GRAY — Senior center fielder Jake Winchester crossed home plate on a failed pick-off attempt at third base in the bottom of the ninth inning to give Gray-New Gloucester edged Kennebunk 5-4 in baseball action Monday afternoon.

Junior pitcher Cole Hoffman was effective through five innings for the Rams (2-9), striking out nine and stroking a two-run single in the top of the fifth.

Kennebunk led 4-3 after five innings. The Patriots (4-6) earned one back in the bottom of the sixth to tie the game at 4-4, and held tough through extra innings.

Junior Eli Winchester relieved pitcher Josiah Rottari in the sixth inning for Gray-New Gloucester and was the first to reach base in the ninth on a single. He was thrown out at second on an attempted steal.

Jake Winchester singled, advanced to second on a passed ball, to third on a fielder’s choice, and found his way home on the throwing error by the catcher.

St. Dom’s 3, Waynflete 2

AUBURN — St. Dom’s rallied for a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to slip past Waynflete 3-2 in high school baseball action Monday afternoon.

Trailing 2-1, Riley Volpe and Jack Ouelette led off the final frame with consecutive singles that were followed by a Bobby Shelley walk to load the bases. Will Laflamme drew a no-out walk before Mack Pelletier’s fielder’s choice scored Ouellette for the game-winning run.

Justin Keaney came in relief for Hunter Hughes in the sixth to earn his second victory of the season for the Saints (6-3).

Peterson Silk took the loss for Waynflete (0-7) after relieving Wilson Moore to start the seventh. Silk also had a pair of singles for the Flyers.

Buckfield 19, Valley 3

BUCKFIELD — The Bucks plated 10 runs over the first two innings and cruised to a 19-3 drudging of Valley in high school baseball Monday.

After jumping out to a quick 5-0 in the first inning, Buckfield surrendered three Valley runs in the top of the second. Buckfield (6-4) responded with five more runs in the bottom half before exploding for nine more over the next two to invoke the 10-run mercy rule.

Ethan Jackson led Buckfield with a double and a single, scoring four runs. Jake Kraske had a pair of hits, including a triple. Tyler Sullivan had three RBIs with his two singles, while Matt Beaucage drove in two runs.

Freshman Tyler Gammon earned the victory on the bump, scattering four hits while striking out four over four innings. Keagan Farnham took the loss for Valley (1-5).

Softball

Madison 20, Dirigo 5, 5 innings

DIXFIELD — A three-run first inning wasn’t enough for Dirigo in its softball game against unbeaten Madison on Monday.

The Bulldogs bounced back from the early 3-1 deficit to beat the Cougars 20-5 in five innings.

Ashley Emery homered for Madison (9-0), and Madeline Wood, Sydney LeBlanc and Destiny Howes each had doubles. Wood pitched all five innings to earn the win.

For Dirigo (2-8), Gabrielle White tripled and drove in two runs, and Maddie DeGroot doubled twice and had three RBIs.

Buckfield 13, Valley 1, 6 innings

BUCKFIELD — Maggie Bragg had three hits and went the distance on the mound in Buckfield’s 13-1 softball victory over Valley on Monday.

Bragg struck out three batters and allowed five hits. She was able to get out of two bases-loaded jams — one came in the top of the third and the other in the fifth, during which Valley picked up its only run.

Bragg’s batterymate Hannah Shields belted a three-run triple in the bottom of the fifth as one of her two hits. Mackenzie Richardson and Cassidy Hart each had a pair of hits. Caroline Trimm also had two hits for the Bucks (9-1) along with two sac flies.

Michaela Marden had two hits for Valley (3-4) and took the loss.

Edward Little 14, Mt. Blue 6

FARMINGTON — Grace Beaudet scattered four hits and Edward Little put nine runs on the board late to earn a 14-6 victory over Mt. Blue in softball action Monday afternoon.

Taylor Depot contributed three hits, including a double and a triple, and Olivia Jensen collected three singles for the Red Eddies (8-2).

The Cougars (1-9) led 6-5 after three innings. Kassadie Barker tallied two singles and a double for Mt. Blue in the losing effort.

Boys’ lacrosse

Mt. Ararat 9, Edward Little 7

TOPSHAM — Junior midfielder Connor Brown notched three goals as Mt. Ararat secured a come-from-behind 9-7 victory over Edward Little in boys’ lacrosse action Monday afternoon.

The Red Eddies (5-3) jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first quarter. Senior attackman Ganan Mancini netted three goals for Edward Little.

The Eagles (5-4) gained momentum in the second quarter with four goals, and continued on for seven tallies in the second half. Senior attackman Sawyer Watson contributed a pair of goals for Mt. Ararat in the winning effort.

Mt. Blue third baseman Miles Pelletier puts the tag on Edward Little’s Austin Brown for an out during a baseball game at Auburn Suburban Little League Park in Auburn on Monday. EL won, 12-4.


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