Neither Belfast’s nor Mount View’s baseball and softball squads have had much luck in the early stages of the regular season as all four squads were winless heading into the April 25 diamond play.

While Wednesday was another tough day overall for the Waldo County high school teams, the Mustang baseball squad finally broke into the victory column with a thrilling extra-inning decision over Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield.

Meanwhile, the Mustang softball team fell to the Huskies, while both Lion baseball and softball teams lost their respective road contests to Oceanside.


Mount View 14, Maine Central Institute 13 (10 inns.)

At Thorndike, the Mustangs (1-3) fell behind by one run in the 10th inning, only to rally and earn their first win of the season in dramatic fashion over the Huskies (0-3).

Mount View loaded the bases in the bottom of the final frame as Ryan St. Clair rapped his third hit of the game — a two-run single to give the hosts the walkoff victory.

St. Clair tripled, had two singles, scored a run and knocked in five more to lead Mount View, while also contributing to the offense were Tyler McCormick (2 singles, 2 runs) and Adam Higgins (double, 3 runs, 2 RBIs).

For MCI, Cam Michaud (single, 4 runs, 4 stolen bases), Cody Robbins (single, 3 runs) and Zack Fortin (double, 3 runs, 2 steals) led the way.

Craig Nealley tossed nine innings on the mound for Mount View, allowing seven hits and six walks, with three strikeouts.

Oceanside 7, Belfast 4

At Thomaston, the Mariners (2-2) and Lions (0-4) were embroiled in a tight contest, tied 4-4 through the first three innings. However, Oceanside added one run in the fourth inning and two more in the fifth to pull away from winless Belfast.

Dylan Maloney (2 singles), Zac Roman (2 singles), Billy Joyce (double), Drew Townsend (double) and Seth Batty (single) paced the Oceanside attack, while Larry Dyer (2 singles), Tyler Tran (single), Lucas Clark (single), Greg Clark (single) and Damion Benner (single) keyed Belfast.

Maloney had a terrific outing on the hill for the Mariners, allowing four runs (all earned) on six hits and one walk, with six strikeouts. He also retired the final 13 batters he faced.

Tyler Prescott worked five innings for the Lions, allowing seven runs (2 earned) on seven hits and one walk, with four strikeouts. Dyer also allowed one hit in relief of Prescott.

The Lions took a 4-1 lead in the top of the third inning thanks to RBI-singles by both Greg Clark and Dyer, along with a two-run single by Benner, but the Mariners tied the score in the bottom of the frame, thanks to a handful of Lion errors and an RBI-single by Maloney.

Oceanside took a 5-4 advantage in the fourth on an RBI-groundout by Dan Hendricks and then scored two more in the fifth to pull away with their second win of the year.


Maine Central Institute 10, Mount View 3

At Thorndike, the Mustangs (0-4) and Huskies (1-2) each collected five hits, but four Mount View fielding miscues proved the difference as the hosts fell by seven runs.

Leading Mount View at the dish were Wendy Gibbs (single), Hailey Giggey (double), Abbie Charrier (single), Alyss Crooker (double) and Amanda Larrabee (single).

For Maine Central Institute, Kylee Alton (2 doubles) and Courtney Fowler (triple, double) paced the offense.

Giggey allowed five hits and walked six, with seven strikeouts, while also plunking three batters. Allison Sinclair also allowed five hits, while walking four and fanning eight.

Oceanside 15, Belfast 1 (5 inns.)

At Thomaston, the Mariners (4-0) sailed to victory behind the strength of a 13-run third inning, which saw two Oceanside players clear the fence with home runs.

Jessie Veilleux (home run, single, 2 RBIs), Natalie Russell (home run, single, 3 RBIs), Brooke Dugan (triple, 2 singles, 2 RBIs), Kennadi Grover (2 doubles, single, 2 RBIs), Molly Mellor (double, single, RBI), Rachel Frye (2 singles), Alexis Davis (double), Emma Davis (single) and Jill Bradbury (single) paced the Mariner offense.

Makayla Cummings and Callie Merrifield both singled for the Lions (0-4).

Frye and Paige Tyler combined to allow two hits and two walks, while striking out six in the pitching circle for Oceanside.

Killyan Richards and Dakota Black combined to scatter 17 hits and three walks, with three strikeouts for the visiting Lions.

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