High school baseball and softball

Vikings, Lions, Mustangs stay in batter's boxes to realize success

Searsport baseball, Mount View softball record recent victories
By Staff | May 20, 2019

The regional playoff picture has begun to take focus for Waldo County high school baseball and softball teams, as Belfast, Mount View and Searsport were in action on Friday, May 17.

The Vikings and Mustangs swung to splits on the day as Viking baseball and Mustang softball collected wins over Bucksport and Waterville, while Viking softball and Mustang baseball fell to the Golden Bucks and Purple Panthers.

The Lions came up short against visiting Medomak Valley of Waldoboro.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Baseball

Searsport 13, Bucksport 9 (10 inns.)

At Bucksport May 17, the Vikings continued their hot streak with their fourth straight win — avenging their lone loss of the season — with an extra-inning win over the Golden Bucks. Searsport scored four runs in the first inning, one in the third, three in the fifth, two in the eighth and four in the 10th, while Bucksport plated three in the first, four in the second and one in the third and eighth.

Daegan Moody, Josh Wright and Isaiah Runci pitched for the Vikings, as the group allowed 14 hits and four walks, with 12 strikeouts. Isaac Moore, Brady Findlay, Ty Giberson and Jake Ames pitched for the Golden Bucks, as they allowed 17 hits and three walks, with 15 strikeouts.

Leading Searsport at the dish were Moody (single, run, 2 stolen bases), Charlie Spiegel (single, double, 3 runs, 2 stolen bases), Colby Snow (3 singles, home run, 4 runs, 5 RBIs, 2 stolen bases), George Dakin (2 singles, run), Wright (3 singles, RBI, 2 runs), Owen Soucy (3 singles, 2 RBIs), Kaden Harriman (double, 2 RBIs) and Runci (double, 2 runs).

For Bucksport, Christian Chase-Hurd (double, 2 runs), Ryan Howard (3 singles, RBI, 2 runs), Giberson (single, doubles, 2 RBIs, 2 runs), Ames (2 singles, 3 RBIs), Cam Grindle (3 singles, 2 runs), Findlay (single), Owen Gaudreau (single) and Dylan Wight (single, run) led the charge.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class D South, Searsport (9-1, 64.1964 points) is first in the nine-team region. The top six teams qualify for the playoffs.

Medomak Valley 6, Belfast 2

At Belfast May 17, the Panthers and Lions broke out the bats in the latter stages, as the visitors emerged with a four-run win. Medomak Valley scored two runs in the fourth inning, three in the sixth and one in the seventh, while Belfast scored its runs in the fifth and seventh.

Leading the Panthers at the plate were Duncan Widdecombe (3 hits, RBI), Jordan Powell (hit, run, RBI), Ethan Reed (hit, run), Wyatt Fillmore (2 runs), Eli McCollett (2 RBIs, run) and Carson Murphy (RBI, run).

For the Lions, Jason Bartlett (hit, run), Luke Hamlin (2 hits, run), Dylan Abbott (hit), Dakota Payson (hit, RBI) and Logan McHaney (2 hits) paced the offense.

Ryan Creamer, Reed and Gabe Allaire pitched for Medomak Valley, as the group allowed seven hits and two walks, with six strikeouts. Chris Kelley, Dakota Payson and Bartlett worked the hill for Belfast, as they allowed five hits and four walks, with four strikeouts.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Belfast (7-5, 28.2031 points) is 14th, while Hermon (12-0, 95.1563 points) is first in the 21-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Waterville 11, Mount View 0 (6 inns.)

At Thorndike May 17, the Purple Panthers prowled to a mercy-rule win over the Mustangs. Waterville scored four runs in the second and third and three in the sixth.

Logan Curtis and Damien Doughty collected hits for Mount View, while Joe Hamelin (run, RBI), Dan Gaunce (hit, run, 2 RBIs), David Barre (2 hits, run), Cam Denis (hit, run), Josiah Bloom (run), Ben Danner (hit, run, RBI), Cooper Hart (2 runs), Nate Wier (hit, 2 RBIs), Liam Von Oesen (hit, 2 runs, RBI) and Noah Von Oesen (hit, run) led Waterville.

Doughty and Draedyn Furrow pitched for Mount View, as the duo allowed eight hits and nine walks, with five strikeouts. Brock Jolicoeur and Aidan Morrison pitched for Waterville, as they allowed two hits and one walk, with two strikeouts.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Mount View (2-10, 16.3281 points) is 18th, while Hermon (12-0, 95.1563 points) is first in the 21-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Softball

Medomak Valley 8, Belfast 3

At Belfast May 17, the Panthers went on the offensive late and surged past the Lions. Medomak Valley scored six runs in the sixth inning and two in the seventh, while Belfast tallied two in the third and one in the sixth.

Maya Cunningham pitched for Belfast, as she allowed seven hits and six walks, with 11 strikeouts. Stephanie Morse pitched for Medomak Valley, as she allowed six hits and no walks, with four strikeouts.

Leading the Panthers at the plate were Mackenzie Emerson (single, run), Addie Jameson (2 singles, 2 runs, stolen base), Lydia Simmons (2 singles, 2 runs, RBI), Cassi Smeltzer (single, run, RBI), Emily Wotton (run, RBI), Aubrey Schaeffer (run) and Natalie Stewart (single, 2 RBIs, stolen base).

For the Lions, Kayci Faulkingham (single, run), Cunningham (3 singles, stolen base) and Grace Fitzjurls (2 singles, stolen base) paced the offense.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Belfast (3-9, 20.8594 points) is 14th, while Brewer (11-0, 101.7188 points) is first in the 21-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Mount View 8, Waterville 5

At Thorndike May 17, the Mustangs emerged with a win over the Purple Panthers. Mount View scored two runs in the first inning, one in the second, three in the third and two in the sixth, while Waterville scored one in the fourth and fifth and three in the sixth.

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

For the Purple Panthers, Hannah LeClair (hit, 2 RBIs), Madaya Kavis (hit, run), Molly Wasilewski (hit), Jaci Gray (hit), Rylee Lint (run, RBI), Yulia Paquette (run) and Harley Corson (hit, 2 runs) paced the offense.

Morgan Fonger pitched for Mount View, as she allowed five hits and five walks, with three strikeouts. Wasilewski pitched for Waterville, as she allowed nine hits and one walk, with 10 strikeouts.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Mount View (4-8, 7.1875 points) is 19th, while Brewer (11-0, 101.7188 points) is first in the 21-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

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

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