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Hillier, Derrah lead Bangor baseball team past Brewer

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: April 25th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

BANGOR, Maine — The Bangor High School baseball team secured its first victory of the season earlier this week despite mustering just two hits.

 

It took the Rams just two batters to equal that output Friday afternoon en route to a 14-3 victory over Brewer at Husson University’s Winkin Complex.

 

“At times we really hit the ball hard today,” Bangor coach Jeff Fahey said of his team’s 10-hit attack. “We had some great at-bats and some that were not so great, but we moved runners along and did enough to put some pressure on those guys.”

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St. Dom's shuts out Mt. Blue

Sport: Lacrosse (Boys)  Message Board

Posted: April 24th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

KENTS HILL — Looking for a positive start to the season, St. Dom’s turned to its defense Thursday, fashioning a 5-0 shutout over Mt. Blue in an Eastern Maine Class B boys' lacrosse game on The Harold Alfond Athletics Fields.

 

Defensively the Saints (1-0) allowed just five shots out of their sagging man-to-man defense, forcing numerous turnovers with goalkeeper Alex Michaud collecting four saves in net. Playing in front of Michaud, providing plenty of support were defenders Keenan Lynch, Rick Lacombe, Brendan Hanlon, Matt Curtis and at long stick middie Ben Trytek.

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Lewiston tops Brunswick

Sport: Lacrosse (Girls)  Message Board

Posted: April 24th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

BRUNSWICK — When the Brunswick High School girls lacrosse team plays game No. 2 on Tuesday at Lewiston, first-year Dragons coach Alex Sullivan will have nearly her full compliment of players.

However, in the teams' opener Thursday, Sullivan’s shorthanded squad started slow and fell to the athletic Blue Devils, 12-8

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Lewiston fends off Messalonskee rally

Sport: Lacrosse (Boys)  Message Board

Posted: April 24th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

LEWISTON — The early lead looked promising.

But Lewiston's quick advantage felt like one of those relatively warm and sunny days in the middle of January. You just knew it wasn't going to last.

 

Sure enough, Messalonskee slowly erased the early deficit and gave the Blue Devils a battle down the stretch. Lewiston recovered and held off the Eagles' rally for a key 9-7 win at Bates College on Thursday.

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Track and field season kicks off at Waterville Relays

Sport: Track And Field  Message Board

Posted: April 24th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

WATERVILLE — Spring is all about renewal, which made the 11th Annual David Whyte Memorial Relays the perfect way to kick off the high school track and field season on Thursday.

 

In the spirit of the season and the event, Lawrence sophomore Spencer Lessner decided to try something new on Thursday. Normally a javelin and discus thrower, Lessner asked coach Tim Alberts if he could, for the first time in his life, try distance running.

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Marshwood holds off McAuley in softball

Sport: Softball  Message Board

Posted: April 24th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

SOUTH BERWICK — Emily Robida’s strong pitching was on the verge of being wasted because of four errors in the seventh inning Thursday.

 

Rather than get down on her fielders, Robida looked to her Marshwood High softball teammates for inspiration, she said.

 

Then she stranded two runners in scoring position and secured the final two outs in a season-opening 5-4 win against short-handed McAuley.

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New coach to guide young John Bapst baseball team

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: April 24th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

BANGOR, Maine — The John Bapst baseball team will open its 2015 regular season against defending Eastern Maine Class B champion Caribou Saturday with a youthful roster and a new coach in Jason O’Reilly.

 

O’Reilly, a former catcher at Columbia University who teaches U.S. history at the Bangor school, replaces Dave Gonyar, who opted not to return after guiding the Crusaders for the last three seasons.

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Maine Baseball Report: Grady Has a Strong Day at the Plate in UMF's Split with Thomas

Sport: Baseball

Posted: April 24th, 2015 by Matt Boutwell

FARMINGTON, Maine – Tom Grady (Whitefield, Maine) had four hits, drove in three runs, and scored a run of his own as the University of Maine at Farmington baseball team split a doubleheader with Thomas College on Thursday afternoon at Hippach Field.  UMF overcame a two-run deficit to secure a 4-3, win in the first game before suffering a, 12-7, loss in the second contest.

 

The Beavers surrendered a run in the top of the first inning but grabbed one back as Jordan Croteau (So. Paris, Maine) crushed an RBI double to left center field.

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Maine Baseball Report: Dogs blanked by Trenton

Sport: Baseball

Posted: April 24th, 2015 by Matt Boutwell

Portland, Maine - The Portland Sea Dogs (5-9) couldn't muster any offense against the Trenton Thunder (9-5) on Thursday night, dropping the first of a four-game series at Hadlock Field by a final of 5-0.  It marks the fourth time the Sea Dogs have been shutout this season.

 

The Thunder got all the scoring they would need in the top of the first inning.  After Sea Dogs starter Mike Augliera (L, 0-3) recorded two quick outs, Greg Bird and Eric Jagielo delivered back-to-back doubles to give Trenton a 1-0 lead.  Gary Sanchez followed up with a single that got past Sea Dogs left fielder Oscar Tejeda and allowed another run to score to make it 2-0.

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Maine Baseball Report: Flaherty gets his 900th win in USM win over Bates

Sport: Baseball

Posted: April 24th, 2015 by Matt Boutwell

LEWISTON, Maine -- The University of Southern Maine scored five runs in the fifth inning and added three in the sixth to pull away from the Bates College baseball team for a 10-4 non-conference victory on Thursday at Leahey Field, giving Huskies head coach Ed Flaherty his 900th career victory.

USM (21-9) collected nine hits and took advantage of five Bates errors, all committed in the Huskies' two big innings. USM will host Keene State in a Little East doubleheader on Saturday at 12pm.

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Marshwood stumbles in season opener (vs Portland)

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: April 24th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — So much for 16-0.

 

An anticipated new baseball season got off to a rocky start for Marshwood High School, which managed just two hits and labored through one bad defensive inning in a 5-3 loss to Portland in its opener on Thursday.

 

The Hawks, finalists in Western Maine Class A a year ago and on everybody’s short list of state favorites with all their starters returning, got a single and double from center fielder Zach Hodges, but little else at the plate.

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Maine Baseball Report: BDN-Small Maine company making baseball bats for major leaguers

Sport: Baseball

Posted: April 23rd, 2015 by Matt Boutwell

By Mike Lange, Piscataquis Observer


SHIRLEY, Maine — What do Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig, Chicago White Sox infielder Tyler Saladino, Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer, Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez and Cleveland first baseman Carlos Santana have in common?

 

They are a few of the 25 Major League Baseball players who are using wooden bats manufactured in Shirley, 8 miles south of Greenville.


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Maine Baseball Report: BDN-UMaine managing freshman pitcher Courtney for stretch run

Sport: Baseball

Posted: April 23rd, 2015 by Matt Boutwell

By Pete WarnerBDN Staff

ORONO, Maine — Justin Courtney was cruising.

 

The University of Maine freshman completed the fifth inning of last Saturday’s second game against the University in complete control.

 

The right-hander from Bangor had allowed only four hits and an unearned run, striking out three without issuing a walk. Courtney had thrown 64 pitches, 44 of them for strikes.

 

“He was throwing well,” admitted UMaine head coach Steve Trimper. “We are managing him a little bit.”

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Maine Baseball Report: Rock Cats hold on for a 10-8 win over Portland

Sport: Baseball

Posted: April 23rd, 2015 by Matt Boutwell

New Britain, Conn.  - The New Britain Rock Cats (8-6) scored five times in the fifth inning to rally back and beat the Portland Sea Dogs (5-8), 10-8 on Wednesday morning at New Britain Stadium.  With the loss, Portland dropped two of three in the series and finished the roadtrip at 2-5.

 

Noel Cuevas (3-for-4) had the big hit, striking a bases-clearing triple in the fifth inning off losing pitcher Luis Diaz (0-1). Diaz gave up seven runs (five earned) on nine hits, two walks and six strikeouts.

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Baseball sweeps doubleheader at Gordon, 7-3 and 8-1

Sport: Baseball

Posted: April 23rd, 2015 by Matt Boutwell

LEWISTON, Maine -- The Bates College baseball team won back-to-back games for the first time in over a month, sweeping a doubleheader at Gordon College 7-3 and 8-1 in a pair of seven-inning, non-conference games Wednesday.

The Bobcats (11-12) rode nine hits and strong starting pitching from senior Dillon Dresser (Falmouth, Maine) in the first game, then scored eight runs on just four hits in the second game. Junior Chris Ward (Pasadena, Calif.) shut out the Fighting Scots on four hits and no walks in his six-inning start.

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