The Mount View baseball and softball teams were in action on Thursday, May 4 and hoped to begin to ascend the Class B North ladder and into playoff contention.

In the end, the Waldo County high school squads came up short as the baseball team dropped a 9-2 decision and the softball squad fell 13-0 in five innings.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Baseball

Gardiner 9, Mount View 2

At Gardiner May 4, the Tigers went on the offensive in the second inning and prowled past the Mustangs. Gardiner scored five runs in the second, three in the fifth and one in the sixth. Mount View scored two runs in the fifth.

Leading the Mustangs at the plate were Colby Furrow (single, run), Riley Boulay (single, run), Kevin Richards (2 singles), Andrew Savoy (single) and Barack Moody (single).

For the Tigers, Logan Porter (double, run), Hunter Chasse (single, run), Ryan Kelley (single, 2 runs), Marc Cloutier (double, run), Devon Maschino (single, run), Samuel Jermyn (2 runs) and Alic Shorey (single, run) keyed the offense.

Joey Danna, Boulay and Neal Kenney pitched for Mount View, allowing six hits and three walks, with three strikeouts.

Jermyn, Kelley, Cole Lawrence and Isaiah Magee pitched for Gardiner, allowing six hits and six walks, with six strikeouts.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Mount View (2-2, 1.2500 points) is 15th, while Old Town (5-2, 18.9063 points) is first in the 18-team region. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Softball

Gardiner 13, Mount View 0 (5 inns.)

At Gardiner May 4, the Tigers scored runs in droves en route to a mercy-rule win over the Mustangs. Gardiner scored two in the first and third innings, four in the fourth and five in the fifth.

Taylor Hodgdon, Krissy Allen and McKenna Gibbs singled for Mount View.

Jillian Bisson (run), Margaret Bell (single, run), Logan Granholm (4 runs), Julia Nadeal (single, 2 runs), Jazmin Clary (single), Mikayla Bourassa (run), Marlaina Stickney (double, 2 runs), Haley Brann (run) and Brooke Somes (run) paced Gardiner.

Allen pitched for Mount View, allowing four hits and 11 walks, with four strikeouts. Bisson pitched for Gardiner, allowing three hits and one walk, with nine strikeouts.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Mount View (1-3, 2.9688 points) is 13th, while Old Town (5-2, 21.7188 points) is first in the 18-team region. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.

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