The Oceanside and Mount View baseball and softball teams took to the diamonds at Morrill and Drinkwater fields on Thursday, April 15 in preseason action, as the schools colleced a victory on the afternoon.

The Mariner baseball squad overcame a brief deficit and secured three two-out runs in the sixth inning to sail to a 6-4 victory over the Mustangs, while the Mustang softball team galloped to a high-scoring, 20-12 victory over the Mariners.

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The following is a recap of the games:


Oceanside scored one run in the second inning, two in the fourth and three in the sixth, while the four Mount View tallies came in the fifth.

The Mariners had six pitchers toe the rubber on Thursday — Duncan Oakes-Nelsen, Bowen Brann, Nathaniel Barnard, Will Eaton, Austin Chilles and Nathan Coombs — as the group combined to allow three hits and three walks, while striking out 10 Mustangs.

Declan Knowlton and Levi Winslow pitched for the ‘Stangs, as the duo finished five hits, five walks and two hit batters, with five strikeouts.

Leading Oceanside at the plate were Alex Bartlett (single, run, stolen base, RBI), Finnegan Lynch (steal, run), Nathan Coombs (single, 2 runs, 3 steals, RBI), Brann (run, 2 steals), Chilles (RBI), Alec Sirois (single, steal), Connor Calderwood (steal) and Chase Allenwood (single, run).

For Mount View, Draedyn Furrow (single, run), Noah Hurd (double), Kyle Ingraham (single, run), Sam Valleau (run) and Sean Raven (run) paced the offense.

The Mariners got on the board in the second inning when Brann was hit by a pitch, stole second base and later came across the plate on an error. The hosts extended their lead to 3-0 in the fourth.

Lynch drew a walk to start the frame, stole second, moved to third on a sacrifice fly and came in on a single by the speedy Coombs, who promptly stole second and third and scored on a single by Chilles.

However, the Mustangs rallied in the fifth to take a 4-3 lead, which began with a single by Ingraham and walk to Valleau to put two runners on.

Raven later drew a walk to load the bases before Furrow plated a run on an infield single, followed by Valleau scampering home moments later on a wild pitch.

Hurd drew a walk to reload the bases for Mount View before Knowlton put a ball in play that allowed two more runs to score, but Hurd was tagged out at third base to end the frame.

But the hosts took the lead for good in the sixth inning, which began with a single by Allenwood. Later in the frame, Bartlett plated Allenwood with a single and later scored himself on an error to give the Mariners the advantage. Coombs reached on the same error and later came around on a wild pitch to round out the scoring.


Mount View scored seven runs in the second inning, two in the fifth, nine in the sixth and two in the seventh, while Oceanside tallied one in the second, three in the fourth, one in the fifth, four in the sixth and two in the seventh.

Emma Fonger and Morgan Fonger pitched for Mount View, as the sisters allowed 12 hits and 10 walks, with five strikeouts. Adrianna Whitamore, Grace Pratt and Haley Tufts pitched for Oceanside, as the trio also allowed 12 hits and 12 walks, with four strikeouts.

Detailed offensive statistics for the teams were unavailable.

Mount View got on the board in the second inning when Alexa Coffin plated teammate Madison Bisson on a bases-loaded walk, as Morgan Fonger walked in after teammate Kate Bourgeois was hit by a pitch.

Hannah Coolen ripped a two-run single to right field and Maddie Roux an RBI-double before two more runs came in on errors to give the Mustangs a 7-0 lead.

Hannah Robinson plated teammate Maggie Callahan with a double in the bottom of the frame to put Oceanside on the board and drew to within 7-4 in the fourth inning thanks, in part, to an RBI-double by Pratt.

The Mariners later added RBI-doubles by Ava Philbrook and Maddie Ripley to make the score 9-6 in favor of Mount View, but the visitors put the game out of reach with a nine-run frame in the sixth inning, led by a two-run triple by Emma Fonger.

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