ORONO — Matt Curtis scored the game-winning goal with 11:36 left in the second half to lead the Ellsworth boys’ soccer team past John Bapst (2-7-3) on Thursday at the University of Maine in Orono.Ellsworth won 1-0, improving to 10-0-1.Ellsworth’s Bruce St. Peter had four saves on nine shots. John Bapst’s Tommy Carmack made four saves on five shots.MDI 3, Foxcroft 2This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textZachary Charette scored two goals, including the game-winner, to lift Mount Desert Island (6-4-1) to victory over Foxcroft (9-2-1) on Tuesday.Charette opened the scoring 20 minutes into the game.Foxcroft answered back when Tobias Hogfeldt beat the goalie near the post.Five minutes later, Joseph Grubb got open in the penalty box to score for MDI. Chandler Rockwell responded with Foxcroft’s second goal.Charette shot from 20 yards out to seal the win for MDI.Goalie Logan Butera had 16 saves on 22 shots for Foxcroft, and Kendrew Van Gonder had 17 saves on 20 shots for MDI.DI-S 2, Jonesport-Beals 0Deer Isle-Stonington (6-6-1) beat Jonesport-Beals (1-9-1) on Saturday.GSA 3, Orono 2George Stevens Academy (7-4-1) beat Orono (5-5-2) on Saturday.GSA 2, Bucksport 1GSA won at Bucksport (0-11-1) on Thursday.Bangor Christian 3, DI-S 0Luke Chandler tallied one goal and two assists to pace Bangor Christian (10-1-0) to the win over DI-S on Thursday.For DI-S, Ethan Shepard made 11 saves on 26 shots.
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error TOKYO — Tetsuto Yamada hit two home runs to lead Japan to an 8-5 win over Cuba in the World Baseball Classic on Tuesday.Pinch hitter Seiichi Uchikawa broke a 5-5 tie on a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning and Yamada made it 8-5 with a two-run shot to center field at Tokyo Dome.Yamada also hit a leadoff homer in the first inning.“I wasn’t pleased with my batting in the first four games,” Yamada said. “I was determined to do better today. I felt good in batting practice and felt this could be my day.” Japan, which finished third at the 2013 WBC, improved to 5-0 including first round games and will be looking to head to the semifinals in Los Angeles on a winning note.“We have some regrets from the last tournament,” Uchikawa said. “So we’ll be looking to win tomorrow’s game and go to the U.S. undefeated.”Even a win over the Dutch wouldn’t guarantee the Cubans a chance to move on. They will need to wait for the result of the Japan-Israel game. Two-time champion Japan improved to 2-0 in Pool E and can advance to the March 20-22 championship round in Los Angeles with a win over Israel (1-1) on Wednesday. The top two teams in the group advance.The Netherlands (1-1) faces Cuba (0-2) in Wednesday’s other game.Cuba took a 4-2 lead in the fourth on Victor Mesa’s single to left. Japan tied it in the fifth on RBIs by Norichika Aoki and Yoshitomo Tsutsugo.Each team scored a run in the sixth.Tsutsugo also had a big game at the plate for Japan. His three hits in his first three at-bats included game-tying singles in the third and fifth innings.