From Staff Reports

SANFORD — The Sanford baseball team held a 3-2 lead after five innings on Thursday, but the visiting Scarborough Red Storm were able to rally to pick up an 8-3 victory at Goodall Park.

The host Spartans got five strong innings from starter Mike Ravesi, who finished with five strikeouts and allowed just two hits, but he would be forced to give up the ball after throwing nearly 100 pitches.

“I give props to my pitcher, Mike Ravesi, who pitched a very strong five innings. He threw 97 pitches, so that was enough,” said Sanford coach Mark Boissonneault.

Scarborough would take advantage as the Red Storm had a runner reach on an error, a walk and a hit-by-pitch and a bases-clearing triple would give them the lead.

The Red Storm would score six runs in the sixth inning to take control and the Spartans were unable to bounce back.

“Defensively, we had a couple little errors and one really hurt,” said Boissonneault.

Scarborough’s Mitchell Wedge went six strong innings and held the Spartans to just three hits.

“We just couldn’t push across a couple runs. We needed a couple more runs to solidify things,” said Boissonneault.

Sanford was led by Tylar Burgess with two hits and Frankie Veino with a double. James Roche chipped in with an RBI on a sacrifice fly.

The Spartans, who dropped to 0-2 on the young season, will visit South Portland on Tuesday.

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