SCARBOROUGH — Morgan Pratt scored on a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning and Josh Reed pitched a three-hitter as Scarborough edged Thornton Academy 1-0 in an SMAA baseball game Saturday.

Pratt drew a walk to lead off the bottom of the fifth, then stole second and advanced to third when Matt Caron lined a single for Scarborough’s first hit. Bayley Welch lofted a fly ball to right field that was deep enough for Pratt to score.

Reed (3-1) finished with five strikeouts and no walks and gave up only one hit after the first inning, helping Scarborough improve to 12-3.

Luke Chessie had two of the three singles for the Trojans (11-4).

Ben Lambert (5-1) suffered his first loss, allowing five hits – all singles – and two walks while striking out seven.

CHEVERUS 5, SANFORD 4: Logan McCarthy doubled home Tre Fletcher with the go-ahead run in the seventh inning as the Stags (9-6) defeated the Spartans (2-13) in Sanford.

Fletcher hit an RBI single in the first inning and Cam Dube added an RBI single in the second to put the Stags up 2-0. Sanford answered with four runs in the bottom of the second on two errors, an RBI single by Jesse Scott and a bases-loaded walk.

BONNY EAGLE 3, NOBLE 1: Noah Scribner pitched 31/3 innings of no-hit relief and the Scots (11-5) scored three runs in the third inning to defeat the Knights (2-14) in Standish.

Coby Johnson scored on Casey Rodgers’ single in the first inning to give the Knights a 1-0 lead. The Scots answered in the third with a sacrifice fly by Troy Bogdahn, an RBI single by Dana McKay and an RBI double by Drake Laughlin.

Scribner (1-0), who entered with two outs in the fourth, walked one and struck out three.

Matthew Chambers was charged with the loss despite allowing only five hits in a complete game.

SOUTH PORTLAND 3, WESTBROOK 0: Sam Troiano pitched one-hit ball into the sixth inning, scored twice and stole a pair of bases while leading the Red Riots (13-2) past Westbrook (2-13) in South Portland.

Troiano struck out seven before yielding to Griffin Kelley with one out in the sixth. Kelley held the Blue Blazes hitless the rest of the way.

Troiano scored the first run, beating the throw home on Drew Abramson’s grounder in the bottom of the fifth. Abramson eventually scored on Zach Johnson’s bases-loaded walk.

Abramson singled home Troiano in the sixth.

DEERING 4, BIDDEFORD 0: The Rams (8-7) scored four runs in the seventh inning to defeat the Tigers (3-12) in Biddeford.

Spencer Todd doubled home Patrick Viola with the tiebreaking run. Nathan Loranger added a two-run single.

Colby Dame picked up the win, allowing four hits and no walks while striking out five.

CAPE ELIZABETH 5, WELLS 2: Nate Ingalls allowed just two hits and one earned run as the Capers (11-4) beat the Warriors (7-8) in Cape Elizabeth.

Pat McDonald hit a two-run single as Cape scored three runs in the bottom of the first to take a 3-1 lead.

Dylan Roberts lifted a sacrifice fly in the first and added an RBI single during a two-run third.


MT. ARARAT 10, OXFORD HILLS 7: Ronni Pelletier and Erin Tome tallied three times each while leading Mt. Ararat (5-9) to a victory over the Vikings (1-10) in South Paris.

Isa Blessington added two goals, and Emily Welch and Shannan Harty got one each.

BIDDEFORD 14, PORTLAND 8: Paige Laverriere and Taylor Turgeon netted four goals each to lead the Tigers (8-5) past the Bulldogs (1-9) in Portland.

Merritt Ryan had three goals and two assists for Portland.


STATE SINGLES: The top four seeds in both the boys’ and girls’ draws advanced to the state singles semifinals by winning two matches apiece – all in straight sets – at Lewiston High.

Of the eight semifinalists, the only one who encountered any difficulty was No. 2 girls’ seed Bethany Hammond of St. Dom’s. Hammond, last year’s runner-up, didn’t lose a game in the Round of 16, but she was tested by No. 7 seed Caroline Ray of Falmouth in a 6-4, 7-5 quarterfinal victory.

Hammond will be joined in Monday’s semifinals by No. 1 seed Lana Mavor of Yarmouth, No. 3 seed Julia Brogan of Falmouth and No. 4 seed Rosemary Campanella of Wells. Campanella breezed through both of her matches without losing a game.

Hammond, Brogan and Campanella all reached the semifinals last year. Mavor is a freshman.

Mt. Ararat’s Nick Mathieu, a two-time runner-up, made it back to the semifinals by defeating Viktor Schwarz of Thornton Academy and Alex Klemperer of Falmouth. Mathieu, the No. 1 seed, next faces fourth-seeded Michael Mills of Cape Elizabeth.

The other boys’ semifinal will be No. 2 Nick Forester of Falmouth vs. No. 3 Dariy Vykhodtsev of Thornton Academy.

The semifinals are scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Bates College, followed by the finals at 1:30 p.m.