The Searsport softball team entered the Class D South playoffs as the top seed.

And all it took to dispatch No. 9 Greenville in the quarterfinals on Wednesday, June 9, as it turned out, was a little patience.

Despite the opponents combining for four hits — two each side — the Vikings used patience at the plate and savvy on the bases to run past the Lakers with a 13-1, five-inning high school diamond victory on a hot, hazy afternoon.

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With the win, Searsport (10-6) advanced to the semifinals, where it will host No. 5 Buckfield (11-6) on Friday, June 11 at 2 p.m.

The Bucks defeated No. 4 Richmond 6-5 in another Wednesday prelim.

Greenville, which beat No. 9 Piscataquis of Guilford 4-2 in a prelim playoff to advance, saw its season wrap at 4-10.

“Definitely having to battle the heat and have the girls keep their heads in the game and keep their intensity up was a challenge,” said Searsport coach Christin Chase. “They powered through and kept their patience at the plate. Couldn't ask for more than that.”

The Vikings exploded out of the gate to the tune of an eight-run first inning, keyed by Sarah Gent's three-run triple to right-center field, before tacking on one in the fourth and four in the fifth. The hosts batted around in the opening frame.

Emma Spiegel walked it off for the hosts with a game-winning single to plate Sam Perkins. The Lakers’ lone run was plated in the fourth.

The Searsport offense was led by Jordan Greeley (3 runs), Mykenzie Tripp (run, stolen base), Makenzie Alley (2 runs), Ana Lang (2 runs), Gent (triple), Spiegel (single), Sam Perkins (run) and Kyla Perkins (2 runs, stolen base).

For Greenville, Ashley Bussell (single, run, stolen base) and Katie Worster (single) led the offense.

Lang, the recently crowned Penobscot Valley Conference Class D player and pitcher of the year, tossed a two-hitter. She walked one, hit two batters and struck out 13, including striking out the side in the first, second, third and fourth frames.

Lexi Bjork allowed only two hits, but walked 13 and hit four batters to go with four strikeouts.

Bjork walked the first three batters before Lang was credited with the first RBI of the game after being hit by a pitch to force in a run. Gent then cleared the bases with a triple and, in the blink of an eye, the Vikings led 4-0. Tripp plated the fifth run after she was hit by a pitch, after the bases were reloaded on walks.

Of note, fellow PVC all-conference selection Alley injured her knee in the regular-season finale against Orono and coach Chase said “her recovery has progressed very well and she only missed a postseason scrimmage.”

Alley, who played third base over her traditional shortstop position on Wednesday, figures to continue to be ready for the next round of the postseason.