High school baseball and softball

Mustangs, Vikings, Lions continue to make their pitches

By Staff | May 08, 2018

It was a somewhat forgettable day on the high school diamonds for Waldo County baseball and softball teams on Monday, May 7, as Searsport softball was the lone squad to claim victory. But other recent days were more prosperous for area teams.

On Monday, Viking softball posted a 16-3 win over Bangor Christian, while Viking baseball lost its first regular-season game in nearly a calendar year with a 9-3 defeat to the Patriots in a rematch of last year’s state Class D championship game.

The Mustangs also were downed by Oceanside of Rockland, while the Lions fell to Brewer.

The Viking and Mustang also were in action Friday and Saturday, May 4-5, as Searsport split contests with Stearns of Millinocket and Mount View was swept by Erskine Academy of South China.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Softball

Oceanside 14, Mount View 2 (5 inns.)

At Thorndike May 7, the Mariners rode a grand slam off the bat of Raechel Joyce to surge past the host Mustangs. Oceanside scored five runs in the second inning, six in the third, one in the fourth and two in the fifth, while Mount View scored two in the second.

Leading the Mariners at the plate were Joyce (grand slam, single, 5 RBIs), Hannah Moholland (double, single, 2 RBIs), Kalli Grover (3 singles), Grace Woodman (2 singles, 2 RBIs), Abby Veilleux (2 singles, RBI), Adrianna Whitamore (2 singles, RBI), Jessica Watkinson (2 singles) and Lily Judecki (single).

For the Mustangs, Sage Cassidy, Leah Bradstreet, Emma Fonger, Devon Burgess and Emily Lancaster rapped singles.

In the pitching circle, Whitamore yielded five hits and three walks, with four strikeouts for Oceanside. Fonger scattered 16 hits and six walks, with four strikeouts.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Mount View (0-8, no points) is 21st, while Brewer (9-0, 55.3125 points) is first in the 21-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Searsport 16, Bangor Christian 3 (6 inns.)

At Bangor May 7, the Vikings swung by the Patriots and prevailed via mercy rule. Searsport scored four runs in the first inning, two in the second, three in the third, three in the fourth, two in the fifth and two in the sixth, while Bangor Christian scored one in the fourth and two in the fifth.

Leading the Vikings at the plate were Ashten Wells (single, 2 runs), Emma Spiegel (double), Makenna Woodward (run), Makenzie Alley (triple, double, 2 singles, 2 runs), Jenna Keach (2 doubles, single, 2 runs), Mikaela Alley (single, 2 runs), Abby Stemp (single), Audrey Walker (run), Arianna Stemp (2 singles, 2 runs), Sarah Gent (single, 2 runs) and Jade Hanson (run).

For the Patriots, Hailey Gogan (single, run), Rebekah Vadas (2 singles), Emily Wilber (single, run), Caitlin Peary (run), Selina Haggerty (single) and Lacy Haggerty (single) paced the offense.

Keach pitched for Searsport, as she allowed six hits and one walk, with 10 strikeouts. Peary pitched for Bangor Christian, as she allowed 14 hits and nine walks, with three strikeouts.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Class D South, Searsport (3-2, 8.2135 points) is third, while Greenville (4-1, 11.1272 points) is first in the 11-team region. The top seven teams qualify for the playoffs.

Stearns 13, Searsport 3

At Millinocket May 5, the Minutemen bested the visitors by 10 runs. Stearns scored one in the first, two in the third and 10 in the fifth, while Searsport scored in the second, fifth and sixth innings.

Leading the Vikings at the plate were Ashten Wells (3 singles), Jenna Keach (single, run), Makenzie Alley (single, run), Mikaela Alley (2 singles), Madison Young (single) and Abby Stemp (single, run).

For the Minutemen, Bailey Girsa (double, single, run), Katherine Alley (2 runs), Rebecca Glidden (double, 4 runs), Paige Russell (single, 2 runs), Katie Kenyon (double, 2 singles, 2 runs), Renee Pelletier (2 singles, run) and Natalie Michaud (single, run) paced the offense.

Keach pitched for Searsport, as she allowed 10 hits and seven walks, with 12 strikeouts. Stearns pitchers allowed nine hits and one walk, with seven strikeouts.

Erskine Academy 19, Mount View 2

At Thorndike May 4, the Eagles soared past the ‘Stangs. Mount View scored both its runs in the fifth inning, while Erskine Academy scored four in the first, three in the second, one in the third, five in the fourth and six in the seventh.

Leading Mount View at the plate were Taylor Hodgdon (single), Alex Fountain (single), Morgan Fonger (2 singles, run) and Emily Lancaster (run).

For Erskine Academy, Madison Boynton (triple, double, single, 4 runs), Parker King (3 singles, run), Makenzie Strout (triple, double, 2 runs), Kayla Hodgkins (2 triples, 3 runs), Lydia Boucher (2 singles, 3 runs), Summer Hotham (run), Olivia Wyman (2 runs) and Hunter Hoague (2 singles, 3 runs) paced the offense.

Hodgkins pitched for the Eagles, as she allowed four hits and no walks, with six strikeouts. Morgan Fonger pitched for the Mustangs, as she allowed 14 hits and five walks, with two strikeouts.

Baseball

Oceanside 9, Mount View 5

At Thorndike May 7, the Mariners swung to their sixth win in seven games, this time over the Mustangs. Oceanside scored five runs in the third and two in the fourth and seventh innings, while Mount View scored four in the first and one in the second.

Leading the Oceanside offense were Michael Norton Jr. (2 singles), Joey Curtis (single, 2 RBIs) and Zach Cody (2 RBIs).

For Mount View, Noah Jacobs (2 singles), Andrew Savoy (2 singles) and Logan Curtis (double) paced the offense.

Curtis went the distance on the bump for the Mariners, as he yielded seven hits while striking out eight. Neal Kenney and Darrett Fowler pitched for the Mustangs.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Mount View (2-6, 2.1094 points) is 18th, while Oceanside (6-1, 28.2031 points) is third. Brewer (6-2, 37.8125 points) is first in the 21-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Bangor Christian 9, Searsport 3

At Bangor May 7, the Vikings were dealt their first regular-season loss since May 19 of last year as they were dealt a tough hand by the Patriots. Searsport, which defeated Bangor Christian in the state Class D title game last year, scored one run in the fourth inning and two in the fifth, while Bangor Christian scored two in the first, one in the second and six in the sixth.

Leading the Vikings at the plate were Charlie Spiegel (double, run), Liam MacMillan (single, run), Daegen Moody (single, run) and Isaiah Therio (single).

For the Patriots, Dean Grass (double, single, 2 runs), Calvin Mercier (single, run, stolen base), Erik Gorczok (single, RBI), Jack York (2 singles, run, RBI), Dacian Robert (run), Kaden Robert (2 singles, 2 runs), Luke Chandler (run) and Oakley Dugans (run) paced the offense.

Powell and Connor Kneeland pitched for Searsport, as the duo allowed eight hits and four walks, with two strikeouts. Grass and Gorczok pitched for Bangor Christian, as they allowed four hits and eight walks, with nine strikeouts.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class D South, Searsport (5-0, 21.7188 points) is first in the 11-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

Monday’s game has yet to be reported to the Heal Point Site, thus, the Vikings are 5-1.

Brewer 9, Belfast 1

At Belfast May 7, the Witches pounced on the Lions early and swung their way to victory. Brewer scored four runs in the first and seventh innings and one in the third, while Belfast’s lone run came in the first.

Leading the Lions at the plate were Tanner Veilleux (single), Luke Hamlin (single), Dakota Payson (2 singles, run) and Grey Dinsmore (single).

For the Witches, Ben Byorak (double, RBI, run), Trevor Pearson (double, 2 RBIs, run), Josiah Cyr (double, RBI, run), Kyle Goodrich (single), Andrew Kiley (double, single, RBI, run), Hunter Russell (run), Levi Williamson (double, 2 singles, 2 runs) and Evan Andrews (single, RBI, run) paced the offense.

Skylar Perkins, Payson, Jason Bartlett and Chris Kelly pitched for Belfast, allowing 10 hits and two walks, with four strikeouts. Cyr and Kobe Rogerson pitched for Brewer, allowing five hits and one walk, with five strikeouts.

Searsport 10, Stearns 4 (9 inns.)

At Millinocket May 5, the Vikings used the strength with a six-run ninth inning and bested the Minutemen. Searsport also scored two in the third and one in the sixth and seventh innings, while Stearns scored four in the fifth.

Leading the Vikings at the plate were Colby Snow (single, double, 3 RBIs, 2 runs), Ben Powell (single, run), Charlie Spiegel (single, double, 2 RBIs, run), Liam MacMillan (2 singles, RBI, 2 runs), George Dakin (2 singles, run), Owen Soucy (single, RBI), Daegan Moody (single, 2 RBIs, run) and Isaiah Runci (2 singles, 2 runs).

For the Minutemen, Seth Gavin (run), J.W. Briggs (run), Evan McLean (single), Andrew Daigle (single), Caleb York (single), Trenton Goody (2 singles, run) and Bennett Dunston (single, run) paced the offense.

Charlie Spiegel went 7 1/3 innings on the hill for Searsport, while Ben Powell worked the final 1 2/3 frames. The duo combined to allow six hits and three walks, with 15 strikeouts.

Ethan Pelkey and Briggs pitched for Stearns, as they allowed 13 hits and four walks, with 11 strikeouts.

Erskine Academy 7, Mount View 1

At Thorndike May 4, the Eagles bested the host Mustangs. Erskine Academy scored four in the first, two in the second and one in the fourth, while Mount View scored one in the third.

Leading the Mustangs at the plate were Barack Moody (double), Damien Doughty (single) and Garrett Butler (double, run).

For the Eagles, Caden Turcotte (single, 2 runs), Braden Soule (run), Bjorn Jorgensen (double, single, 3 runs), Nicholas Barber (single, run), Nicholas Howard (single) and Chandler Moore (2 singles) paced the offense.

Noah Jacobs and Max Tomlin pitched for Mount View, as the duo allowed seven hits and four walks, with three strikeouts. Erskine Academy pitchers allowed three hits and no walks, with three strikeouts.

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

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