SACO — Jack Kenney pitched efficiently and effectively, allowing just one home run in the first, as Fayette-Staples beat Saco Bay PT 2-1 in an American Legion baseball game at Thornton Academy Tuesday afternoon.

After striking out lead-off hitter Anthony Sciaudone on three pitches and getting Doug McLean to ground out to second, Kenney left a pitch over the plate, and Paul McDonough sent it over the wall in left field. Kenney settled down after that, allowing just two more hits to go along with two strikeouts and no walks in a complete game.

“I liked his attitude on the mound. He looked like he was ready to go,” Fayette-Staples assistant coach Carl Lagasse said of Kenney. “I think he threw 70 pitches through seven innings. That’s all you can ask for a guy to pitch.

Fayette-Staples got single runs in the first and fourth innings, but for the most part, couldn’t string together enough hits to get the offense going.

Steve Harmon led off the bottom of the first with a double to left. He moved to third on Alex Fallon’s groundout, and scored on a single by Jeff Gelinas. The inning came to an abrupt halt, however, when Kenney lined out to McDonough at shortstop, and McDonough fired a bullet to first to double up Gelinas.

In the fourth, Kenney was hit by a pitch with one out. He then scored all the way from first on Cam Jackman’s double to deep right-center. Again, Fayette-Staples couldn’t keep the offense going, as reliever Chris Cole induced a pop up in foul territory and a fly out to left to end the inning.

Cole came on in relief of Saco Bay PT starter Adam Bailey after just three innings. Bailey, who hadn’t pitched in nearly three weeks, gave up one run on five hits and walked a batter.

“I thought Adam threw fantastic,” said Saco Bay PT coach Chuck Chadbourne. “For having not thrown for a couple weeks, I thought he threw very, very well.”

Bailey was on a pitch count because he is pitching in today’s underclassmen all-star game.

Chadbourne also gave praise to the pitcher who beat his team, as Kenney was dominant on the mound.

“(Kenney) did a good job pounding the zone. And you know what, for us to beat him, we needed to string two or three (hits) together, and we weren’t able to do that today,” said Chadbourne.

Neither team scored runs like they did in their season openers Saturday, when Saco Bay PT and Fayette-Staples scored seven and six runs, respectively.

For Fayette-Staples, it was also about getting a small amount of revenge, as Saco Bay PT upset them in the Zone 5 championship last year, when Fayette-Staples was the top seed.

MASSABESIC 12,

STAPLES CROSSING 6

WATERBORO — Hunter Duncan, Brian Wardwell and Caleb Campbell all had multiple hits as Massabesic sailed past Staples Crossing 12-6 at Eliot Tuesday night.

Duncan pitched five innings for Massabesic, who is 1-1 on the season. Staples Crossing fell to 0-2.

— Contact Staff Writer Wil Kramlich at 282-1535, Ext. 323.



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