STANDISH — The Bonny Eagle baseball team looked to be in trouble in the eighth inning Thursday, facing a bases-loaded situation and pitcher Troy Bogdahn falling behind in the count 3 and 1 to the Massabesic hitter.

But Bogdahn recovered, recording his 10th strikeout, and the Scots went on to a 2-1 victory in nine innings.

“It’s just our will to win, really,” Bogdahn said. “We have a lot of competitors on the team and we’re really close, and we just bore down together today. We’re such a close team and we just try to find a way. I wanted to strike him out.”

Bogdahn, who went the first eight innings and surrendered one unearned run while scattering 10 hits, stranded potential go-ahead runs for the Mustangs (4-7) in the fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth innings. Reliever Kyle Labrecque did the same, working out of a tight spot in the ninth.

“It was a really gutsy performance by (Bogdahn) and (Labrecque),” said Coach Rick Hession. “We played very solid defense overall and they just trusted that. We got behind a little bit on hitters but found a way to come back, to man-up and make pitches when we needed to.”

Bonny Eagle (8-4) won it in the bottom of the ninth when Kolby Lambert reached on a fielder’s choice, and with two outs and two strikes, scored when Brady Grass’ double to left was bobbled.

“There were two strikes on the hitter so we sent the runner and were just trying to get a guy in scoring position,” said Hession. “He got a good pitch to swing at and it turned into a hit-and-run. With the way (Brandon Dyer) was pitching, I wanted to send him the whole way, but the bobble made it 100 percent we were trying to score.”

Dyer threw a complete game for Massabesic and surrendered two unearned runs. He scattered eight hits and relied on pitching to contact (just two strikeouts) for most of the game.

Bonny Eagle first got to Dyer in the first, when all five batters hit the ball hard.

Leadoff hitter Dana McKay eventually scored but Dyer limited the damage with an inning- ending double play, snagging a liner up the middle and spinning to catch the runner off third.

“He pitches great and he’s always around the zone,” said Massabesic Coach Leon Renaud. “We have to find a way to get him some run support and we just didn’t today.”

Added Hession: “He had great composure. He just moved his fastball around all over the plate. He didn’t really stray away from that and never tried to do too much. It was just a very good job of hitting spots.”

Massabesic tied it in the second, using a pair of infield singles sandwiched around a passed ball to bring in Dyer.