At Linscott Field in Lee, Bucksport received outstanding relief pitching and defense to secure a nine-inning win over Lee.
Lee Academy scored seven runs in the first and then three relievers pitched eight shutout innings. Gabe Stearns pitched the second through six, Ashey Bowden the seventh and winning pitcher Shane Smith the eighth and ninth.
The Golden Bucks defense cut down Lee Academy runners at home plate in the fifth, seventh and eighth innings . Mike Cummings reached base six times with three singles , two walks and an error and stole two bases and scored three runs. Bowden tripled and singled, and Shane Smith singled in two runs in the ninth.
Lee Academy’s Kyler Peters singled three times and stole two bases. Corey Worster singled twice and Dustin Gordon and Brett Doane produced RBI doubles. Bucksport improves to 4-2 and Lee Academy falls to 4-4.
Buck. 201 210 103 — 10 9 3
Lee 700 000 000 — 7 12 5
DeRedin, Stearns (2) , Bowden (7), Smith (8), and Stearns, DeRedin (2) ;
Nicholas, Worster (6) and Worster, Nicholas (6) .