As the sun shone on the diamond Monday, it was a busy day for Waldo County high school baseball and softball squads.

Belfast softball and Mount View baseball came out on top Monday against Winslow and Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield, respectively, as their fellow student-athletes fell to opponents in their own games.

Baseball

Winslow 5, Belfast 4 … Despite a notable steal of home plate to tie the game, the host Lions suffered the tough one-run loss against Winslow.

Winslow (4-1) is second in the Eastern Class B with 13.6719 Heal Points, while Belfast (3-2) is eighth with 5.4688 points. Waterville (5-0) is first in the region with 13.6719 points.

J. Wheeler and Z. Carey pitched for Winslow and, combined, gave up six hits and five walks, with three strikeouts.

Mike Berry pitched 4 2/3 innings for Belfast. Additional names of Lion hurlers were unavailable. Combined, the pitchers allowed four walks and five hits, with three strikeouts.

Jack Davis led the Lion offense with a triple, double, RBI and run. Nick Thibodeau, Cote Ward and Matt Steinort each scored.

For Winslow, N Raymond (2 runs, single), D. Camp (run), J. McCabie (run, double) and J. Holt (single, run) contributed to the win.

Notably, in the sixth inning, Belfast was down 4-3, Steinort was on third base and Eric Peters was at bat. Winslow threw the pitch and before the defense could react, Steinort stole home to tie the game 4-4 and send the Lions into a frenzy.

However, soon after, in the seventh, Raymond tallied his second run for Winslow for the winning margin.

Mount View 4, Maine Central Institute 2 … The Mustangs notched their first win of the season in a close, well-played affair. Additional information was unavailable but will be posted as it becomes available.

Mount View (1-4) is 17th in Eastern Class B with 1.3672 points and MCI (1-4) 14th with 2.7344 points.

Softball

Belfast 2, Winslow 0 … Victoria Overlock led the Belfast pride as she pitched her shutout and led the offense for the home win.

Belfast (2-3) is ninth with 4.1016 Heal Points in Eastern Class B and Winslow (2-3) is 12th with 1.2500 points. Hermon (3-0) is first in the region with 10.7422 points.

Overlock allowed five hits, with two strikeouts working from the pitching circle. At the plate, she ripped a triple, single and scored twice. Hayley Rae (2 singles), Whitney Cross (RBI-triple) and Caroline Carr (single) also keyed the Lions.

For Winslow, Kaite Bernard (2 singles) and Allison Leclair (triple) led the offense. Rachel Hall and Julie Riordan also had a single each.

Bernard pitched for the Black Raiders and allowed six hits, with five strikeouts.

Belfast tallied the winning run in the fourth inning and added an insurance tally in the sixth.

“Our defense was the key to the game,” said Belfast coach Chris Bartlett. “I was very pleased to see the girls relax and play the way they did.”

The coach said the players were able to turn double plays in the second and third innings. In both stanzas, Black Raider runners tried to score from third base on a putout at first and the Lions erased the runner at first and then threw the other runner out at the plate.

On the BAHS offense, Bartlett said the Benard gave the Lions trouble but the hosts pressed on.

“We faced a good pitcher and she had us off balance until the fourth [inning] when the top part of our order caught up with her and did a nice job hitting the ball hard,” he said. “Overall, it was a great game by both teams.”

Maine Central Institute 14, Mount View  4 … The Mustangs suffered a loss as the Huskies of Pittsfield tore with six late runs to record the victory.

Mount View (1-4) is 16th in Eastern Class B with 0.6250 of a point, while MCI (3-2) is third in the region with 9.5703 points.

Hailey Giggey pitched for Mount View and allowed seven hits and 16 walks, with no strikeouts. Four MCI batters were hit by pitches.

Kennedy took the pitching circle for MCI, allowing five hits, with 12 strikeouts.

For the ‘Stangs, Alonia Horton (double, run), Vicki Lufkin (run), Brianna Moody (single, run), Danielle Ludden (double), Leeann Larrabee (single, run) and Terri Belcher (single) led the way.

Kennedy led MCI with three singles and two runs. Glencross also contributed with four runs.

MCI held a 3-2 lead in the top of the third inning and a 5-4 edge in the top of the seventh. However, the ‘Stangs could not capitalize to score runs in the final innings.

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