-back singles, she muscled a sacrifice fly to deep center.

The Vikings (12-2) had a case of the first-inning jitters, committing four errors and permitting Cony to get the jump. Oxford Hills found it difficult to recover due to the fine pitching effort from White. Tia Pratt and Emmylou Blake had the only hits for the Vikings, spaced out between the second and third innings.

Leavitt 1, Mt. Ararat 0

TURNER CENTER – Paige Dyer drove home Stephanie Healy on a third-inning sacrifice fly for the game’s only run as Leavitt beat Mt. Ararat 1-0 in a KVAC softball game Friday.

Healy singled and stole second in the third. After she was bunted over to third, Dyer sent a drive to right to produce the eventual game-winner. Brittany Gurney (7-7) tossed a two-hitter and fanned six to pick up the win.

Michelle Prevost was the hard-luck losing pitcher.

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Telstar 3, Georges Valley 0

BETHEL – Senior Jessie Farrington finished the regular season by scattering three hits and striking out 10 batters to lead Telstar to a 3-0 shutout victory over Georges Valley in MVC softball action Friday.

Tiffany Jordan slapped a two-out single in the second inning to plate Abby Hutchins for the only run Telstar needed. Sophomore Josie Reiss tripled in the sixth inning to plate an insurance run and later scored for a three-run margin.

The Rebels (14-0) finished the season undefeated as did Farrington with a 7-0 pitching record. Ashley Geel led off the seventh inning for the Buccaneers (8-5) and advanced to second on a walk as energy was beginning to build. But when Farrington tried to pick off the runner at first, the ball jutted out to right where the outfielder was prepared to back up the play.

The right fielder threw to third and eliminated Geel from the base pads to preserve the shutout.

Fryeburg 11, NYA 0

FRYEBURG – Pitcher Hannah Hall dominated the game for Fryeburg, pitching a no-hitter while striking out 16 and walking only three as the Raiders shut out North Yarmouth Academy 11-0 in softball.

Jordan Pandora had two hits and a pair of RBIs for Fryeburg (8-7), and Jackie Bell hit a two-RBI single to ignite a five-run fifth inning. Catcher Cerise Humphrey helped out her pitcher with some solid defense, throwing out a baserunner at second after Hill gave up a lead-off walk in the fourth.

Katie Knight pitched five innings and was tagged with the loss for the Panthers. Allie Tocci also took the mound for NYA.

Jay 4, Madison 1

JAY – Felicia Floyd allowed only two hits in six innings of work as Madison cruised past Madison 4-1 in MVC softball action.

Katie Hall picked up an RBI on a bunt in the second inning, and Desiree Castonguay plated the winning run in the fifth with a sacrifice for the Tigers (5-10). Liz LeBlanc scored a pair of runs for Jay.

Jessica Hayden drove in the lone run of the game for the Bulldogs with a sacrifice play.

EL 6, Gardiner 0

AUBURN – Kate Dargie rapped out three hits and drove in the game’s first run to lead Edward Little to a 6-0 win over Gardiner in a KVAC softball game Friday.

Winning pitcher Alyssa Levesque (1-5) received all the insurance she would need in the bottom of the third. The Red Eddies (4-10) strung together four hits and capitalized on a pair of Tiger errors to score four runs. Kim Lawrence contributed a double and two RBIs.

Courtney Allen suffered the loss for Gardiner (8-7).

Belfast 7, Oak Hill 4

BELFAST – Kallie Aldus had two hits and knocked in a pair of runs to lead Belfast past Oak Hill with a 7-4 KVAC softball win Friday.

Liz Anderson went 3-for-3 and Brooke Reed added a pair of hits for the Lions (10-3). Steph Whittier (9-0) scattered 12 hits and fanned six in picking up the victory.

Magan Blais turned in a 4-for-4 performance with two doubles and a triple in a losing cause. Shannon Safford chipped in with three hits for the Raiders (7-7). Angie Russell (3-4) was tagged with the loss.

Rangeley sweeps

RICHMOND – Angela White picked up a pair of victories and added two doubles and two triples in the nightcap as Rangeley swept a doubleheader from Windham Christian, 16-3 and 20-11.

After tossing a six-hitter and striking out five in the opener, White relieved Sam Olivieri with Rangeley trailing 9-7. The Lakers scored nine runs in the fifth, highlighted by Ashley Quimby’s two-run homer.

Raina Eustis chipped in with three hits in Game 2 for Rangeley (8-3), while Kelsey Wentworth had three hits in the opener. Kate Jamison had two hits in each game.

Girls’ lacrosse

Brunswick 9, Oxford Hills 8

SOUTH PARIS – Tiff Romano scored both of her goals in the overtime period as Brunswick held off a Viking rally in the second half to remain undefeated with a 9-8 victory over Oxford Hills.

Romano also had an assist in the game for the Dragons (11-0), and Megan Clement, Marie Vaughan, and Faith Robinson had two scores apiece.

Kari Pelletier netted a hat trick for the Vikings (5-5), including the lone goal by Oxford Hills in extra time. Hillary Aube also had three goals. Annelie Jutras turned aside 18 shots in the Viking cage as Brunswick outshot Oxford Hills 22-12.

Lewiston 11, Messalonskee 10

LEWISTON – Senior center Lea Chouinard scored the game-winning goal with 3:34 remaining in regulation as Lewiston clipped Messalonskee’s wings with an 11-10 victory in KVAC girls’ lacrosse action Friday.

The Eagles (6-4) jumped out to a 4-0 lead midway through the first half and led 7-5 at the midpoint. Despite maintaining the tempo, once the Eagles took a 10-7 lead, the trade winds shifted. Lewiston scored four unanswered goals to collect the win.

Chouinard scored three goals for the Blue Devils (5-6), while Kelsey Rodrigue had a game-high four goals. Emily Mattos led the Eagles with three goals.

Liz Stevens made 12 saves for Messalonskee, while Mary Leblanc turned back 14 for Lewiston in the winning effort.

Hebron 10, Berwick 4

HEBRON – Hebron blew open a close game with five goals in the fourth quarter as it defeated Berwick 10-4 on Friday, earning a victory in the team’s first appearance in the New England Tournament.

Austin Grande rifled home four goals for Hebron (15-3), while Greg Harrington added three goals and an assist and Charlie Cummings had a goal and three helpers. Hebron outshot Berwick 22-8.

Rod Jenkinson had two goals for Berwick, and goaltender Ian Dike stopped 14 shots. Hebron advances to the tournament finals against Pingree today at 3 p.m. The game will be played at Berwick Academy.

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