GORHAM — Grace McGouldrick found out quickly what was working and never let up Monday, pitching a no-hitter as Gorham defeated Cheverus/North Yarmouth Academy 13-0 at Robie Field in an SMAA game halted after the top of the fifth because of softball’s 12-run rule.

McGouldrick struck out 11 and walked two for the Rams (9-3). She faced only 16 batters; catcher Emma Shields picked a runner off third.

“I was hitting my spots really good today,” said McGouldrick, who has received a scholarship to play at the University of Maine. “And when I’d get two strikes on them, switching the height, the level of the pitch, really worked. Letter-high fastballs were really effective. Once we figured it out, we said keep doing it because it’s working. And our defense, too, made every play that came to us. It couldn’t have been any better.”

McGouldrick also helped with three hits (two triples), two RBI and two runs. Third baseman Kiana Tracey drove in four runs with a double and home run, scoring three times.

McGouldrick had an RBI single in the first and scored on a double by Shay Harris. The Rams then scored eight runs in the second, aided by four walks and two hit batters by Cheverus (3-8).

“She did a great job, she hit her spots,” said Cheverus Coach Theresa Hendrix. “She has that confidence out there that I think a lot of other girls can look up to in this league. That’s a big thing, that confidence piece.”

TRAIP ACADEMY 15, FREEPORT 1: Reilly Eddy struck out 11 and went 3 for 5 with a double as the Rangers (6-4) rolled past the Falcons (2-8) at Freeport.

Traip scored five runs in the seventh to put it away.

Kathleen McPherson had four hits, and Cala McEllin, Addy Hale and Caroline Couperthwait each added two for the Rangers.

NOBLE 10, WESTBROOK 0: Raegan Kelly threw a two-hitter, striking out six and walking one as the Knights (9-1) handled the Blue Blazes (3-9) at North Berwick.

Noble had a three-run second inning, including a two-run single by Abbie Sprague and a solo home run by Kelsey Lessard.

The Knights, who added four in the third, got three hits from Kassidy Lessard, and two from Mackenzie Aleva, Tori Exel and Lauren Sanger.

WINDHAM 5, MASSABESIC 2: Erin Elder and Chloe Wilcox hit RBI singles during a three-run fourth inning as the Eagles (5-5) beat the Mustangs (8-4) at Waterboro.

Whitney Wilson of Windham allowed two runs on six hits, striking out two.

Zoey DeAngelis had two hits for Massabesic.

GRAY-NEW GLOUCESTER 6, POLAND 0: Allie Martell homered in the first inning, and also pitched a two-hitter with seven strikeouts and three walks as the Patriots (7-4) downed the Knights (5-5) at Gray.

Jordan Grant and Chelsea Davis each had two hits for Gray-New Gloucester.

BIDDEFORD 4, MARSHWOOD 3: Brook Davis went 4 for 4, including a solo home run as the Tigers (6-5) beat the Hawks (3-7) at South Berwick.

Biddeford broke a scoreless tie in the third inning with three runs, including an RBI single by Anna Lavigne, but a run-scoring double by Erin Gray and RBI single by Kaylah Eastman in the bottom of the inning pulled Marshwood within 3-2.

After Davis’ homer, the Hawks scored an unearned run in the bottom of the seventh.

Alexis Matteau of the Tigers allowed two earned runs on three hits, striking out 11.

WELLS 15, LAKE REGION 1: Anya Chase was 4 for 4, drove in four runs and scored four as the Warriors (7-3) downed the Lakers (4-7) in five innings at Wells.

Sam Bogue and Karissa Kenyon had two hits and three RBI each for Wells. Emma Cousins contributed three singles.

Maddie Rock and Julia Murch each had a hit for Lake Region.

MAINE GIRLS’ ACADEMY 15, DEERING 5: Liberty Ladd and Elizabeth Kennedy each had a double and a home run for Maine Girls’ Academy/Falmouth (3-8) against Deering (0-11) at Portland.

The Lions, trailing 4-2, took the lead with a five-run fourth inning, including Quinn Chicoine’s two-run single that provided the lead. Chicoine then came home on Kennedy’s homer.

Maine Girls’ Academy padded the lead to 8-4 with a run in the fifth before putting the game away with a seven-run sixth, when Ladd lofted a three-run homer.

Ladd, Chicoine and Grace Tourville each had three hits for the Lions. Maddy Broda and Ashleigh Mathisen were repeat hitters for the Rams.

SKOWHEGAN 12, BRUNSWICK 0: Ashley Alward and Sydney Ames combined on a no-hitter as the Indians (9-0) defeated the Dragons (0-9) at Brunswick.

Mariah Dunbar and Alward each had two hits for Skowhegan, which scored six times in the second inning and four more in the third.

SOUTH PORTLAND 14, SANFORD 6: Grace Rende went 2 for 4 with a homer and a double, driving in four runs and scoring three for the Red Riots (6-6) against the Spartans (1-10) at Sanford.

Chloe Grant had a pair of singles and three RBI for South Portland, and Hattie Tetzlaff and Maeve Kelley each had two hits and drove in a pair of runs.

THORNTON ACADEMY 10, PORTLAND 6: Amanda Bogardus hit a three-run double in the eighth inning to give the Trojans (10-2) an 8-5 lead against the Bulldogs (5-5) at Portland.

Thornton trailed 5-2 into the seventh, but Jenica Botting, Hannah Collins and Sarah Casey hit solo home runs.

Collins added a two-run homer in the eighth to make it 10-5.

Alexis Fiore hit a solo homer in the fourth to give Portland a 4-2 lead. An RBI triple by Callie Watson made it 5-2 in the fifth.

MT. ARARAT 6, MESSALONSKEE 5: Ema Hawkes hit a go-ahead two-run double in the sixth inning, scoring Amanda O’Neill and Zoe Stilphen, and Mt. Ararat (3-7) held off Messalonskee (8-3) at Topsham.

Mt. Ararat trailed 5-2 in the fifth, but Emily Wormwood hit an RBI triple, then scored on an obstruction call at third base.


ST. DOMINIC 18, WELLS 4: Caroline Gastonguay had six goals and six assists for the Saints (5-1), who took a 12-2 halftime lead and beat the Warriors (1-5) at Wells.

Emma Theriault added four goals.

GORHAM 17, MORSE 10: Jillian Nichols scored four goals, Haley Keefe had three assists and the Rams (3-4) downed the Shipbuilders (3-4) at Gorham.

Faith Dillon added two goals for Gorham, which led 9-6 at halftime.

WINSLOW 15, LINCOLN ACADEMY 2: Savannah Joler scored six goals to lead the Black Raiders (5-0) at Winslow.

CONY 13, MT. ARARAT 8: Sarah Caron had five goals and an assist to spark the Rams (5-3) past the Eagles (0-7) at Augusta.

– Staff Writer Mike Lowe contributed to this report.

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