The Mount View and Belfast baseball and softball teams took to the diamond Wednesday afternoon, with all hoping to pick up a few early-season victories.

However, all four Waldo County squads came away empty-handed, however, as both Belfast clubs fell to Maranacook of Readfield and both Mount View teams fell to Lincoln Academy of Newcastle, respectively.

Softball

Lincoln Academy 10, Mount View 1 … At Thorndike, the Mustangs could not stop the high-octane Eagle offense and fell by a wide margin.

Top hitters for the ‘Stangs were Channing Murphy (double), Brianna Moody (single), Amanda Hall (single), Hailey Giggey (single), Vicki Lufkin (single) and Fran Stevens (single), while Marni Jones (2 singles) and A. Pennington (2 singles) led the Eagles at the dish.

Giggey allowed 15 hits and five walks, while striking out four in the loss for Mount View. Pennington scattered five hits and two walks, while fanning six for Lincoln Academy.

Gardiner 9, Mount View 7 … At Gardiner Monday, the host Tigers plated eight runs in the first inning and shifted to cruise control, holding on for a two-run win.

Wendy Gibbs (2 singles), Leeann Larrabee (2 singles), Murphy (single), Hall (single), Giggey (single), Lufkin (single) and Stevens (single) paced Mount View, while Bannister, Moore and Snell each had two singles for Gardiner.

Giggey allowed six hits and eight walks, while striking out four batters for the Mustangs, while Snell scattered nine hits and three walks, while fanning four.

Mount View (0-3, no points) is 16th in Eastern Class B, while Medomak Valley (3-0, 4.7266 points) is first in the 19-team region.

Maranacook 4, Belfast 3 … At Readfield, the Lions rallied late in the game and had the tying run at third base, but could not pull even and were downed by one run.

Top hitters for Belfast were Vicki Overlock (double, run), Makayla Cummings (single, run) and Killyan Richards (double, single, 2 RBIs, run). For Maranacook, Katie Dore (home run, triple, 2 RBIs, 2 runs) and Heidi Shaw (double) led the offense.

Overlock allowed eight hits and two walks, while striking out eight for the Lions in the pitching circle, while Boynton pitched for the Black Bears, allowing four hits and two walks, while fanning seven.

Belfast (1-2, 0.6250 points) is ninth in Eastern Class B, while Medomak Valley (3-0, 4.7266) is first in the 19-team region.

Baseball

Lincoln Academy 11, Mount View 0 (5 inns.) … At Thorndike, the Eagles picked up their second mercy-rule victory in three games and allowed just two hits in their second road game of the season.

Ricky Moulton and Taylor Reynolds each singled for Mount View, while the top hitters for Lincoln Academy were Steven Quinlan (double, single), Kyle Scherer (single), Brandon Reilly (single, triple), Merritt Wotton (triple, 3 singles), J. Lamb (single), Dalton Leeman (single), A. Cosgrove (single) and Bo McLain (single).

Consgrove and Leeman combined to allow two hits and no walks on the mound, while striking out eight in the victory. Bryan Jungels tossed five innings for the ‘Stangs, allowing six hits and four walks, while Adam Higgins tossed an inning of relief, allowing two hits and two walks.

Mount View (0-3, no points) is 18th in Eastern Class B, while Gardiner (3-0, 4.7266) is first in the 19-team region.

Maranacook 12, Belfast 11 … At Readfield, the Lions clung to a two-run lead in the seventh inning, but the Black Bears rallied for three behind a pair of errors, two walks and a base hit by Carson Dalheim to walk off with the victory.

Top hitters for Belfast were Greg Clark (double, 3 singles), Lew Dyer (3 singles, double), Gabe Desjardins (3 singles) and Winston Simmons (2 doubles). For Maranacook, Greg Goucher (double, 2 singles), Dakota Duplissea (2 doubles, single) and Dalheim (double, game-winning single) paced the offense.

The Lions outhit the Black Bears 16-14. Caleb Cook took the loss on the mound for Belfast, while Eben Ballard picked up the win for the Black Bears.

Belfast (1-2, 0.6250 of a point) is 12th in Eastern Class B, while Gardiner (3-0, 4.7266) is first in the 19-team region.

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