READFIELD — Second-seeded Monmouth’s five-run fifth inning broke a deadlock with seventh-seeded Lisbon and gave the Mustangs a 6-1 win in a Class C South quarterfinal at Kents Hill School on Thursday.

Monmouth (16-1) struck first with a run in the bottom of the first, the Lisbon (12-6) scored in the top of the third to even the game at 1-1.

Kyle Palleschi earned the win for the Mustangs, allowing one hit and three walks while striking out one batter in two innings of relief. Starter Sam Calder gave up three hits in three innings and fanned four. Isaac Oliveira closed out the win with two shutout innings, also allowing only one hit to go along with three strikeouts.

Luke Harmon drove in two runs and scored one for the Mustangs. Matt Marquis and Oliveira also had RBIs, and Marquis scored two runs.

Levi Tibbetts pitched all six innings for the Greyhounds. He concluded his standout multisport high school career by striking out eight batters and walking two while allowing three earned runs on seven hits.

Jimmy Fitzsimmons drove in Brayden Decato to score Lisbon’s lone run. Decato had a double.


Monmouth will face either No. 3 Oak Hill or No. 11 Spruce Mountain in the C South semifinals on Saturday.

WAYNFLETE/NYA 9, MT. ABRAM 6: Tanner Anctil and Cal Nice each homered and had three hits, and the fourth-seeded Flyers (14-3) beat the No. 5 Roadrunners (13-5) in a Class C South quarterfinal in Portland.

Waynflete/NYA will face top-seeded Sacopee Valley (17-0) in the semifinals on Saturday.

Anctil also scored three runs, while Nice had four RBI and scored twice. Cole Lambert got the pitching victory. Cooper St. Hilaire pitched two innings of relief, and Daxton St. Hilaire earned the save. Anctil and Cooper and Daxton St. Hilaire are former Lewiston High School athletes who now attend North Yarmouth Academy.

Payton Mitchell scored twice for Mt. Abram, which battled to the end, including scoring two runs in the sixth to get within two runs, 8-6.

YARMOUTH 2, LEAVITT 1: Andrew Cheever scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the seventh inning and earned the victory in relief as No. 2 Yarmouth rallied to beat 10th-seeded Leavitt, 2-1, in a Class B South baseball quarterfinal Thursday afternoon in Yarmouth.


Yarmouth (12-5) will host sixth-seeded Greely (11-7) in Saturday’s semifinal round.

Clippers starter Liam Hickey and Leavitt starter Will Keach matched zeroes for five innings, before the Hornets (9-9) took the lead in the top of the sixth when Keach scored on a throwing error.

In the bottom half, Jack Janczuk hit a sacrifice fly to drive home Jonny Cody.

After stranding the Hornets’ potential go-ahead run at third in the top of the seventh, Cheever drew a walk from reliever Colton Taylor in the bottom of the seventh. He stole second and went to third on a flyout, then raced home on a pitch in the dirt that got away.

Keach had two hits for the Hornets, who reached the quarterfinals by upsetting three-time defending regional champion Freeport 6-3 on Tuesday.

MONMOUTH 10, SACOPEE VALLEY 1: Winning pitcher Brooklyn Federico’s two-run double keyed a five-run fifth inning as the top-seeded Mustangs (16-1) broke a 1-1 tie in a Class C South quarterfinal win over the ninth-seeded Hawks (9-9) in Monmouth.


The Mustangs added four runs in the sixth. They advance to face No. 4 Spruce Mountain (13-4) on Saturday.

Shanna Parsons, Bella Lyons and Grace Levesque also doubled. Federico, Parsons, Rileigh Chase, Maddie Herr and June Foyt all collected two hits.

Federico allowed just two hits and held the Hawks scoreless after the first inning.

Sacopee Valley starter Leia Dole matched Federico with just one run allowed until Monmouth’s big fifth inning.

SPRUCE MOUNTAIN 13, OAK HILL 7: Sisters Jaydn and Jazmine Pingree paced a potent offense for the fourth-seeded Phoenix (13-4) in a Class C South quarterfinal win over the Raiders (10-8) at Central Maine Community College in Auburn.

Jazmine Pingree kicked the offense off with a three-run single in the bottom of the first inning. Jaydn Pingree hit singles in the first, second, fourth and fifth innings, when Spruce Mountain scored three, two, three and five runs, respectively.


Makinlee Holt, Rylee Turner, Mallory Clark and Leah Burgess all were repeat hitters for the Phoenix, who rounded up 15 hits as a team.

Turner pitched a complete game, allowing ten hits while striking out eight and walking one batter.

Oak Hill tried mounting a comeback with three runs in the top of the seventh. Kelsey Young, Ava Rivet and Izzy Whitaker each had RBIs in the inning. Whitaker had three hits in the game, and Aubrey McElhaney stole two bases.

Young got the start and struck out three batters in 3 2/3 innings. Whitaker pitched the final 2 1/3 frames.

GREELY 15, MT. BLUE 2: Charlotte Taylor recorded three goals and three assists as the top-seeded Rangers (13-2) cruised past the No. 8 Cougars (8-7) in a Class B quarterfinal at Cumberland.

Lauren Dennen added two goals and two assists, and Allie Read and Asja Kelman also scored twice.

Maddie Keller and Lily Huntley scored for Mt. Blue.

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