WATERVILLE — The Winslow boys lacrosse team picked up its first win as a varsity program Thursday, as it defeated Oxford Hills 14-5 in its season opener at Thomas College.

Jimmy Fowler paced the Black Raiders — who led 9-2 at halftime — with three goals and four assists, while Jacob Houghton notched four goals and two assists. David Selwood poured in three goals and Doug Carmichael made seven saves.

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RICHMOND 10-12, VINALHAVEN 5-0: The Bobcats opened the season with a pair of East-West Conference victories — the latter in five innings via the mercy rule — against the Vikings in Richmond.

Meranda Martin picked up the win in the circle in the opener, while Sydney Tilton was the winning pitcher in Game 2. Also in the second game, Cassidy Harriman had a home run and Emily Douin notched three singles and four RBIs.

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UM-FARMINGTON 4-7, THOMAS 3-11: The Beavers and Terriers played their second doubleheader in as many days, and once again had the same result with a split at Hippach Field in Farmington.

In the opener, the Beavers (16-12, 9-9 North Atlantic Conference) jumped in front for good with three runs in the bottom of the fifth on RBIs from Sean Cabaniss, Tom Grady and Jimmy Neal. Joe Sullivan closed the door from there, as he went the distance and allowed eight hits while striking out six and walking four.

In Game 2, Thomas (14-17, 12-8 NAC) jumped out to a 10-4 lead through the first five innings and held on from there. Anree Benitez and Derek Kane both went 4-for-5 with three runs scored and two RBIs, while Nik Beeson, Michael De Los Santos, Beau Ewton and Brett Sommers each had a pair of hits.

SOUTHERN MAINE 10, BATES 4: Messalonskee graduate Sam Dexter went 1-for-5 with a pair of RBIs and two runs scored to help Huskies coach Ed Flaherty collect his 900th career win.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

SOUTHERN MAINE 1-9, UM-FARMINGTON 0-0: Three University of Southern Maine pitchers combined to limit UMaine-Farmington to just five hits over 12 innings two sweep a non-conference doubleheader at Towers Field in Gorham.

Erika Millett scattered three hits and three walks over seven innings to earn the 1-0 shutout in Game 1. Chantal Bisson drove in the game’s lone run on a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning.

In the nightcap, Amber Kelly allowed just two hits and a walk in four innings and Desiree Benner pitched an inning of scoreless relief in the 9-0 win. Mary Caron led the offense by going 2-for-3 with two runs and three driven in for the Huskies (22-14).

Hannah Lust had two hits to lead the Beavers (4-18).


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