SteepleCats put up a pair of big innings to beat Mainers in rain-shortened game

The North Adams SteepleCats broke a 2-2 tie with three runs in the fourth inning and added four runs in the fifth Wednesday night to beat the Sanford Mainers 9-3 in a rain-shortened, five-inning New England Collegiate Baseball League game at Goodall Park in Sanford.

Brett Frantini hit an RBI triple, Steve Zavala had an RBI double and Sam Russell singled home a run to highlight the fourth-inning rally.

Pat Devlin and Paul Kronenfeld each hit an RBI single for Sanford.

TWILIGHT LEAGUE: Chris Portis stole home on the front end of a double steal to break a 1-1 tie in the fourth inning and help Aero Heating & Ventilating (3-1) to a 3-1 win over Patriot Insurance (2-2-1) at Cumberland.

Ben Goodall added an RBI double and Kevin Chamberlain struck out 10 in five innings for the win.

David Nieves’ three-run homer helped Ron Beaulieu & Company to an 8-1 victory over Lenders Network (0-5) at Standish.

JUNIOR LEGION: Reilly Kons pitched a six-hitter and struck out seven to lead Freeport Medical Center (1-3) to a 13-6 victory over All Sports Printing (1-2) at Gorham.

Nick Cartmell had a two-run single and also scored as Freeport rallied for five runs in the third inning to take an 8-0 lead.


GIRLS’ LACROSSE: Scout Haffenreffer of Waynflete had four goals and two assists to lead the Red Team to an 18-13 victory over the Navy Team in the seniors game at Cape Elizabeth.

Gorham’s Mia Rapolla added three goals and two assists. Danielle Torres of Yarmouth and Oxford Hills’ Hannah Warren led Navy with three goals each.


PGA: Tiger Woods said he will not play in the AT&T National next week as he recovers from injuries to his left leg, but he will attend the tournament, which benefits the Tiger Woods Foundation.

He said he feels stronger but is still not 100 percent.

Woods, who has slipped to No. 17 in the world ranking, has not completed a tournament since he tied for fourth at the Masters.


MLS: Chicago Fire forward Cristian Nazarit was suspended two games and fined $500 by the league. He was penalized for endangering the safety of his opponent in a match against New England on Saturday.


BASEBALL: Taylor Hill and Corey Williams combined on a four-hitter, Connor Harrell and Curt Casali homered and Vanderbilt eliminated North Carolina from the College World Series with a 5-1 victory at Omaha, Neb.

MEN’S BASKETBALL: Georgetown hired former Binghamton coach Kevin Broadus as a special assistant. Hoyas Coach John Thompson III said Broadus will serve as an aide but will not be on the road recruiting.

Binghamton bought out Broadus’ contract for $1.2 million in October, a year after he was suspended by the school when an outside review found he circumvented standards to get a player enrolled and lobbied for a player’s grade to be changed.