WATERVILLE — Ben Hellen singled home the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning, lifting the Messalonskee baseball team to a thrilling 6-5 comeback win in a Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class A game at Colby College on Monday afternoon.

The Eagles (3-1) scored three runs in the bototom seventh to force extra innings. Mitchell Couturier delivered the two-run single to tie the score at 5-5.

Caleb Young had a pair of doubles for Mt. Blue (0-4), which scored four runs in the fifth to take a 5-2 lead.

HAMPDEN 2, SKOWHEGAN 0: Derek Gendreau pitched a four-hit shutout to lead the Broncos to the KVAC A win in Skowhegan.

Nick Lorenzo had a double and a single for Hampden (2-2), while Sam Economy added a pair of hits.

Marcus Christopher had two of the four hits for Skowhegan (2-2).

ERSKINE 7, WINSLOW 5: Chandler Moore pitched five-plus innings in relief to earn the KVAC B win for the Eagles in South China.

Erskine (2-1) scored six times in the fourth to erase an early five-run deficit.

Winslow dropped to 0-4.

SOFTBALL

SKOWHEGAN 4, HAMPDEN 3: Ashley Alward struck out 17 as the Indians held off a Broncos’ comeback attempt for the KVAC A win in Skowhegan.

Skowhegan (3-0) raced out to a 4-0 lead through two innings. Alward had a pair of hits to support her own cause.

Hampden (0-4) scored once in the fourth and twice more in the sixth, thanks to a Brooklynn Scott home run to have a chance late.

WINSLOW 8, ERSKINE 3: Paige Trask had four hits, including a double, and the Black Raiders overcame a slow start for the KVAC B win in South China.

Haley Ward had two hits and drove in two runs for Winslow (4-1), with Cassie Demers roping a pair of doubles.

Erskine (0-3) got a two-run single from Kayla Hodgkins as part of a three-run first inning.

MESSALONSKEE 3, MT. BLUE 0: Alyssa Genness and Taylor Baker each drove in a run as part of a three-run second inning for the Eagles in a KVAC A win at Colby College.

Danielle Hall pitched a two-hit shutout with seven strikeouts for Messalonskee (3-1).

Sam Ellis and Ashley Wiles had the hits for Mt. Blue (3-1).

BELFAST 4, NOKOMIS 1: Brooke Richards struck out nine and held the Warriors to just four hits to lead the Lions to the KVAC B win in Newport.

Richards also had two hits in the win for Belfast (3-1).

Austin Leighton had a double for Nokomis (3-2).

CARRABEC 7, TELSTAR 1: Bailey Dunphy had four hits, including a home run, to lead the Cobras to the MVC win in Bethel.

Dunphy drove in a pair of runs and scored three times for Carrabec (4-1). Sam LeBeau earned the win and drove in three runs.

Aneah Bartlett doubled for Telstar (1-2).

GIRLS LACROSSE

MESSALONSKEE 23, MORSE 14: Ally Turner had nine goals, three assists and seven ground balls as the Eagles rolled to the KVAC win at Thomas College.

Lauren Pickett added six goals and two assists for Messalonskee (2-1), and Katelyn Smith had five goals and an assist.

Emily Martin led Morse (2-2) with five goals.


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