|Stearns High School||Penobscot Valley High School|
At Howland, Thomas Spencer scattered 10 hits and two walks while striking out nine to help the top-ranked Howlers hold off the No. 9 Minutemen in a Class D North quarterfinal.
Stearns’ Zach Bouchard picked up the tough-luck loss after allowing just five hits and two walks with 10 strikeouts.
Dakota Batchelder sparked the Howlers (15-1) with a single and an RBI. Zach Carr added a double while Grant Doane and Brad McKechnie each scored a run.
Seth Garvin and Devin Whitney each notched two singles for Stearns (7-10) while Andrew Daigle drove in a run scored by Evan McLean.
Stearns 000 001 0 — 1 10 3
PVHS 100 010 x — 2 5 1
Bouchard and Garvin; Spencer and McKechnie