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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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Maine Baseball Report: McDonough Leads USM Past Colby 7-5

Sport: Baseball

Posted: April 23rd, 2015 by Matt Boutwell

GORHAM, Maine -- Sophomore Paul McDonough (Wells, Maine) went 4 for 5 with three RBI to lead the University of Southern Maine Huskies to a 7-5 win over the visiting Colby College Mules in a non-conference baseball game Wednesday afternoon at the USM Baseball Stadium.


The win as the second straight for the Huskies and raised their overall record to 20-9. The win was the 899th for veteran USM head coach Ed Flaherty who will go for his 900th career win tomorrow afternoon at Bates College. The Mules dropped their second straight to slide to 15-9 overall. The Mules are back in action on Friday (3:00 p.m.) playing at Bowdoin College.

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Maine Baseball Report: UMF Splits with Thomas; Rematch Set for Thursday

Sport: Baseball

Posted: April 23rd, 2015 by Matt Boutwell

WATERVILLE, Maine – The University of Maine at Farmington baseball team (15-11, 8-8) tried to make up some on Thomas College with a doubleheader at H. Allen Ryan Field on Wednesday afternoon. The twinbill was split with Thomas taking game one, 3-2, and UMF rebounding in game two with a, 4-0, shutout victory.

 

Thomas had two runners cross the plate in the first inning for the early lead and stood until Grayson Beressi (Falmouth, Maine) scored on a wild pitch in the third inning to close the gap.

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Edward Little rallies past Lewiston

Sport: Softball  Message Board

Posted: April 23rd, 2015 by Tom Nolette

LEWISTON — Sometimes having a veteran goaltender at second base pays off.

 

With the softball game tied Wednesday afternoon, Lewiston threatened to open the lead again with the bases loaded. When Meagan Gosselin's hit toward right field appeared like it might drive in some runs, Edward Little's Molly Murray roamed over from second and made a diving play on the ball. She calmly gathered it up and threw to first for the final out.

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Edward Little roars back, routs Lewiston

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: April 23rd, 2015 by Tom Nolette

AUBURN — Helped by long bus rides south, creative scheduling and some marathon, cold days, Edward Little baseball overcame the lack of outdoor time that plagued other tri-county teams this preseason.

 

"I don't know how many games, but we had 50 innings, I think," sophomore shortstop Jarod Norcross-Plourde said. 

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Winslow baseball holds off Waterville

Sport: Baseball  Message Board

Posted: April 23rd, 2015 by Tom Nolette

WATERVILLE — The high school baseball season is just starting, but Winslow High School’s Dylan Hapworth is already looking at the long term implications of Wednesday’s 10-9 win over rival Waterville.

 

“It is the first game of the season, but it is Waterville. They’ll be worth some big (Heal) points near the end of the season,” Hapworth said.

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Alward shines as Indians ease past Eagles

Sport: Softball  Message Board

Posted: April 23rd, 2015 by Tom Nolette

SKOWHEGAN — Ashley Alward announced her arrival. And she did it awesomely.

 

Alward, a freshman pitcher at Skowhegan Area High School, got the call to start Wednesday afternoon’s softball season opener against Messalonskee. She allowed five hits and struck out 15, and the Indians came out on top on Eliza Bedard’s walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th inning for a 3-2 victory.

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Oxford Hills downs error-riddled Cony in softball opener

Sport: Softball  Message Board

Posted: April 23rd, 2015 by Tom Nolette

AUGUSTA — Cony had questions about its defense entering the 2015 softball season. The Rams will have to come up with some better answers than they had for Oxford Hills in their season opener Wednesday if they hope to contend for a regional title again.

 

Playing with an almost completely revamped infield from last year’s Eastern A finalist team, Cony committed 12 errors and fell to the Vikings, 17-4, in a game that ended after six innings due to the mercy rule.

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Falmouth girls' streak is 109 and counting

Sport: Tennis  Message Board

Posted: April 23rd, 2015 by Tom Nolette

FALMOUTH — The high school tennis season opens Tuesday, and longtime Yarmouth girls’ coach Ann Harradon is hoping for rain.

 

She’s kidding, sort of.

 

Yarmouth’s opponent is Falmouth High, the seven-time defending state champion riding a 109-match winning streak that dates back to 2008. It’s the longest current streak of any team in Maine high school sports.

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Falmouth boys win squeaker at Scarborough

Sport: Lacrosse (Boys)  Message Board

Posted: April 23rd, 2015 by Tom Nolette

SCARBOROUGH—Those who think that opening game results are meaningless had that opinion validated big-time Wednesday evening at the Kippy Mitchell Sports Complex.

 

Host Scarborough, which was stunned by Westbrook on Opening Night, hosted Falmouth, which won its first game by 20 goals.

 

The Yachtsmen were expected by most to cruise to victory, but instead, it would take all 48 minutes to resolve this one.

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