High school baseball and softball

Lions, Windjammers, Vikings, Mustangs spring to life on diamonds

Regular season slated to begin in coming days
By Staff | Apr 13, 2017
Photo by: Mark Haskell Searport's Mitchell Philbrook, left, and Mount View's Riley Boulay.

All six Waldo County high school teams — and two from neighboring Knox County — were in preseason action on the baseball and softball diamonds on Tuesday, April 11 with the start of the regular season on the horizon.

Camden Hills teams visited Belfast and Searsport hosted Mount View of Thorndike in scrimmages.

The Searsport softball team walked off with a 15-14 win with a run in the bottom of the final frame, while the Mount View baseball team posted a 3-0 win. In the baseball game, the teams played an extra frame late in the contest when junior varsity players participated and the Mustangs tacked on a few more runs.

The Belfast baseball squad also emerged with an 8-1 win over Camden Hills, while the Lion softball team also posted a 13-10 win over the Windjammers. Those games originally were scheduled to be played in Rockport, but were moved to Belfast due to Camden Hills’ fields not yet playable.

Click for photos from the Camden Hills at Belfast softball game.

Click for photos from the Camden Hills at Belfast baseball game.

Click for photos from the Mount View at Searsport softball game.

Click for photos from the Mount View at Searsport baseball game.

The following is a recap of reported results (books were not kept for some preseason games):

Softball

Belfast 13, Camden Hills 10

At Belfast, the Lions prevailed over the Windjammers by three runs. Belfast scored four in the third, three in the fourth, five in the fifth and one in the sixth, while Camden Hills scored four in the first, three in the third, one in the fourth and two in the seventh.

Leading the Belfast offense was Olivia Lovejoy (2 hits, 3 runs), Maya Cunningham (4 hits, 3 runs, 3 RBIs), Vanessa Grotton (3 hits, run, 2 RBIs), Ayla Skidgell (5 hits, RBI, run), Angela Rogers (run), Macy Gale (hit, 2 RBIs), Gia Davila (hit, RBI), Grace Fitzjurls (run) and Kayci Faulkingham (2 hits, 3 runs).

For Camden Hills, Nicole Brown (run), Laticia Billings (2 hits, 2 runs, RBI), Amanda McFarland (hit, run, RBI), Maddie Wickenden (2 hits, 2 runs, RBI), Lauren Miller (hit, 2 runs), Grace O’Connell (2 runs), Alyson Glasier (hit, RBI) and Gillian LaFleche (hit) paced the offense.

Emily Long pitched for the Windjammers, scattering 18 hits and three walks, with two strikeouts. Davila and Gale pitched for the Lions, allowing eight hits and 11 walks, with six strikeouts.

Baseball

Belfast 8, Camden Hills 1

At Belfast, the Lions poured on the runs late and bested the visiting Windjammers. Belfast scored one in the first, five in the fifth and two in the sixth, while Camden Hills scored one in the second.

Leading the Lions at the dish were Skylar Perkins (hit, run, RBI), Tyler Bartlett (hit, run), Garrett Hamlin (hit, run, RBI), Zach Dyer (hit, RBI, run), Aaron Fuller (hit, 2 RBIs), Grey Dinsmore (hit), Max Lewis (hit), Konnor Harford (hit, run), Derrick Tyler (hit, 2 runs), Zac Sheafe (run) and Alex Newcomb (RBI).

For the Windjammers, Braden Fisher (hit, run), Owen Hilt (RBI) and Joergen Ostensen (hit) paced the offense.

Garrison Looke, Jacson Moores, Jason Greenleaf and Ionut Lodge all toed the rubber for Camden Hills, allowing nine hits and two walks, with six strikeouts.

Grey Dinsmore and Max Lewis pitched for Belfast, allowing two hits and no walks, with eight strikeouts.

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

Camden Hills' Grace O'Connell. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Gia Davila. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Olivia Lovejoy. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Vanessa Grotton. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Vanessa Grotton. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Vanessa Grotton. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden Hills' Laticia Billings. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden Hills' Emily Long. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden Hills' Emily Long. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden Hills' Lauren Miller. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Olivia Lovejoy. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden Hills' Alyson Glasier. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Ayla Skidgell. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Vanessa Grotton. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Kayci Faulkingham. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Grey Dinsmore. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Grey Dinsmore, right, and Zach Dyer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden Hills' Garrison Looke, right. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden Hills' Jacson Mooers. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden Hills' Garrison Looke, left, and Belfast's Garrett Hamlin. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Garrett Hamlin. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Lucas Hamlin. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Grey Dinsmore, right. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden Hills' Braden Fisher. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden Hills' Braden Fisher. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Tristan Roberts. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden Hills coach Paul MacDonald. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Mount View's Riley Boulay. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
A Mount View player. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
A Mount View player. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Searsport's Isaiah Runci, front, and Ben Powell. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Searsport's George Dakin. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Searsport's Charlie Spiegel. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
A Mount View player. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
A Mount View player. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Mount View players. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Searsport's Ben Powell. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
A Mount View player and Searsport's Charlie Spiegel. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
A Mount View player. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Mount View's Alex Fountain, left, and Searsport's Jenna Keach. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Mount View's Halle Reynolds, front. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Mount View's Halle Reynolds, left, and Searsport's Arianna Stemp. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Mount View's Devon Burgess, right, and Searsport's Jenna Keach, left. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Searsport's Chari Guzman. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Searsport's Arianna Stemp, front, and Mount View's Reanna Boulay. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Mount View's Taylor Hodgdon. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Mount View's Taylor Hodgdon. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Mount View's McKenna Gibbs. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Searsport's Audrey Walker. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Mount View's Taylor Hodgdon. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Searsport's Arianna Stemp. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Mount View's Reanna Boulay, right. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Mount View's Krissy Allen. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Searsport's Meghan Grant. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Searsport's Meghan Grant. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Searsport's Meghan Grant, front, and Mount View's Krissy Allen. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Searsport's Mikaela Alley. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Searsport's Barrett Grant. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Searsport's Barrett Grant. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Searsport's Barrett Grant. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
A Mount View player. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
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