Portland Sports Roundup

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SMCC sparkles on the diamond

The Southern Maine Community College baseball and softball teams captured Yankee Small College Conference championship crowns last week. Baseball downed Vermont Tech, 4-1, in the finale at The Ballpark in Old Orchard Beach. Andrew Richards had a no-hitter through six innings and settled for a three-hitter with 10 strikeouts. He was named the Most Valuable Player. Offensively, the Seawolves were paced by Mike Crowley’s two-run home run. Crowley was named the Offensive Player of the Game. SMCC (19-16-1) finishes the season Saturday, when it hosts Navy Prep at 1 p.m. Softball made it three straight championships with a 14-2 romp over Vermont Tech in the semifinals and a 5-3 victory over rival Central Maine CC at Concord, N.H. Ashley Pulk went 4-for-4 against Vermont Tech, doubling twice and driving in two runs. Pulk was named MVP. Emily Bard earned the win, which was the 100th for coach John Moody at SMCC. In the finale, Charlotte Lewis earned the win after fanning seven. Jamie Moody was named Offensive Player of the Tournament after driving in four runs. The Seawolves finished 16-21.

Cheverus tennis clinic Saturday

The Cheverus boys’ tennis team is giving a free clinic to kids ages 7 to 10 from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday at the Cheverus courts on Washington Avenue. FMI, grandslamtennis1@yahoo.com.

Coaches vs. Cancer benefit games upcoming

High schools across the state are teaming up with the American Cancer Society to host Coaches vs. Cancer baseball and softball games May 22-26. Teams interested in taking part should contact Erika Gould, 373-3728 or erika.gould@cancer.org.

PAYSA tryouts Sunday

The Portland Area Youth Soccer Association will hold tryouts for its fall travel program Sunday at Deering High’s Memorial Field. Players will be evaluated for placement, levels U-10 through U-14. New and returning players should plan to attend. Players must wear shin guards and bring their own ball and water. FMI, paysasoccer.com.

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