PITTSFIELD — Nokomis senior pitcher Sara Packard struck out 12 in five innings and also tripled and homered as the Warriors pounded out a 24-1 victory over Maine Central Institute in Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B softball action Thursday afternoon.
Courtney Carlson singled, doubled and homered for Nokomis (1-0), while Becky Orcutt had a double and a home run. The Warriors scored 20 runs in the second inning.
MCI (0-1) scored its run in the fourth, when Ryleigh Lord doubled home Bri Losee.
BELFAST 11, MT. VIEW 10: The Lions scored six runs in the top of the sveenth to raly for the KVAC Class B win in Thorndike. Kersey Boulay and Taylor Shunk each had doubles in the loss, while Krysta Porter belted a triple.
NOKOMIS 32, MCI 1, 5 inn.: The Warriors banged out 25 hits and took advantage of 13 errors by the Huskies in the season opener for both teams in Newport. Randy Upton’s three run homer keyed Nokomis’ 13-run first inning. Andrew Dyer had three doubles and a single for Nokomis while teammate Jake Winslow doubled twice and singled.
MT. VALLEY 5, MT. BLUE 0: Mike Theriault and Tucker Phelps each scored two goals as the Falcons cruised to the victory at Gould Academy.
Dakota Jacques also scored for Mountain Valley (1-0). Corbin Arsenault chipped in with a pair of assists.
Leo Flannery had 23 saves for Mt. Blue.
UMF 9-6, THOMAS 0-3: The Beavers swept the North Atlantic Conference doubleheader in Farmington. Joe Sullivan held the Terriers to three hits in the first game while Erskine graduate Sean Cabaniss had two hits and three RBIs. Kyle Peterson got the winin the second game and Dustin McCrossin knocked in three runs. Waterville grad Tim Locke had a pair of hits for Thomas (7-26, 6-12 NAC). UMaine-Farmington is 10-9, 9-9.
Also Thursday: Hall-Dale graduate Ryan Leach, a senior pitcher for Franklin Pierce University baseball team, struck out 14 batters in eight innings in a game against Felician. Leach allowed seven hits and two earned runs, and picked up the win to improve his record to 5-1. For the season, Leach has struck out 56 batters in 39 2/3 innings.