Biddeford scored seven runs in the third inning and rolled to a five-inning, 13-3 win over Deering in an SMAA baseball game on Tuesday at Hadlock Field.

The Tigers (5-3) entered the top of the third inning trailing 2-1 before breaking the game open and dropping the Rams to 4-2 this season.

“We were just putting the bat on the ball (in that third inning). We weren’t looking at a lot of pitches, we were (looking) to drive them to the outfield,” said sophomore third baseman Kurtis Edgerton.

Edgerton led off the inning with an infield single, stole second and went to third on a wild pitch. A sacrifice fly by Hunter Demeule tied the game 2-2.

Kurtis Edgerton eventually batted a second time in the inning, but not before Carter Edgerton’s two-run single pushed the lead to 7-2. Two pitches later, Kurtis knocked in Carter on a double to cap the seven-run burst.

Biddeford was aggressive on the basepaths, stealing nine bases on nine attempts, and forced three throwing errors on pickoff attempts.

“(Biddeford) is always aggressive on the bases,” said Deering Coach Josh Stowell.

“I think Coach just wanted to attack early today,” said Carter Edgerton. “When we can, we like to steal as often as we can. We were trying to pull that off today and it was working so we kept (stealing).”

Deering finished with five errors.

“The key is just trying to put pressure on the defense of the opposing team and I thought we did a nice job of that today,” said Biddeford Coach Keith LeBlanc.

The Rams were challenged with starting catcher Jack Lynch nursing an injured wrist. He was limited to playing shortstop and batting in the leadoff position.

“It was just his first time playing in a game (at shortstop),” said Stowell. “He just had a couple of spots where he didn’t keep his feet moving. He’ll make those adjustments and make those changes. I have full confidence in him.”

Lynch had a little trouble adjusting to his new position but was excellent at the plate, contributing a double and a triple while scoring twice.

Biddeford scored five more runs in the top of the fifth and prompted a five-inning finish via the mercy rule.

Paquette earned the win allowing just three runs. He allowed six hits and struck out four while walking just one.

Deering scored in the bottom of the first when Lynch doubled to the gap in left-center, then scored on a hit from Luc Harrison.

Harrison would later score on a groundout to second by Keagan Stanton-Meas to give Deering a 2-0 lead.

The Tigers had 14 hits with every batter getting at least one hit. The 7-8-9 batters hit a combined to go 5 for 8 with four runs scored and a pair of RBI.

“The top of the order had been hitting the ball well and it was nice to see the bottom of the order hitting the ball well today too,” said LeBlanc.