Mainers answer Swamp Bats’ challenge by scoring a run in the ninth for a victory

Anthony Gomez singled home Pat Cantwell in the ninth inning to lift the Sanford Mainers to a 3-2 win Friday night over the Keene Swamp Bats at Sanford.

The Mainers (10-6) took a 2-1 lead in the sixth on an RBI single by Regan Flaherty of Portland, but the Swamp Bats (6-9) tied it in the top of the ninth on Brett Jacobs’ RBI single.

Jim Schult allowed a run on four hits in seven innings for Sanford. He walked one and struck out three.

TWILIGHT LEAGUE: Ben Ives allowed a run on four hits in six innings as Lenders Network (6-2) took a 2-0 lead and held on for a 3-2 win over Maine-ly Mobile (6-2) at Standish.

AMERICAN LEGION: Luke Pierce had a two-run homer and Alan Brown closed out the game with two scoreless innings as OA-Yarmouth (2-2) held on for a 9-5 win over Moody’s at Yarmouth.

JUNIOR LEGION: William Bushey hit an RBI double to break a 6-6 tie in the fourth inning and South Portland (3-2) held on for an 8-7 win over visiting Lebanon.

COLLEGE WORLD SERIES: Matt Purke and Tyler Lockwood held UCLA to four hits and Taylor Featherston hit a key home run as Texas Christian stayed alive with a 6-2 victory at Omaha, Neb.


LPGA: Cristie Kerr shot a 6-under 66 at Pittsford, N.Y. to take a five-stroke lead in the LPGA Championship, the tour’s second major of the season. Kerr had a 10-under 134 total on the Locust Hill Country Club course.

Inbee Park and Mika Miyazato were tied for second at 5 under after 70s. Brittany Lincicome (69) and Amy Yang (67) were 4 under.

PGA: Justin Rose shot an 8-under 62 with five consecutive birdies on the back nine for the second straight round to take a four-stroke lead over Kevin Sutherland in the Travelers Championship at Cromwell, Conn.

Rose broke the tournament record for the first 36 holes, finishing at 14-under 126. The 62 was one off the course record at TPC River Highlands.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: Wayne Levi shot a 7-under 65 and took a one-shot lead over Brad Bryant and Dan Forsman after the first round of the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open at Endicott, N.Y.

EUROPEAN TOUR: Bradley Dredge of Wales had two eagles and shot a 5-under 67 in the second round of the BMW International Open to take a one-shot lead over Pablo Larrazabal, who shot a 66 at Munich, Germany.


NFL: Michael Vick was not involved or present when a shooting took place outside a nightclub in Virginia Beach, Va. where he had celebrated his birthday, his attorney said.

The shooting victim was taken to a hospital, but his injuries were not life-threatening, Virginia Beach Police spokesman Adam Bernstein said. Several news outlets identified the victim as Quanis Phillips, one of the co-defendants in the federal dogfighting case that landed Vick an 18-month federal prison sentence.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the league is looking into the shooting.


WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Pitcher Eileen Canney pitched a four-hitter with five strikeouts to lead the U.S. to a 12-2 win over New Zealand, the Americans’ second straight win at Caracas, Venezuela.


WNBA: Tina Charles had 19 points and a career-high 23 rebounds to help the Connecticut Sun beat the Phoenix Mercury 82-79 at Uncasville, Conn.

Leilani Mitchell set career highs with six 3-pointers and 20 points as visiting New York beat Tulsa, 92-78.

Jia Perkins scored 20 points and Chicago beat Washington 79-72 at Rosemont, Ill. to snap the Mystics’ winning streak at four.