High school baseball and softball

Lions, Vikings, Mustangs start fast with first diamond gems

Belfast, Searsport baseball, Mount View softball earn victories
By Staff | Apr 23, 2019
Photo by: Mark Haskell Belfast's Eamon Goscinski on the bases against Erskine Academy on April 22 in high school baseball. The host Lions beat the Eagles of South China 5-2.

The regular season is underway for high school baseball and softball teams throughout Waldo County — including squads from Belfast, Mount View of Thorndike and Searsport — all of which were in action Friday to Monday, April 19-22.

Tasting sweet victory thus far have been the Belfast and Searsport baseball teams and the Mount View softball squad, while the Lion softball and Mustang baseball teams came up short in recent days.

Watch videos and see more photos below.

On Monday, Lion baseball earned a 5-2 win, while softball lost 16-3 in five innings in home affairs against Erskine Academy of South China.

Also on Monday, the Viking baseball team swung to a 13-3, five-inning home win over Jonesport-Beals. The softball game between the squads was postponed due to unplayable field conditions.

On Friday, in a road doubleheader, the Mount View softball team earned a 30-1 win in game one and a 14-2 victory in game two — both five-inning affairs — against Washington Academy of East Machias. The baseball team came up short in its two road games, falling 7-1 and 4-1.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Baseball

Belfast 5, Erskine Academy 2

At Belfast April 22, the Lions distanced themselves from the Eagles in the sixth inning — and completed a game-ending double play in the seventh — to roar past the Eagles. Belfast scored two runs in the first, one in the fifth and two in the sixth, while Erskine Academy scored one in the fourth and sixth innings.

Leading the Lions at the plate were Tanner Veilleux (2 runs, stolen base), Luke Hamlin (double, run), Jason Bartlett (2 singles), Dakota Payson (double, single, run), Dylan Abbott (2 singles), Chris Kelley (single) and Eamon Goscinski (single, run, stolen base).

For the Eagles, Caden Turcotte (single), Nicholas Barber (double, single, run), Nicholas Howard (run, stolen base), Luke Anderson (single) and Bryce Goff (single) paced the offense.

Bartlett and Payson pitched for Belfast, as the duo allowed five hits and two walks, with two strikeouts. Anderson pitched for Erskine Academy, as he allowed nine hits and three walks, with seven strikeouts.

The Lions led 3-2 in the sixth before Goscinski and Veilleux reached on walks ahead of Hamlin, who belted a two-run double to center to help the hosts pull away.

Turcotte reached for Erskine Academy in the seventh and was sacrificed to second base before a Clark lined out sharply to Payson on the mound — who promptly threw to second base — to double off the runner and end the game.

Searsport 13, Jonesport-Beals 3 (5 inns.)

At Searsport April 22, the Vikings bested the Royals in short order en route to their first win of the season. Searsport scored two runs in the first inning, four in the third, two in the fourth and five in the fifth, while Jonesport-Beals scored three in the fourth.

Leading the Vikings at the plate were Daegan Moody (3 runs, 4 stolen bases), Aaron Wiley (run), Charlie Spiegel (single, stolen base), Spencer Philbrook (run), Colby Snow (2 runs, 2 stolen bases), Owen Soucy (run), Chase Brassbridge (run), George Dakin (3 singles), Isaias Therio (run, stolen base) Josh Wright (run), Gage Kneeland (run), Kaden Harriman (run) and Runci (single).

For the Royals, Kaiden Crowley (single, run), Brady Reynolds (double, run), Alvin Beal (single, run) and Nate Robinson (double) paced the offense.

Spiegel pitched for Searsport, as he allowed four hits and one walk, with nine strikeouts. Reynolds and Adam Robinson pitched for Jonesport-Beals, as the duo allowed five hits and seven walks, with seven strikeouts.

Washington Academy 4, Mount View 1

At East Machias April 19, the Raiders outhit the Mustangs 11-4 and emerged with a three-run win. Mount View scored its lone run in the final frame, while Washington Academy scored runs in the first, second, third and sixth innings.

Leading the ‘Stangs at the plate were Noah Jacobs (single), Logan Curtis (double), Darrett Fowler (single, run) and Sam Valleau (single).

For the Raiders, Jack Emery (double, single, run), Finn Furth (2 doubles, run), Zain Fitzsimmons (2 singles), Cecil Gray (2 singles), Zachary Cox (single) and Caden Steeves (2 singles, run) paced the offense.

Gray and Cox pitched for Washington Academy, as he allowed four hits and two walks, with 12 strikeouts. Doughty and Fowler pitched for Mount View, as the tandem allowed 11 hits and three walks, with two strikeouts.

Washington Academy 7, Mount View 1

At East Machias April 19, the Raiders won their second game of the day over the ‘Stangs. Washington Academy scored one in the first, one in the third, two in the fourth and three in the seventh, while Mount View scored one in the fifth.

Leading the Mustangs at the plate were Logan Curtis (triple), Noah Jacobs (single, run) and Brady Moulton (triple).

For the Raiders, Emery (single, run), Furth (2 singles, run), Fitzsimmons (double, run), Gray (2 doubles, single, run), Cox (single), Caleb Campbell (run) and Derek Maker (run) paced the offense.

Jacobs and Furrow pitched for the visitors, as the duo allowed eight hits and four walks, with two strikeouts. Fitzsimmons pitched for the hosts, as he allowed three hits and no walks, with 11 strikeouts.

Softball

Erskine Academy 16, Belfast 3 (5 inns.)

At Belfast April 22, the Eagles soared out of the gate and, ultimately, past the host Lions. Erskine Academy scored nine runs in the first, one in the second, two in the fourth and four in the fifth. Belfast scored one in the first and two in the fourth.

Leading the Lions at the plate were Sarah Fuller (run), Brooke Richards (hit, run), Karagen Stone (hit, run, RBI), Emma Richards (RBI), Kayci Faulkingham (hit) and Angela Rodgers (hit).

For the Eagles, Lydia Boucher (2 hits, 3 runs), Chiara Mahoney (2 runs), Kayla Hodgkins (2 hits, 3 RBIs, 3 runs), Katelyn Rollins (2 hits, 2 runs), Emma Fortin (hit, RBI, 2 runs), Parker King (hit, run), Summer Hotham (hit, run, RBI) and Madison Lully (hit, RBI, 2 runs) were keys.

Gia Davila pitched for Belfast, as she allowed 10 hits and five walks, with eight strikeouts. Hodgkins pitched for Erskine Academy, as she allowed four hits and one walk, with seven strikeouts.

Mount View 30, Washington Academy 1 (5 inns.)

At East Machias April 19, the Mustangs made it two wins in a matter of hours with their second straight mercy-rule win over the Raiders. Mount View exploded for 17 first-inning runs and added two in the second, seven in the third and one in the fourth, while Washington Academy scored its lone run in the second.

Leading the ‘Stangs on offense were Hannah Coolen (3 runs), Kate Bourgeois (3 hits, run), Alex Fountain (2 hits, 2 runs, 4 RBIs), Leah Bradstreet (hit, 2 runs, 2 RBIs), Taylor Hodgdon (2 hits, 2 RBIs, 3 runs), Emma Fonger (4 runs), Emily Lancaster (hit, 3 runs), Francesca Rocca (run), Devon Burgess (4 runs), Gabby Hanks (hit, run), Alexa Coffin (hit, RBI, 3 runs) and Maddi Holmes (hit, run, RBI).

Sydney Verge, Raennah Reynolds and Kyra Phillips had hits for the hosts.

Morgan Fonger and Alex Fountain pitched for Mount View, as the tandem allowed four hits and two walks, with three strikeouts. Teeya Harmon and Raeanah Reynolds pitched for Washington Academy, as the two allowed 14 hits and 21 walks, with two strikeouts.

Mount View 14, Washington Academy 2

At East Machias April 19, the Mustangs galloped out of the gate with a nine-run first inning and surged past the Raiders. Mount View added two in the second and three in the fourth, while Washington Academy scored two in the fourth.

Leading the Mustangs at the plate were Hannah Coolen (hit, 2 runs, 3 RBIs), Kate Bourgeois (4 hits, 3 runs), Alex Fountain (hit, RBI, 2 runs), Taylor Hodgdon (3 hits, 2 RBIs, run), Leah Bradstreet (hit, RBI, 2 runs), Emma Fonger (hit, run, 3 RBIs), Devon Burgess (run), Emily Lancaster (2 runs) and Morgan Fonger (hit).

For the Raiders, Teeya Harmon had the lone hit of the afternoon.

Morgan Fonger pitched for Mount View and tossed a one-hitter as she walked one and struck out eight. Harmon pitched for Washington Academy, scattering 17 hits and seven walks, with one strikeout.

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

Erskine Academy at Belfast baseball
Belfast hosts Erskine Academy on April 22 in high school baseball. (Video by: Mark Haskell and Zack Miller)
Erskine Academy at Belfast softball
Belfast hosts Erskine Academy on April 22 in high school softball. (Video by: Mark Haskell and Zack Miller)
Belfast's Gia Davila. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Brooke Richards. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Karagen Stone. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Sarah Fuller, right, and Erskine Academy's MaKenzie Strout. Lion Karagen Stone is behind. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Sarah Fuller. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Grace Fitzjurls. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Lindsey Goughnour. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Brooke Richards. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Maya Cunningham. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Maya Cunningham. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Brooke Richards, left, and Gia Davila. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Brooke Richards. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Grace Fitzjurls. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Gia Davila, left, and Sarah Fuller. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Lindsey Goughnour. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Lindsey Goughnour. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Grace Fitzjurls, left, and Sarah Fuller. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Grace Fitzjurls, left, and Sarah Fuller. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Gia Davila. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Brandon Cournoyer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Brandon Cournoyer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Tanner Veilleux. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Jason Bartlett. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Dakota Payson. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Dakota Payson. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Dakota Payson. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Luke Hamlin. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Samuel Davis. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Samuel Davis. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Tanner Veilleux. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Eamon Goscinski. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Luke Hamlin. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Tanner Veilleux. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Tanner Veilleux. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Tanner Veilleux. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Tanner Veilleux. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
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