The Lake Region softball team entered the Western Maine Class B tournament as the No. 2 seed and all went according to plan with a 3-2 win over Falmouth in the regional quarterfinals on Thursday, June 7.

But the Lakers’ season came undone in the semifinal round when they dropped a 10-2 decision to third-seeded Cape Elizabeth last Saturday in Naples. A four-run third inning by Cape broke open a 1-1 game and the defending West B champs were on their way to another regional final appearance.

The Lakers’ Morgan McClean had two hits and she knocked in both runs as she provided the only offense her team could muster against Cape pitcher Tricia Thibodeau.

Lake Region pitcher Jesse Hutchins went the distance allowing 10 hits in her seven innings of work.

Lake Region finishes the season at 13-5.

Scarborough 2 Windham 0

Only three runs were scored in Windham’s two West A tournament games as pitching dominated play.

Scarborough starter Kelsey Griffin limited the Eagles to just two hits and no runs as the top-seeded and unbeaten Red Storm downed Windham (8-9) in a West A quarterfinal on Thursday, June 7.

Windham starter Ally Noble pitched well enough to win most games – scattering seven hits and allowing just two runs – but the Eagles were unable to get any offense going against the Storm.

On Wednesday, June 6, the eighth-seeded Eagles used the three-hit pitching of Ally Noble to gain a 1-0 win over Portland in the prelim round.

Windham scored all the runs they needed in their first at-bat as Taylor Graves reached on a base-on-balls to lead off the frame. Amanda Evans followed with a single and a base hit by Ally Noble knocked in Graves with what proved to be the game’s only score.

South Portland 4 Bonny Eagle 3

Bonny Eagle also reached the West A quarterfinal round before seeing their season end in a close contest. For the second time in less than three weeks, the Scots lost a one-run decision to South Portland, and this time, it eliminated Bonny Eagle from the regional tourney.

The Scots only had three hits in the game played at third-ranked South Portland on Thursday, June 7. But the visitors scratched and clawed their way to a 3-2 lead heading into the sixth inning. The Riots plated a run in the home half of that inning to tie the score at 3-3 and they scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh to knock out the Scots.

Pitcher Kaitlin Williams went the distance for Bonny Eagle. She also helped her own cause at the plate with a double and a run scored.

The sixth-seeded Scots (11-7) advanced to the quarterfinal round thanks to a 6-3 win over Marshwood on Wednesday, June 6.


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