GORHAM-In a game played away in which the Eagles were the home team, Windham scored five runs in the sixth inning to earn another win. Windham’s home infield was under water and Gorham had no standing water, which is why the game was played in Gorham. However, it didn’t mean the conditions were ideal as both teams battled in mud, wet grass and sometimes heavy rain.
In the first, Gorham’s Spencer LaPierre hit a double. Shawn Francoeur then struck out Nick Greatorway and got Damon Wallace to pop up. Windham elected to intentionally walk Alex Yankowsky in hopes of turning an out or two. However, Elliot Spears had other plans in mind when he hit a single to drive in LaPierre. Windham got out of trouble when Francoeur struck out Andrew Schmidt to retire the first inning.
Gorham again scored in the top of the sixth. Leadoff batter Damon Wallace hit a bomb to the fence to record a double. Wallace would score on Elliot Spears base hit to give the Rams a 2-0 lead going into the bottom of the sixth inning. With the rain starting to open up and the momentum against them, the Windham Eagles fought back with a vengeance. Leadoff hitter Calvin Field hit a single and stole second base to get in scoring position. Tanner Laberge reached base on an error by second baseman Alex Yankowsky, allowing Field to score. With the game tied, the momentum shift started in rapid fashion. Jack Herzig reached on a single to advance Laberge. Josh Dugas came in to run for him. Ethan Petty hit a single to drive in Laberge and advance Dugas. Jake Mello came in to run for Petty. Windham was taking no chances. Spencer Hodge reached base on another Yankowsky error and more runs came in. In all, Windham scored five runs and held Gorham scoreless in the seventh to cap another SMAA victory.