Islanders split with Lakers in regular-season finalesBoth Vinalhaven/North Haven squads appear playoff-bound
Vinalhaven — The Vinalhaven/North Haven baseball and softball teams wrapped up the regular season on Saturday, May 31 as the islanders welcomed Greenville for a pair of doubleheaders.
And at the conclusion of the games, it appears both island squads may not yet be done on the diamond.
Both island squads earned splits on the day as the softball team won 8-3 in game one and fell 10-1 in game two, while the baseball team won 7-6 in game one and lost 9-6 in game two.
It was particularly good news for the baseball team as it appears the one win may have played the islanders right into the Western Class D playoffs.
The island softball team appears in the Western Class D playoff picture and will host an upcoming playoff game.
The following is a recap of May 31 reported results:
Vinalhaven/North Haven 7, Greenville 6
At Vinalhaven May 31, the islanders held off the Lakers and likely sewed up a playoff spot in the process. Vinalhaven/North Haven scored one run in the first and second innings, three in the fourth and two in the sixth, while Greenville scored two in the third and one in the first, fifth, sixth and seventh.
Leading the Vikings at the plate were Avery Waterman (3 singles, RBI), Noah Slivinsky (2 singles, 3 RBIs), Lewis Cray (2 singles, 2 run), Adam Young (double), Everett Webster (single, RBI) and Andrew Moody (single, RBI).
For the Lakers, Matt D'Angelo (double, single, 4 RBIs), Matt Mentos (2 singles) and Howie Stone (double, 2 RBIs) and Trevor Richards (double) paced the offense.
Slivinsky pitched for the islanders, allowing six hits and two walks, with six strikeouts. Stone pitched for Greenville, allowing 10 hits and three walks, with eight strikeouts.
Greenville 9, Vinalhaven/North Haven 6
At Vinalhaven May 31, the Lakers responded after dropping game one and went home with a split with the Vikings. Vinalhaven/North Haven scored two in the third and one in the first, fifth and sixth innings, while Greenville scored one in the first, third, fifth and sixth innings, two in the fourth and three in the seventh.
Leading the islanders at the plate were Noah Slivinsky (single), Zeb Campbell (single, 2 runs), Avery Waterman (single, 2 runs), Everett Webster (single, RBI), Cody Hamilton (single, RBI), Adam Young (single), Elijah Ames (single), Andrew Moody (single) and Lewis Cray (single) paced.
For Greenville, Trevor Richards (2 singles, 3 runs, RBI), Matt Mentos (3 singles, 2 RBIs), Howie Stone (2 singles, 2 RBIs), Matt D'Angelo (2 hits, run, RBI), Brendan Owens (single), Dan Savery (single) and Chris Miller (single) paced the offense.
Cray pitched for the hosts, allowing 12 hits and seven walks, with 11 strikeouts. Richards pitched for the visitors, allowing nine hits and four walks, with 10 strikeouts.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, Vinalhaven/North Haven (3-9, 16.3690 points) is sixth, while Richmond (10-1, 84.6450 points) is first in the 10-team region. The top seven teams qualify for the playoffs.
Vinalhaven/North Haven 8, Greenville 3
At Vinalhaven May 31, the islanders prevailed in the first of two games against the Lakers.
Gilleyanne Davis-Oakes pitched for the Vikings, allowing five hits, while striking out three.
Leading Vinalhaven/North Haven at the plate was Ashley Hamilton (2 hits, 2 runs, RBI), Bethany Candage (2 hits), Taylor Littlefield (double, RBI, run), Paige Dennison (double, single, run), Hannah Ames (2 hits, run, RBI), Gilleyanne Davis-Oakes (triple, run, RBI), Ashley Davis-Oakes (single, RBI), Bailey Wadleigh (run) and Tracie Webster (run).
Courtney Mann had two singles to pace the Lakers.
Greenville 10, Vinalhaven/North Haven 1
At Vinalhaven May 31, the Lakers avenged their loss from earlier in the day as they bested the islanders by nine runs.
Ashley Davis-Oakes pitched for the Vikings, allowing 16 hits.
Leading the Lakers at the dish were Courtney Mann (double, single, 2 runs), Danielle Mills (2 singles) and Jasmine Senatus (2 doubles).
Tracie Webster (double, single, run), Gilleyanne Davis-Oakes (2 singles) and Paige Dennison (2 singles) paced the islanders at the plate.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, Vinalhaven/North Haven (8-6, 58.0463 points) is second, while Richmond (14-0, 105.2849 points) is first in the nine-team region. The top six teams qualify for the playoffs.