High school baseball and softball

Searsport doubles up islanders, falls to Bucks in busy weekend

Viking diamond squads play three games each in two days
By Staff | May 26, 2014
Photo by: Ken Waltz Searsport's Troy Reynolds tosses a pitch during a May 24 high school baseball game with visiting Vinalhaven/North Haven. The host Vikings won both ends of the doubleheader over the islanders.

Searsport — It was an overall productive few recent days for the Searsport baseball and softball teams as the high school squads racked up a combined four wins in six games over Memorial Day weekend.

While both Waldo County teams were downed by host Bucksport on Friday, May 23, the Vikings ended the weekend in style with a pair of doubleheader sweeps over visiting Vinalhaven/North Haven on Saturday, May 24.

Click for photos from the Searsport/Vinalhaven-North Haven baseball game.

Click for photos from the Searsport/Vinalhaven-North Haven softball game.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Baseball

Searsport 15, Vinalhaven/North Haven 5 (5 inns.)

At Searsport May 24, Searsport benefited from a 10-run fourth inning and made it a sweep on the day against the islanders. Searsport also plated four in the first and another in the second, while Vinalhaven/North Haven scored one in the first and third innings and three in the fourth.

Leading the hosts at the plate were Eric Phillips (single, 3 runs), Barrett Grant (single, RBI, 2 runs), Kyle Moore (2 singles, 4 RBIs, 2 runs), Jake Powell (double, single, run), Troy Reynolds (2 singles, 2 RBIs, 2 runs) and Mitchell Philbrook (single, RBI, 2 runs).

For Vinalhaven/North Haven, Avery Waterman (single, 2 runs), Kaleb Campbell (single, run), Cody Hamilton (single, run) and Adam Young (2 singles, run) paced the offense.

Powell, Philbrook and Barrett Grant pitched for Searsport. The names of the island pitchers were unavailable.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, Searsport (8-5, 20.5264 points) is fourth, while Richmond (7-1, 44.0027 points) is first in the 10-team region. The top seven teams qualify for the playoffs.

Searsport 11, Vinalhaven/North Haven 1 (5 inns.)

At Searsport May 24, Searsport jumped on the islanders early and often, prevailing in game one of the day's doubleheader. Searsport scored six runs in the first inning, four in the second and one in the fourth, while Vinalhaven/North Haven scored one in the fifth.

Leading the hosts at the plate were Barrett Grant (2 singles, 2 runs), Kyle Moore (2 singles, 2 runs), Jake Powell (single, double, 3 RBIs, 2 runs), Troy Reynolds (single, run, 2 RBIs), Jay Burkard (single, 2 RBIs, 2 runs) and Mitchell Philbrook (single, RBI).

For the visitors, Noah Slivinsky rapped two singles and scored the team's lone run.

Reynolds and Moore pitched for Searsport. The names of the island pitchers were unavailable.

Bucksport 5, Searsport 0

At Bucksport May 23, the Golden Bucks all but silenced the Viking bats and shut out the visitors.

Barrett Grant had the lone hit of the game for Searsport.

Carter DeRiden (2 doubles, single, 2 RBIs), Tyler Maguire (double, run), Jake Gauvin (2 singles, RBI) and Dylan Soper (single, 2 runs) paced Bucksport.

Jake Powell, Kyle Moore, Barrett Grant, Mitchell Philbrook and Eric Phillip  pitched for the Vikings. Gauvin tossed a one-hit shutout for the Golden Bucks.

Softball

Searsport 12, Vinalhaven/North Haven 3

At Searsport May 24, the hosts made it a doubleheader sweep with a nine-run win over the islanders. Searsport scored six in the second, one in the third, three in the sixth and two in the seventh, while Vinalhaven/North Haven scored one in the fourth and two in the fifth.

Leading the hosts at the plate were Allison Walker (double), Brittany Ward (2 singles, 2 runs), Melinda Ogden (4 singles, 3 runs), Brianna Boyle (4 singles, run), Anna Bucklin (5 singles, 2 runs), Alicen Brooks (3 singles, run), Jaci Harriman (single, run) and Alivia Cross (single, run).

For the visitors, Ashley Davis-Oakes (single, run), Gilleyanne Davis-Oakes (2 singles, run), Ashley Hamilton (single), Bethany Candage (2 singles) and Bailey Wadleigh (2 singles) keyed the offense.

Ward pitched for Searsport, allowing eight hits and six walks, with seven strikeouts. Gilleyanne Davis-Oakes pitched for Vinalhaven/North Haven, allowing 21 hits and seven walks, with five strikeouts.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, Searsport (5-7, 18.9286 points) is fifth, while Richmond (9-0, 43.6458 points) is first in the nine-team region. The top six teams qualify for the playoffs.

Searsport 7, Vinalhaven/North Haven 5

At Searsport May 24, the hosts prevailed in a battle of Vikings, the first of two games on the day between the squads. Searsport scored two in the first and third innings and one in the second, fourth and sixth frames, while the islanders scored one in the first, third and seventh innings and two in the fifth.

Leading the hosts on offense were Allison Walker (single, 2 runs), Brittany Ward (3 singles, 2 runs), Melinda Ogden (2 singles, 2 runs), Anna Bucklin (single), Jaci Harriman (single) and Alicen Brooks (double, single, run).

For the visitors, Ashley Davis-Oakes (2 singles, run), Gilleyanne Davis-Oakes (2 doubles, single, 2 runs), Ashley Hamilton (2 singles), Bethany Candage (single) and Tracie Webster (single) paced the offense.

Brittany Ward pitched for Searsport, allowing 10 hits and five walks, with eight strikeouts. Gilleyanne Davis-Oakes pitched for Vinalhaven/North Haven, allowing 10 hits and four walks, with one strikeout.

Bucksport 13, Searsport 1 (6 inns.)

At Bucksport May 23, the Golden Bucks got a walk-off hit in the sixth inning and prevailed over the Vikings. Searsport's lone run came in the sixth inning, while Bucksport scored one in the first, second and sixth innings, two in the third and fourth and four more in the fifth. Two Bucksport runs are unaccounted for in the scoring.

Anna Bucklin (single, run), Jaci Harriman (single) and Brianna Boyle (single) paced Searsport.

Deb Wight (3 doubles, single, 2 runs), Jen Pye (2 doubles, run) and Alanna Davis (double, 2 singles, 3 runs) led Bucksport at the plate.

Brittany Ward pitched for Searsport, allowing 16 hits and three walks, with five strikeouts. Samantha Goode pitched for Searsport, allowing three hits and no walks, with 11 strikeouts.

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