A special pitch and early-season diamond success for many Waldo County high school baseball and softball squads were the scenarios in games played Tuesday and Wednesday, May 1-2.

Belfast and Mount View were in action on Tuesday, May 1, a scenario that saw three of the four teams compete in one-run contests — two of which resulted in wins.

The baseball squads prevailed in their games as the Mustangs posted a 7-6 home win over Winslow, while the Lions swung to a 3-2 road victory over Lincoln Academy of Newcastle.

The softball squads came up on the short end of opponents' wielding sticks as the Lions fell 6-5 to the Eagles and the Mustangs 13-5 to the Black Raiders.

Searsport teams also swung to home victories on Wednesday, May 2 as the baseball squad posted a 15-5, 5-inning win and the softball team a 9-3 triumph over Sumner of East Sullivan.

Meanwhile, before the Mustang baseball game on Tuesday, Jackie and Luke Boulay tossed out the first pitch in memory of their son, Riley, a longtime Waldo County baseball player. There also was a sign placed on the fence to "play for Riley," number 22. It was a special occasion that can be viewed by watching the videos below.

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The following is a recap of reported results:

Baseball

Searsport 15, Sumner 5 (5 inns.)

At Searsport May 2, the Vikings remained unbeaten and blasted past the Tigers in five innings. Searsport scored three in the first, one in the second, six in the third and five in the fifth, while Sumner scored one in the first, one in the third and three in the fourth.

Leading the Vikings at the plate were Colby Snow (single, 3 runs, stolen base), Connor Kneeland (4 singles, run, RBI, 2 stolen bases), Ben Powell (single, 2 runs, 3 stolen bases, 2 RBIs), Charlie Spiegel (double, single, 2 runs, stolen base, 3 RBIs), Liam MacMillan (2 singles, 2 runs, stolen base, 2 RBIs), George Dakin (single, RBI), Cody Reynolds (run), Owen Soucy (double, run, RBI), Isaiah Therio (single), Daegan Moody (run) and Isaiah Runci (single, 2 runs, 2 RBIs).

For the Tigers, Yosie Shterman (run), Damon Warren (single, run), Will Colson (triple, 2 runs, 2 RBIs), Matthew Perry (3 singles, 3 RBIs), Greg Keenan (single), Ben Thomas (single, stolen base), Aiden Weaver (single, stolen base) and Jordan Piper (run, stolen base) paced the offense.

Powell and Connor Kneeland pitched for Searsport, allowing eight hits and one walk, with four strikeouts. Perry pitched for Sumner, allowing 13 hits and six walks, with five strikeouts.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class D South, Searsport (4-0, 13.5156 points) is first in the 11-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

Mount View 7, Winslow 6

At Thorndike May 1, the Mustangs held off the Black Raiders and galloped to a one-run win. Mount View scored three in the second, three in the fourth and one in the sixth, while Winslow scored three in the first, one in the third and two in the sixth.

Leading Mount View at the plate were Barack Moody (double, run, stolen base), Noah Jacobs (double, 2 singles, run), Andrew Savoy (2 singles), Logan Curtis (single), Damien Doughty (run), Max Tomlin (single, run), Garrett Butler (single, 2 runs) and Neal Kenney (single).

For Winslow, Ethan Lachance (run), Nicholas West (run), Cameron Winslow (single, run), Isaac Targett (run) and Bryce Gunzinger (single, run) paced the offense.

Winslow and Targett pitched for the Black Raiders, allowing 10 hits and three walks, with seven strikeouts. Curtis and Kenney pitched for the Mustangs, allowing two hits and nine walks, with three strikeouts.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Mount View (2-4, 2.1094 points) is 15th, while Mount Desert Island (4-1, 21.7188 points) is first in the 21-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Belfast 3, Lincoln Academy 2

At Newcastle May 1, the Lions took a lead late in the game and held on to knock off the Eagles. Belfast scored runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings, while Lincoln Academy scored two in the fifth.

Leading the Lions offensively were Jason Bartlett (3 singles, run, RBI), Tyler Bartlett (single, RBI), Luke Hamlin (single), Skylar Perkins (single), Chris Kelley (single) and Grey Dinsmore (single, run).

For the Eagles, Chris Sullivan (single, run), Oakley Oliver (2 singles), Matthew Leeman (single), Jon Pinkham (run), Gus Hunt (RBI), Basel White (2 singles, RBI), Bradley Cross (single) and Andrew Greenleaf (single) paced the offense.

Perkins and Bartlett pitched for Belfast, allowing eight hits and two walks, with eight strikeouts. Fink pitched for Lincoln Academy, allowing eight hits and three walks, with two strikeouts.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Belfast (3-2, 9.0625 points) is seventh, while Mount Desert Island (4-1, 21.7188 points) is first in the 21-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Softball

Searsport 9, Sumner 3

At Searsport May 2, the Vikings went on the offensive in the later innings and tripled the Tigers. Searsport scored one in the third, five in the fifth and three in the sixth, while Sumner scored one in the third, fifth and seventh innings.

Leading the Vikings at the plate were Sarah Gent (single), Makenzie Alley (single, run), Madison Young (run), Mikaela Alley (3 singles, 3 runs), Jenna Keach (2 doubles, single, 2 runs), Audrey Walker (double, single, run), Emma Spiegel (single), Arianna Stemp (single, run), Ashten Wells (double, single) and Abby Stemp (single).

For the Tigers, Lauren Hanna (single, run), Madeline Buswell (single), Skylar Soule (double, single, run), Madeline Bierman (2 singles), Lauren Nault (3 singles), Alexis Church (single) and Skye Howard (single, run) paced the offense.

Keach pitched for Searsport, allowing 11 hits and two walks, with seven strikeouts. Hanna pitched for Sumner, allowing 15 hits and two walks, with four strikeouts.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class D South, Searsport (3-1, 6.8073 points) is second, while Greenville (3-1, 6.8750 points) is first in the 10-team region. The top seven teams qualify for the playoffs.

Winslow 13, Mount View 5

At Thorndike May 1, the Black Raiders swung to an eight-run win over the Mustangs. Mount View scored two in the fourth, one in the fifth and two in the sixth, while Winslow scored three in the first, five in the fourth and five in the seventh.

Leading the Mustangs at the plate were Sage Cassidy (single, run), Alex Fountain (single), Devon Burgess (double, run), Emma Fonger (2 singles, 2 runs), Leah Bradstreet (triple, single, run), Kate Bourgeois (single) and Eliza Geaghan (single).

For the Black Raiders, Sarah Guimond (2 singles, 2 runs), Jenna Rodrigue (single, run), Bailey Robbins (double, run), Haley Ward (double, single, 2 runs), Taylor Libby (single), Cassandra Demers (single), Alexa Petrovic (run), Malinda Richards (run), Paige Trask (2 singles, 2 runs), Natalie Greene (2 runs) and Ashley Lachance (2 singles, run) paced the offense.

Broghan Gagnon pitched for Winslow, allowing nine hits and no walks, with eight strikeouts. Morgan Fonger pitched for Mount View, allowing 12 hits and three walks, with five strikeouts.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Mount View (0-5, no points) is 21st, while Brewer (7-0, 34.4531 points) is first in the 21-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Lincoln Academy 6, Belfast 5

At Newcastle May 1, the Eagles held off a late Lion rally and prevailed by a single run. Lincoln Academy scored three runs each in the first and second innings, while Belfast scored two in the first, one in the third and two in the sixth.

Leading the Lions at the plate were Angela Rogers (single, run), Kayci Faulkingham (single, RBI, run) and Brooke Richards (2 singles, RBI, run).

For the Eagles, Khloe Poland (2 singles, run), Lexi Hartford (single, run), Anna Hatch (2 singles, RBI), Emily Kelsey (double, single, RBI, 2 runs), Kortney McKenna (triple, RBI, run) and Bella Sawyer (single) paced the offense.

Richards pitched for Belfast, allowing nine hits and five walks, with seven strikeouts. McKenna pitched for Lincoln Academy, allowing four hits and six walks, with 10 strikeouts.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Belfast (3-2, 5.7031 points) is ninth,while Brewer (7-0, 34.4531 points) is first in the 21-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

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