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High school spring sports

Split decision: Belfast baseball, Oceanside softball wear diamond gems

By Mark Haskell | Apr 27, 2021
Photo by: Mark Haskell The umpire signals Oceanside's Duncan Oakes-Nelsen, left, tagged out Belfast's Keegan McGowan at third base on April 26 in high school baseball in Rockland. The visiting Lions beat the Mariners 6-3.

Rockland — The Oceanside and Belfast baseball and softball teams, ultimately, settled for a split on the diamonds on Monday, April 26 as the schools squared off in a pair of blustery ballgames.

Lion baseball held off a late Oceanside rally and secured a 6-3 victory at Morrill Field, while Mariner softball defended Drinkwater Field in a high-scoring, 14-10 win.

Watch videos and see nearly 80 photos below.

The following is a recap of the games:

Baseball

Belfast scored two runs in the third, fifth and seventh frames, while Oceanside plated single runs in the fourth, fifth and seventh stanzas.

Leading the Lions at the dish were Chris Kelley (home run, double, 4 RBIs, run), Jason Bartlett (2 singles, 2 runs), Zepherin Leppanen (single), Ethan Porter (single, double, 2 RBIs) and Keegan McGowan (2 singles, run).

For the Mariners, Bowen Brann (double, run), Austin Chilles (home run, RBI, 2 runs), Nate Coombs (single), Conner Calderwood (single), Will Eaton (RBI), Aiden Bonzagni (single) and Alec Sirois (2 singles, RBI) paced the offense.

Kelley and Tommy Walker split time on the mound for Belfast as the duo combined to allow seven hits and six walks, with 10 strikeouts. Chilles and Coombs toed the rubber for Oceanside, as they scattered nine hits and six walks, with 11 strikeouts.

Kelley put the Lions on the board in the third inning when he rapped a two-run double, but the Mariners cut their deficit in half in the fourth when Brann doubled to left, moved to third and scored on a sacrifice fly by Calderwood.

Belfast tacked on a pair of insurance runs in the fifth when Kelley belted a two-run blast, but Oceanside worked back to within 4-2 when Sirois plated Chilled with a single.

Porter put the visitors up 6-2 in the top of the seventh with a two-run double. The hosts got a solo blast from Chilles in the bottom of the frame, but drew no closer.

Softball

Oceanside scored three runs in the first, six in the second, three in the third and one in the fifth and sixth frames, while Belfast scored three in the first, one in the third, two in the fourth, one in the sixth and three in the seventh.

Leading the Mariners at the plate were Lily Judecki (4 singles, 3 RBIs, 3 runs), Jessica Watkinson (single, run), Adrianna Whitamore (single, RBI, 4 runs), Grace Woodman (2 singles, RBI, 2 runs), Ava Philbrook (double, RBI), Grace Pratt (single, 2 RBIs, run), Maddie Ripley (double, RBI), Chloe Drinkwater (2 runs) and Hannah Robinson (double, 2 RBIs, run).

For the Lions, Lexi Hopkins (3 singles, 3 RBIs, run), Katie Simmons (run), Mia Winslow (2 singles, 2 runs), Paris Weatherington (single), Anna Metcalf (single), Sarah Fuller (2 singles, RBI, 2 runs), Maddie Chiarmonte (2 runs) and Haylee Withee (single, 2 RBIs, 2 runs) paced the offense.

Whitamore pitched for Oceanside, as she allowed 10 hits and five walks, with seven strikeouts. Hopkins pitched for Belfast, as she allowed 13 hits and three walks, with five strikeouts.

The score was tied 3-3 after the first inning before Oceanside opened things in the bottom of the second.

Drinkwater reached on an error and was doubled in by Robinson to give the Mariners the lead, while Robinson was singled in by Pratt moments later to make the score 5-3. Oceanside extended its lead to 9-3 later in the frame with RBI-singles by Woodman and Judecki and a pair of bases-loaded walks issued to Ripley and Robinson.

Belfast at Oceanside baseball
Oceanside hosts Belfast on April 26 in high school baseball in Rockland. (Video by: Mark Haskell and Zack Miller)
Belfast at Oceanside softball
Oceanside hosts Belfast on April 26 in high school softball in Rockland. (Video by: Mark Haskell and Zack Miller)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school softball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school softball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school softball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school softball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school softball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school softball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school softball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school softball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school softball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school softball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school softball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school softball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school softball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school softball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school softball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school softball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school softball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school softball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school softball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school softball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school softball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school softball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school softball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school softball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school softball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school softball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school softball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school softball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school softball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school softball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school softball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school softball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school softball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school softball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school softball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school softball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school softball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school softball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school softball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school softball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school softball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school baseball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school baseball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school baseball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school baseball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school baseball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school baseball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school baseball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school baseball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school baseball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school baseball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school baseball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school baseball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school baseball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school baseball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school baseball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school baseball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school baseball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school baseball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school baseball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school baseball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school baseball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school baseball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school baseball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school baseball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school baseball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school baseball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school baseball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school baseball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school baseball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school baseball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school baseball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school baseball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school baseball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school baseball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school baseball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Belfast at Oceanside on April 26 in high school baseball in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
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