High school baseball and softball

Lions, Mustangs, Vikings keep swinging for spring success

Searsport squads surge in recent games, Belfast downs Mount View in county showdowns
By Staff | May 15, 2018

Waldo County high school baseball and softball teams have crested the midway point of their seasons, and the six squads were in action in recent days — as many collected important wins for a late charge to the regional playoffs.

The following is a recap of recently-reported results:

Softball

Searsport 12, Sumner 9

At East Sullivan May 14, the Vikings outslugged the hosts to win their sixth game of the season. Searsport, which tallied 12 hits and 12 errors, scored six runs in the fourth inning, three in the fifth and three in the sixth.

Sumner, which recorded eight hits and eight errors, scored one run in the first inning, one in the fourth, one in the fifth, five in the sixth and one in the seventh.

Leading Searsport at the plate were Makenna Woodward (2 singles, RBI, run), Jenna Keach (double, run), Mikaela Alley (2 singles, RBI, run), Makenzie Alley (single, double, RBI, 2 runs), Audrey Walker (2 singles, 2 runs), Abby Stemp (triple, RBI, 2 runs), Arianna Stemp (single, 2 runs) and Madison Young (single, run, RBI).

For Sumner Taylor Smith (double, triple, 2 RBIs, run), Skylar Soule (single, double, 2 runs), Madeline Buswell (single, RBI), Skye Howard (double, run), Lauren Hanna (run), Madeline Bierman (RBI, run), Lauren Nault (2 runs), Brenda Patten (run) and Emma Bunch (2 singles, RBI, run) led the charge.

Keach (9 runs on 8 hits, 3 walks, 10 strikeouts in 7 innings) worked the pitching circle for Searsport.

Hanna (12 runs on 12 hits, 5 walks, 9 strikeouts in 7 innings) went the distance for the Tigers.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class D South, Searsport (6-3, 24.5521 points) is third, while Greenville (7-1, 34.7574 points) is first in the 10-team region. The top seven teams qualify for the playoffs.

Searsport 3, Temple Academy 2 (8 inns.)

At Searsport May 12, the Vikings walked off on a base hit from Arianna Stemp that plated Makenzie Alley in the eighth inning.

Searsport, which slugged 10 hits and committed five errors, scored one run in the third inning, one in the fifth and one in the eighth. Temple Academy, which registered seven hits and seven errors, scored one run in the fourth and fifth frames.

Leading the hosts at the plate were Mikaela Alley (2 singles, run), Makenzie Alley (triple, run), Sarah Gent (2 singles), Makenna Woodward (single), Jenna Keach (RBI, run), Arianna Stemp (single, RBI) and Abby Stemp (single).

The Bereans were led by Deleyni Carr (2 singles), Jaimee Feugill (2 singles, run), Olivia Baker (single, RBI) and Faith Rossignol (single, run).

Keach (2 runs on 7 hits, 3 walks, 13 strikeouts in 8 innings) went the distance for Searsport.

Carr (3 runs on 10 hits, 2 walks, 10 strikeouts in 8 innings) worked the circle for Temple Academy.

Maine Central Institute 11, Mount View 1

At Pittsfield May 9, the Huskies prowled past the Mustangs. MCI scored four runs in the first, three in the third, one in the fourth and three min the fifth, while Mount View’s lone tally came in the fifth.

Leading the ‘Stangs at the plate were Alex Fountain (single), Emma Fonger (double) and Morgan Fonger (single, run).

For the Huskies, Jillian Frost (3 singles, 2 runs), Sydney Morton (single, run), Hannah Peacock (run), Maria Reed (run), Kendra Willey (2 runs), Emily Linkletter (2 runs), Mia Braley (single, run), Leah Bussell (single, run) and Ashley Souliere (single) paced the offense.

Stevens pitched for MCI, allowing three hits and one walk, with three strikeouts. Morgan Fonger pitched for Mount View, allowing seven hits and three walks, with two strikeouts.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Mount View (0-9, no points) is 21st, while Brewer (9-0, 67.1875 points) is first in the 21-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Baseball

Belfast 5, Mount View 0

At Thorndike May 14, the Lions swept the county rivalry two-game season series. Belfast, which recorded five hits and committed two errors, scored two runs in the first inning, one in the third and two in the fourth. Mount View recorded two hits and committed five errors.

Leading the Lions at the plate were Skylar Perkins (single, run), Dakota Payson (single, 2 runs), Samuel Davis (single, run), Chris Kelley (run), Jason Bartlett (single), Grey Dinsmore (single) and Luke Hamlin (single).

Theo Dodge (single) and Brady Moulton (single) recorded the hits for the Mustangs.

Perkins (no runs on 2 hits, 9 strikeouts, walk) went the distance for the visitors.

Noah Jacobs (5 runs on 5 hits, 4 strikeouts in 6 innings) and Darrett Fowler (walk, strikeout in 2 innings) pitched for the hosts.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Belfast (5-5, 15.0000 points is 13th and Mount View (2-8, 4.3750 points) 20th, while Brewer (7-3, 61.0156 points) is first in the 21-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Searsport 5, Sumner 2

At East Sullivan May 14, the three-time defending state champion Vikings picked up their seventh win of the season. The Vikings, who recorded four hits, scored three runs in the first inning and two in the seventh. Sumner, which finished with six hits, scored two runs in the sixth inning.

Leading Searsport at the plate were Colby Snow (2 singles, 2 runs), Liam MacMilian (single, 2 RBIs, run), George Dakin (single, RBI), Connor Kneeland (run), Ben Powell (RBI) and Charlie Spiegel (run).

For the Tigers Yosef Shteirman (single, run), Damon Warren (single), Will Colson (single, RBI), Kayden Quinn (single, RBI), Aidan Weaver (single) and Jordan Piper (single, run) led the way.

Powell (2 runs on 6 hits, 4 strikeouts in 7 innings) went the distance on the mound for Searsport.

Quinn (3 runs on 2 hits, 4 strikeouts, 3 walks in 6 innings) and Malcolm Perry (3 strikeouts, 2 walks in an inning) pitched for the hosts.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class D South, Searsport (7-2, 51.6406 points) is first in the 11-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

Searsport 17, Temple Academy 1

At Searsport May 12, the Vikings had a complete performance against the Bereans, as they slugged 11 hits and held Temple Academy to one hit.

Leading the Vikings offensively were Colby Snow (single, RBI, 2 runs), Connor Kneeland (single, double, RBI, 3 runs), Ben Powell (single, 3 RBIs, 2 runs), Charlie Spiegel (double, RBI, 3 runs), Liam MacMillian (single, 3 RBIs, run), George Dakin (single, RBI), Kaden Harriman (single, 2 RBIs), Daegen Moody (2 runs), Isaiah Runci (single, RBI, run), Cody Reynolds (RBI, run), Gabe Kneeland (single, RBI, run) and Mac Soucy (single, RBI, run).

For Temple Academy, Micah Riptella (single, RBI) and Nikola Kekic (run) played key roles.

Powell, Connor Kneeland and Runci pitched for the Vikings, as the trio combined for 11 strikeouts and two walks, while giving up one hit.

Maine Central Institute 13, Mount View 4

At Pittsfield May 9, the Huskies swung past the ‘Stangs. Mount View scored two runs in the first and one in the third and fifth innings, while MCI tallied seven in the first, four in the third and one in the fifth and sixth frames.

Leading Mount View at the plate was Barack Moody (single, 2 runs, 3 stolen bases) Noah Jacobs (run), Andrew Savoy (run) and Damien Doughty (single).

For MCI, Dominic Wilson (3 singles, 2 runs), Pedro Matos (triple, double, single, 3 runs, stolen base), Owen Williams (run, stolen base), Norman Duncombe (2 singles), Seth Bussell (2 singles, run), Hayden Caldwell (3 singles, 3 runs, 3 stolen bases), Kempton Roy (single, 2 runs) and Isaac Bussell (2 singles, run) paced the offense.

Savoy and Jacobs pitched for Mount View, as the duo allowed 16 hits and one walk. Matos pitched for MCI, as he gave up two hits and five walks, with one strikeout.

Courier Publications' sports staff can be reached by email at sports@villagesoup.com or by phone at 594-4401.

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