Tuesday May 03, 2011 | 12:44 AM
A few tidbits from Cony’s 7-6 win against Lewiston on Monday.

• You could say Lewiston and coach Todd Cifelli are a little snakebit
when it comes to playing the Rams. Yes, Cony has had some good ball
clubs the past few years but so has Lewiston. Yet the Blue Devils
haven’t beaten the Rams since 2000. Left-hander Jeff Keene, who took a
hard-luck 2-1 loss against Cony last season, he was the loser in relief
Monday.

• Ryan Edwards got the game-winning hit off Keene on Monday, a run-scoring
double that short-hopped the fence in left. Keene put Edwards in a
two-strike hole with a tailing fastball and a nasty curve, but left a
changeup a little high that Edwards drove to left. “The third one, I
just got to be honest, I just kind of swung and put the bat on the ball.”

• It was a changeup from Cony reliever Zac Lachance left up in the zone
that allowed Lewiston to tie the game in the sixth inning. Lewiston
senior McKae Hyde did the honors with a two-run homer over the fence in
right. Hyde, who is the team’s catcher, is one of the top players in the
state. After looking as a lot of schools, some of them Division I, Hyde
decided to attend Bates College next year. “He’s the type of player you
can build a team around,” Cifelli said.

• Neither team played great defense — Cony made three errors while
Lewiston made five — but there were some good player nonetheless. Cony’s
Chandler Shostak made a nice catch in center off Scotty Ouellette’s deep
fly ball after Keene had draw a leadoff walk in the first inning.

Lewiston center fielder Nate Berube made a good catch of Luke Duncklee’s
drive to end the second inning on a ball that got up into the wind and
carried much deeper that it initially appeared. Keene, playing first
base, made the catch of the game as a slid into his dugout to snag Chase
Shostak’s low popup in the fourth inning.

• A few plays that got lost in the shuffle. Cony DH Joe Whittier laid
down two nice sacrifice bunts, the second leading to the game-winning
run in the seventh inning . Cony’s Corey Lapierre singled home an
insurance run with a two-strike opposite field single in the fifth that
made it 6-4 at the time.

About the Author

Travis Lazarczyk has worked at the Morning Sentinel and Kennebec Journal since 2000. He covers football, basketball and baseball. Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/tlazarmaine

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