Spring sports postseason nears-MidCoast edition

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The curtain has come down on the outdoor track and tennis regular seasons and baseball, lacrosse and softball have roughly a week to go.

There has been plenty of excitement in recent days and there are a lot of questions left to be answered in the days to come.

Here’s a glimpse at what’s occurred and what’s on tap:

Baseball

Mt. Ararat’s baseball team was 7-7 and sixth in the Class A North Heal Points standings at press time after a 4-0 home loss to Mt. Blue and wins at home over Cony (3-2) and at Camden Hills (6-4). The Eagles were at Edward Little Wednesday and close the regular season Tuesday at home versus Brunswick.

The Dragons were 2-12 and 14th (only 10 teams make the playoffs) following losses at Edward Little (7-1) and Lawrence (9-8). After hosting Brewer Thursday, Brunswick closes at Mt. Ararat Tuesday.

In Class B South, Morse was 4-10 and ninth and appeared playoff-bound at press time. The Shipbuilders were coming off losses at home to Nokomis (8-3) and at Mt. View (3-2) and a 2-1 home victory over Oceanside. Morse hosts Erskine Academy Friday and closes at Leavitt Tuesday.

Softball

Morse and Mt. Ararat’s softball teams will take part in the postseason.

The Shipbuilders were 7-7 and ninth in Class B South after a 3-1 home loss to Nokomis, a 7-5 loss at Mt. View and a 15-0 home loss to Oceanside. Morse hosts Erskine Academy Friday and closes at Leavitt Tuesday.

In Class A North, the Eagles were 8-6 and eighth after a 5-0 home win over Mt. Blue, a 12-5 home loss to Cony and a 15-0 victory at Camden Hills. Mt. Ararat was at Edward Little Wednesday and closes the regular season Tuesday at home versus Brunswick.

Losses at Edward Little (12-0) and Lawrence (6-3) dropped Brunswick to 2-12 and 13th in Class A North (where only 10 teams make the playoffs). The Dragons hosted Brewer Thursday, then close at Mt. Ararat Tuesday.

Boys’ lacrosse

Brunswick’s defending Class A champion boys’ lacrosse team still led the Class A North Heal Points standings at press time after improving to 9-1 with a 13-10 victory at Lewiston and a 23-3 home win over Oxford Hills. Jameson Cyr had five goals against the Blue Devils.

“It was basically the test we needed,” Brunswick coach Don Glover said. “I’m proud of the guys. They responded the right way.”

The Dragons go to Messalonskee Friday and close at home versus Maranacook Tuesday.

Mt. Ararat fell to 1-8 and ninth in Class A North (where seven teams make the playoffs) after a 16-6 home loss to Messalonskee. The Eagles hoped to snap an eight-game skid Wednesday when they hosted Lewiston. Mt. Ararat is at Edward Little Friday and closes at home versus Morse Tuesday.

Morse was 2-8 and 13th in Class B North at press time (only 10 teams make the postseason) following a 10-9 victory at Oak Hill and a 12-8 home loss to Maranacook. The Shipbuilders played at Winslow Wednesday and close at Mt. Ararat Tuesday of next week.

Girls’ lacrosse

Morse’s girls’ team was first in Class B North at press time after improving to a 12-9 home victory over Mt. Ararat improved the Shipbuilders to 8-0. After going to St. Dom’s Tuesday and welcoming Gardiner Thursday, Morse travels to Cony Saturday and closes at Oceanside Wednesday of next week.

In Class A North, Brunswick was 2-7 and fifth following an 8-6 home win over Lewiston and losses at two-time defending Class B champion Yarmouth (16-1) and at home to Messalonskee (15-6). After playing at Mt. Ararat Thursday, the Dragons finish at home versus Edward Little Thursday of next week.

Mt. Ararat was 3-6 and seventh after losing at Messalonskee (15-2) and Morse (12-9). The Eagles hosted Brunswick Thursday, play at Oxford Hills Saturday and close at home versus Lewiston Thursday of next week.

Outdoor track 

Mt. Ararat hosted Brunswick, Morse and Medomak Valley in a regular season-ending meet Friday. The Dragons won the boys’ meet, with the Eagles coming in second and the Shipbuilders third. In the girls’ meet, the teams finished in the same order.

The Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference championship meet is Saturday in Bath.

Tennis

Morse’s girls’ tennis team will be the top seed for the Class B South tournament after finishing the regular season 11-1. Brunswick will be second to Lewiston in Class A North. The Dragons were 10-1 entering a season-ending match versus Mt. Blue. Mt. Ararat finished 0-12 and 12th in the region and didn’t qualify for the postseason.

On the boys’ side, Morse finished second to Lincoln Academy in Class B South with a 10-2 record. In Class A North, Brunswick’s 9-3 record left it second behind Hampden Academy. Mt. Ararat will be the No. 5 seed after finishing 5-7.

The team tennis playoffs begin Tuesday with the preliminary round.

Sun Journal staff writer Wil Kramlich contributed to this story.

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