AUGUSTA — Payton Kennison pitched a two-hit shutout and Tayler Carrier scored both runs to lead the Cony baseball team to a 2-0 win over Brunswick in a Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class A game Tuesday..
Kennison and Brunswick’s Brady Larson engaged in a pitchers’ duel that lasted just an hour and 25 minutes. Each struck out 10 and allowed one walk while Larson gave up three hits. One of those was a first-inning solo homer to Carrier. In the fourth, Carrier added an insurance run when he walked, went to third on an error and scored on Reid Shostak’s ground ball. Tyler Tardiff added two singles for Cony (5-6) while Chuick Lowell doubled for Brunswick (5-5).
LEAVITT 5, GARDINER 4: The Hornets scored four runs in the sixth and one in the seventh to pull out the KVAC B win in Turner. Drew Gosselin doubled home a pair of runs in the sixth while Nate Daigle doubled and scored on Sam Godfrey’s RBI single in the seventh. The Tigers tied the game at 4 in the top of the seventh when Nic Berube singled and scored on an error. Daigle and Godfrey each had a pair of hits for Leavitt (4-6), while Brady Smith and Eli Fish each singled twice for Gardiner (2-9).
LINCOLN 2, ERSKINE 0: Sawyer Pinkham pitched a complete game, allowing three hits, to lead the Lincoln to the KVAC B win in Newcastle. Pinkham doubled twice and scored a run while Wally Morris had two singles. Travis Creamer also drove in a run. Ryan Rodrigue pitched a complete game for Erskine in taking the loss, allowing six hits while striking out five and walking one. Lincoln improved 8-3.
RICHMOND 10, VALLEY 2: Mike Stewart struck out 15 to lead the Bobcats to an East-West win over the Cavaliers in Bingham.
Matt Holt and Bailey Johansen each had doubles for Richmond (6-1). Tyler Soucy and Curtis Anderson each added two singles for the Bobcats.
Luke Malloy allowed one hit and struck out nine through six innings for Valley (3-2), but the Cavaliers — up 2-1 in the seventh inning — made five errors to give Richmond the lead and win.
The win was the 200th career victory for Richmond head coach Ryan Gardner.
WINTHROP 10, OAK HILL 9: The Ramblers scored four runs in the seventh and three in the ninth to pull out the Mountain Valley Conference win in Wales. The host Raiders scored three times in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game and twice in the bottom of the ninth. Jared Hanson and Mario Meucci drove in runs in the ninth for Winthrop before Meucci scored on a passed ball. Drew Stratton had three hits for Winthrop (6-4) while Meucci had two. For Oak Hill (8-3), Brandon Pomerleau doubled and singled twice, Jake Banister doubled and singled and Dalton Therrien, Brady Dion and Jared G;azier had two hits apiece.
GARDINER 8, LEAVITT 4: The Tigers scored four runs in the seventh inning to pull out the KVAC B win against the Hornets in Turner. Bri Brochu, Lilly Chepke and Lauren Chadwick had RBI singles in the seventh for Gardiner (11-0). Brochu finished with three singles and two RBIs while Chepke tripled, singled and drove in three runs and Nicole Chadwick singled twice. Kaityn Deblois singled and dobled for Leavitt (5-6) while Kierstin and Melissa Richardson singled twice apiece.
CONY 21, BRUNSWICK 1: A 12-run third innings powered the Rams (10-1) to the KVAC victory in five innings over the winless Dragons. Kasidy Turgeon had a double, home run and four RBIs, while winning pitcher Skyler Watson — who gave up just one hit — helped her own cause with three singles and four RBIS.
Maggie Russell notched a single, double and three RBIs, while Olivia Deeves and Arika Brochu each chipped in with a pair of singles.
LINCOLN 5, ERSKINE 0: Erskine (2-9) came up short against Lincoln (10-1) in a battle of Eagles. Avery Bond had a double, while Taylor Boucher, Amber Grady and Megan Dunn each had singles to account for Erskine’s four hits.
CONY 19, OXFORD HILLS 5: Emily Quirion scored five goals to lead the Rams to a KVAC A win at Kents Hill.
Baily Logan had four goals for Cony (4-2), while Becca Conniff tallied three. Haley Quirion scored two goals and had seven assists for the Rams.
Ally Hanley had two goals for Oxford Hills (1-6).
GARDINER 18, MTN. VALLEY 2: Brooke Curits poured in seven goals to power the Tigers (6-2) past the Falcons (1-8). Abby Dunn had a hat trick, Ally Day netted a pair of goals and Maddy Cutler made eight saves in the victory.
AUGUSTA — Waterville senior Colleen O’Donnell and Messalonskee’s Kasadi McPherson qualified for the state singles Round of 48 at the Region 3 qualifying at A-Copi Tennis and Sports Center.
O’Donnell, the second seed, had a bye into the qualifying round, where she dispatched Erskine’s Kathryn Fraser, 6-0, 6-0.
McPherson, the co-No. 8 seed, defeated Maria Beaulieu, of Skowhegan, 8-3 in the the opening round.
McPherson then rallied to edge Erica LaPlante, of Cony, in the qualifying round. McPherson won 3-6, 6-2, 6-4.
The state singles tennis tournament is May 30 at Colby College.