A pair of early-season Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B showdowns played out Friday morning, April 19 as the Oceanside baseball and softball teams hosted Mount View of Thorndike in their respective home openers during school vacation.

In the end, the Mariners ended the rare morning high school games with a pair of victories, with the softball team collecting a 21-0 victory in five innings and the baseball squad nailing down its first win 10-2 over the Mustangs.

Click for photos from the Oceanside and Mount View softball game.

Click for photos from the Oceanside and Mount View baseball game.

Watch video from both games below.

Softball

Oceanside (2-0) plated six runs in the first inning, which more than set the tone for the remainder of the contest as the Mariners piled on the runs en route to the mercy-rule victory.

Mariner pitchers Rachel Frye and Paige Tyler combined to throw a no-hitter for the hosts, walking one and striking out 11, as the duo faced two more than the minimum number of batters allowed for a five-inning game.

Frye, the reigning KVAC Class B player of the year, struck out the side in both the first and third innings.

Dinah Bilodeau and Krysta Porter combined to allow 10 hits and 11 walks, with two strikeouts, in the pitching circle for the Mustangs (0-2).

Leading the Oceanside offense were Brooke Dugan (3 singles, 3 runs, RBI), Kennadi Grover (home run, 2 runs, RBI), Rachel Frye (2 runs), Molly Mellor (single, run), Hannah Plourde (single, 2 runs), Ari Curtis (single, 3 runs), Kayln Grover (double), Brianna Dugan (2 runs) and Maggie Drinkwater (2 singles, 2 runs).

Oceanside's patience at the plate paid off early and often, as the hosts scored six runs off a handful of walks and fielder's choices. The Mariners added eight more runs in the second inning, tallied four in the third and three in the fourth.

Grover's home run was her second in two games.

Mount View has now been outscored 43-0 in two regular-season contests.

Baseball

Leading the Mariners (1-1) at the dish were Drew Townsend (double, 3 singles), Zac Roman (2 singles, 2 runs), Nick Mazurek (single), Aaron Beal (single, run) and Walker Ranney (single, run).

For Mount View (0-2), Mikey Hustus (double, single, run), Kyle Turner (single, run), Ricky Moulton (single) and Nate Wren (2 singles) paced the offense.

Mazurek was impressive in his six innings of work on the hill for Oceanside, as the freshman allowed six hits and one walk, with 11 strikeouts. Ryan Allender pitched a scoreless seventh frame, walking one and hitting one batter, with one strikeout for the hosts.

Wren, Turner and Erik Larrabee all pitched for Mount View, allowing nine hits and 13 walks, with six strikeouts.

Mount View took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning after Hustus doubled and was singled home by Turner. Moulton singled in Turner and Wren added another hit in the frame for the visitors. However, Mazurek settled down and allowed only two hits over the next five innings.

Oceanside responded in the bottom of the second inning when Thomas Curtis drew a walk, Carter reached on an error and Beal plated both teammates with a two-run single.

The Mariners took the lead for good when J.T. Tobin plated Jimmy Strong on a sacrifice fly to left field, which gave the hosts a lead they would not relinquish.

Oceanside opened the floodgates with a four-run fifth inning and added another tally in the sixth to pull away. Mount View pitchers aided the hosts' cause, issuing six walks in the fifth.

Courier Publications Associate Sports Director Mark Haskell can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email at mhaskell@courierpublicationsllc.com.