Viking baseball twice break into win columnSearsport softball remains winless through four games
Searsport — The Searsport baseball and softball squads stumbled out of the gate to start the season and both hoped to right the ship on Wednesday, May 7 in a pair of homes games against Sumner of East Sullivan.
In the end, the baseball team broke into the win column with a 3-2 win, while the softball team lost a competitive affair 10-8 to the Tigers.
The baseball team continued to roll on Thursday, May 8 with an 18-5 road win over Deer Isle-Stonington.
The following is a recap of recently-reported results:
Searsport 18, Deer Isle-Stonington 5 (5 inns.)
At Deer Isle May 8, the Vikings won their second straight game — this time via the mercy rule. Searsport scored two runs in the first inning, seven in the second, six in the third and three in the fifth. The Mariners scored two in the first, one in the third and two in the fifth.
Leading Searsport at the plate was Jake Powell, who hit for the cycle (single, double, triple, home run), knocking in five runs and crossing the plate four times.
Also chipping in for the visitors were Kyle Moore (3 doubles, single, 2 RBIs, 4 runs), Kyle Grant (double, single, 2 RBIs, run), Barrett Grant (single, 3 runs), Eric Phillips (single, RBI, run), Troy Reynolds (triple, RBI, run), Cameron Watt (single, 2 RBIs) and Jay Burkard (2 runs).
For the hosts, Pat Duddy (single, 2 runs), David McManus (double, run), Zach Ladd (single, run), Ethan Shepard (single, double, RBI, run) and Kris Melanio (single, RBI) paced the offense.
Kyle Moore and Mitchell Philbrook pitched for Searsport, allowing six hits and two walks, with seven strikeouts. Shepard and McManus pitched for Deer Isle-Stonington.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, Searsport (2-3, 1.6016 points) is fourth, while Richmond (4-1, 10.1381 points) is first in the 10-team region. The top seven teams qualify for the playoffs.
Searsport 3, Sumner 2
At Searsport May 7, the Vikings held off a late Tiger rally and secured their first win. Searsport scored one run in each of the first innings and two in the second, while Sumner scored one in both the fifth and sixth frames.
Leading Searsport at the plate were Barrett Grant (double, single, run, 2 steals), Kyle Moore (2 singles, RBI), Kyle Grant (double, run), Matt Barlow (single, RBI) and Jay Burkard (run).
For Sumner, Dillan Whitten (single, RBI), Alec Bisson (single) and Liam Flubacher (single) paced the offense.
Troy Reynolds went the distance on the hill and turned in a superb performance for the Vikings, allowing three hits and four walks, with 13 strikeouts. Whitten and Bisson pitched for the Tigers, allowing six hits and three walks, with four strikeouts.
Sumner 10, Searsport 8
At Searsport May 7, the Vikings and Tigers provided plenty of offense, but the visitors pulled out the two-run win over the hosts. Searsport scored one run in the second inning, three in the fifth and four in the sixth, while Sumner scored one in the second inning, two in the fifth, five in the sixth and two in the seventh.
Leading the Vikings at the plate were Brittany Ward (single, run), Melinda Ogden (double, run), Libby Lane (single), Briana Boyle (2 singles), Alicen Brooks (2 singles, 2 runs), Allison Walker (double, single, run) and Anna Bucklin (single, run).
Leading the Tigers offensively were Taya Moore (double, single), Sally Lockhart (triple, run), Kiwi Barnes (3 singles, run), Jennie Daley (double, 3 runs), Savannah Turner (double, single), Becca Leighton (double, run), Brittany Dyer (single, run) and Haley Gomes (single, 2 runs).
Ward pitched for Searsport, allowing 12 hits and three walks, with two strikeouts. Lockhart pitched for Sumner, allowing 10 hits and five walks, with one strikeout.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, Searsport (0-4, no points) is ninth (last), while Richmond (4-0, 11.7028 points) is first in the nine-team region. The top six teams qualify for the playoffs.