Saturday, March 8, 2014
Nava, Pelchat homers help Massabesic split with York
Casey Nava and Jack Pelchat each homered for Massabesic during an 11-1 win in the first game of an American Legion doubleheader against Saco Bay Physical Therpay at York.
Adam Bailey, Derek Neal and Adam Legg countered with home runs for York during a 15-10 victory in the second game.
• Taylor Reuillard had three hits, three RBI and two runs, and Corey Creeger threw a complete game as Saco-Biddeford Savings (5-2) earned a split with an 8-2 win over Fayette-Staples (4-2) in the second game of a doubleheader at Saco.
In the opener, Caleb Burpee singled and scored the go-ahead run on Alex Fallon's double in the bottom of the fourth and Fayette-Staples held on for a 5-4 victory.
JUNIOR LEGION: George Chaison-Lapine had three hits, four RBI and four runs scored to lead Bruno's (5-2) to a 12-3 win over Standish Post 128 (4-7) in a makeup game at Portland.
Bruno's broke open a 4-3 game with eight in the sixth, keyed by Dominic Fagone's three-run double.
• Jason Vadnais had three hits and three RBI and also struck out eight in a complete game to lead Saco-Biddeford Savings (6-5) to a 12-3 win over Gray-New Gloucester (8-4) in the opener of a doubleheader at Biddeford.
Gray-NG won 9-8 in Game 2 behind three hits and four RBI from Thomas Wood.
NECBL: Zach Looney scored on Stephen Fortuna's wild pitch with two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning, giving the Saratoga Brigade (7-6) an 8-7 win over the Sanford Mainers (7-8) at Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Phil Mosey and John Howell each had two hits and two RBI for Sanford.
FCBL: Donnie Cimino hit an RBI single and scored a run to spark a four-run fifth inning for Martha's Vineyard, and the Sharks (12-6) held on for a 5-2 win over the Raging Tide (8-8) at The Ballpark in Old Orchard Beach.
Matt Pagano and Phil Sciretta each had two hits for Old Orchard.
NHL: Nathan Horton will test the free-agent market when his contract expires on July 5, likely signalling the end of his Boston Bruins tenure, according to a report by TSN's Bob McKenzie.
Horton's agent, Paul Krepelka, told McKenzie on Saturday that the forward had informed the Bruins of his decision to become an unrestricted free agent.
Horton had 22 points in 43 regular-season games and 19 points in 22 playoff games for Boston this season. In his three seasons with the Bruins, he had 56 goals and 51 assists in 169 regular-season games.
• The Detroit Red Wings and 26-year-old defenseman Jakub Kindl agreed to a four-year contract worth $2.4 million a year.
NBA: Andrei Kirilenko has decided to opt out of the final year of his two-year contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves and will become a free agent on Monday.
Kirilenko averaged 12.4 points and 5.7 rebounds last year. His deal would have paid him $10 million.
WNBA: Diana Taurasi and DeWanna Bonner each had 19 points to lead the Phoenix Mercury in an 89-70 win over the host Connecticut Sun.
MLS: Yordany Alvarez scored just before halftime and Real Salt Lake beat host Toronto FC 1-0 Saturday.
• Tony Cascio scored in stoppage time and the visiting Colorado Rapids rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Montreal Impact.
• Camilo Sanvezzo scored his ninth goal of the season on a penalty kick in the second half, lifting Vancouver past host D.C. United.
• Blas Perez scored late in stoppage time to lift FC Dallas to a 2-2 draw against the Philadelphia Union at Chester, Pa.
CONFEDERATIONS CUP: The Confederations Cup has the final many wanted: a long-awaited matchup between world champion Spain and host Brazil. The teams will meet Sunday at Maracana Stadium for the title of the eight-nation warmup tournament for next year's World Cup.
-- From staff and news services