Lake Region weekly sports recaps

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(Pictured right, LR senior first baseman Jackie Laurent)

Cape 6, Lakers 5: Facing top-ranked and undefeated Cape Elizabeth Tuesday, the Lakers had a golden chance to cement a playoff berth.

After falling behind 3-0 in the first inning, the Lakers rallied to close within 4-3 in the fourth and pulled within a run in the sixth on RBI singles by Samantha Marucci and Abby Scott-Mitchell.

But, the big hit eluded the Lakers. With the sacks full and one hit, Cape reliever Anna Goldstein recorded two strikeouts to end the threat and ultimately prevented a major upset.

“Very proud in the way the girls battled back, and ultimately put themselves in a position to win because they had refused to quit and had confidence in themselves,” LR Coach Wayne Rivet said. “It was great to see some girls, who had been struggling, come up big for us. One of the best at bats off the game was by Abby Scott-Mitchell. She fell behind 1-2 in the count, fouled off a couple of tough pitches and worked the count full, then delivered a key base hit to score a run.”

Cape capitalized on four walks and a hit to build the 3-0 lead in the first. The Lakers left runners on second and third in the second inning after Nicole Marucci lined a sinking drive to leftfield for a double.

After Cape went up 4-0 in the third on two singles, the Lakers finally got on the scoreboard as Casey Heath walked, turned a passed ball into two bases, and then scored on a wild pitch.

LR pitcher Ashley Clark rebounded from a shaky start to make several clutch pitches when Cape had a chance to break the game open. A good change-up kept the Capers off balance, resulting in several weak infield rollers. The Lakers also received some sterling outfield play, including a catch at the centerfield fence by junior Brittany Perreault, preventing a possible home run.

LR scored twice in the fourth as Jackie Laurent walked, Nicole Marucci reached on an error and Perreault belted a double on a 1-2 pitch with two outs.

Cape moved out to a 6-3 lead in the fifth on three straight singles and a deep fly ball out.

Lake Region made it interesting in the sixth. Laurent and Nicole Marucci both singled, and Perreault walked with one out to load the bases. Sam Marucci had a ball squib off the end of the bat, and all runners were safe, scoring a run. Scott-Mitchell delivered a sharp single to left to pull the Lakers to within one.

Cape (11-0) stranded runners in scoring position in the seventh as Clark recorded two strikeouts and closed the inning on a fly ball out to catcher Allison Morse. LR went in order in the seventh.

Clark allowed nine hits, struck out four and walked six. The Lakers (5-6) knocked eight hits against two Cape pitchers.

Lakers 10, Sacopee 3: The Lakers can give Mother Nature a big assist for their road victory last Friday against Sacopee Valley.

After being held to just a run and six hits over six innings, the Lakers rallied from a 3-1 deficit as the Hawks’ pitching staff struggled to find the strike zone as a light rain started to fall in the seventh. The Lakers plated nine runs on eight walks and run-scoring hits by Casey Heath (4-for-4, 2 runs scored) and Brittany Perreault.

Destinee Durant had two hits for the Lakers.

Pitcher Ashley Clark struck out six, allowing six hits. The Hawks scored single runs in the first, third and fifth innings.

Next: The Lakers travel to Fryeburg Academy on Monday for an 11 a.m. game (the clubs on Wednesday were ranked seventh (FA) and ninth (LR) in the Class B West Heal Ratings, then host Wells (10-1, second) on Tuesday at 4 p.m., travel to Gray-New Gloucester (7-5, fifth) Wednesday, and close out the regular season next Friday against York at 4 p.m.

GIRLS’ LACROSSE

The Lake Region girls’ lacrosse team beat Thornton Academy’s JV team for the second time last Wednesday, 10-5. The defense was outstanding, led by Meghan VanLoan in goal and defenders Rachel Bell, Isabelle Edwards, Paige Kenison and Emily Secord.

Tuesday’s 11-9 win at home against Scarborough brought the girls’ record to 4-0.

Madison Simms scored five goals while Molly Christensen and Cece Hancock had another great game on the offensive and defensive end of the field. Speed and depth at midfield has been one of the key reasons for the Lakers’ early success with the addition of Melody Millett, Laureen Williams, Elizabeth Schreiber and Catherine Christiansen.

TRACK & FIELD

Lake Region sprinters had a tough time with the head wind last Friday at home, but the distance runners all set personal records during the four-school meet.

Leading the way was Audrey Blais, who qualified for the State Meet in the 1600m and 800m while setting two personal records!  She placed third in the 1600m and won the 800m.  Audrey also ran a PR split (66.9) in the 4x400m relay.

Other Laker notables were:

Zoe Snow with PRs in the shot put and discus;

Dustin Frizzell with PRs in the discus and javelin;

Addie Blais with PRs in the 1600m and 800m (where she placed third);

Kyle DeSouza winning the javelin with a PR and placing fifth in the discus;

Lexus Rodriguez placing second in the javelin with a PR;

Kate Hall won three events while breaking the facility record in the long jump;

Marcus Devoe placed in three events including winning the triple jump;

Nick Scarlett with a PR in the 800m and placing fourth in the triple jump;

Dakota Stover placed fifth in the long jump and second in the high jump.

Girls’ results

Discus: Michaela Tripp 57-4; Danielle LaPointe 50-5; Zoe Snow 44-7 PR; Courtney Yates 42-11.

Javelin: Michaela Tripp 47-8; Courtney Yates 47-7; Danielle LaPointe 47-4.

Shot Put: 4. Michaela Tripp 22-6.75; Courtney Yates 20-8.5; Danielle LaPointe 19-10; Zoe Snow 19-4.5 PR.

Long Jump: 1. Kate Hall 18-11.75 (facility record); 4. Hannah Stewart 13-2.5 PR; Katie Sullivan 11-1.

Triple Jump: 4. Courtney Yates 26-6 (season best).

100 meters: 1. Kate Hall 12.68; Hannah Parsons 15.40; Hannah Stewart 16.11; Katie Sullivan 17.04.

200 meters: 1. Kate Hall 25.78.

800 meters: 1. Audrey Blais 2:36.83 PR (provisional state qualifier); 3. Addie Blais 2:51.71 PR; Alizah Thayer 2:57.22.

1600 meters: 3. Audrey Blais 5:53.63 PR (provisional state qualifier); Addie Blais 6:10.22 PR.

4 X 100 relay: 2. Hannah Parsons, Katie Sullivan, Hannah Stewart, Kate Hall, 58.14 (season best).

4 X 400 relay: 2. Addie Blais (1:13.2), Hannah Parsons (1:12.8), Alizah Thayer (1:25.2), Audrey Blais (1:06.9), 4:58.07.s

Final standings: North Yarmouth Academy 87.5, Fryeburg Academy 76, Cape Elizabeth 54.5, Lake Region 44.

Boys’ results

Discus: 5. Kyle DeSouza 100-1; Joey Beaulieu 71-7; Dustin Frizzell 70-3 PR; Ben Roy 65-7 PR; Reed Bridge-Koenigsberg 62-6.

Javelin: 1. Kyle DeSouza 130-3 PR; 2. Lexus Rodriguez 121-6 PR; Dustin Frizzell 76-2 PR; Nolan Abrams 70-2; Joey Beaulieu 65-7 PR; Reed Bridge-Koenigsberg 52-11.

Shot Put: Kyle DeSouza 31-4; Joey Beaulieu 30-3.75; Ben Roy 29-8; Reed Bridge-Koenigsberg 29-0.5 PR; Dustin Frizzell 27-6.25; Nolan Abrams 26-6.5.

Long Jump: 2. Mark Williams 18-5.5 PR; 4. Marcus Devoe 17-9; 5. Dakota Stover 17-3.75; Lexus Rodriguez 15-7.5 PR; Chris Hall 14-8 PR; Nick Scarlett 14-3.25; Matt Buchanan 14-3.25; Kolin Wyman 13-9; Niko Torres 13-6.

Triple Jump: 1. Marcus Devoe 35-7; 4. Nick Scarlett 31-11.

High Jump: 2. Dakota Stover 5-8 PR (automatic state qualifier); 4. Marcus Devoe 5-2; Chris Hall 4-6 PR; Niko Torres 4-6 PR.

100 meters: Dakota Stover 12.86; Mark Williams 12.86; Matt Buchanan 13.04; Chris Hall 14.08; Kolin Wyman 14.38; Niko Torres 15.03.

200 meters: Kolin Wyman 27.73.

800 meters: Nick Scarlett 2:24.13 PR

4 X 100 meter relay: 3. Dakota Stover, Marcus Devoe, Matt Buchanan, Mark Williams, 49.51.

 

Final standings: Fryeburg Academy 87, Cape Elizabeth 68, Lake Region 34, North Yarmouth Academy 32.

Next: The Lakers were scheduled to travel yesterday (May 21) to Fryeburg Academy.

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