BUCKFIELD — Buckfield broke a scoreless tie with two unearned runs in the sixth and Jonah Williams came out on the winning end of an outstanding pitching duel as Buckfield blanked Traip, 2-0, in baseball action on Thursday.

Williams tossed a one-hitter, striking out 12 and walking two for the Bucks (3-0). Nick Foye threw an outstanding game for Traip (2-4), yielding just two infield hits, striking out 10 and walking two, but a pair of errors in the sixth innings helped the Bucks take the lead.

Softball

Traip 10, Buckfield 7

BUCKFIELD — Traip Academy erupted with four runs in the fourth inning as the Rangers beat Buckfield, 10-7, in a softball game Thursday.

For Buckfield, Dakota Warren went 3-for-3 and drove in a run, and Samantha Zak got on base four times and scored three runs. Amber Arsenault got the loss on the mound.

Girls’ lacrosse

Messalonskee 19, Edward Little 5

OAKLAND — Kirsten Kern and Mikayla Turner each scored four goals as Messalonskee erupted with nine goals in the first half and went on to beat Edward Little, 19-5, in a girls’ lacrosse game Thursday.

Ally Fischang, Sydney Gagne and Kristy Bernatchez each scored three goals for the undefeated Eagles (5-0)

Hannah Johnston turned in a hat trick for the Red Eddies (2-3), and Kara Tancreal and Taylor Landry each scored a goal.

Softball

Oxford Hills 7, Edward Little 2

AUBURN — Abby Bernier smacked a two-run double in a five-run seventh inning as Oxford Hills (5-1) rolled to a 7-2 victory over Edward Little in a softball game Thursday.

Catcher Annika Kahkonen hit a two-run single in the seventh inning, too.

For EL (2-4), Karli Stubbs and Sarah Hammond each had a pair of hits, and losing pitcher Emily Schario had eight strikeouts.

College baseball

Wentworth 5, Endicott 1

BEVERLY, Mass. — Senior Alex Wong of Lewiston threw a complete game, while junior Jon Spitz  and sophomore Joe Hulme had a pair of hits apiece as the fifth-seeded Wentworth Institute of Technology baseball team upset second-seeded Endicott, 5-1, in the opening round of the 2013 Commonweath Coast Conference Tournament.

With the win the Leopards improve to 16-15 and will travel to third-seeded Salve Regina for a second round game on Friday. The Seahawks defeated Roger Williams, 11-5.

Men’s tennis

UMass-Dartmouth 5, USM 2

  NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Corsairs men’s tennis team won two of the three doubles matches and went on to defeat the University of Southern Maine Huskies, 5-2, in the semifinals of the 2013 Little East Conference Tournament at the UMass Dartmouth Athletic Complex Thursday afternoon. By conference rule, the match was ended once UMass Dartmouth earned five points.

At No. 1 doubles, UMD senior Karsten Rathlev  and junior Matt Bejtlich defeated senior Adam Whitman and sophomore Scott Gagne of Lewiston, 8-3. At No. 2 , the Corsairs’ senior Brennan Dugas and freshman Dan Chouinard downed sophomore Thaddeus St. John of Weld and junior Christopher G. Ross, 8-3. At No. 3, the Huskies’ senior Jonathan Sproul and junior Corey Dykeof Monmouth defeated sophomore Ray Lawton and freshman Malcolm Neville, 8-3.

Men’s lacrosse

Bates coach honored

LEWISTON — Head coach Peter Lasagna was named NESCAC Coach of the Year, while sophomore Mac Jackson and senior Rob Highland both received all-conference honors, as the New England Small College Athletic Conference released its postseason awards on Thursday.


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