WATERBORO – The Massabesic baseball team watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in a 10-0 loss to Falmouth on Tuesday.
Falmouth scored on singles by Sam Kidder, Josh Lefevre, and Gus Ford and a double by Garrett Tracy in the first inning to jump out to a 6-0 lead.
“Offensively, we came out and hit the ball really well today,” said Falmouth coach Kevin Winship. “We broke out today, it was really nice to see. Put up six runs in the first inning, and you can sit back and relax a little bit.”
The Mustangs’ Tyler Lambert singled in the first, but he was tagged out trying to steal second base.
“There’s not much you can do with a team that smacks the ball around like that,” said Massabesic coach Cory Woodsome.  “When you get in a big deficit early – it’s tough to climb back from that hole.”
The Yachtsmen built on their lead in the second, when Kidder socked a two-run home run that also scored Conner Coffin.
“(Kidder’s) been in a little bit of a slump lately, and it was a really nice way to see him breakout,” said Winship. “He really got a hold of it and got us going.”
During the fifth inning, Sam Manganello knocked in Ike Kiely to bring the score to 9-0. 
Manganello picked up another RBI in the sixth, producing the 10-0 final score. 
“They hit better than us, and we’re struggling at the plate right now,” said Woodsome.
Tracy led the Yachtsmen to victory. The senior gave up two hits over five innings, striking out seven.
Brady Coyne threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen to secure the shutout win.
“Garrett’s pitching performance (was instrumental). Any time you get your pitcher to go out there and throw a shutout is good,” said Winship. “Everybody put the ball in play and really forced them to make plays – it was nice to see.”
Jack St. Laurent took the loss for Massabesic. The sophomore allowed six hits and seven runs over 4 1/3 innings.
The Yachtsmen racked up 11 hits. Coffin, Kidder and Manganello each had multiple hits. Coffin went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Falmouth.
Braden Daignealt led the Mustangs with two hits in three at-bats.
The Yachtsmen improve to 1-2, while the Mustangs drop to 1-6.
Massabesic travels to Noble on Saturday, while Falmouth hosts Deering on Thursday.
“We’re in a little bit of a rut right now,” said Woodsome. “We’re running out of chances this season to turn things around, but I’m hopeful that these guys will come back to practice tomorrow and get better.” 
— Sports Writer Sienna Barstow can be reached at [email protected] or at 780-9018. Follow the Journal Tribune Sports Department on Twitter @JournalTsports

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