GRAY — Gray-New Gloucester scored three runs in the sixth and one in the seventh, but its rally fell short in a 9-8 loss to Greely in Western Maine Conference softball action Wednesday.

Morgan Curtis belted a two-run homer for the Patriots (2-2). Skye Chandler, Heather Nevells and Olivia Knudsen had two hits apiece, with each batter knocking a double and a single.

Avery Butler and Hayley Stewart each had two hits for the Rangers (1-4), who got a complete-game performance in the circle from Lily Rawnsley.

GREELY 13, GRAY-NEW GLOUCESTER 0: Ryan Kolben pitched a one-hitter with 14 strikeouts and went 3 for 4 at the plate as the Rangers (5-0) shut out the Patriots (2-2) in a six-inning game at Gray.

Kolben, who struck out 17 in his first varsity start last week, took a no-hitter into the fifth inning before giving up a single to Zach Winchester. He issued only one walk.

Max Cloutier and Marky Axelsen also had multiple hits for Greely.

LINCOLN ACADEMY 9, MT. BLUE 8: Lucy Fowler put home the winner on a feed from Mariam DeLisle in overtime as the Eagles (1-0) topped the Cougars (1-2) at Newcastle.

Marley LeBel and Dakota Gregory each recorded three goals for Lincoln. LeBel tied the game with 40 seconds left in regulation after Mt. Blue erased a 6-1 deficit. Fowler finished with two goals and Skyler Houghton also scored for the Eagles.

Eryn Parlin led the Cougars’ offense with three goals and an assist. Chloe Roberts and Emma Dunn each scored twice, and Alissa Butterfield contributed one goal. Butterfield and Talia Kidder each dished out two assists.

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