Portland routed Franklin County, Vermont, 16-5 in its first game in the 13-year-old New England Regionals at Westfield, Connecticut.
Ben Sawyer was 3 for 3 and Keller Nicolai went 2 for 2 for the Maine champs.
JUNIOR LEGION: Griffin Kelley struck out five while pitching host South Portland to a 10-1 victory over A.T. Hutchins in the opener of a three-game quarterfinal series at Wainwright Sports Complex.
Ben Conti and Drew Abramson led the South Portland offense with two hits and three runs scored apiece. Bayley Welsh added two RBI.
• Tim Barnard hit a two-run double in the bottom of the sixth inning and Wells rallied for a 4-3 win over visiting Standish in their series opener.
Cody Cousins pitched a five-hitter for the win.
Roderick Maynard, Zack Haas and Cam Robinson each hit a double for Standish.
FCBL: Graham McIntire singled home Kyle Mendenhall in the eighth inning, and Rahiem Cooper scored on Mekae Hyde’s bases-loaded walk as the Old Orchard Beach Raging Tide (14-28) rallied for a 7-6 win over the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks (22-20) at Old Orchard Beach.
Dylan Morrow preserved the victory with a perfect ninth.
NECBL: Three Valley pitchers combined on a three-hitter to lead the Blue Sox (13-23) to a 4-0 win over the Sanford Mainers (20-14) at Sanford.
Christian Lavoie took the loss, allowing a run on six hits and striking out six in seven innings.
MLS: Ethan Finlay scored in the 84th minute and the Columbus Crew won 2-1 at New England to extend the Revolution’s losing streak to eight.
Federico Higuain opened the scoring for the Crew in the 43rd minute. A.J. Soares tied it off a corner kick from Kelyn Rowe in the 50th.
• Substitute Jacob Peterson scored in the 80th minute to help 10-man Sporting Kansas City beat host Toronto FC 2-1.
– From staff and news services