Pirates fall in shootout to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

Dominik Simon and Kael Mouillierat scored in the shootout, and Matt Murray stopped both shots he faced to lift the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to a 3-2 AHL win over the Portland Pirates on Friday night at the Cross Insurance Arena.

The Pirates rallied to take a 2-1 lead on goals by Connor Brickley and Rocco Grimaldi in the first 4:29 of the third.

Mouillierat tied the game less than two minutes later.

Portland’s Mike McKenna made 38 saves. Murray stopped 32 shots.


BASEBALL: Tyler Schwanz went 3 for 3 with a double, two RBI and a run to lead Maine (2-2) to a 3-1 victory at New Mexico State (3-1).

Justin Courtney had two strikeouts and no walks while giving up one run on seven hits in seven innings to earn the win for the Black Bears.

Brendan Fox had three hits and scored a run for Bates (1-2) in an 8-2 loss to Lewis & Clark (6-4) at Whittier, California.

WOMEN’S HOCKEY: Makenna Newkirk had two goals and an assist to lead top-seeded Boston College (35-0, 24-0) to a 5-2 win over visiting Maine (10-22-2, 6-17-1) in the opening game of their best-of-three Hockey East quarterfinal series.

Meghann Treacy made 47 saves for the eighth-seeded Black Bears, who were outshot 52-22 by the Eagles.

Maine got goals from Nicole Arnold and Victoria Hummel.


DUBAI TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS: Stan Wawrinka will play for his second title of the year when he faces Marcos Baghdatis in the final at Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Wawrinka advanced when Nick Kyrgios retired with a back injury while trailing, 6-4, 3-0. The Swiss player will meet the unseeded Baghdatis, who came from a set down to beat sixth-seeded Feliciano Lopez, 3-6, 7-6 (1), 6-1.

QATAR OPEN: Carla Suarez Navarro restricted third-ranked Agnieszka Radwanska to two games, reaching the final at Doha with a 6-2, 6-0 victory.

The eighth-seeded Suarez Navarro needed only 1:02 to beat Radwanska and will next face Latvian 18-year-old Jelena Ostapenko, who reached the final when German Andrea Petkovic retired with a leg injury while trailing, 7-5, 1-0.


AMERICAN PHAROAH: The Triple Crown winner is a dad in waiting.

Coolmore’s Ashford Stud said Friday that Untouched Talent is in foal to American Pharoah. The announcement came two weeks after the 12-year-old mare became the lucky first lady to be bred to racing’s first Triple Crown winner in 37 years.

American Pharoah was retired after the Breeders’ Cup Classic and stands at Ashford Stud in Versailles, Kentucky, with a $200,000 stud fee.


WORLD CUP: Alexis Pinturault of France built on a big first-run lead to comfortably win a men’s giant slalom at Hinterstoder, Austria, 0.79 ahead of Marcel Hirscher of Austria for his 13th career win.


PORTLAND BOXING CLUB: Gabriel Morales lost a unanimous decision to Jacob Marrero of Bridgeport, Connecticut, in the open featherweight final of the Golden Gloves New England Tournament of Champions on Thursday night in Lowell, Massachusetts.

PBC’s Lindsay Kyajohnian won the women’s open class light welterweight division when her opponent failed to make weight.