The Class B North baseball playoffs lost its first heavy hitter and higher-seed on Tuesday, June 8 as No. 13 Nokomis of Newport came to the home field of No. 4 Belfast with the word upset on its mind.

The Warriors got a stellar effort from pitcher Cody Chretien — who kept the Lion batters off-balance for most of the steamy afternoon — and knocked the hosts from the postseason with an unexpected 4-2 high school diamond victory.

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With the win, Nokomis (6-11) advances to the quarterfinals, where it will face No. 5 Mount Desert Island or No. 12 Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield.

Belfast's strong campaign concluded at 10-7.

The Lions were led at the plate by Tanner Veilleux (single), Jason Bartlett (triple, single, RBI, run), Keegan McGowan (2 singles) and Chris Kelley (RBI).

For the Warriors, Mike Scharf (single, 2 RBIs), Jordan Hawthorne (double), Cody Chretien (single, run), Grady Hartsgrove (2 singles), Jacob Neumayer (single, run), Owen Upton (2 runs) and Aaron Moores (single, RBI) paced the offense.

Kelley went five innings on the hill for Belfast, while Tommy Walker pitched the final two frames. The Lion duo allowed eight hits and four walks, with eight strikeouts.

Chretien went the distance for Nokomis and allowed five hits and no walks, with two strikeouts.

Scharf got the party started on offense in the top of the first inning when he rapped a two-run single to plate Chretien and Neumayer, but the Lions knotted the score in the bottom of the frame when Walker came around to score on Bartlett's triple after Walker was hit by a pitch and Bartlett scampered home on a sacrifice fly by Kelley.

The Warriors took the lead for good in the top of the third frame when Upton reached second base on a throwing error after a bunt attempt and eventually came in on a passed ball.

The game featured sensational defensive plays, including two by the Lions in the middle innings which prevented the Warriors from extending their lead.

Kelley pitched himself into a jam in the top of the fourth when Hawthorne drew a walk, Hopkins singled and Owen Upton reached on an error to load the bases with one out.

The next batter lined out to Eamon Goscinski at second base — who flipped to shortstop Bartlett covering the bag — to get the Lions out of the inning.

Then in the top of the sixth, Hartsgrove singled and Hawthorne doubled with one out before a Hopkins bunt attempt got popped up into the glove of the diving Bartlett, who doubled back to double off the runner between third and home, to again get Belfast out of trouble.

Nokomis center fielder Hunter Upton also made a full-extension diving catch to end the bottom of the third inning for Belfast, which kept at least one Lion run off the board.

The Warriors added an insurance run in the top of the seventh when Owen Upton walked, moved to second on an error and came around to score on a single by Moores.