Nick Spencer is part of a strong pitching rotation for Falmouth, which has put up some impressive numbers this season.

Spencer pitched a no-hitter last week in a 7-0 win over Poland. He had four strikeouts and one walk, and faced 22 batters.

After relief duty a year ago, Spencer, who also plays third base, has developed into a top starting pitcher.

“He’s having a great season,” said Coach Kevin Winship. “Nick has a very good breaking ball and a nice change-up, which keeps batters off balance. He keeps the ball down and throws strikes. Nick has only three walks in 21 innings.”

Spencer also sports a 3-0 record for the Yachtsmen (11-1). He has a 0.33 ERA and opponents are batting a paltry .139 against him.

Winship can offer the same praise for his other three starters — Thomas Fortier, Addison Foltmer and Connor Murphy. Collectively they have a 1.46 ERA and opponents are batting .163 against them.

The rotation has a nice balance with two right-handers — Spencer and Murphy — and two left-handers — Fortier and Foltmer. Spencer is a senior.

Fortier and Murphy are juniors. Foltmer is a sophomore.

Falmouth’s only loss was 2-1 to Greely last Saturday. With three games remaining in the regular season for most teams, the final Western Class B rankings are taking shape.

Greely is No. 1 in the Heal point standings, Morse is second and Falmouth third.

“I don’t know if we can catch Greely,” said Winship. “I think we’re locked into the second or third spot.”

Greely has arguably the league’s top three pitchers in Mike Leeman, Jonah Normandeau and Bailey Train.

Falmouth closes with Yarmouth, Freeport and Gray-New Gloucester. Spencer will get the start today against Yarmouth.

THIS PAST week has been designated Coaches Against Cancer Week in high school baseball in the state. Working with their booster groups, some teams used the occasion to increase awareness of breast cancer and other forms of the disease. The Deering-Cheverus and Cape Elizabeth-Falmouth games focused on increasing awareness.

Scarborough and Westbrook planned to do so in their game Tuesday night at Scarborough, but the forecast forced postponement of activities.

The game was played with the Red Storm winning 2-0, but the Coaches vs. Cancer night was rescheduled. It will now be held Tuesday night when Scarborough is home against Portland.

“We’re hoping for better weather,” said Scarborough Coach Mike Coutts, president of the Maine Baseball Coaches’ Association, sponsor of the awareness week.

“All the kids will be wearing pink shirts. The booster club is trying to raise some good money. I think there was something like 10 to 12 schools involved this season. That’s a good start. I’m sure more schools will be involved next year.”

THE TELEGRAM League baseball playoffs will be held June 2 with the top four seeds in the Western Class A Heal point standings meeting at The Ballpark in Old Orchard Beach.

There will be two semifinal games followed by the final. With one week left in the regular season, the top four teams are Marshwood, Scarborough, Windham and Cheverus.

The schedule will have the Nos. 1 and 4 teams playing at 10 a.m. Thirty minutes after the first game, the Nos. 2 and 3 teams will play.

And 30 minutes after that game, the winners will play for the title.

“We don’t have game times for the last two games because we want to keep things moving,” said Dennis Walton, the Biddeford High athletic director and Telegram League playoff coordinator.

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