Vinalhaven/North Haven earns split against host LakersIsland squad remains near top of Western Class D
Rangeley — The Vinalhaven/North Haven softball team earned a road split against host Rangeley on Tuesday, May 20 as the islanders dropped a 3-2 decision to the Lakers in game one and ramped up the offense in game two to the tune of a 16-9 victory.
Rangeley does not have a baseball team, thus, Vinalhaven/North Haven did not play May 20.
The following is a recap of both softball contests:
Rangeley 3, Vinalhaven/North Haven 2
At Rangeley May 20, the islanders were downed in the first game of a doubleheader. Vinalhaven/North Haven scored one run in the third and another in the fifth, while Rangeley scored two in the third and one in the fifth.
Leading the islanders at the plate were Taylor Littlefield (single), Gilleyanne Davis-Oakes (double), Bailey Wadleigh (single) and Hannah Ames (single, run) and Ashley Davis-Oakes (run).
For Rangeley, Mikayla Shorey (double) and Taylor Esty (home run, single, 2 RBIs) paced the offense.
Gilleyanne Davis-Oakes pitched for the visitors, allowing six hits and seven walks, with five strikeouts.
Esty pitched and gave up four hits and six walks, while striking out 11 for the hosts.
Vinalhaven/North Haven 16, Rangeley 9
At Rangeley May 20, the islanders picked up the offense and scored runs in droves as they earned a win over the Lakers. Vinalhaven/North Haven scored one run in the first inning, two in the third, three in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings and four more in the seventh. Rangeley scored two in the first, one in the third, five in the fourth and one in the sixth.
Ashley Davis-Oakes went the first four innings in the pitching circle for the visitors, allowing nine hits and three walks, with three strikeouts. Gilleyanne Davis-Oakes also worked the final three innings, allowing three hits and three walks, with four strikeouts.
Este pitched for Rangeley, allowing 14 hits and 10 walks, with eight strikeouts.
Leading the islanders at the plate were Ashley Davis-Oakes (single, double), Taylor Littlefield (2 triples), Gilleyanne Davis-Oakes (home run, single), Ashley Hamilton (2 singles), Bethany Candage (single), Bailey Wadleigh (single, double), Maddie Hallowell (single, double) and Hannah Ames (single). Paige Dennison, an eighth-grader, also drew four walks.
Este (home run, double, 3 runs) and Tori Letarte (2 singles) paced the Lakers.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, Vinalhaven/North Haven (5-3, 25.9141 points) is second, while Richmond (8-0, 28.1526 points) is first in the nine-team region. The top six teams qualify for the playoffs.