LIVERMORE FALLS — Center fielder Drew Stratton recorded three hits to lead Winthrop to an 8-7 triumph over Spruce Mountain in MVC baseball action Friday.

The Ramblers (5-4) took a 5-3 lead into the fourth inning. Cabot Lancaster provided the only extra base hit in the outing with a double for Winthrop.

The Phoenix (4-5) responded to a 6-3 deficit with three runs in the bottom of the fourth frame. But Winthrop came back for a pair in the fifth and held on for the win.

Junior first baseman Bradley Hodges posted three hits for Spruce Mountain.

Edward Little 5, Brunswick 1

BRUNSWICK — Senior designated hitter Corey Henderson collected two hits including a two-run double in the sixth to lead Edward Little to a 5-1 victory over Brunswick in KVAC baseball action Friday.

The Red Eddies (6-3) drew first blood in the fourth with a single tally. Nate Pushard was outstanding on the mound, striking out five and walking no one.

Lew Jensen made a couple of diving plays in the field to nail down the victory in the seventh inning for Edward Little.

Nick Thibeault scored the lone Dragon (5-4) run to help his own pitching cause as Brunswick took the loss.

Dirigo 11, Wiscasset 1

DIXFIELD — Kaine Hutchins went the distance and had three hits and teammate Adam Volkernick drove in four runs as Dirigo walked all over Wiscasset with an 11-1 victory in a six-inning baseball game Friday.

After three innings, the Cougars (8-1) held a 5-0 lead and exploded with five more runs in the sixth using a 12 hit attack. Gavin Arsenault tripled twice and Tyler Frost had two hits and three RBIs.

Gray-New Gloucester 4, Fryeburg 1

GRAY — Brandon Hubbard was one unearned run away from his third consecutive shutout, as Gray-New Gloucester rolls to a 4-1 victory over Fryeburg in WMC boys’ baseball action.

Hubbard allowed just four hits on the afternoon, while receiving enough run support to close the game out. Justin McKenna blasted a double, while Tyler St. Pierre scattered a pair of singles for the Patriots (6-4). Nicholis L’Heureux-Carland sliced a double for the Raiders, who remain winless at 0-10 on the season.

St. Dom’s 17, Telstar 0

AUBURN — Strong bats aided the Saints, who scored all their runs within three innings, as St. Dom’s routed Telstar 17-0 in boys’ MVC baseball.

Raymond Mosca hurled a no-hitter from the mound, striking out five and allowing just one walk for the Saints (9-1). Mitch Lorenz smacked a solo homerun, while picking up another hit. Andrew Marcous and Mosca provided strong run support with a pair of hits each and a double.

Eric Lowell received the loss on the mound for Telstar, who drops to 1-7 on the season.

Mountain Valley 9, Boothbay 2

RUMFORD — Tim Fitzgerald allowed just one walk and sat down 13 batters to propel Mt. Valley to a 9-2 victory over Boothbay in an MVC baseball matchup on Friday.

Fitzgerald allowed just one hit on two runs, while getting strong run support from the offense of the Falcons (2-8). A seven run fifth inning headed by Nick Newman who batted in three runs, ended a tie ball game. Tucker Rowland and Caleb Gauvin smacked a pair of hits each for Mt. Valley. For Boothbay (1-7), Zach Vise ripped a double in the losing effort.

Monmouth 12, Madison 0

MONMOUTH — Kyle Fletcher and the Mustangs bullpen combined to throw a two-hitter, as Monmouth cruised to a 12-0 victory over Madison in more MVC baseball action.

Brandon Goff and EJ McHugh kept the offense with three hits each for Monmouth. Hunter Richardson drilled a triple to open things up, while Alex Curtis and Brett Wilson chipped in two hits apiece for the Mustangs (8-1).

Madison’s Cody Soucier sliced a double, one of the Bulldogs only two hits on the day, as they drop to 2-8 on the season.

Lisbon 12, Carrabec 2

SALEM — The Greyhounds scattered 18 hits in an offensive display as Lisbon dashed to a 12-2 victory over Carrabec in baseball action Friday.

Tyler Halls went 3-for-4 with two runs, three RBIs, a double and a triple on offense, and struck out five batters in three innings pitched to earn the mound win for Lisbon.

Ryley Austin, RJ Sargent and Kyle Bourget also collected three hits apiece for the Greyhounds (8-2).

Will Crawford paced the Cobras (4-5) with a double and run scored, while Dustin Crawford went 1-for-3 with an RBI and pitched four innings in the losing effort.

Softball

Oxford Hills 8, Messalonskee 4

PARIS — Strong pitching and solid defense aided the Vikings, which got out-hit in the game, to top Messalonskee 8-4 in girls’ softball action.

Five errors committed on the defensive side for Messalonskee kept the innings long for Oxford Hills, who tallied their eight runs in the first three frames. Crystal West picked up the win pitching for the Vikings, who jump to 9-2 on the season. Anna Kahkonen and Shannon Fillebrown sliced two hits apiece.

For Messalonskee (5-4), Kaylee Knight tallied two hits, while Kassi Michaud received the loss pitching.

Leavitt 8, Maranacook 3

READFIELD — A late rally from Leavitt gave them enough breathing room to hold on as the Hornets took down the Maranacook Black Bears, 8-3, in a girls’ softball contest.

With the score 3-1 in favor of the home team, Leavitt rallied six runs in the fifth inning to push the advantage. Kaitlyn Dublois, Alivia Bubier and Annie Castonguay led the charge, scattering a pair of hits each. Abbie Robertson took care of the defense with a strong pitching effort for the Hornets (6-3).

Autumn Munn recorded two hits for Maranacook (3-7), while Leah Pouliat knocked a double into play.

Telstar 17, St. Dom’s 1

AUBURN — Jessica Dirago tossed a one-hitter behind a strong offensive attack for Telstar, as they ran to 17-1 rout of St. Dom’s in MVC softball.

Rebecca Howard led the hitting effort for the Rebel’s (6-2) with a homerun and a double.

Aislinn Forbes and Autumn Morin scattered two hits apiece to pace Telstar’s offense.

St. Dom’s Freshman Allie Veinote received the loss pitching, as the Saints drop to 1-8 on the season.

Dirigo 7, Wiscasset 6

DIRIGO — Freshman Brittany Greig led the charge in a balanced offense, with three hits and an RBI, as Dirigo pulled away with an 7-6 victory over Wiscasset in more MVC softball action.

Megan Bradbury knocked in three runs for the Cougars (5-3), while Ellie Wainwrights key doube, drove in two. Wainright and Katelyn Olsen secured the win pitching for Dirigo, allowing just five hits while striking out six.

Wiscasset’s Briana Goud kept things close with two hits and two runs on the day. Abby Dunn received the loss pitching for the Wolverines (1-9).

Mountain Valley 16, Boothbay 1

RUMFORD — Senior center fielder Shannon Laubauskas stockpiled four hits and four RBIs to lead Mtn. Valley to a 16-1 rout over Boothbay in MVC softball action Friday.

The Falcons (7-3) posted five runs in each of the first two innings. Junior pitcher Lindsay Marston tossed a no-hitter despite the defense allowing a run to score and spoiling the shutout.

Seahawks (0-9) pitcher Cagney O’Brien remained tough on the mound through the middle inings until the Laubauskas double cleared the bases in the bottom of the sixth to invoke the 12-run rule.

Edward Little 12, Brunswick 1

BRUNSWICK — Sophomore pitcher Sarah Hammond struck out 10 in her first varsity start as Edward Little cruised to a 12-1 victory over Brunswick in KVAC softball action Friday.

The Red Eddies (6-3) were strong on offense, scoring six runs in the second inning. Hannah Smith collected two hits, three RBIs and a pair of runs for Edward Little.

Catcher Oliva Salvail led off the bottom of the seventh with a walk for the Dragons (0-9), eventually scoring to prevent the shutout.


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