Mustangs earn wild walk-off win over Black BearsMount View softball falls to Maranacook of Readfield
Thorndike — The Mount View baseball and softball teams earned a split in a pair of home games against Maranacook of Readfield on Wednesday, May 28, as the baseball team secured an exciting 6-5 walk-off win over the visitors.
The Mustang softball team fell 9-6 to the Black Bears.
The following is a recap of both contests:
Mount View 6, Maranacook 5
At Thorndike May 28, the Mustangs plated three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning and walked off with a thrilling victory. Mount View also scored runs in the first, second and fifth frames, while Maranacook tallied two in the sixth and one in the second, third and seventh innings.
Leading the Mustang offense were David Clark (single), Emmett Shell (single, run), Nathan Wren (2 singles, run), Mikey Hustus (3 singles, 2 RBIs, run), Tyler Ripley (single, run), Erik Larrabee (single, run, RBI) and Kenny McGray (2 singles, run).
For Maranacook, Nick Lacasse (single, run), Jason Brooks (2 singles, run), Cam Brochu (double, single, RBI), Luke Ruffing (double, run) and Kent Mohler (2 singles, 2 RBIs) paced the offense.
McGray and Wren pitched for Mount View, allowing eight hits and four walks, with four strikeouts. Logan McLaughlin and Brooks pitched for Maranacook, allowing 11 hits and three walks, with one strikeout.
Wren, Hustus and Larrabee rapped singles to start the bottom of the seventh, with Larrabee's hit plating a run to cut Maranacook's lead to 5-4. Hustus took third base on Larrabee's RBI-single and scored on a balk to tie the game, while Larrabee plated the game-winning run on an error later in the inning.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Mount View (4-11, 18.9453 points) is 16th, while Camden Hills of Rockport (10-3, 83.0078 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Maranacook 9, Mount View 6
At Thorndike May 28, the Black Bears pounced on the Mustangs early and prevailed in a late-season contest. Mount View scored two runs in the second and four more in the fifth, while Maranacook scored two runs in the first, five in the second and one in the fourth and sixth innings.
Taylor Shunk singled twice and doubled for Mount View, while Emily English rapped two singles in the loss.
For Maranacook, Tiumac (2 singles), Ridion (2 singles), Munon (single, double) and Jackson (triple) paced the offense.
Krysta Porter pitched for the 'Stangs, while McLaughlin and Costa pitched for the Black Bears. First names for Maranacook players was unavailable.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Mount View (2-13, 4.7266 points) is 18th, while Old Town (12-0, 89.2578 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
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Mark has been covering local sports throughout Knox, Waldo and part of Lincoln county since 2007. Haskell has a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from the University of Maine and is also a 2000 graduate of Rockland District High School. He has won multiple Maine Press Association awards for writing and photography.
Mark loves the Boston Red Sox, iced coffee, cargo shorts and time with friends and family.
He resides in Thomaston with his wife Jenn, his sons Beckett and Austin and daughter Lila.
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