Local teams battle elements, top foes-MidCoast edition

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Mt. Ararat’s Ema Hawkes steals second base during a recent 15-2 loss at Oxford Hills.

Brunswick’s Henry Doherty takes a shot during the Dragons’ 10-9 overtime loss at South Portland Saturday. The defending Class A state champions lost in the regular season for the first time since 2016.

(Ed. Note: For the complete Brunswick-South Portland game story, with a box score and additional photos, see theforecaster.net)

The spring sports season continues in the Mid-Coast in fits and starts, thanks to Mother Nature, but there have been games played and promising results.

Baseball

Mt. Ararat’s baseball team lost at Oxford Hills, 5-3, Saturday, then evened its record at 2-2 Monday with a 12-0 win at Medomak Valley. The Eagles were at Mt. Blue Thursday, host Lewiston Friday and visit Morse Monday.

Brunswick dropped its first three games, capped by an 11-1 setback to visiting Edward Little last Friday, but the Dragons bounced back and downed visiting Cony and host Camden Hills by 5-1 scores to improve to 2-3. Brunswick was at Oxford Hills Tuesday, hosts Mt. Blue Friday, welcomes Hampden Academy Monday and plays host to Lewiston Tuesday of next week.

Morse lost its first two games, got in the win column with a 5-1 victory at Maine Central Institute, then fell to 1-3 with a 2-1 home loss to Oceanside Monday. The Shipbuilders were home against Medomak Valley Tuesday and Leavitt Wednesday, visit Medomak Valley Friday and host Mt. Ararat Monday.

Softball

Turning to softball, Morse is the only local school to enter the win column after starting 3-1. The Shipbuilders won, 7-0, at MCI last Friday, then suffered their first loss, 7-0, to visiting Oceanside Monday. Morse was home against Medomak Valley Tuesday and Leavitt Wednesday, visits Medomak Valley Friday and hosts Mt. Ararat Monday.

Mt. Ararat fell to 0-3 with recent losses at Oxford Hills (15-2) and Medomak Valley (6-2).  The Eagles hosted Bangor in a makeup game Tuesday, were at Mt. Blue Thursday, host Lewiston Friday and visit Morse Monday.

Brunswick fell to 0-4 after losing at home to Edward Little (19-4) and Cony (14-4) and at Camden Hills (14-3). The Dragons were at Oxford Hills Tuesday and at Bangor Thursday, host Mt. Blue Friday, welcome Hampden Academy Monday and play host to Lewiston Tuesday of next week.

Boys’ lacrosse

The big news from the boys’ lacrosse world was a rare loss by defending Class A champion Brunswick Saturday at South Portland. The Dragons won their first three games by an average margin of 18-6, but despite holding an 8-4 third period lead, they wound up falling in overtime to the Red Riots, 10-9.

Aiden Glover had three goals and Connor Pendergast made 17 saves, but it wasn’t enough as Brunswick lost in the regular season for the first time since May 27, 2016.

“You don’t win all the time in life or in sports,” said Brunswick coach Don Glover. “We’ll analyze it and move on. We were up 8-4 but it could have been much closer. Connor played exceptional in goal and our defensemen played well. (South Portland) did a phenomenal job.”

The Dragons returned to form Monday with a 16-7 home win over Lewiston to improve to 4-1. After going to Edward Little Thursday, Brunswick hosts Morse Wednesday of next week.

Mt. Ararat won its first three contests, with an 8-6 triumph at Oak Hill last Wednesday the most recent. The Eagles were at Morse Thursday and host undefeated Portland Friday.

Morse improved to 2-1 Saturday with a 16-15 home win over Westbrook. The Shipbuilders were home with Mt. Ararat Thursday, go to Freeport Saturday, host Marshwood and visit Brunswick Wednesday of next week.

Girls’ lacrosse

Brunswick’s girls’ lacrosse team took a 1-1 record into Tuesday’s game at Gardiner. After hosting Biddeford Thursday, the Dragons go to Portland Monday.

Morse opened with wins at Mt. Ararat (11-7) and over visiting Oceanside (14-5), then lost at home to Greely (14-3). The Shipbuilders were at Messalonskee Tuesday and host Edward Little Wednesday of next week.

Mt. Ararat dropped its first four contests, capped by an 11-9 home loss to North Yarmouth Academy Saturday and an 11-1 home loss to Oxford Hills Monday. The Eagles play at South Portland Saturday and host Lewiston Wednesday of next week.

Outdoor track

Mt. Ararat’s outdoor track teams joined three other teams at Mt. Blue last week. The Eagles boys’ squad was first, while the girls came in second behind Edward Little.

Tennis

Mt. Ararat’s boys’ tennis team was 3-0 at press time after a 3-2 win over Hampden Academy last Friday. The Eagles girls fell to 0-3 after falling, 5-0, to Camden Hills Monday.

Brunswick’s boys improved to 1-2 with a 5-0 win over Cony Monday. The Dragons girls improved to 2-0 Monday with a 4-1 win over Skowhegan.

Morse’s boys fell to 1-2 after a 5-0 loss to Brewer Monday. The Shipbuilders girls fell to 0-4 Monday with a 5-0 loss to Brewer.

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