Scarborough High’s Alyssa Williamson is the winner of the Miss Maine Softball award, presented by the Maine Softball Coaches Association.

Williamson led the SMAA with seven home runs and did not strike out. She was 6-0 as a pitcher with a 1.27 ERA.

The award will be presented at a later date at Maine Hits in Scarborough.

The presentation was originally to be held between games at the senior all-star games at Cony High in Augusta, but the games were canceled because of weather and field conditions.


CHAMPIONS TOUR: Joe Durant, David Frost and Doug Garwood sprinted to the early lead at the Senior Players Championship, shooting 6-under 64 at defenseless Fox Chapel.

Still drying out after days of steady rain, the par-70 layout in suburban Pittsburgh offered little resistance. Frost and Garwood breezed through their rounds without making a bogey, and Durant offset his lone bogey with seven birdies.

EUROPEAN TOUR: England’s Danny Willett and Spain’s Rafa Cabrera-Bello shot 8-under 64 to share the lead in the BMW International Open, while local favorite Martin Kaymer opened with a 71 at Gut Laerchenhof in Cologne, Germany, in his first round since winning the U.S. Open.


FCBL: Keith Oren and Michael Mastroberti each had three hits in the first game of a doubleheader, helping the Seacoast Mavericks (10-1) sweep the Raging Tide (6-13) at Old Orchard Beach, 8-6 and 5-3.

The Mavericks scored six runs in the fifth inning of Game 1 to erase a 5-2 deficit.

Taso Stathopoulos pitched a three-hitter for Seacoast in Game 2, allowing one earned run.

NECBL: Steven Berman hit a pair of RBI singles, and Nick Lovullo had two hits and two runs lead the Sanford Mainers (8-7) to a 4-1 win over the Laconia Muskrats (6-9) at Goodall Park in Sanford.

Richard Vrana scattered five hits and struck out five in 61/3 innings to earn the win.


NHL: After a year of record revenues, the salary cap is going up again.

The exact figure for the 2014-15 season hasn’t been set yet, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said following a meeting of the league’s board of governors, but he hoped it would be worked out with the players’ association in time for the start of the two-day entry draft Friday in Philadelphia.

The final number is expected to be in the high $60 millions or low $70 millions. That gives general managers a guideline as they head into the draft and the free-agent shopping season that will begin Tuesday.


NASCAR TRUCKS: Kyle Busch made it 5 of 5 this season, holding off Kyle Busch Motorsports teammate Darrell Wallace Jr. at Kentucky Speedway.

Busch has six straight series victories dating to last season and 40 overall.

– From staff and news services