High school baseball and softball

Belfast, Mount View diamond athletes look to plate success

Mustang baseball, Belfast softball squads swing to recent wins
By Staff | May 18, 2017

The Belfast and Mount View high school baseball and softball teams hit the diamonds on Wednesday and Thursday, May 17-18 in search of victories as the second half of the regular season is under way — with a mixed bag of results turned in from area squads.

On May 18, the Mustangs split with Maranacook of Readfield as the baseball team posted a 12-9 win in eight innings, while the softball team fell 19-3 in five innings.

In games played May 17, the Lion softball team swung to a 7-5 victory over Spruce Mountain of Jay, while the baseball team dropped a 6-4 decision in a pair of road contests.

The Mustangs also dropped home contests to Erskine Academy of South China, as the baseball team fell 11-1 and the softball squad came up short 7-1.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Softball

Maranacook 19, Mount View 3 (5 inns.)

At Readfield May 18, the Black Bears benefited from a 14-run second inning, which proved all the run support they would need with a lopsided win over the Mustangs. Maranacook added three in the first and one in the third and fourth innings, while Mount View scored two in the third and one in the fourth.

Leading the Mustangs at the plate were Halle Reynolds (single, run, RBI), Jasmine Klein (run) and Alex Fountain (run).

For the Black Bears, Justice Merrill (4 runs), Amanda Goucher (single, 3 runs), Fayth Jacques (triple, 2 singles, 3 runs), Kaylee Jones (single, run), Erin Bonenfant (single, run), Paige Costa (run), Maggie-Anne Vigue (single, 3 runs), Kiara Degen (double, 2 runs), Sally Whittington (triple), Gennah Mason (single, run) and Sierra Weaver (single).

Fountain pitched for Mount View, allowing 10 hits and six walks, with one strikeout. Costa pitched for Maranacook, allowing one hit and four walks, with four strikeouts.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Mount View (1-9, 4.4531 points) is 16th, while Gardiner (11-1, 71.2500 points) is first in the 18-team region. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Belfast 7, Spruce Mountain 5

At Jay May 17, the Lions roared past the Phoenix and prevailed by two runs. Belfast scored five runs in the first inning and two in the second, while Spruce Mountain scored three in the third and one in the fourth and sixth innings.

Leading the Lions at the plate were Olivia Lovejoy (2 hits, 2 runs), Kayci Faulkingham (2 hits), Maya Cunningham (3 hits, 2 RBIs, 2 runs), Vanessa Grotton (3 hits, run), Brooke Richards (hit, RBI, run), Macy Gale (2 hits, run, RBI), Alia Wallace (RBI), Ayla Skidgell (hit, RBI) and Karagen Stone (hit).

For the Phoenix, Alex Bessey (2 hits, run, RBI), Cailey Baker (2 hits, run), Hailee Perkins (2 hits, 2 RBIs), Juju Dorion (2 hits, RBI), Allison Acritelli (hit), Rhyne Bubier (run), Lyndzi Dolled (2 runs) paced the offense.

Bessey pitched for Spruce Mountain, allowing 15 hits and one walk, with two strikeouts. Gale pitched for Belfast, allowing nine hits and four walks, with eight strikeouts.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Belfast (3-8, 7.4219 points) is 15th, while Gardiner (11-1, 71.2500 points) is first in the 18-team region. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Erskine Academy 7, Mount View 1

At Thorndike May 17, the Eagles soared past the Mustangs. Erskine Academy scored six runs in the fourth inning and one in the second, while Mount View’s lone score came in the seventh.

Leading the Mustangs at the plate were Reanna Boulay (single, run), Leah Bradstreet (single), Devon Burgess (single) and Jasmine Klein (single).

For the Eagles, Olivia Wyman (single, run), Jenna Lully (single, run), Taylor McLaggan (run), Kayla Hodgkins (2 doubles, run), Parker King (triple), Lydia Boucher (run), Sheila Corson (run) and Madison Boynton (single, run) paced the offense.

Hodgkins pitched for Erskine Academy, allowing four hits and one walk, with nine strikeouts. Alex Fountain pitched for Mount View, allowing six hits and nine walks, with two strikeouts.

Baseball

Mount View 12, Maranacook 9 (8 inns.)

At Readfield May 18, the Mustangs swung past the Black Bears in extra innings. Mount View scored three in the first, six, seventh and eighth innings, while Maranacook scored three in the fifth, five in the sixth and one in the seventh.

Leading Mount View at the plate was Colby Furrow (double, 2 singles), Liam Cail (single, run), Kevin Richards (single, run), Andrew Savoy (2 singles, run), Joey Danna (double, 3 singles, run), Theo Dodge (single, run), Riley Boulay (2 singles, run), N Kenney (2 runs), Barak Moody (2 singles, 2 runs) and Storm Chauvin (single, 2 runs).

For the Black Bears, Aric Belanger (3 singles, 3 runs), Max McQuillan (run), Chris Florek (2 singles, run), Dan Garand (2 singles, run), Avery Beckwith (single), Jared Beckwith (single), Duncan Rogers (single, 2 runs) and Silas Mohlar (run) paced the offense.

Boulay, Danna and Kenney pitched for Mount View, allowing 10 hits and seven walks, with five strikeouts. Maranacook pitching allowed 17 hits and five walks, with eight strikeouts.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Mount View (3-7, 9.5313 points) is 15th, while Nokomis (9-2, 65.9375 points) is first in the 18-team region. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Erskine Academy 11, Mount View 1

At Thorndike May 17, the Eagles soared past the host Mustangs. Erskine Academy scored two runs in the second inning, two in the fourth, four in the fifth and three in the seventh, while Mount View scored one in the fourth.

Leading the Mustangs at the plate were Liam Cail (run), A Savoy (single), Kevin Richards (double, run), Riley Boulay (2 singles) and Joey Danna (single).

For the Eagles, Cody Taylor (double, run), Noah Bonsant (run), Caden Turcotte (single, 2 runs), Andrew Browne (double, run), Nicholas Howard (single, 4 runs), Braden Soule (single, run) and Chandler Moore (2 singles, run) paced the offense.

Moore and Dylan Presby pitched for Erskine Academy, allowing five hits and two walks, with seven strikeouts. Colby Furrow, Neal Kenney and Noah Jacobs pitched for Mount View, allowing seven hits and four walks, with six strikeouts.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Mount View (2-7, 3.5938 points) is 16th, while Nokomis of Newport (9-2, 65.9375 points) is first in the 18-team region. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Spruce Mountain 6, Belfast 4

At Jay May 17, the Lions were edged by two runs by the Phoenix. Belfast scored two runs in the first and seventh innings, while Spruce Mountain scored three in the second, one in the fourth and two in the sixth.

Leading the Lions at the plate were Skylar Perkins (hit, run), Derrick Tyler (hit, run), Zach Dyer (2 hits), Zac Sheafe (run), Grey Dinsmore (2 hits, RBI), Aaron Fuller (run), Tristan Roberts (hit, RBI) and Dakota Payson (hit, RBI).

For the Phoenix, Tyler Poisson (hit), Devon Pomeroy (2 hits, 2 runs), Austin Gilade (hit, run), Shane Pelletier (run), Nick Lombardi (2 hits, 2 RBIs, run) and Jordy Daigle (run, 2 RBIs) paced the offense.

Dyer and Sheafe pitched for Belfast, allowing six hits and four walks, with seven strikeouts. Gilade, Daigle, Landon Brochu and Hunter Dalton pitched for Spruce Mountain, allowing eight hits and two walks, with nine strikeouts.

Courier Publications’ sports staff can be reached by email at sports@villagesoup.com or by phone at 594-4401.

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