It was a tough afternoon April 24 for the Mount View baseball and softball teams, along with the Belfast baseball squad, as all three Waldo County teams fell in their respective contests.

The Lion softball team was scheduled to face Medomak Valley of Waldoboro as well, but that game was postponed to April 26 due to poor field conditions from Monday’s heavy rain.

The Mount View baseball team dropped a 9-2 decision to the Black Raiders, while the Belfast baseball team fell 2-0 to the visiting Panthers. The Mustang softball team also came up short in an 8-1 loss to Winslow.

Baseball

Medomak Valley 2, Belfast 0

At Belfast, the Panthers (2-1) scored two runs in the top of the sixth inning, which proved the difference in a low-scoring affair against the host Lions (0-3).

Medomak Valley’s Ryan Ripley reached on a fielder’s choice in the sixth inning and moved to third on a single by Adam Lynch. Both Ripley and Lynch scored on a two-run double by Ryan Merrifield.

Cody Ames (2 singles) led the nine-hit Panther attack, while Brandon Soper (single), Alex Greenrose (single), Ripley (single), Adam Lynch (single, run, stolen base), Merrifield (double, 2 RBIs), Robby Griffin (single) and Micah Williamson (single, steal) also chipped in on offense.

For Belfast, Greg Clark (double, stolen base) and Larry Dyer (2 singles) each had hits.

Isaac Greenrose went the distance on the hill for the Panthers, allowing three hits and one walk, while striking out nine.

Kaleb Cook pitched six innings for the Lions, allowing nine hits and four walks, while striking out three. Zach Collier also tossed an inning of relief, striking out one, for BAHS.

Winslow 9, Mount View 2

At Winslow, the Mustangs (0-3) had one hit on the afternoon and the Black Raiders (2-1) exploded for a six-run fourth inning, which would be all the hosts needed en route to a convincing victory.

Tyler McCormick singled, drew two walks and scored to lead Mount View, while Winslow’s Dylan Hapworth rapped two singles and scored twice.

Hapworth also pitched for the Black Raiders, allowing one hit and one walk, while striking out eight. Trevor Lovely allowed an unearned run in relief, while walking two and fanning two for Winslow.

Adam Higgins, Steven Davis, McCormick and David Clark combined to scatter six hits and nine walks, while striking out three pitching for the Mustangs.

Softball

Winslow 8, Mount View 1

At Winslow, the Mustangs (0-3) hung with the Black Raiders (3-0) through the first four innings, but the hosts scored three runs in the fifth and three more in the sixth to pull away for their third straight win.

Mount View trailed the Black Raiders 2-1 through four innings, while Winslow jumped to a 5-1 lead through five and benefited from a three-run, inside-the-park home run in the sixth to stay undefeated.

Hailey Giggey gave up only three hits, and walked nine and struck out five pitching for Mount View.

Giggey also rapped two hits and scored, while Wendy Gibbs also had two hits and scored for the visitors.

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