The Belfast baseball and softball teams beat the rain on Friday, May 5 — and, ultimately, visiting Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield — as the Lions hosted the Huskies in a games moved up to 2 from 4 p.m. in an effort to beat the elements.

The Lion baseball squad posted an 8-2 victory, while the softball team also prevailed 13-1 in six innings in a pair of high school contests

The following is a recap of both contests:

Baseball

Belfast 8, Maine Central Institute 2

At Belfast May 5, the Lions tacked on insurance runs in the late innings and roared past the Huskies. Belfast scored two in the first, one in the third, two in the fifth and three in the sixth, while MCI scored one in the first and sixth innings.

Leading the Belfast offense was Skylar Perkins (single, run), Shane Alley (run), Tyler Bartlett (single, run), Luke Hamlin (single, RBI), Grey Dinsmore (double, single, RBI), Derrick Tyler (single, RBI, 2 runs), Tristan Roberts (single, RBI, run), Garrett Hamlin (single, RBI, 2 runs) and Zach Dyer (single).

For MCI, T.J. Stewart (single, run), Owen Williams (home run, double, run, RBI) and Norman Duncombe (single, RBI) paced the offense.

Dyer went six innings on the hill for Belfast, allowing four hits and one walk, with seven strikeouts. Zac Sheafe tossed an inning of relief, striking out two batters.

Clark Morrison and Duncombe pitched for MCI, allowing a combined nine hits and one walk, with three strikeouts.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Belfast (3-3, 5.0781 points) is 13th, while Old Town (5-2, 18.9063 points) is first in the 18-team region. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Softball

Belfast 13, Maine Central Institute 1 (6 inns.)

At Belfast May 5, the Lions benefited from a seven-run sixth inning and walked off with a mercy-rule victory. Belfast added three runs in the third and one in the first, second and fifth innings, while MCI scored one run in the fourth.

Leading the Lions at the plate were Olivia Lovejoy (double, run), Grace Fitzjurls (single, RBI, run), Emma Mehuren (single, RBI, run), Macy Gale (double, RBI, run), Vanessa Grotton (2 doubles, single, 2 RBIs, 2 runs), Kayci Faulkingham (double, 2 singles, RBI, 3 runs), Maya Cunningham (double, 2 singles, RBI, 2 runs), Ayla Skidgell (double, single, RBI) and Karagen Stone (single, triple, RBI, run).

For the Huskies, Liz Thibodeau (2 singles), Sydney Morton (single, run), April McAlpine (2 singles, RBI) and Emily Linkletter (single) paced the offense.

Gale pitched for Belfast, allowing six hits and one walk, with six strikeouts. Abby Stevens pitched for MCI, allowing 11 hits and no walks, with one strikeout.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Belfast (2-4, 2.1094 points) is 15th, while Old Town (5-2, 21.71.88 points) is first in the 18-team region. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.

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