Monday, March 10, 2014
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SATURDAY'S SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES
CLASS A: Scarborough (18-1) vs. Skowhegan (14-5), noon at Cony High, Augusta
CLASS B: Greely (15-4) vs. Oceanside (18-1), 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's College, Standish
CLASS C: Madison (19-0) vs. Bucksport (19-0), noon at Brewer High
CLASS D: Richmond (16-0) vs. Penobscot Valley (18-1), 3 p.m. at St. Joseph's College, Standish
"It's unreal," senior Shelby Obert said. "At the beginning of this season I would never have guessed it."
Skowhegan will face Scarborough for the state title at noon Saturday Saturday at Augusta.
MADISON 10, DIRIGO 3: Emily McKenney pitched well again and top-ranked Madison (19-0) had 16 hits to beat second-seeded Dirigo (13-6) in the Western Class C final at Standish.
"I think we really believed in ourselves more this year," said McKenney, who threw a complete game for the win and went 3 for 4.
"I think we had it last year but I think we just believed more this year. We just all knew that we had a shot and we wanted to put everything out there and just do the best we could."
Madison will play Bucksport for the state title Saturday.
"Bucksport has a very good pitcher, so we've got to get up and hit the ball," Madison Coach Al Veneziano said. "We've got to play our game and make sure that we don't give them big innings, and we limit their time at the plate."
Madison beat Dirigo 2-1 in Dixfield during the regular season and the Cougars put McKenney to work early. Dirigo fouled off 12 two-strike pitches in the first three innings and McKenney threw 70 pitches to get the first nine outs.
"It was definitely frustrating," McKenney said. "Nobody wants to throw 70 pitches in three innings. It's very tiring."