DRACUT -- Sean Keene (3-for-4) and Marc Beland (3-run homer) powered Lowell Shedd past Dracut, 8-0, during Suburban Pony League 14-15 Division action.

Shedd advances to the semifinals and will begin a series Friday at the Billerica Floggers.

Mike Mercuri (5 innings, 1 hit, 2 walks, 7 K's) earned the win.

In the fifth, with two outs, Keene ripped a double to center and Mercuri (2-for-4, 3 RBI) drove him home with a double down the left field line. Henry Funaro then followed with a right field double, scoring Mercuri. Sean Bryan would walk. The next batter was Beland (4 RBI), who clubbed a three-run homer to center to make it 5-0.

In the sixth, Bret Edwards was hit by a pitch and Keene followed with a double to left center. Mercuri doubled home Edwards and Keene.