Mariner diamond squads off to hot starts, sweep HornetsOceanside baseball 5-0, Mariner softball 4-1
Thomaston — The Oceanside baseball and softball teams have not experienced too many choppy waters thus far in the regular season, a scenario which continued to ring true as the two squads hosted Leavitt of Turner on Friday, May 2.
The Mariner baseball team sailed to a 13-3 win in five innings over the Hornets, while the Mariner softball squad earned a 6-3 win over the visitors.
The Oceanside baseball team is 5-0 and the lone remaining unbeaten team in Eastern Class B, while the Oceanside softball squad, the defending state Class B champions, is 4-1.
The following is a recap of both games:
Oceanside 13, Leavitt 3 (5 inns.)
At Thomaston May 2, the Mariners fell behind early, but surged late and picked up their fifth win, this time via the mercy rule. Oceanside scored seven runs in the second inning, four more in the third and three in the fourth. Leavitt scored all three of its runs in the first inning.
Leading the Mariners at the plate were J.T. Tobin (home run, single), Mazlin Higbee (double), Jimmy Strong (single), Nick Mazurek (single), Zach Peaco (single), Ryan Allender (single) and Travis Frye (single).
For Leavitt, Sam Godfrey (double), Drew Gosselin (double) and Levi Morin (single) paced the offense.
Ryan Allender worked four innings on the hill for Oceanside, allowing three hits and no walks, with five strikeouts. Nick Judge earned one strikeout in one inning of work.
Morin, Julian Kirovac, Gosselin and Caleb Cummings pitched for Leavitt, combining to allow nine hits and nine walks, with one strikeout.
“Offensively we had a number of solid at-bats, ran the bases well and got big day from J.T. to bust the game open,” said Oceanside coach Don Shields. “And defensively we continue to play better and with more confidence.”
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Oceanside (5-0, 10.7422 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Oceanside 6, Leavitt 3
At Thomaston May 2, the Mariner bats came to life in the late innings as they sailed to their fourth win in five games. Oceanside scored one run in the fourth inning, two in the fifth and three in the sixth, while Leavitt scored one in the first and two in the seventh.
Leading Oceanside at the plate were Brooke Dugan (home run, double), Alexis Mazurek (double, 2 RBIs), Ari Curtis (single, RBI), Kalyn Grover (single), Paige Tyler (single), Alexis Davis (single), Brianna Dugan (single) and Caitlyn Raye (single).
Ann Castonguay and Kaitlyn Debois each finished with two singles to key Leavitt.
Tyler pitched for the Mariners, allowing seven hits and four walks, with seven strikeouts. Alexis Robertson pitched for the Hornets, allowing nine hits and three walks, with three strikeouts.
“Paige Tyler threw well today,” said Oceanside coach Rusty Worcester. “She mixed up her pitches well and we played good defense. Our hitting came through with runners in scoring position. Alexis Mazurek came through with a big double in the sixth inning. It was this freshman's first hit of her career and it was her birthday as well.”
Brooke Dugan continues to impress at the plate as well for the Mariners as her solo home run in the fourth inning tied the game 1-1. Dugan has slugged several home runs this season.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Oceanside (4-1, 7.2656 points) is fourth, while Old Town (5-0, 11.3281 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.