Lions, Windjammers, Vikings, Mustangs spring to life on diamondsRegular season slated to begin in coming days
All six Waldo County high school teams — and two from neighboring Knox County — were in preseason action on the baseball and softball diamonds on Tuesday, April 11 with the start of the regular season on the horizon.
Camden Hills teams visited Belfast and Searsport hosted Mount View of Thorndike in scrimmages.
The Searsport softball team walked off with a 15-14 win with a run in the bottom of the final frame, while the Mount View baseball team posted a 3-0 win. In the baseball game, the teams played an extra frame late in the contest when junior varsity players participated and the Mustangs tacked on a few more runs.
The Belfast baseball squad also emerged with an 8-1 win over Camden Hills, while the Lion softball team also posted a 13-10 win over the Windjammers. Those games originally were scheduled to be played in Rockport, but were moved to Belfast due to Camden Hills’ fields not yet playable.
The following is a recap of reported results (books were not kept for some preseason games):
Belfast 13, Camden Hills 10
At Belfast, the Lions prevailed over the Windjammers by three runs. Belfast scored four in the third, three in the fourth, five in the fifth and one in the sixth, while Camden Hills scored four in the first, three in the third, one in the fourth and two in the seventh.
Leading the Belfast offense was Olivia Lovejoy (2 hits, 3 runs), Maya Cunningham (4 hits, 3 runs, 3 RBIs), Vanessa Grotton (3 hits, run, 2 RBIs), Ayla Skidgell (5 hits, RBI, run), Angela Rogers (run), Macy Gale (hit, 2 RBIs), Gia Davila (hit, RBI), Grace Fitzjurls (run) and Kayci Faulkingham (2 hits, 3 runs).
For Camden Hills, Nicole Brown (run), Laticia Billings (2 hits, 2 runs, RBI), Amanda McFarland (hit, run, RBI), Maddie Wickenden (2 hits, 2 runs, RBI), Lauren Miller (hit, 2 runs), Grace O’Connell (2 runs), Alyson Glasier (hit, RBI) and Gillian LaFleche (hit) paced the offense.
Emily Long pitched for the Windjammers, scattering 18 hits and three walks, with two strikeouts. Davila and Gale pitched for the Lions, allowing eight hits and 11 walks, with six strikeouts.
Belfast 8, Camden Hills 1
At Belfast, the Lions poured on the runs late and bested the visiting Windjammers. Belfast scored one in the first, five in the fifth and two in the sixth, while Camden Hills scored one in the second.
Leading the Lions at the dish were Skylar Perkins (hit, run, RBI), Tyler Bartlett (hit, run), Garrett Hamlin (hit, run, RBI), Zach Dyer (hit, RBI, run), Aaron Fuller (hit, 2 RBIs), Grey Dinsmore (hit), Max Lewis (hit), Konnor Harford (hit, run), Derrick Tyler (hit, 2 runs), Zac Sheafe (run) and Alex Newcomb (RBI).
For the Windjammers, Braden Fisher (hit, run), Owen Hilt (RBI) and Joergen Ostensen (hit) paced the offense.
Garrison Looke, Jacson Moores, Jason Greenleaf and Ionut Lodge all toed the rubber for Camden Hills, allowing nine hits and two walks, with six strikeouts.
Grey Dinsmore and Max Lewis pitched for Belfast, allowing two hits and no walks, with eight strikeouts.
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