It has certainly been a tough summer on the diamond for the Steamboat Petroleum Wildcatters baseball team.

After finishing 14-6 last season and earning a spot in the Zone 1 playoffs, the Searsport-based American Legion club, made up of 16-19 year-old players from the area, have stumbled to a 1-11 record thus far this summer with only five games remaining to play in the regular season.

While a spot in the playoffs appears unlikely this season, the Wildcatters will play for pride throughout their final five games as they try to string together a few victories before the campaign comes to an end this weekend.

Steamboat traveled to Dover-Foxcroft July 5, hosted Hampden July 6, will travel to Bangor to face Motor City Thursday, Jully 8 and will end the regular season Saturday, July 10 with a doubleheader at home against both Trenton and Blue Hill.

The following is a recap of results from the Wildcatters most recent four games, both doubleheaders with Brewer and Calais.

At Brewer July 3, Steamboat Petroleum dropped both ends of a twinbill to host Brewer, falling 9-3 in game one and 12-5 in game two.

In game one, top hitters for Steamboat were Evan Kingsbury (2 singles, 2 RBIs), Derrick Bernosky (double), Adam Heroux (single) and Dylan Keller (single).

For Brewer, Tyler French (3-run home run) and Brandon Gendreau (double, single) paced the offense.

Bernosky worked 5 1/3 innings for Steamboat, allowing seven hits and six walks (three intentional), with eight strikeouts. Keller struck out two in relief and surrendered three hits. For Brewer, Kyle McLain allowed five hits and three walks, while striking out six.

In game two, top hitters for Steamboat were Kingsbury (2 doubles, 2 RBIs), Chris Hart (2 singles, Heroux (2 singles), Josiah Brazier (single), Kaleb Cook (single) and Cote Ward (single). For Brewer, Eric White (3-run home run), Chase Daniels (double, single, RBI) and Billy Deredin (single, 2 runs) led the offense.

Kingsbury pitched for Steamboat, allowing nine hits and five walks, with one strikeout through four innings of work. Tyler Prescott and Matt Steinort allowed a combined four hits and one hit batsmen, with two strikeouts in relief. Pat McEwen went the distance for Brewer, allowing nine hits and five walks, while fanning 10.

Also at Searsport July 1, host Steamboat’s tough luck season continued by dropping both ends of a doubleheader to Calais. The visitors prevailed 2-0 in game one and earned an 11-4 win in game two.

In game one, top hitters for Steamboat were Hart (2 singles), Kingsbury (single) and Bernosky (single). Tim Pottle (single), Aaron Kennedy (single) and Brian Garnett (single) all had hits for Calais.

Erick Neally tossed a complete game for Steamboat, allowing three hits and seven walks, while striking out nine batters. Tim Barnes also pitched well for Calais, allowing three hits and no walks, while fanning six.

In game two, top hitters for the hosts were Keller (2 singles), Kingsbury (double, single, 2 RBIs), Steinort (2 singles), Brazier (double, single), Bernosky (single), Hart (single) and Rocky Faunce (single). For Calais, Tim Barnes (2 doubles, single), John Shoppe (single, double) and Bryce Colbitt (single, double, 3 RBIs) led the offense.

Cody Raven tossed four innings for Steamboat, scattering seven hits and one walk. Prescott allowed three hits and three walks over 1/3 of an inning before Bernosky came in and got five straight outs. Ward then pitched the final frame, allowing two hits and a walk, with one strikeout.

Toby Woods and Adam Geel combined to allow 11 hits and one walk, with four strikeouts on the hill for Calais.

Village NetMedia Associate Sports Director Mark Haskell can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail at mhaskell@villagesoup.com