WINTHROP – Senior pitcher Kyle Plossay hurled a no-hitter as Winthrop tipped Dirigo 7-2 in MVC baseball action Saturday afternoon.

Plossay fanned 13 batters and walked just three for the Ramblers (8-0), while allowing no earned runs in the matchup. Junior second baseman Bryan Lawson went 2-for-3 and reached on a bean ball. He also made a gem of a catch with a diving play behind second base in the sixth to help preserve the no-hitter.

Senior pitcher Steve Berry had his curveball working, but that was about all that went the Cougars’ (5-4) way in the losing effort.

Buckfield, Forest Hills split

JACKMAN – Dillon Emery tossed a three-hit shutout over five innings to help Buckfield salvage a split of its doubleheader with Forest Hills Saturday. The Bucks won the nightcap 15-0 after dropping the first game 6-5.

Jamie Henderson and Aaron LaCroix led the hit parade for Buckfield (6-3) with three hits apiece as the Bucks ripped 15 hits in the five-inning game. Emery raises his record to 2-0.

Forest Hills took the opener by scoring a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh. The winning run scored as a result of a passed ball.

Zach Achey smacked a two-run homer to support the pitching of Justin Felker for Forest Hills.

Jamie Henderson (1-1) suffered the loss for the Bucks. LaCroix belted a two-run homer in the fourth.

Boys’ lacrosse

Lewiston 12, Mt. Blue 3

LEWISTON – Lewiston scored five unanswered goals in the third quarter to break open a tight game rolling to a 12-3 victory over Mt. Blue in boys’ lacrosse.

Leading 3-2 at halftime, Lewiston outscored the Cougars 9-1 in the second half earning their eighth win of the season. Lewiston outshot Mt. Blue 35-13 as Tim Gilbert led all scorers with four goals and teammate Ben Landry added three goals and an assist. Alex Pare made four saves in net for the Blue Devils (8-1). Zack Cologne had a goal and an assist for Mt. Blue (2-6).

Softball

Fryeburg 5, Sacopee Valley 3

FRYEBURG – Despite making five errors, Fryeburg Academy remained unbeaten as it held on for a 5-3 victory over Sacopee Valley in softball.

Brylie Walker was 3-for-4 with a couple of runs and stolen bases for the Raiders (9-0). Heather Tripp also contributed a pair of singles and knocked in two in the win. Hanna Hill earned the victory on the mound.

Telstar 11, Wiscasset 1

WISCASSET – Junior catcher Sarah Field cracked a two-run single in the second to put Telstar up once and for all in an 11-1 tilt over Wiscasset in MVC softball action Saturday.

Rebels’ (9-0) sophomore third baseman Whitney Mills chipped in with a pair of runs and two hits. Senior second baseman Joseline Belanger contributed a pair of hits.

The Redskins (1-8) were paced by second baseman Foxy Buck with a pair of hits.

Tennis

Three qualify from Lewiston

LEWISTON – In Saturday’s matches held at Mt. Ararat, all three Lewiston girls tennis players qualified for the round of 40 to be held at Bates College from May 25 to 28.

Chantalle Lavertu, who was seeded No. 1, breezed through her two matches after receiving a bye. She defeated Alexandra McAuliffe from Waterville, 8-2, and then, Sarah Albertson from Camden, 6-0 and 6-2.

Katelyn Ouellette, who was the seventh seed, also drew a bye and met Cony’s No. 1 player, defeating her 8-1. She then qualified for the round of 40 by defeating Mt. Blue’s Xena Colby, 6-4, 6-0.

The big upset of the day was Julia Bergeron, who was an alternate for Ashley McWhorter. She met the No. 3 seed Maria Silva from Brunswick and defeated her, 6-1 and 6-2. Bergeron received a bye in the first round and defeated Margaret Kruitoff from Erskine Academy, 8-0 in the second round.

Colleges

Baseball

Tufts 11, Bowdoin 6

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. – Tufts scored five unearned runs in the top of the ninth, breaking a six all tie and ending Bowdoin’s season with a 11-6 victory in an elmination game of the NESCAC tournament Saturday.

Bowdoin tied the score in the bottom of the eighth with a home run from senior Jon Koperniak before its ninth-inning fall.

Koperniak also added a double and scored three runs. Joe Pace had a pair of doubles in the loss. Kevin Casey led Tufts with four hits while driving in a pair.

Jordan Goldberg hurled 5 1/3 innings of relief to earn the victory.

The Polar Bears (18-16) got a strong pitching performance from Carter Butland in relief while Tyler Turgeon took the loss despite giving up no earned runs.

Hartford 7, Maine 2

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Shortstop Brady Stouffer roped a pair of doubles to lead the University of Hartford to a 7-2 victory over the University of Maine in men’s baseball action Saturday.

Hartford (20-23) scored all seven of its runs in the middle three frames with three in each of the fourth and sixth innings. Pitcher Weston Szymanski fanned nine, while scattering seven Maine hits over nine innings for the complete game win.

The Black Bears (13-30) rallied for a pair of runs in the top of the ninth, but found themselves too far down to overcome the deficit. Third baseman Curt Smith and first baseman Joel Barrett collected a double each in the losing effort.


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