TOPSHAM — Gabi McGuire singled home Alexis Couverette with two outs in the top of the eighth inning, snapping a tie and leading the ninth-seeded Cony softball team to a 3-2 win over No. 8 Mt. Ararat in a Class A North preliminary round game Tuesday afternoon.

Cony (9-8), which advanced to play top-seeded Skowhegan at 4 p.m. Thursday, tied the game at 2-2 in the sixth inning when Brooklyn Belanger turned her leadoff double into a run.

Cari Hopkins went the distance and scattered seven hits to earn the win in the circle.

Kelsey Scannevin had two hits, including a double, for Mt. Ararat (10-8).

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