STANDISH — Windham High pitcher Tanner Laberge continued his road success Wednesday, beating Bonny Eagle 3-2 in a Western Class A preliminary-round baseball game.

Laberge, who has lost only one road game in two seasons, got stronger as the game went along to lead No. 10 Windham (9-8) over No. 7 Bonny Eagle (11-6) and a spot in a 4 p.m. Thursday quarterfinal at No. 2 Marshwood.

Laberge hit the Bonny Eagle leadoff batter with a pitch and he later scored on a single by Drake Laughlin.

The second run scored from third when Windham caught a Bonny Eagle runner off first base but botched the rundown.

Trailing 2-0, the Eagles got a run back in the third on an RBI single by Tim Greenlaw, who had three hits in the game.

Windham took the lead with two runs in the fourth. Tanner Bernier doubled down the right-field line to tie the game and Mike Gilman’s sacrifice fly to center drove in Zach Alpern with what proved to be the winning run.

Laberge took control after that.

He retired the side in order in the fourth and Bonny Eagle managed only one hit over the last four innings.

Laberge was off his game early but came on strong because this was after all, a road game.

“They were hitting me pretty good early,” said Laberge. “Getting the lead gave me a lot of confidence.”

Laberge, who pitched a no-hitter in last year’s Western Class A final, finished with a five-hitter and seven strikeouts. In the bottom of the seventh, he struck out the first two batters and got the next batter to line out to right field.

Bonny Eagle had a chance to tie it in the sixth, but had a runner thrown out at third on a ground ball to shortstop Mike Gilman, who threw to Bernier at third, a pair of freshmen making perhaps a game-saving play.

It’s been an up-and-down season for the defending regional champion.

“We were wicked young at the start of the season,” said Laberge.

“We had only three players back who played in last year’s Western Maine Class A final – Josh Dugas, Zach Alpern and myself,” he said.

The game with Marshwood is a rematch of last year’s regional final.

This year the Hawks beat the Eagles twice in the regular season by the 10-run mercy rule.

A year ago, Windham also lost to Marshwood via the 10-run rule in the regular season but came back to beat the Hawks in the regional final.

“We were a young team at the start of the season but not now,” said Laberge.

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