Josh Reed tosses a three-hitter for the Red Storm in a 1-0 victory.
SCARBOROUGH — Morgan Pratt scored on a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning and Josh Reed pitched a three-hitter as Scarborough edged Thornton Academy 1-0 in an SMAA baseball game Saturday.
Pratt drew a walk to lead off the bottom of the fifth, then stole second and advanced to third when Matt Caron lined a single for Scarborough’s first hit. Bayley Welch lofted a fly ball to right field that was deep enough for Pratt to score.
Reed (3-1) finished with five strikeouts and no walks, and gave up only one hit after the first inning.
Luke Chessie had two of the Trojans’ three singles.
Ben Lambert (5-1) suffered his first loss, allowing five hits – all singles – and two walks while striking out seven.
Scarborough is now 12-3; Thornton is 11-4.
CHEVERUS 5, SANFORD 4: Logan McCarthy doubled home Tre Fletcher with the go-ahead run in the seventh inning as the Stags (9-6) defeated the Spartans (2-13) in Sanford.
Fletcher hit an RBI single in the first inning and Cam Dube added an RBI single in the second to put the Stags up 2-0. Sanford answered with four runs in the bottom of the second on two errors, an RBI single by Jesse Scott and a bases-loaded walk.
BONNY EAGLE 3, NOBLE 1: Noah Scribner pitched 31/3 innings of no-hit relief and the Scots (11-5) scored three runs in the third inning to defeat the Knights (2-14) in Standish.
Coby Johnson scored on Casey Rodgers’ single in the first inning to give the Knights a 1-0 lead. The Scots answered in the third with a sacrifice fly by Troy Bogdahn, an RBI single by Dana McKay and an RBI double by Drake Laughlin.
Scribner (1-0), who entered with two outs in the fourth, walked one and struck out three.
Matthew Chambers was charged with the loss despite allowing only five hits in a complete game.
CAPE ELIZABETH 5, WELLS 2: Nate Ingalls allowed just two hits and one earned run as the Capers (11-4) beat the Warriors (7-8) in Cape Elizabeth.
Pat McDonald hit a two-run single as Cape scored three runs in the bottom of the first to take a 3-1 lead.
Dylan Roberts lifted a sacrifice fly in the first inning and added an RBI single during a two-run third.
VALLEY 6, BUCKFIELD 5: The Bucks (6-9) scored four runs in the sixth inning, but Valley (11-1) held on in Bingham.
Cody Laweryson pitched the seventh to earn the save and also had three doubles, two RBI and three runs scored. Collin Miller drove in two runs.
Jacob Albert and Dylan Harvey each had two singles for Buckfield.
MT. ARARAT 10, OXFORD HILLS 7: Ronni Pelletier and Erin Tome tallied three times each while leading Mt. Ararat (5-9) to a victory over the Vikings (1-10) in South Paris.
Isa Blessington added two goals, and Emily Welch and Shannan Harty got one each.
Patty Bourget, Hannah Hartnett, Ari Greene, Haley Wakefield, Ally Hanley, Sydney Jackson and Caroline Burns scored for Oxford Hills.
STATE SINGLES: The top four seeds in both the boys’ and girls’ draws advanced to the state singles semifinals by winning two matches apiece – all in straight sets – at Lewiston High.
Of the eight semifinalists, the only one who encountered any difficulty was No. 2 girls’ seed Bethany Hammond of St. Dom’s. Hammond, last year’s runner-up, didn’t lose a game in the Round of 16, but she was tested by No. 7 seed Caroline Ray of Falmouth in a 6-4, 7-5 quarterfinal victory.
Hammond will be joined in Monday’s semifinals by No. 1 seed Lana Mavor of Yarmouth, No. 3 seed Julia Brogan of Falmouth and No. 4 seed Rosemary Campanella of Wells. Campanella breezed through both of her matches without losing a game.
Hammond, Brogan and Campanella all reached the semifinals last year. Mavor is a freshman.
Mt. Ararat’s Nick Mathieu, a two-time runner-up, made it back to the semifinals by defeating Viktor Schwarz of Thornton Academy and Alex Klemperer of Falmouth. Mathieu, the No. 1 seed, next faces fourth-seeded Michael Mills of Cape Elizabeth.
The other boys’ semifinal will be No. 2 Nick Forester of Falmouth vs. No. 3 Dariy Vykhodtsev of Thornton Academy.
The semifinals are scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Bates College, followed by the finals at 1:30 p.m.