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Bats come alive as hard-swinging Oceanside springs to wins over Mount View

Mariners outscore hosts 44-1 in 11 innings; Mazurek finishes with six hits, six RBIs
By Ken Waltz | May 15, 2017
Photo by: Ken Waltz Mount View's Garrett Butler, back, looks to put the tag on sliding Oceanside's Connor Harvey during a May 12 high school baseball game in Thorndike. The visiting Mariners beat the Mustangs 15-1 in six innings.

Thorndike — When all was said and done, the Oceanside hits and runs were as plentiful as the black flies.

The sun finally shone, temperatures warmed a bit and the black flies were out in force, all signs spring had finally sprung.

Another thing that awoke on Friday afternoon, May 12 were the Oceanside baseball and softball bats, as Mariner hitters, along with solid pitching, helped the visitors sweep to game-shortened, mid-season victories over host Mount View.

The softball game ended with a 29-0, 5-inning win for Oceanside, while the baseball contest finished with a 15-1, 6-inning victory for the Mariners.

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Baseball game

The game was competitive in the early going as Mount View actually led 1-0 after two innings. However, the Mariners exploded for five runs in the third inning, four in the fourth and six in the sixth to cement the easy victory.

Oceanside finished with 18 hits, one error and eight runners left on base. Mount View ended with four hits, five fielding miscues and five stranded runners.

Keying the Mariner offense was Michael Norton Jr. (3 singles, double, 2 RBIs), Coby Dorr (2 singles, double, 3 RBIs), Tim Mazzeo (2 singles, RBI), Titus Kaewthong (single, double, RBI) and Jack Freeman (2 doubles, RBI)

Mount View took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on Kevin Richards’ single that plated Colby Furrow.

Starter Michael Dougherty (earned run on 4 hits, 3 walks, hit batter, 2 strikeouts) picked up the pitching win, while Matt Waldron (strikeout in inning) worked in relief.

The Mustangs used four pitchers, including Riley Boulay (4 earned runs on 7 hits, walk, 4 strikeouts in 3 innings), Joey Danna (4 earned runs on 4 hits, walk in inning), Kevin Richards (2 earned runs on 3 hits, no walk, 2 strikeouts in 1 2/3 innings) and Chris Dodge (4 earned runs on 4 hits, walk in 1/3 inning).

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Oceanside (5-3, 23.7500 points) is 10th, while Mount View (2-6, 3.5938 points) is 15th in the 18-team region. Old Town (9-2, 46.1719 points) is first. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Softball game

With Alexis Mazurek leading the powerful charge with six hits, six runs batted in the Mariners broke open a close game in the second inning en route to the lopsided win.

The Mariners scored one run in the first inning, three in the second, eight in the third, five in the fourth and 12 in the fifth, thanks to an overall impressive 24-hit attack.

Mount View finished with two hits and three errors.

Chloe Jones turned in a 2-walk, 11-strikeout pitching effort for the visitors, while Alex Fountain (6 walks in 3 innings) and Reanna Boulay (5 walks in 2 innings) worked the circle for the Mount View.

Once the Mariner bats got swinging, they could not be stopped, as Mazurek finished with three singles, two doubles, her third home run of the year and six RBIs. Morgan Heal also proved an offensive menace with a single, two doubles and six RBIs.

Additionally, Hannah Moholland (3 singles, 2 RBIs), Haylie Witham (2 singles, double), Kalli Grover (single, double, 3 RBIs), Lauren Hatch (2 singles, 3 RBIs), Casey Pine (single, double, RBI), Abby Veilleux (single, triple, RBI) and Jones (single) had strong efforts from the batter's box.

For Mount View, Taylor Hodgdon and Devon Burgess had singles.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Oceanside (6-2, 29.6875 points) is sixth, while Mount View (1-7, 2.9688 points) is tied for 15th in the 18-team region. Old Town (9-2, 53.5156 points) is first. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Oceanside at Mount View softball
Mount View hosts Oceanside on May 12 iin high school softball in Thorndike. (Video by: Ken Waltz and Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Oceanside at Mount View baseball
Mount View hosts Oceanside on May 12 in high school baseball in Thorndike. (Video by: Ken Waltz and Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Mount View's Taylor Hodgdon. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Oceanside's Lauren Hatch, left, and Mount View's McKenna Gibbs. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Sage Cassidy. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Sage Cassidy, right, and Eliza Geaghan. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Oceanside's Haylie Witham, right, and Mount View's Taylor Hodgdon. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Reanna Boulay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Oceanside's Alexis Mazurek, right, and Mount View's Taylor Hodgdon. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Sage Cassidy. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Devon Burgess. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Oceanside's Alexis Mazurek. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Devon Burgess. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Oceanside's Morgan Heal. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Oceanside's Hannah Moholland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Oceanside's Kalli Grover. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Oceanside's Abby Veilleux, left, and Mount View's Eliza Geaghan. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Oceanside's Abby Veilleux, left, and Mount View's Taylor Hodgdon.
Oceanside's Lauren Hatch. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Taylor Hodgdon, front. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Oceanside's Casey Pine, right, and Mount View's Taylor Hodgdon. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Reanna Boulay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Oceanside's Haylie Witham. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Oceanside's Chloe Jones, left, places a bag of ice on the neck of Alexis Mazurek. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Jasmine Klein — with a few black flies lurking. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Jasmine Klein. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Jasmine Klein. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Alex Fountain. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Oceanside's Abby Veilleux. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Riley Boulay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Oceanside's Titus Kaewthong. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Joey Danna. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Joey Danna, left, and Kevin Richards. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Colby Furrow. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Oceanside's Michael Norton Jr. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Oceanside's Jack Freeman. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Riley Boulay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount Views' Liam Cail. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Oceanside's Sam Townsend. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Oceanside's Jack Freeman, left, and Mount View's Joey Danna. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Oceanside's Connor Harvey. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Garrett Butler, left, and Oceanside's Connor Harvey. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Oceanside's Michael Norton Jr., front, and Mount View's Max Tomlin. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Liam Cail. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Liam Cail. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Liam Cail, left, and Oceanside's Michael Norton Jr. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Riley Boulay, left, and Liam Cail. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
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Ken Waltz has been member of the media nearly 35 years and has received hundreds of Maine Press Association and New England Press Association awards for his writing, photography and page design. He studied journalism at the University of Maine in Orono. He lives in South Thomaston with his wife, Sarah. The couple has an adult son, Brandon, who lives in North Carolina.

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