The Trenton Thunder scored two unearned runs in the first and beat the Portland Sea Dogs 3-0 in a five-inning rain-shortened Eastern League game Monday night at Trenton, New Jersey.

Keith Couch (4-4) took the loss for the Sea Dogs, working into the fifth inning and giving up seven hits.

Sean Coyle had two hits for the Sea Dogs and Tim Roberson added a double.

AMERICAN LEGION: Alex Libby tossed a five-hitter as Coastal Landscape beat Libby-Mitchell 5-2 at Portland.

Libby also lined a two-run double as Coastal broke a scoreless tie with three runs in the bottom of the fifth.

EMPIRE LEAGUE: Adrian Gonzalez led off the top of the 10th with a home run as the Sullivan Explorers beat the Old Orchard Beach Surge 6-5 at The Ballpark in Old Orchard Beach.

Sean Washington and Luc Pomales each had two hits for the Surge.

NECBL: The Upper Valley Nighthawks beat the Sanford Mainers 4-3 in a 13-inning game at Sanford.

Sanford had taken an early 3-0 lead on an RBI single by John Cresto, Daniel Wilson’s bases-load walk and a double by Cameron Krowski, but did not score after the second inning.


BASEBALL: John Flanders, a Salem State graduate, is the new coach at Southern Maine Community College. Flanders previously served as head coach at Dean College, where the Bulldogs posted an overall record of 86-82-2 during his five-year tenure.

Flanders also served as the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at Curry College, Stonehill College and Salem State.

nJC Cloney pitched a four-hitter and Ryan Aguilar drove in a pair of runs, leading Arizona to a 3-0 victory over Coastal Carolina in Game 1 of the College World Series finals.

The Wildcats (49-22) can wrap up their second national championship in five years with a win Tuesday.


BOYS’ BASKETBALL: Phil Conley has been hired as the new coach at Scarborough High School.

Conley, a graduate of New England College, served as coach of the South Portland boys’ basketball team for the past eight years.

During his career at South Portland, Conley had a record of 108-51 and won the Western Maine Class A title in 2013.

Conley has been named the SMAA Coach of the Year three times.


NFL: Johnny Manziel’s spokeswoman said attorney Bob Hinton, who accidently sent The Associated Press a text message with details related to the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback’s domestic violence case, has resigned from the defense team.

The AP reported last week that Hinton’s inadvertent text indicated he had doubts about Manziel’s ability to stay clean and that he was given a receipt that allegedly shows Manziel may have spent more than $1,000 at a drug paraphernalia store the day following a hit-and-run crash.


TOUR DE FRANCE: Thermal cameras will be used on the Tour de France to help eradicate the threat of so-called “mechanical doping,” junior minister for sports Thierry Braillard said.

Thermal cameras help to detect heat produced by a small hidden motor inside a bike.