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Old Town Baseball 14 at Foxcroft 2

By Brad Martin, Special to the BDN

DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — Jesse Provost pitched a two-hit shutout and Hunter Law drove home three runs in the first two innings to propel undefeated Foxcroft Academy to a 9-0 Penobscot Valley Conference Class B baseball victory over Old Town on Tuesday afternoon.

Foxcroft, coming off a 10-day layoff, is now 9-0 this spring. Old Town, which had taken Foxcroft to extra innings in its earlier meeting with the Ponies and had won four of its previous five games, is 5-6.

Provost, a senior right-hander making just his second pitching start of the spring, threw 60 of his 89 offerings for strikes.

He no-hit the Coyotes until Tyler Byther hit an opposite-field single to right with two out in the bottom of the fifth inning, and the only other hit Provost allowed was a pinch single by Zac Miller in the seventh.

Provost struck out six, walked two and hit a batter and has yet to allow a run in 16 innings this season.

Hunter Law, a junior, and his older brother, senior Forrest Law, each doubled and singled to pace Foxcroft’s nine-hit attack, while leadoff batter Caleb Richard singled twice and scored twice and Kaleb Smith singled, walked twice and scored twice.

Hunter Law hit a two-run double to the left-center field gap in the first, and while he was cut down at third trying for a triple on the play, Cameron Fadley followed with a double to the fence in left-center and scored on a sharp single past third base by Smith to give Foxcroft a quick 3-0 lead.

Richard hit a one-out single in the bottom of the second, advanced to second base on a wild pitch by Old Town starter Cam Archer and scored when Hunter Law took a high, outside fastball to the opposite field for a two-out, RBI single to extend the Ponies’ lead to 4-0.

Foxcroft scored three more runs in the third, with Forrest Law contributing a double and Richard adding an RBI single to a rally that also included an Old Town error.

The third of the Law brothers, sophomore Brooks Law, walked and came around to score on a wild pitch in the Foxcroft fifth, and Luke Olson singled home Smith with two out in the sixth for the Ponies’ final run.

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