A tough first inning led to a loss for the Bonny Eagle baseball team on Tuesday as the Scots fell 2-1 at Biddeford.

The loss dropped the No.2-ranked Scots to 10-6 on the season while the No. 7 Tigers boosted their playoff hopes and raised their record to 9-7.

It was a well-pitched game on both sides as the Tigers’ Trevor Fleurent and the Scots’ Kevin Moskevich both kept their teams out of trouble all game.

The Tigers did get to Moskevich in the bottom of the first, touching him for two runs. With two outs, Biddeford’s Tyler Audie lined a single to right center. He was followed by Tyler Parker, who hit a long fly to left, but Bonny Eagle left fielder Nate Martel had the ball bounce out of his glove, allowing Audie to score and Parker to reach second. Parker then stole third and came home with the second run of the game on a solid RBI single by Nick Gagne to center.

Leading 2-0, Fleurent proceeded to shut down the Scots, setting them down in order in the second, third, fourth and fifth innings. But Moskevich was equal to the task, shutting down the Tigers for the rest of the game and giving his team a chance to come back.

The Scots made some noise in the top of the sixth as Adam Morin walked with one out. Tyler Ruby then reached on a fielders’ choice as Morin was erased at second. Ruby stole second to get into scoring position and moved to third when Lincoln Sanborn lined a sharp single to left center. But Fleurent got Joe Davis to ground out to end the threat.

The Scots made one more comeback attempt in the top of the seventh. Moskevich walked to lead off the inning, but he was erased at second on a Ryan Nason fielders’ choice. Nason stole second and he was moving to third on a Cameron McKague grounder when the Tigers threw the ball away trying to get him at third, allowing Nason to score and pull the Scots within one. But Fleurent ended the threat and the game and gave the Tigers the big win they needed as the playoffs drew near.

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