High school baseball and softball

Vikings, Lions, Mustangs keep taking mighty swings at victories

No. 1 Searsport baseball earns three recent wins, Viking girls one
By Staff | May 16, 2019
Photo by: Zack Miller Searsport's Isaiah Runci fields the ball against Stearns of Millonockett on May 15 in high school baseball. The Vikings defeated the Minutemen 11-1 and 14-2 in a midweek doubleheader.

There were busy days for Waldo County high school baseball and softball teams on Monday and Wednesday, May 13 and 15, as Searsport was able to come away with victories — and Mount View and Belfast not as much — with the season's second half in full swing.

On Wednesday, Searsport baseball posted a pair of wins in a home doubleheader with Stearns of Millinocket, while softball lost both contests with the Minutemen.

Mount View came up short against Maranacook of Readfield, as did Belfast against Mount Desert Island of Bar Harbor.

The Vikings also swung to lopsided wins on the road over Sumner of East Sullivan earlier in the week as baseball earned a 19-2, five-inning victory and softball an 11-2 triumph.

Watch videos and see more photos from Searsport games below.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Softball

Stearns 12, Searsport 10

At Searsport May 16, the Minutemen swung to a two-run victory. Searsport scored two in the second, third and sixth innings and three in the fifth, while Stearns plated five in the second, one in the sixth and six in the seventh.

Leading the Vikings at the plate were Abby Stemp (single), Emma Spiegel (single, run), Mikaela Alley (run), Jenna Keach (double, triple, 2 runs), Makenzie Alley (single, double, home run), Kyla Perkins (single, run) and Jordan Greeley (single, double, run, RBI).

For the Minutemen, Katherine Alley (single, home run, 2 runs, 3 RBIs), Rabecka Glidden (single, double, run, 3 RBIs), Paige Russell (single, triple, run), Kasey Kenyon (double), Katie Kenyon (single, 2 runs), Natalie Michaud (run), Tatiana Mohoff (single, 2 runs) and Alisyn Alley (2 runs) paced the offense.

Keach pitched for Searsport, as she allowed 13 hits and three walks, with six strikeouts. Katherine Alley pitched for Stearns, as she allowed 10 hits and six walks, with 13 strikeouts.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class D South, Searsport (4-5, 12.3438 points) is fourth, while Buckfield (9-1, 48.3487 points) is first in the nine-team region. The top six teams qualify for the playoffs.

Stearns 9, Searsport 6

At Searsport May 16, the Minutemen bested the Vikings. Searsport scored three in the first, one in the second and two in the fifth, while Stearns scored two in the second, three in the third, one in the fourth and fifth and two in the sixth.

Leading Searsport on offense were Jordan Greeley (single, run), Makenzie Alley (double, run), Jenna Keach (3 singles, run, 2 RBIs), Mikaela Alley (double, 2 runs), Samantha Perkins (single, RBI) and Madison Young (single).

For Stearns, Katherine Alley (run, RBI), Rabecka Glidden (home run), Russel (run), Katie Kenyon (home run), Kasey Kenyon (run), Natalie Michaud (single, 3 runs, RBI) and Kayli Mohoff (run) paced the offense.

Jenna Keach pitched for the Vikings, as she allowed three hits and two walks, with three strikeouts. Katie Kenyon worked the circle for the Minutemen, as she allowed 10 hits, while striking out five.

Maranacook 17, Mount View 5 (6 inns.)

At Readfield May 16, the Black Bears benefited from seven Mustang errors — and plated six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning — as they walked off on Mount View. Maranacook scored five in the first, three in the second, two in the third and one in the fifth, while Mount View scored three in the third and two in the fourth.

Leading the ‘Stangs at the plate were Hannah Coolen (run), Kate Bourgeois (2 hits, 2 runs, RBI), Alex Fountain (2 hits, run, RBI), Taylor Hodgdon (hit, RBI), Emma Fonger (hit), Devon Burgess (RBI) and Hailey Croteau (run).

For the Black Bears, Amanda Goucher (hit, 5 runs, 2 RBIs), Abby Jacques (hit, RBI, 2 runs), Brook Stratton (2 hits, 3 runs, 3 RBIs), Carolina Bachelder (3 hits, 2 runs, 2 RBIs), Allyse Bonenfant (hit, run, RBI), Natalie Costa (RBI), Kaylee Jones (hit, run), Evelyn St. Germain (run, RBI) and Sally Whittington (2 runs) paced the offense.

Emma Fonger, Coolen and Morgan Fonger pitched for Mount View, as the trio allowed nine hits and eight walks, with four strikeouts. Costa and Pratt pitched for Maranacook, as the teammates allowed six hits and three walks, with seven strikeouts.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Mount View (2-8, 1.2500 points) is 20th, while Brewer (10-0, 79.5313 points) is first in the 21-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Searsport 11, Sumner 2

At East Sullivan May 13, the Vikings went on the offensive early and often and slugged past the Tigers. Searsport scored two runs in the first inning, one in the second, three in the third, one in the fourth and fifth and three in the sixth, while Sumner plated runs in the fourth and seventh.

Jenna Keach twirled a no-hitter in the pitching circle for Searsport as she walked three and struck out five in the victory. Lauren Hanna pitched for Sumner, as she allowed 14 hits and one walk, with seven strikeouts.

Leading the Vikings at the plate were Mikaela Alley (3 singles, 3 runs, RBI), Kyla Perkins (single, 2 doubles, run, 4 RBIs), Keach (single, RBI), Abby Stemp (single, double, run), Sarah Gent (single, run), Makenzie Alley (double, triple, 3 runs, RBI) and Emma Spiegel (2 singles, 2 runs).

For the Tigers, Patten and Benjamin scored.

Baseball

Searsport 11, Stearns 1 (5 inns.)

At Searsport May 15, the Vikings walked off with a mercy rule-shortened win over the Minutemen. Searsport scored three runs in the third inning, five in the fourth and three in the fifth, while Stearns tallied its lone run in the fifth.

Charlie Spiegel and Daegan Moody pitched for the hosts, as the duo allowed one hit and three walks, with 10 strikeouts. Andrew Daigle, Michael Clark, Riley Gardner and Aaron Gamble pitched for the visitors, as the group allowed nine hits and six walks, with six strikeouts.

Leading the Vikings at the plate were Daegan Moody (single, run, RBI), Aaron Wiley (2 singles, 2 runs), Spiegel (single, 2 runs), Colby Snow (3 runs), George Dakin (2 singles, 3 RBIs, run), Josh Wright (single), Kaden Harriman (single), Steven Perkins (RBI) and Isaiah Runci (single, run).

For the Minutemen, Elliot Shearer singed and scored the run.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class D South, Searsport (8-1, 48.8504 points) is first in the nine-team region. The top six teams qualify for the playoffs.

Searsport 14, Stearns 2 (5 inns.)

At Searsport May 15, the Vikings made it a clean sweep on the day with a second mercy-rule win over the Minutemen. Searsport scored five runs in the first inning, seven in the third and two in the fourth, while Stearns plated runs in the fourth and fifth frames.

Charlie Spiegel, Josh Wright and George Dakin pitched for the Vikings, as the trio allowed two hits and three walks, with nine strikeouts. Clark, Daigle, Gene Pelletier and Aaron Gamble pitched for the Minutemen, as they allowed eight hits and nine walks, with four strikeouts.

Leading the Searsport offense were Daegan Moody (run), Aaron Wiley (run), Chase Brassbridge (single, 2 runs), Charlie Spiegel (2 runs), Steven Perkins (single, run), Colby Snow (4 singles, 2 RBIs, 2 runs), George Dakin (single, 3 RBIs, 2 runs), Josh Wright (2 runs, RBI), Cody Reynolds (single, RBI), Isaiah Runci (single, RBI, run) and Spencer Philbrook (single, 2 RBIs).

For Stearns, Gavin Darling (run), Landon Cyr (single), Elliot Shearer (run), Gene Pelletier (single), Aaron Gamble (RBI) and Riley Gardner (RBI) paced the offense.

Maranacook 5, Mount View 3

At Readfield May 15, the Mustangs doubled up the Black Bears in hits, but could not swing past the hosts and fell by two runs. Mount View scored two in the fourth and one in the sixth, while Maranacook scored two in the first and three in the sixth.

Leading the ‘Stangs at the plate were Noah Jacobs (2 hits, RBI, run), Darrett Fowler (3 hits, 2 RBIs), Logan Curtis (hit), Brady Moulton (2 hits), Neal Kenney (hit) and Damien Doughty (3 hits, 2 runs).

For the Black Bears, Aric Belanger (hit, run), Glen Guerette (hit, run), Duncan Rogers (hit, run), Mitch Root (hit, RBI, 2 runs), Hunter Glowa (hit, 2 RBIs) and Wyatt Lambert (hit, RBI) paced the offense.

Jacobs went the distance on the hill for Mount View, as he allowed six hits and no walks, with three strikeouts. Derek Kelley, Alex Trafton and Jarred Schmidt pitched for Maranacook, as the duo allowed 12 hits and one walk, with four strikeouts.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Mount View (2-8, 13.3594 points) is 18th, while Hermon (11-0, 72.1094 points) is first in the 21-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Mount Desert Island 4, Belfast 2

At Belfast May 15, the Trojans broke a 2-2 tie in the sixth inning and doubled up the Lions. Belfast scored its runs in the first and second, while MDI tallied one in the first and fourth and two in the sixth.

Leading the Lions at the plate were Luke Hamlin (hit, run, RBI), Jason Bartlett (hit), Dakota Payson (hit), Dylan Abbott (3 hits, RBI), Eamon Goscinski (hit, run) and Brandon Cournoyer (hit).

For the Trojans, Sam Keblinsky (2 hits, 2 runs), Drew Shea (2 hits, run, 2 RBIs), Eric Merchant (run), Nick Corson (hit), Porter Isaacs (2 hits, RBI) and Quintin Peliggi (hit, RBI) paced the offense.

Bartlett pitched for Belfast, as he allowed eight hits and no walks, with five strikeouts. Peliggi and Sam Mitchell pitched for MDI, as the duo allowed eight hits and four walks, with six strikeouts.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Belfast (6-4, 23.7500 points) is 13th, while Hermon (11-0, 72.1094 points) is first in the 21-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Searsport 19, Sumner 2 (5 inns.)

At East Sullivan May 13, the Vikings wielded hot bats and bested the Tigers by mercy rule. Searsport scored four runs in the first inning, two in the second, five in the third, seven in the fourth and one in the fifth, while Sumner scored its runs in the second.

Leading the Vikings at the plate were Daegan Moody (3 singles, double, RBI, 5 runs), Cody Reynolds (single, RBI), Charlie Spiegel (single, 4 runs), Colby Snow (3 singles, 3 RBIs, 2 runs), George Dakin (run), Spencer Philbrook (run), Kaden Harriman (single, 2 RBIs, 2 runs), Steven Perkins (single), Gabe Kneeland (2 runs) and Isaiah Runci (2 runs).

Damon Warren (double, run), Aiden Weaver (double, RBI), Alex Rumill (run) and Devin Boyington (single) led the Tigers.

Spiegel, Runci and Moody pitched for Searsport, as the trio allowed three hits and three walks, with eight strikeouts. Tanner Thibeault, Weaver, Warren and Keith Burgers pitched for Sumner, as the group allowed 11 hits and 10 walks, with four strikeouts.

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

Stearns at Searsport softball
Searsport hosts Stearns on May 15 in high school softball. (Video by: Zack Miller)
Stearns at Searsport baseball
Searsport hosts Stearns on May 15 in high school baseball. (Video by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Jordan Greeley. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Abbigail Astbury. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Abbigail Astbury. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Madison Young, left, and Stearns' Katherine Alley. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Abby Stemp, left, and Stearns' Katherine Alley. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Abby Stemp, left, and Stearns' Katherine Alley. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Abby Stemp, left, and Stearns' Katherine Alley. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Jenna Keach. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Abby Stemp. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Abby Stemp. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Abby Stemp. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Emma Spiegel. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Emma Spiegel. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Makenzie Alley. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Makenzie Alley. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Makenzie Alley. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Makenzie Alley. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Jenna Keach, left, and assistant coach Greg Keach. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Jenna Keach. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Jenna Keach. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Jenna Keach. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Jenna Keach. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Jenna Keach. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Mikaela Alley. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Daegan Moody. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's George Dakin. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Aaron Wiley. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Gabe Kneeland. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Daegan Moody. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Daegan Moody. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Daegan Moody. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Aaron Wiley. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Aaron Wiley. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Aaron Wiley. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Charlie Spiegel. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Charlie Spiegel. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Charlie Spiegel. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport assistant coach Mel Grant, left, and Aaron Wiley. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Colby Snow. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Aaron Wiley, left, and Colby Snow. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's George Dakin. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Colby Snow. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Kaden Harriman. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Isaias Therio. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Isaias Therio. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Isaias Therio, right, and Stearns Riley Gardner. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Steven Perkins. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Josh Wright. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Josh Wright. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Daegan Moody. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Isaiah Runci. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Charlie Spiegel. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Charlie Spiegel. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Charlie Spiegel. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Searsport's Charlie Spiegel. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
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