Corinth, ME--- The George Stevens Eagles baseball team scored three runs in the fifth inning on Friday afternoon.
Freshman Will Ricker took care of the rest. He pitched six solid innings to lead the Eagles to a 3-2 victory over the Central Red Devils.
The Red Devils held a 2-0 lead when Mariner Cheney stepped to the plate with one out and one on base. Cheney nailed a 0-1 hanging curve ball over the left field fence for his first home run of the season.
"It was a hanging curveball," Cheney said. "Just got the bat around."
Ricker improved to 3-0 on the season. He allowed one earned run on two hits and two walks. He threw 69 pitches, 44 strikes and struck out four. Ricker used mostly his fastball.
"That was his third start of the season for us. He was 2-0 going into today. He goes out and competes. His curveball was not as good as it has been but he did a good job," George Stevens coach Dan Kane said. "A few points in that game he could of easily lost his composure. He hung in there and kept throwing strikes."
Ricker added, "Mostly just used my fastball. My curveball was not working that well for me today."