WINTHROP — The Winthrop Ramblers allowed seven runs in the top of the seventh inning, then rallied with four in the bottom of the inning to earn a wild 8-7 win over Sacopee Valley in a Western C quarterfinal baseball game Thursday.

With two on and two out, Drew Stratton hit a dribbler down the first base line and collided with Sacopee Valley pitcher Anthony Haskell, who was trying to field the ball. Stratton got up and reached first safely and both pinch runner Cabot Lancaster and Zach Steele were able to score giving Winthrop the win.

Mario Meucci started the inning with a one-out single, then with two outs, Matt Sekerak singled and both Ben Caprara and Steele walked to force in a run. Sekerak scored on a passed ball to bring the Ramblers within two.

No. 3 Winthrop improves to 13-3 and advances to play No. 2 St. Dominic at 2 p.m. Saturday. No. 6 Sacopee Valley ends the season 9-9.

Sekerak had a shutout going into the seventh inning for Winthrop before Sacopee Valley put seven runs on the board. Kyle Jordan had a two-run double as part of the rally.

Western B

Morse 7, Oak HIll 1: Trenton Moore had two singles and drove in a pair of runs to lead the Shipbuilders in Bath. Ethan Winglass also had a two-run triple for Morse (13-4), which broke a 1-1 tie with a four-run third inning.

Brady Dion tripled and Ryan Riordan had an RBI single to pace the Raiders (9-9). Riordan finished with three hits while Jake Bannister added two singles.

Softball

Eastern A

Brewer 23, Erskine 2: Emily Gilmore doubled and tripled to lead the top-seeded Witches in Brewer.

Lindsay Houp had four singles for Brewer (16-1), which broke open the game with a 15-run second inning.

Allison Gaudin had a single and two RBIs to lead No. 8 Erskine (9-9). Avery Bond also doubled for the Eagles.

Western B

No. 6 Gray-New Gloucester 6, No. 3 Oak Hill 3: Alex Thompson and Mariah Lalente each had two singles as the Patriots doubled up the Raiders in Wales.

GNG (12-5) scored three runs in the top of the first and never looked back.

Kortni Michaud had two singles, a triple and drove in two runs for the Raiders, who finished 12-4.

 

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