The Camden Hills and Mount View baseball and softball squads experienced two different season-opening high school game experiences April 18, but the end result was the same — a sweep of the host Mustangs by the visiting Windjammers.

The baseball game was 1-1 through four innings before the Windjammers erupted for nine runs over the final three innings to pull away for a 10-1 victory.

The softball game appeared lopsided in the early innings with Camden Hills in control, but the Mustangs galloped back, only to come out on the short end of a high-scoring, 19-10 affair.


The Mustangs and Windjammers battled in a tight affair until Camden Hills’ offense came alive over the final three innings as the visitors won 10-1.

Camden Hills, which finished with eight hits and five errors, scored one run in the first inning, two each in the fifth and sixth stanzas and five in the seventh. Mount View, which had four hits and one error, tallied a run in the fourth.

Leading Camden Hills at the plate were Adam Carlsen (double, run), Connor Hart (2 singles, run), Kyle Olehink (double, walk, 2 runs), Taylor Hall (single, run), Chandler Crans (single, walk, 2 runs), Andrew Flanagan (single), Joe Chamberlain (triple) and Coleman Powers (single, walk, 2 runs).

Pitching for the Windjammers were Carlsen (run on 2 hits, 2 walks, hit batter, 5 strikeouts in 4 innings), Andrew Flanagan (hit, strikeout in 2 innings) and Sam Berry (hit, strikeout in 1 inning)

For Mount View, Chris Montminy (single), Adam Higgins (walk, hit by pitch), Aaron Elkins (single, run), Ricky Moulton (single, RBI) and Kyle Turner (double) led the offensive charge.

For the Mustangs, Adam Higgins (no earned runs on 2 hits, 3 walks, 3 strikeouts in 5 innings), Craig Nealley (5 earned runs on 4 hits in 1 inning) and Nathan Wren (run on 2 hits, strikeout in 1 inning) worked on the mound.


There were plenty of runs in the opening Mustang and Windjammer battle with Camden Hills plating nearly twice as many to secure the victory.

Keying the visitors’ offense were Amy Haynes (2 singles, 3 runs), Anna Mynick (4 walks, 4 runs), Shantel Gibson (2 walks, 2 singles, 4 runs), Robin Botley (2 singles, double), Bekah Hilt (2 singles) and Hannah Corney (double, single, 4 runs). Corney (no walks, 6 strikeouts) pitched the win.

For Mount View, which scored three runs in the first inning, two in the fifth and five in the sixth, Fran Stevens (3 singles), Hailey Giggey (2 doubles), Leeann Larrabee (double, triple), Emily English (single), Alyss Crocker (single) and Abbie Charrier (single) led the charge. Giggey walked 12 and struck out nine from the pitching circle.

“That was a typical opening game for us,” said Camden Hills coach Marty Messer. “We had some mental errors because [the players] were a little nervous, but as the game went along, we played better. I was happy with our solid infield defense. Hannah Corney did an excellent job pitching strikes.”

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