Viking, Lion baseball winners, Mustang softball ends on positive noteBelfast baseball keeps rolling, shuts out Nokomis
The regular season has ended — or is about to end — for high school baseball and softball teams throughout Waldo County as some prepare for the postseason and others prepare for summer.
The Searsport and Belfast baseball and Mount View softball teams collected wins, while the Viking and Lion softball and Mustang baseball teams came up short, in weekend contests.
Mount View squads wrapped up the regular season with their games against Waterville.
The following is a recap of recently-reported results:
Searsport 6, Penobscot Valley 3
At Howland May 30, the Vikings doubled up the Howlers and sailed to their ninth win. Searsport scored four runs in the third, one in the fourth and one in the seventh. Penobscot Valley scored one in the fourth and two in the seventh.
Leading Searsport at the plate were Kyle Moore (2 singles, RBI, run), Troy Reynolds (single, 2 RBIs), Jake Powell (single, 2 runs), Connor Fraser (single), Bryce Shorey (run), Matt Barlow (run) and Eric Phillips (run).
For Penobscot Valley, Parker McGlauflin (single, 2 RBIs), Eric Batchelder (single, run), Alex Thompson (double, RBI), Thomas Spencer (single), Jarrett Priest (run) and Dakota Batchelder (run) paced the offense.
Powell pitched for the Vikings, allowing four hits and three walks, with eight strikeouts. Priest and Eric Batchelder pitched for the Howlers, allowing five hits, seven walks and three hit batters, with six strikeouts.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, Searsport (9-6, 43.7853 points) is second, while Richmond (10-1, 84.6450 points) is first in the 10-team region. The top seven teams qualify for the playoffs.
Belfast 4, Nokomis 0
At Belfast May 31, the Lions plated a pair of runs in the third and sixth innings and shut out the visiting Warriors.
Emery Dinsmore tossed a complete game two-hitter for Belfast, fanning nine batters in the winning effort. Andrew Dyer and Zach Ramsdell split pitching duties for Nokomis.
Leading the Lions at the dish were Kyle Artkop (2 singles, RBI), Greg Clark (single, RBI), Zach Collier (single, RBI), Sam Kulikowski (single, RBI), Matt Smith (single), Alex Flagg (single), Dinsmore (single) and Drew Stanley (single).
Randy Upton and Jacob Nichols each singled for Nokomis.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Belfast (9-6, 72.8516 points) is 10th, while Oceanside (12-4, 113.2813 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Mount View 8, Waterville 5
At Waterville May 30, the Mustangs ended the season on a positive note and bested the Purple Panthers by three runs. Mount View scored one run in the first, second and third innings and tacked on five more in the sixth, while Waterville scored three in the third and one in the fourth and seventh frames.
Taylor Shunk (3 singles), Kersey Boulay (single), Krysta Porter (single), Lindsay Morong (single), Brittany Dugal (single) and Emily English (single) paced Mount View at the plate.
Porter pitched for the Mustangs.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Mount View (3-13, 5.3516 points) is 18th, while Hermon (14-1, 123.0469 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Penobscot Valley 14, Searsport 1 (5 inns.)
At Howland May 30, the Vikings could not keep pace with the Howlers and were downed in convincing fashion. Searsport scored its lone run in the first inning, while Penobscot Valley scored five in the first, five in the second and four in the fifth.
Leading the Howlers at the plate were Meghan Howey (2 runs), Shaelyn Jones (2 singles, 3 runs), Jenna Hope (single, 2 runs), Molly McGinn (single, triple, 2 runs), Arianna McKinnon (single, 2 runs), Brittany Moon (single, run) and Malloree Workman (single, double).
For Searsport, Brittany Ward (single, run), Melinda Ogden (2 doubles), Brianna Boyle (2 singles), Alivia Cross (single), and Jaci Harriman (single) paced the offense.
Ward pitched for the Vikings, allowing 11 hits and nine walks, with six strikeouts. Arianna McKinnon pitched for Penobscot Valley, allowing seven hits and one walk, with six strikeouts.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, Searsport (6-8, 42.6897 points) is third, while Richmond (12-0, 78.5310 points) is first in the nine-team region. The top six 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. He has a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from the University of Maine and is also a 2000 graduate of Rockland District High School.
Mark is an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox, fantasy sports, the AMC drama "Breaking Bad" and iced coffee.
He resides in Thomaston with his wife Jenn and sons Beckett and Austin.
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