The Southern Maine Community College baseball and softball teams both captured Yankee Small College Conference championships last weekend. The Seawolves baseball team hosted the tournament and after enjoying a bye into the championship game, defeated rival New Hampshire Technical Institute, 4-1, behind a three-hitter from Daniel French. Former South Portland High standout Zach Horton was named the tournament’s Outstanding Offensive Player after going 2-for-3 and driving in a run. SMCC (22-20-1) hosts Bridgton Academy in a 3-game 302 Challenge Cup beginning Friday to end the season. Softball had to travel to NHTI, where it also won top honors. After beating Eastern Maine CC, 8-4, in the semifinals, the Seawolves eked out an 11-9 win over Central Maine CC in the final to finish the year 9-17.
Southern Maine Community College softball pitcher Lindsey Howell was named the Yankee Small College Conference Player of the Week for the third time after pitching two complete games to lead the Seawolves to the conference title. Howell struck out 14 batters and also had four hits and four RBI. Daniel French was named YSCC baseball Player of the Week for pitching the Seawolves to a 4-1 win over NHTI in the conference final. French only allowed three hits.
Registration for the South Portland boys’ and girls’ U-9 to U-14 Strikers fall soccer program will be held Tuesday, May 14, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., at the South Portland Community Center. Cost is $180 and includes uniform and tournament fees. FMI, firstname.lastname@example.org.