PORTLAND — If you arrived late for the Bonny Eagle at Cheverus baseball game Tuesday, you would have missed all the action. Both teams did all their scoring early.

The Scots scored four runs in the first inning, keyed by a three-run double by Kevin Moskevich, and added two in the second. It gave Bonny Eagle a 6-3 win and handed the Stags their first loss in a Telegram League game at MacDonald Field.

Cheverus (6-1) scored a run in the first and two in the second, but Bonny Eagle (4-2) turned three double plays to stop threats.

Bonny Eagle, which bounced back from a 12-1 loss to Gorham last Friday, took advantage of Cheverus starter Joey Royer’s wildness and then bunched hits. After the first two batters walked, Cam McKague singled to load the bases. Moskevich, then lined a shot down the left- field line to bring in three runs.

Two batters later, Ryan Nason singled in Moskevich from third.

“We came out swinging the bats,” said Bonny Eagle Coach Marc Sawyer. “We were disciplined at the plate and we strung some hits together.”

The fact Moskevich had the big hit didn’t surprise Sawyer.

“Moskevich has been doing that for us all season. I think he’s one of the league leaders in average and RBI. Kevin has had a great year for us. I hope he keeps it up,” said Sawyer.

Moskevich added a single and scored another run in the second.

In the bottom of the seventh with a runner on and one out, he fielded a hot grounder at third that knocked him down. From a sitting position, he flipped the ball to second for a force. Winning pitcher Lincoln Sanborn got the final out on a grounder to second baseman Adam Morin.

“You never want to give a team momentum,” said Moskevich of his play. “I tried to do what I could.”

That included hitting three sharp balls, two that went for hits and the other a fly to left.

“I’ve been seeing the ball well at the plate the last couple of weeks,” said Moskevich. “My teammates loaded the bases and I came through.”

The final five innings were scoreless because of defense, and strong pitching by Sanborn and Cheverus reliever Jack Bushey.

The game was played in a crisp 1 hour, 48 minutes.

Bushey had a single in the first to knock in Kyle Randall, who led off with a ground single between third and short.

In the bottom of the second, Cheverus loaded the bases with no outs, but the Scots turned a 4-6-3 double play that allowed one run to score. Louie DiStasio, who had a double and two singles, doubled home freshman Ryan Casale, who had singled.

The Scots added double plays in the third and fourth.

“We work a lot on our defense in practice,” said Sawyer. “I’m real happy with how we played defensively.”

Bushey relieved Royer at the start of the fifth and allowed one hit the rest of the way.

“We were happy to be 6-0,” said Cheverus Coach Mac McKew. “We didn’t expect to run the table and go undefeated. We’re not a Deering.

“Sanborn is a very savvy pitcher and you can’t spot him six runs. We’ll put the loss behind us and move on.”

Sanborn had a two-run double for the Scots’ big hit in the second.

The league continues to be unpredictable and very balanced.

“You have to come to play and be very focused every game because the league is very competitive,” said Sawyer.

“It’s like rolling the dice every time you play,” added McKew.

 

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