High school baseball and softball

Lions claw to wins, Vikings, Mustangs fall against foes

By Staff | May 20, 2014

Waldo County high school squads were in action on the diamonds in recent days, with only the Belfast baseball and softball teams able to collect victories.

The following is a recap of recently-reported results:

Softball

Belfast 12, Maine Central Institute 8

At Pittsfield May 16, the Lions rapped double-digit hits and roared to their fifth win of the season.

Leading the Lions at the plate were Kelci Faulkingham (4 singles, double, 4 runs), Breann Cummings (3 singles, 2 runs, 3 RBIs), Mariah Sturgis (2 singles, double, RBI), Anna Simmons (2 singles) and Chelsea Chiaramonte (double, single, 2 RBIs).

Paige Topel belted two home runs to key MCI.

Ashley Littlefield pitched for Belfast, allowing six hits and four walks, with eight strikeouts. Hannah Stewart pitched for MCI, allowing 12 hits and five walks.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Belfast (5-5, 20.9375 points) is 10th, while Nokomis of Newport (10-0, 46.7188 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Morse 12, Belfast 2

At Belfast May 14, the Shipbuilders jumped on the Lions early and sailed to a convincing win.

Leading Belfast at the plate were Casey Thayer (triple, run), Kelci Faulkingham (double, RBI), Breann Cummings (double, run), Mariah Sturgis (single) and Grace Davis (single).

For Morse, Jocelyn McMeill homered and rapped two singles to key the offense.

Ashley Littlefield pitched for Belfast, allowing eight hits, while striking out 14 batters. McNeill pitched for Morse, allowing five hits, while fanning four.

Winslow 14, Mount View 0 (5 inns.)

At Winslow May 16, the Black Raiders were dominant as they collected their eighth win of the year via the mercy rule. Winslow scored three runs in the first inning, nine in the second and two more in the fourth.

Leading Mount View at the plate were Dinah Bilodeau (double), Emily English (single) and Taylor Shunk (single).

For Winslow, Hayley Pottle (double, single), Jenna Petrovic (double, single) and Brooke Haskell (2 singles, 3 runs) paced the offense.

Bilodeau pitched for Mount View, allowing 11 hits and two walks, with six strikeouts.

Hannah Doble pitched for Winslow, allowing three hits and three walks, with four strikeouts.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Mount View (2-8, 4.7266 points) is 16th, while Nokomis of Newport (10-0, 46.7188 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Stearns 17, Searsport 4 (5 inns.)

At Millinocket May 16, the Vikings had their three-game win streak snapped at the hands of the Minutemen. Searsport scored three runs in the third inning and another in the fourth, while Stearns scored one in the first, nine in the second and seven in the fourth.

Brittany Ward scored two runs to lead Searsport, while Melinda Ogden and Allison Walker each scored one.

Scoring for the Minutemen were Jessicca Girsa (3), Lauren Jamo (2), Audrey Dunstan (2), Abby Russell (2), Cassidy McLeod (1), Frederica Hibbs (3), Isabella Gomez (2), Baileigh Studer (1) and Lauren Ray (1).

Ward pitched for Searsport, walking six in the loss. Girsa pitched for Stearns, walking one and striking out four.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, Searsport (3-5, 5.5357 points) is fourth, while Vinalhaven/North Haven (4-2, 24.4260 points) is first in the nine-team region. The top six teams qualify for the playoffs.

Baseball

Belfast 9, Maine Central Institute 4

At Pittsfield May 16, the Lions piled on the runs in the late innings and prevailed over the Huskies. Belfast scored three runs in the first inning and two in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings, while MCI scored one in the third and fourth and two more in the fifth.

Leading Belfast at the plate was Zach Collier, who rapped two singles in the win. Lucien Gordley-Smith pitched the win on the hill for the Lions.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Belfast (5-5, 27.1484 points) is eighth, while Oceanside of Rockland/Thomaston (8-2, 55.2734 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Belfast 8, Morse 1

At Belfast May 14, the Lions roared to victory over the Shipbuilders. The Lions scored one run in the third inning, four in the fourth and three in the sixth. Morse scored its lone run in the second inning.

Emery Dinsmore tossed a one-hitter for Belfast, walking one and striking out six to lead the hosts. Dakota Jacobs pitched for Morse.

Leading Belfast at the plate were Greg Clark (home run, double, single, 4 RBIs) and Dinsmore (2 hits).

Stearns 9, Searsport 6

At Millinocket May 16, the Vikings came up short in a loss against the host Minutemen. Searsport scored one in the third, three in the sixth and two in the seventh. Stearns scored two in the first, one in the second and six in the sixth.

Leading the Vikings at the plate were Eric Phillips (single, run), Kyle Moore (2 singles, run), Jake Powell (double, single, run, 2 RBIs), Troy Reynolds (double, RBI), Kyle Grant (2 singles, run, 2 RBIs) and Mitchell Philbrook (single, RBI).

For Stearns, Nick Dumas (single, run, RBI), Zach Bouchard (single, run), Marc Morneault (triple, 2 singles, 2 RBIs, 2 runs), Seth Brown (single, RBI) and Zach Hartley (single, run) paced the offense.

Reynolds, Powell and Barrett Grant pitched for Searsport, while Bouchard and Dumas toed the slab for Stearns.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, Searsport (5-4, 10.7645 points) is fifth, while Richmond (5-1, 20.6114 points) is first in the 10-team region. The top seven teams qualify for the playoffs.

Winslow 6, Mount View 1

At Winslow May 16, the Black Raiders rapped nine hits and pulled away to best the visiting Mustangs. Mount View scored its lone run in the fourth inning, while Winslow tallied one in the first, one in the third, two in the fourth, one in the fifth and one in the sixth.

Leading the ‘Stangs at the plate were Mikey Hustus (single), Erik Larrabee (single, run), Kenny McGray (single, RBI), Jack Axsom (single) and Emmett Shell (single).

For Winslow, Ben Smith (single), Trevor Lovely (single, run), Dylan Hapworth (single, run), Ryan Dubois (2 singles, run, RBI), Cameron Rodrigue (single, RBI), Jake Trask (single, run), Taylor Roy (single, RBI) and Spencer Miranda (single) paced the offense.

Nathan Wren pitched for Mount View, allowing nine hits and one walk, with seven strikeouts. Trask pitched for Winslow, allowing five hits and three walks, with nine strikeouts.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Mount View (2-8, 4.1016 points) is 18th, while Oceanside of Rockland/Thomaston (8-2, 55. 2734 points) is first in the 19-team region.

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