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The Falmouth Baseball Boosters are holding their first annual golf tournament Sunday, May 22 at 1 p.m. at Spring Meadows Golf Club in Gray. The format is a four-person scramble. Cost is $340 per foursome or $85 per individual, which includes a barbecue after the tournament. FMI, 878-0138.
Spencer Couch, a Falmouth resident and a junior at Gould Academy in Bethel, is off to a strong start in the 2011 baseball season. Couch led the offense in a 4-3 win over Hebron Academy with a two-run home run, and a two-run double. Against crosstown rival Telstar, Couch pitched a complete game, surrendering only two hits and one walk, while striking out 10 batters. This summer, Couch will play baseball and represent the United States at the 2011 World Scholar-Athlete games, and he will return for Falmouth to serve as an summer intern for Senator Olympia Snowe.
Falmouth residents and former Cheverus Stags Grace and Mollie Fitzpatrick helped the Norwich University Cadets capture the Great Northeast Athletic Conference championship Sunday, 12-8, over Lasell. Grace Fitzpatrick, a freshman, scored five times and was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. Mollie Fitzpatrick, a junior, added an assist and joined Grace on the All-Tournament team. Norwich is 10-2 and will next take part in the NCAA first round.
The Portland U-19 boys’ rugby club lost a very close match to Seacoast (N.H.) Rugby Club Saturday in a game played on the turf at the Amesbury (Mass.) Sports Park. The match was dominated by Seacoast in the first half, as they took advantage of Portland turnovers and built a substantial 22-7 halftime lead. Portland’s first stanza points came on fine run by flyhalf Chase Rochon (Greely). Rochon also kicked the conversion. In the second half however, the Power Pigs came alive as flanker and captain Jack McDonald (Cape Elizabeth) led the comeback, scoring three tries on hard runs off Seacoast penalties, and fullback Parker Doyon (Cheverus) converted one. Seacoast scored their only second half try in between McDonald’s efforts and that proved to be the difference. Portland’s record stands at 1-2 as the Power Pigs prepare for their league championships in two weeks on the campus of Colby-Sawyer College in New Hampshire. Portland will be the No. 3 seed in the round robin format.