Playoff run ends Scots beat No. 1 Marshwood, then fall to Stags

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Bonny Eagle 0

Cheverus 10

Bonny Eagle’s Cinderella run in the Western Class A baseball playoffs came to an end Saturday with a 10-0 loss to Cheverus in the semifinals.

The Stags, ranked fourth and the eventual runners-up, got a top-notch pitching performance from Harry Ridge, who held the Scots hitless for five innings before Devin Butler singled to left for Bonny Eagle’s only hit of the game. Cheverus’ 10th run in the bottom of the sixth ended the game early under the mercy rule.

But No. 9 Bonny Eagle (8-11) certainly left their mark on the playoffs. After defeating No. 8 Kennebunk 6-2 in the preliminary game on the road June 5, the Scots traveled to Marshwood June 7 and took down the top-ranked Hawks 6-3 in a Western Class A quarterfinal matchup.

The Scots scored four runs in a huge sixth inning to beat Marshwood, which had handed Bonny Eagle a 10-0 loss in the regular season. For the Scots, Tom Hazelton had two-run single in the sixth, while Evan Amell knocked in another run. Matt Burnell had a double and a single for the Scots, and Hazelton earned the complete-game victory on the mound.

In the preliminary win over Kennebunk, Travis Rogers had a two-run single, while Burnell added an RBI double. Devin Butler knocked in a run with a double, and scored the go-ahead run on a Kennebunk error in the fifth inning.

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