Hornets sting Mustangs en route to May 23 sweepMount View hosts Leavitt in down-to-wire baseball clash, lopsided softball encounter
Thorndike — As the high school baseball and softball regular seasons head down the home stretch and teenage student-athletes take a short break during the Memorial Day weekend, Waldo County teams continue to work their way up the regional Heal Point Standings and, hopefully, into postseason position.
Two squads that were attempting to do that on Friday, May 23 call Mount View home. However, the Mustangs fell short in home clashes with Leavitt of Turner.
It does not appear either Mount View team will realize postseason play this season as there only remains a few games in the regular season and both Mustang squads are down a bit in the standings.
The following is a recap of reported results from May 23:
Leavitt 8, Mount View 6
At Thorndike May 23, the Mustangs again proved highly competitive but could not get over the top against the Hornets.
The game was knotted 1-1 after one inning before the Hornets held cushions of 3-2, 4-2 and 5-3. The Mustangs tied the contest 5-5 and then took a 6-5 edge in the sixth. Leavitt rallied to tie the game 6-6 in the seventh before adding two more runs for the victory.
Leavitt, which finished with 11 hits and two errors, scored single runs in the first, fourth and fifth stanzas, two in the third and three in the seventh. Mount View, which had 12 hits and three fielding miscues, tallied one run in the first, second and fifth innings and three in the sixth.
Mount View's offense was keyed by Mikey Hustus (2 hits, run, RBI), Emmett Shell (2 hits, 2 runs, RBI, suicide-squeeze bunt to tie game in sixth), Nathan Wren (hit), David Clark (hit, RBI), Erik Larrabee (hit), Kenny McGray (hit, run), Cole Hannan (hit), Joey Danna (hit, RBI) and Jack Axsom (2 hits, run).
For Leavitt, Josh Daigle (2 hits, walk, 3 runs), Sam Godfrey (3 hits, run, RBI), Drew Gosselin (single, double, run, 2 RBIs), Mitchel Davis (single, home run, RBI), Nate Coombs (triple, run), Nate Rousseau (home run, run, 2 RBIs) and Julian Kirovac (hit, run) led the charge.
Davis and Rousseau belted pivotal home runs in the seventh inning.
Pitching for Leavitt were Gosselin (6 runs on 11 hits, hit batter, strikeout in 5 1/3 innings) and Levi Morin (hit in 1 2/3 innings).
For Mount View, Hustus (5 runs on 8 hits, 3 hit batters, walk, 3 strikeouts in 5 innings), Shell (2 runs on 2 hits in inning) and Danna (run on a hit, walk, strikeout an inning) work from the hill.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standing for Eastern Class B, Mount View (3-10, 10.7422 points) is 17th, while Camden Hills of Rockport (10-3, 81.8359 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 squads qualify for the playoffs.
Leavitt 15, Mount View 1 (6 inns.)
At Thorndike May 23, the game was close early before the Hornets buzzed to four runs in the third, two in the fourth, five in the fifth and four in the sixth. Leavitt finished with 12 hits and one error. Mount View, which tallied a run in the fifth, had six hits and seven fielding miscues.
Dinah Bilodeau and Krysta Porter pitched for Mount View and Robertson worked the circle for the Hornets.
Offensively for the Mustangs, Kersey Boulay and Emily English doubled and Porter, Alex Fowler, Breanna Boulay and Kristen Allen singled.
For Leavitt, Perkins, Hilliard, Deblois, Leclerc and Knowlton rapped two singles. First names for Hornet players were unavailable.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standing for Eastern Class B, Mount View (2-11, 4.7266 points) is 18th, while Nokomis of Newport (13-0, 77.4219 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 squads qualify for the playoffs.