The high school baseball and softball seasons are still young, with more than a month left in the season, but from the start, the Vikings of Searsport appear to have squads that do not lack offensive firepower.

With Mother Nature forecast to bring rain on Wednesday, April 25, which she did, the Viking games were moved up a day, to Tuesday, April 24, against the Patriots of Bangor Christian.

At the conclusion of Searsport’s second games of the spring, the teams had combined for 29 runs on their home diamonds, as the softball team won 13-1 in five innings and the baseball squad 16-8.

The Waldo County squads improved to 2-0 and have outscored opponents 60-15 in four contests.

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The following is a recap of the games:


Searsport 13, Bangor Christian 1 (5 inns.)

At Searsport April 24, the Vikings held a steady two-run lead through the first three innings, after they scored one run in the first and second innings, but exploded for eight in the third and three more in the bottom of the fourth to cruise to victory.

Leading the Vikings at the plate were Jenna Keach (3 singles, 2 RBIs, run), Abby Stemp (3 singles, RBI, 2 runs), Mikaela Alley (2 hits, 2 RBIs, 2 runs), Arianna Stemp (2 singles, RBI, 2 runs), Makenna Woodward (single, RBI, run), Makenzie Alley (triple, 2 runs), Ashten Wells (single, 2 runs, RBI), Emma Spiegel (single, run) and Audrey Walker (single).

For Bangor Christian, Madison Dunham (single, run) had the only hit and scored the only run for the Patriots.

Keach was untouchable in the circle, as she tossed five innings, and gave up one hit to Dunham in the fourth inning, while she struck out 10 batters and walked four.

Caitlyn Peary worked in the circle for Bangor Christian, as she struck out four Searsport batters, while she walked two and allowed 13 runs on 16 hits.


Searsport 16, Bangor Christian 8

The Vikings trailed early, as they fell behind 3-0 at the end of the top of the first inning, but Searsport fought back as the hosts scored two runs in the bottom of the frame.

The Patriots responded with two more runs in the top of the second inning, but the Vikings countered with two of their own in the bottom of the stanza, which made the score 5-4 for Bangor Christian.

After a scoreless top of the third inning, the Viking bats came alive, as Searsport went on the offensive and scored seven runs in the home-half of the frame to take an 11-5 advantage. The Vikings tacked on two more runs in the fifth and three in the sixth. The Patriots added three runs in the fourth inning.

Leading the Vikings at the plate were Liam McMillan (3 singles, 2 runs, 3 stolen bases), Ben Powell (single, 4 runs, 3 stolen bases), Charlie Spiegel (single, 2 runs), Daegan Moody (single, run, stolen base), Connor Kneeland (3 runs, 4 stolen bases), George Dakin (single, run), Owen Soucy (run), Isaiah Runci (run, 2 stolen bases, hit by pitch) and Colby Snow (run).

For Bangor Christian Dean Grass (2 singles, 2 runs, stolen base), Eric Gorczok (double, 2 runs), Calvin Mercier (single, double, 2 runs), Brady Reed (2 singles), Luke Chandler (single, stolen base), Tyler Libby (single, run), Oakley Dugans (double) and Rob Derushe (run) keyed the Patriots at the plate.

For Searsport, Spiegel started on the hill, as he gave up eight runs on nine hits in three-and-two-thirds innings, while walking three and striking out five. Powell relieved his teammate in the fourth inning and closed the game. In three-and-a-third innings he allowed no runs on one hit, while he struck out three.

Gorczok started for the Patriots as he tossed two-and-two-thirds innings, giving up five runs on two hits, while he walked six and struck out one. Bangor Christian had multiple relief pitchers finish the game, and they combined for 11 runs on five hits, while the walked seven and struck out one.