Back on diamond: Oceanside hosts Bangor in preseason scrimmage
Thomaston — The surrounding environment was dab and brown, with not much green to be found, but that did not deter the Oceanside softball team, which hosted a preseason scrimmage with Bangor under fairly warm spring conditions on Tuesday afternoon, April 11 at Thomaston Grammar School.
With much of the preseason, thus far, spent indoors in the gymnasiums or in parking lots, the Mariners and Rams were happy to get on an actual field with dirt and grass, no matter the color scheme, to hit, throw, pitch and run the bases.
In the end, Bangor outlasted Oceanside 13-2 in Tuesday's scrimmage.
"First time out of the gym and it showed," said veteran Mariner coach Rusty Worcester of his players and team.
He said the Mariners committed several errors and allowed seven unearned runs.
"We struggled hitting as well," he said. "We have to get more reps with ground balls and fly balls and to do this we just have to stay outside and work on things. This is why you have practice games, you find out what we have to work on and we get it done. We have some real good practice games coming."
Those game are at Bucksport and over the weekend the Mariners face Skowhegan, Nokomis of Newport and host Old Town in a preseason tourney.
"Let’s hope the great weather stays with us for a good time," he said.
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