Mustang softball swings to first win, Lions also in actionBelfast, Mount View teams also come close to victory in competitive game
The Mount View and Belfast baseball and softball teams were in action on Tuesday, May 7 in home contests, with one of the four Waldo County squads swinging to its first win of the season.
The Mustang softball squad secured an 8-5 win over Waterville, while the Mustang baseball team — along with the Lion baseball and softball squads — fell short in their quests for victories.
The following is a recap of reported results:
Mount View 8, Waterville 5
At Knox May 7, the Mustangs picked up their first win of the season — thanks largely to a pair of key hits from juniors Kersey Boulay and Dinah Bilodeau.
Kersey Boulay socked a three-run home run in the third inning to give Mount View a 5-4 lead and pitcher Bilodeau helped her own cause in the sixth inning with a two-run triple to help guide the Mustangs to victory.
Mount View scored once in the first inning, four times in the third and three in the seventh, while Waterville scored once in the second inning, three times in the third and once in the fifth.
Leading the 'Stangs were Kersey Boulay (home run, 3 RBIs, run), Bilodeau (triple, 2 RBIs), Krysta Porter (single), Breanna Boulay (2 singles) and Halle Reynolds (single).
For Waterville, Kristie Yoos (single), Gabby Martin (double), Amber Hill (single), Caitlin Spaulding (2 doubles), Hannah Allen (single), Maddy Clowes (single) and Ciara Miller (single) and Brooklyn LeClair (single) paced the offense.
Bilodeau pitched for Mount View, allowing nine hits and two walks, with six strikeouts. Clowes pitched for Waterville and allowed six hits and five walks, with two strikeouts.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Mount View (1-6, 0.6250 points) is 17th, while Old Town (6-0, 16.6016 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Erskine Academy 9, Belfast 6 (9 inns.)
At Belfast May 7, the Lions made a valiant comeback to tie the game in the bottom of the seventh inning, but ultimately were downed by the visiting Eagles.
Trailing 6-1 in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Lions scored five runs in the frame to tie the game and also had scored one run in the fifth inning. Erskine Academy scored one run in the first inning, three in the fourth, one in the sixth, one in the seventh and three in the ninth to pull away.
Greg Clark and Matt Smith rapped two hits for Belfast, while Tyler Bailey had three hits for Erskine Academy and Ryan Rodrigue, Luke Peabody and Mike Cayouette all two.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Belfast (3-3, 9.5703 points) is seventh, while Oceanside of Rockland/Thomaston (6-0, 21.4844 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Waterville 7, Mount View 0
At Thorndike May 7, the Mustangs mustered only two hits against the Purple Panthers and were shut out at home. Waterville scored one run in both the first and third innings, two in the fifth and three in the seventh.
Jack Axsom and Erik Larrabee singled for Mount View, while Cam Garainer (3 singles, 2 runs, RBI), Aiden Fitzgerald (2 singles, run, 2 RBIs), Kaleb Kane (single, RBI) and Adam Barre (single) paced Waterville.
Kenny McGray went 6 1/3 innings on the hill for Mount View, allowing seven runs (four earned) on six hits, two walks and two hit batters, with one strikeout. Colby Furrow tossed 2/3 of an inning in relief.
A.J. Godin and Aiden Fitzgerald pitched for Waterville, allowing two hits and one walk, with five strikeouts.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Mount View (2-5, 1.9922 points) is 18th, while Oceanside of Rockland/Thomaston (6-0, 21.4844 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.