Southern Maine Community College’s baseball and softball spring season is underway. Baseball dropped its first five games, but won three of its last four, including a 5-3 win over Briarcliffe (N.Y.) Saturday and an 11-0 triumph over Kings College Sunday. Andrew Richards got the win and Donnie Cray hit a two-run home run versus Briarcliffe. Sunday, in a five-inning affair, Matt Turnage threw a two-hitter and Cray had four RBI. The Seawolves open at home Saturday against Roxbury Community College. Softball lost its first five games on its Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Spring Trip, but turned around to win four straight, capped by a 3-2 victory over Henry Ford C.C. Softball opens at home on Monday.
The South Portland National Little League needs volunteers for baseball and softball games this season. Those interested in umpiring can attend the 2012 State O’Maine Little League Umpire Clinic April 21-22 at Windham High School. FMI, 767-4681 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominations are being taken for the annual Scarborough youth basketball Gene Hunter Awards. Nominations of a coach or player should include anecdotes or information about why the person is appropriate to be honored. FMI, 883-4167 or email@example.com.
Mercy Hospital, the official healthcare provider for the Maine Red Claws, kicks off its annual Best Shot for Youth Initiative with its popular free throw tournament, Sunday at 12:30 p.m. at the Portland Expo. The tournament is open to all York and Cumberland County grades 6-12 at no cost. Kids can try out their basketball skills, learn new tips, meet members of the Red Claws coaching staff and 50 students will have a chance to win two tickets each to the final Maine Red Claws games of the season. FMI, 879-3144 or firstname.lastname@example.org.