GORHAM — Louisa Colucci doubled home a run as part of a four-run 11th inning as Thornton Academy opened its softball season Saturday with an 8-4 win over Gorham.

Colucci also picked up the win on the mound, striking out 16 batters in a complete-game effort.

Kaitlin Verreault added an RBI single in the 11th inning.

Grace McGouldrick tripled twice, drove in two runs and allowed two earned runs while striking out 10 batters in a complete-game effort for Gorham.

CAPE ELIZABETH 7, GREELY 0: Katie Bozek and Katie Ledoux each drove in two runs and Jessie Robicheaw pitched a three-hitter with nine strikeouts as the Capers won their opener in Cumberland.

Cape Elizabeth broke the game open with five runs in the last two innings. Bozek and Ledoux each hit an RBI single in the seventh after Kelly O’Sullivan smacked a run-scoring triple.

Bozek finished with three hits.

Greely pitcher Kelsey Currier recorded 11 strikeouts.

WELLS 3, KENNEBUNK 2: Anya Chase pitched a three-hitter and hit an RBI triple in the third inning and the Warriors held on to beat the Rams in a season opener in Wells.

Lydia Howarth, the losing pitcher, gave a Kennebunk a 1-0 lead with an RBI single in the first inning, but Sara Ring singled home Chase in the bottom of the first. Ring scored on a throwing error to put the Warriors ahead for good.

Chase’s triple extended the lead to 3-1 in the third. Howarth hit a home run in the seventh for Kennebunk.

RICHMOND 17, SACOPEE VALLEY 3: Meranda Martin pitched a five-hitter and had three hits and four runs scored as the Bobcats (2-0) beat the Hawks (0-1) in Hiram.

Caitlin Kendrick added three hits and five RBI, Emily Douin contributed two hits and four RBI, and Sydney Tilton scored four runs.

Jordan Miner had two of the Hawks’ five hits, including a home run.


FALMOUTH 12, FRYEBURG ACADEMY 2: Griffin Aube hit a two-run double as part of a six-run sixth inning as the Yachtsmen (2-0) pulled away from the Raiders (0-2) in Fryeburg.

Falmouth led 4-2 going into the sixth. Aube had three hits and drove in three runs, while Max Fortier picked up the win, allowing two runs on eight hits while striking out 15. Fortier also doubled home Robbie Armitage in the sixth to give the Yachtsmen a 5-2 lead.

GRAY-NEW GLOUCESTER 11, POLAND 0: Nick McCann hit a two-run double to start a four-run first inning as the Patriots (1-0) downed the Knights (0-1) in five innings in Poland.

Josiah Rottari drove in two runs with a single, and Jacob Winchester, William Shufelt and John Villanueva each added two hits. Villanueva also pitched a five-hitter.

SACOPEE VALLEY 12, RICHMOND 11: The Hawks (1-1) scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to earn a win over the Bobcats (2-1).

Austin Eastman and Cameron Cyr each doubled for Sacopee Valley. Jared Jordan earned the win.

Richmond managed just two hits but took advantage of six errors and 16 walks. Brendan Emmons took the loss.


MASSABESIC 16, WINDHAM 11: Ethan Ouellette scored five goals and set up two others as the Mustangs won a season opener in Windham.

Garrett Stubbs added three goals and an assist.

Windham got four goals from Liam McCusker and three goals and three assists from Grant Jacobson.

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