Monday, March 10, 2014
By Tom Chard firstname.lastname@example.org
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PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Ben Greenberg, Scarborough: Greenberg hit some shots as he went 4 for 4 with two doubles in a 9-2 win over Portland. In the next game, Greenberg pitched a three-hitter, striking out seven in a 4-2 win over Windham to improve to 5-0.
Dominic Esposito-Martin, Deering: Esposito-Martin pitched a three-hitter, struck out seven and drove in two runs as the Rams beat South Portland 6-1 to win for the second time this season.
Kyle Heath, Westbrook: Heath scored after tripling in the fourth and drove home the tying run with a double to make it 2-2 in the sixth in a game won by Windham with a five-run seventh inning.
Damon Wallace, Gorham: Wallace improved to 5-0 by tossing a five-hitter to lead the Rams to a 3-1 victory against previously unbeaten Scarborough.
AREA TOP 10
8. Thornton Academy
The other fielding gem was by left fielder Andrew Whiting, who charged and dove to catch a sinking line drive off the bat of Ryan Gilligan leading off the bottom of the third.
"We've been getting some outfield play all season," said Coach Brody Artes. "Our defense has been a staple."
WITH THE REGULAR season ending next week, teams on the bubble of making the playoffs hope for a strong finish.
In Western Class A, 11 teams qualify for the postseason. Noble High of North Berwick is in 11th place, ahead of Bonny Eagle by fewer than five points. Deering, with its victory against South Portland on Tuesday, also has an outside shot, as does Kennebunk.
Deering is 13th and Kennebunk is 14th. Sanford has four wins but is in 15th place.
Twelve teams make the playoffs in Class B. Freeport is in 13th place and Mountain Valley is 14th.
Oak Hill is in 12th place, a point ahead of Freeport in the tournament index.
Traip Academy occupies the 11th and final qualifying spot in Class C. Mt. Abram, Wiscasset and Carrabec follow.
The regional prelims are June 4, the quarterfinals are June 6 and the semifinals June 8.
MARSHWOOD SHORTSTOP Max McCoomb is the clear hitting leader in the SMAA. McCoomb leads in batting average at .474, hits (18), runs (18), doubles (5), triples (3) and RBI (21).
Casey Nava of Massabesic is second in the SMAA in batting with a .472 average. Jeff Gelinas of Thornton Academy leads in home runs with four, slugging percentage (.931) and on-base percentage (.622).
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