TURNER — Morse High School exploded for nine runs in the sixth inning to erase a three-run deficit for a 17-8 KVAC Class B win over host Leavitt on Friday.

Andrew LaCavera led off the inning with a single and later plated two runs on a double. Aaron Doughty plated LaCavera with a double, while Zach Holbrook had two doubles in the inning with three RBIs.

Aaron Barrett earned the mound win in relief of Liam McDonough.

In the Morse attack, Barrett had two hits, three runs and two stolen bases, McDonough a double, two singles, four runs and two RBIs, Chris Paulus a double, two singles, three runs and four RBIs, LaCavera a double, two singles, two runs and three RBIs, Doughty a double, two runs and an RBI, and Holbrook two doubles, a run and three RBIs.

Nate Coombs and Tyler Hutchinson each picked up three hits for Leavitt (5-7).

Morse (10-3) is slated to host Belfast on Wednesday.



Skowhegan scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to nip visiting Brunswick, 6-5 in eight innings in Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference baseball play on Friday.

The Dragons had scored a run in the top of the eighth to go up, 5-4.

Brunswick dipped to 3-9 and hosts Erskine Academy this afternoon.

Brady Larson went the distance for Brunswick and allowed seven hits and eight walks with a strikeout.

Ryan Brescia led the Dragons with three hits, while Charlie Howell had two, and Ryan Maciejewski and Derek Devereaux one each.



At Topsham, Justin Courtney pitched a perfect game for five innings, striking out 12 of the 15 batters he faced and retired the others on groundballs to second base.

The host Eagles fell to 3-10 and visit Cony today.

Courtney helped his cause with two singles and Parker Sanderson singled an doubled for the Rams.

“It was the best pitching performance I’ve seen in a long time,” said Mt. Ararat coach Bob Neron. “He just dominated.”



Visiting Forest Hills scored two runs in the sixth and three more in the seventh to win the first game of an East- West Conference doubleheader on Saturday.

Eddie Stewart pitched for Richmond with 12 strikeouts and two walks.

Bailey Johansen had three singles and Curtis Anderson a singe and double for Richmond.

Nate Jalbert stroked a tworun double in the seventh for Forest Hills.



In the nightcap, Mike Stewart twirled a four-hitter with 12 strikeouts and a walk.

Stewart also helped his own cause with a single and double and Cameron Emmons had two singles.

Richmond is now 5-5 and scheduled to host Buckfield on Tuesday.