The high school baseball and softball seasons hit full swing April 18 and 20 for Waldo County squads, but early action yielded success for only one local squad.

The Searsport baseball team posted a 3-2 win over Central of East Corinth April 20, while the Viking softball team, in addition to both baseball and softball teams from Belfast and Mount View, have yet to secure their first wins of the young season.

The following is a recap of recently-reported games (coaches can email results to


Searsport 3, Central 2

At Searsport April 20, the Vikings rallied for two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and held off the Red Devils in the seventh to secure their first win.

Trailing 2-1, the host Vikings rallied as Shane Seekins doubled, advanced to third on Theo LeBlanc’s hit and scored on a balk by the Central pitcher. LeBlanc later scored on a suicide squeeze bunt by Alex Carroll for what proved to be the game-winning run.

Leading Searsport at the plate were Seekins (double, run), Buddy Ellis (single), Darren Harriman (single, run), LeBlanc (single, run) and James Harvey (single).

For Central, Matt Hewitt (2 singles, RBI), Tony Underhill (single), Cody Caruso (single) and Joe Young (double) paced the offense.

Jake Powell and Harriman split pitching duties for the Vikings, allowing a combined five hits, while striking out 10 batters. Caruso allowed five hits and struck out 10 for the Red Devils.

Waterville 10, Mount View 2

At Waterville April 20, the Mustangs hung with the defending state Class B champions through four innings, but the Purple Panthers exploded for five runs in the fifth stanza and tacked on three more in the sixth to pull away from the visitors.

Leading the Mount View offense were Aaron Elkins (single, run, 4 stolen bases), Ricky Moulton (double, RBI) and Tyler McCormick (double, RBI, stolen base).

For Waterville, J.T. Whitten (2 singles, 2 runs, steal, RBI) and Tyler Bouchard (triple, run, RBI, steal) keyed the offense.

A.J. Godin went the distance for the Purple Panthers as he allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits and no walks, while fanning seven batters. Kenny McGray, Chris Montminy and Jack Simpson combined to allow eight hits and six walks, with two strikeouts for Mount View.

Maranacook 6, Belfast 4

At Belfast April 20, the Black Bears pulled ahead for good in the fifth inning on a two-run home run to center field from Evan Ballard as Maranacook eased past the host Lions.

Ballard also singled for Maranacook, while Cam Brochu doubled.

For Belfast, Damion Benner (home run), Greg Clark (double), Tyler Prescott (single, RBI), Kaleb Cook (single) and Scott Kulikowski (single) paced the offense.

Prescott and Cook both pitched for the Lions, allowing a combined three hits and six walks, with three strikeouts. Zach Elwell and Ryan Verek combined to allow five hits and two walks, with seven strikeouts for the Black Bears.

Lincoln Academy 10, Belfast 0 (6 inns.)

At Newcastle April 18, the Lions mustered only one hit and committed six fielding miscues on the day, which contributed to the Eagles’ offensive onslaught. All that saw the hosts emerge with a mercy-rule victory.

Lincoln Academy jumped to an 8-0 lead through two innings and the Eagles tacked on runs in the fifth and sixth innings.

Larry Dyer (single) had the lone hit for the Lions, while Bo McLain (single, double), A.J. Oliver (2 singles), Tim Farrar (2 singles) and Dalton Leeman (2 singles) each led the Eagles.

Scott Kulikowski and Dyer each pitched for Belfast, scattering a combined 12 hits and walking one, with four strikeouts. Brandon Bonney and Andrew Bartlett gave up a combined one hit and one walk, while striking out three for Lincoln Academy.

Deer Isle-Stonington 7, Searsport 4

At Searsport April 18, the Vikings battled out of a 5-0 hole and closed their deficit to one run, but a late Mariner home run clinched the game for the visitors.

Alex Carroll (2 hits, 2 RBIs), Theo Leblanc (2 singles), Jake Keniston (double) and Matt Coffin (double) led the Searsport offense, while Joe Condon (home run) and Kevin Melanio (single, 2 RBIs) paced Deer Isle-Stonington.

The game was scoreless through three innings when Melanio blooped a two-run single into right field which plated two runs, but a third run and Melanio came into score on the play on throwing errors.

The Mariners added a run in the fifth stanza, while Searsport rallied with a four-run frame in the bottom of the fifth.

Condon then homered in the seventh to account for the final score.

James Harvey and Darren Harriman pitched for Searsport.


Waterville 4, Mount View 2

At Waterville April 20, the Purple Panthers pulled away from the visiting Mustangs late and secured their first win of the season.

Mount View took an early 1-0 lead before Waterville grabbed a 2-1 edge in the bottom of the first. The Mustangs later tied the score on an RBI-hit by Fran Stevens in the top of the sixth, but the Purple Panthers scored two in the bottom of the frame and held on for the win.

Leading the ‘Stang offense was Alex Fowler (double, 2 singles), Kersey Boulay (single), Stevens (2 singles), Abbie Charrier (single) and Amanda Larrabee (single), while Grace Gould (single), Hannah Allen (single) and Nicole Martin (single) keyed the Purple Panthers.

Pitcher Hailey Giggey allowed three hits and five walks, with three strikeouts for Mount View. Waterville pitcher Allie Forkey scattered eight hits and four walks, while striking out seven.

Maranacook 16, Belfast 6

At Belfast April 20, the Lions committed seven errors (the team has 12 fielding miscues through two games), which gave the Black Bears all the support they needed in a 10-run victory over the hosts.

Sarah Boynton (2 triples, 2 singles, 4 RBIs) was on base five times for Maranacook, while L. Ridlon (2 singles) and J. Smith (2 singles) also had hits for the visitors.

Leading the Lions at the plate were Makayla Cummings (double, single, 2 runs, RBI), Killyan Richards (2 singles, run, RBI), Alexis Porter (2 singles, RBI) and Hannah Bailey (single).

Richards allowed 16 runs (7 earned) on 14 hits and six walks, with seven strikeouts working in the pitching circle for Belfast. Boynton allowed seven hits and two walks, with five strikeouts for Maranacook.

Lincoln Academy 12, Belfast 1

At Newcastle April 18, the Eagles used timely hitting and five Lion fielding miscues to surge to an 11-run victory. Lincoln Academy outhit Belfast 12-5.

Leading Belfast at the dish were Makayla Cummings (single), Killyan Richards (double, 2 singles), Callie Merrifield (single), Alexis Porter (single, run), Hannah Bailey (single) and Madison Cummings (single, RBI).

Tara Gauntt (double, 2 singles), Morgan Scabetta (triple, single, 3 RBIs), Shanice Creamer (double, single, 3 RBIs) and Abby Farrin (double, single) paced Lincoln Academy’s offense.

Richards pitched for Belfast, allowing 12 hits and one walk, with four strikeouts. Farrin also went the distance for Lincoln Academy, allowing five hits and two walks, with four strikeouts.

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