Spring sports stretch run begins-Mid-Coast edition

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The weather heated up last week and so did the spring sports action.

With the end of the regular season right around the corner, teams are jockeying for playoff spots and positioning and there figures to be plenty of excitement in store.

Here’s a glimpse at what occurred last week and what’s upcoming:

Baseball

Mt. Ararat’s baseball team was 5-6 and sixth in the Class A North Heal Points standings at press time after Monday’s 4-2 win at Oxford Hills. The Eagles were coming off a 4-3 home win over Camden Hills and a 14-2 home loss to Bangor last week. Mt. Ararat was home with Mt. Blue Wednesday, hosts Cony Friday, goes to Camden Hills Monday and visits Edward Little Wednesday of next week.

Brunswick was 2-9 and 12th at press time, but only 10 teams make the playoffs in Class A North. The Dragons were coming off losses at Lewiston (9-8) and at home to Camden Hills (8-6) sandwiched around a 3-2 home victory over Mt. Blue. Brunswick was at Edward Little Wednesday and travels to Lawrence Monday.

In Class B South, Morse was 3-8 and 11th (12 teams make the playoffs) after a 2-0 win over MCI and losses at Gardiner (6-0), at home to Spruce Mountain (5-3) and at Waterville (6-4). After hosting Nokomis Tuesday, the Shipbuilders visit Mt. View Friday and welcome Oecanside Monday.

Softball

Morse’s softball team was in the strongest position at press time, sitting eight in the Class B South Heals with a 7-4 record following wins over visiting MCI (8-1) and Spruce Mountain (12-9) and host Waterville (19-8) and a loss at Gardiner (9-6). After hosting Nokomis Tuesday, the Shipbuilders visit Mt. View Friday and welcome Oecanside Monday.

In Class A North, at press time, Mt. Ararat was 6-5 and ninth (10 teams qualify for the playoffs) after a 14-2 win over visiting Camden Hills and losses to visiting Bangor (2-1) and host Oxford Hills (9-8). The Eagles were home with Mt. Blue Wednesday, host Cony Friday, go to Camden Hills Monday and visit Edward Little Wednesday of next week.

Brunswick was 2-10 and 13th after a 10-3 loss at Lewiston and wins over visiting Mt. Blue (3-2) and Camden Hills (14-11). The Dragons were at Edward Little Wednesday and travel to Lawrence Monday.

Boys’ lacrosse

Brunswick’s defending Class A champion boys’ lacrosse team’s 22-game win streak came to a halt last Monday at Kennebunk, but the Dragons bounced right back two nights later with a 16-3 home win over rival Mt. Ararat to improve to 7-1 and first in Class A North. Brunswick had a showdown at Lewiston Tuesday that would go a long way toward determining homefield advantage for the playoffs and welcomed Oxford Hills Thursday.

Mt. Ararat’s skid hit seven last week with losses at Brunswick (16-3) and Freeport (11-7). The Eagles (1-7 and ninth in Class A North, where only seven teams qualify) were home with Messalonskee Thursday and welcome Lewiston Wednesday of next week.

In Class B North, Morse was 1-7 and 13th (only 11 teams qualify) after losses at Gardiner (16-6) and at home to Massabesic (18-8). The Shipbuilders went to Oak Hill Tuesday, welcomed Maranacook Thursday and play at Winslow Wednesday of next week.

Girls’ lacrosse

On the girls’ side, Morse continues to set the pace in the Class B North Heal Points standings, improving to 7-0 with recent home wins over Brunswick (13-6) and Biddeford (11-8) and Monday’s come-from-behind, 7-6 overtime victory at Freeport. The Shipbuilders host Mt. Ararat Friday and go to St. Dom’s Tuesday.

In Class A North, was Mt. Ararat was 3-4 and sixth after beating host Brunswick (10-2) and visiting Oxford Hills (11-1) and losing at Greely (14-6) in recent action. The Eagles were at Messalonskee Wednesday and visit Morse Friday.

Brunswick was 1-6 and ninth (eight teams make the playoffs) at press time after a 10-2 home loss to Mt. Ararat and a 13-6 setback at Morse. The Dragons were home with Lewiston Wednesday, go to two-time defending Class B champion Yarmouth for a crossover Friday and welcome Messalonskee Tuesday.

Outdoor track

Brunswick and Mt. Ararat’s outdoor track teams took part in a five-team meet at Edward Little last week. The Dragons girls came in second, while the Eagles placed fourth. Brunswick’s boys finished third and Mt. Ararat was fifth.

Morse hosted six other teams. The girls came in third and the boys placed fourth.

Tennis

Morse’s boys’ tennis team was 7-1 and third in the Class B South Heal Points standings at press time. Brunswick was 5-3 and third in Class A North and Mt. Ararat was fifth in Class A North at 5-4.

On the girls’ side, Brunswick was second to Lewiston in Class A North at 8-0. Mt. Ararat was 12th with a record of 0-8. Morse was first in Class B South at 8-1. 

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