Dominique Rinaldi hit a two-run triple to push Sayville Little League of New York into a five-run, first-inning lead on the way to a 6-4 win over Maine champion Biddeford in a Little League East Regional elimination game Tuesday at Breen Field in Bristol, Connecticut.

Biddeford scored on a sacrifice fly by Charlotte Donovan in the third inning, an RBI single by Anna Lavigne in the fourth inning and a two-run single by Lavigne in the sixth inning.

Laura Perreault also had a pair of hits for Biddeford.

SENIOR LEAGUE: Elizabeth Duanys drove in five runs in leading Jack Barry Little League, the host team, to a pool-play 15-4 victory over Maine representative Shaker Valley in the East Regional in Worcester, Massachusetts.


NECBL: Christopher Gaetano belted a three-run homer in the first inning and Zach Jancarski lined an RBI single in the second as the Sanford Mainers (23-14) beat the Swamp Bats 10-3 in Keene, New Hampshire.

 The Mainers’ Blaise Whitman was named NECBL Pitcher of the Week. Whitman, pitching out of the bullpen, worked six innings over two appearances with five strikeouts and a 0.50 WHIP. He allowed one walk and two hits, and also earned the win in a 3-0 victory against Winnipesaukee.

EMPIRE LEAGUE: Edwin Rolon and Nate Coranado stroked RBI singles as the Sullivan Explorers (23-23) broke a 6-6 tie with two runs in the eighth inning against the Surge (26-25) for an 8-6 win at Old Orchard Beach.

Brandon Cooksey led Old Orchard with two runs and two RBI on a pair of hits.

LITTLE LEAGUE: Scarborough, 3-0 in the tournament, advanced to the championship round of the state 11-12 doubled-elimination tournament with a 19-7 winners’ bracket victory over Biddeford in Orrington.

Biddeford (2-1) plays Lewiston (2-1), a 9-3 elimination game victor over Medomak Valley, in Thursday’s elimination game for the right to meet Scarborough in Friday’s championhsip round.


WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Brittany Gaetano, head coach at Drew University since 2010 and a former assistant at Amherst College, is the new head coach of the Colby College women’s basketball program. She starts on Monday.

Colby finished 15-11 last year and made the New England Small College Athletic Conference semifinals. The Mules return 11 players, but lost three starters to graduation.


NHL: The Nashville Predators signed restricted free-agent defenseman Petter Granberg to a two-year contract.

 The New York Rangers signed defenseman Sergey Zborovskiy, a third-round pick in 2015, on an entry-level contract.

 The Detroit Red Wings avoided arbitration and signed defenseman Danny DeKeyser to a $30 million, six-year contract.


MLS: The Seattle Sounders and Coach Sigi Schmid are parting ways after eight years.

Longtime Sounders assistant Brian Schmetzer is immediately taking over as interim head coach.

A two-time MLS Coach of the Year and a National Soccer Hall of Fame inductee, Schmid has amassed 228 regular-season victories to rank first in MLS history. Schmid’s 26 postseason wins in MLS put him behind only LA’s Bruce Arena (30).

– From staff and news services