Vinalhaven/North Haven softball shoots to top of Western Class DIsland baseball downed by Bucks in road doubleheader
Buckfield — The Vinalhaven/North Haven baseball and softball teams hit the road Wednesday, May 14 to square off with Buckfield in a pair of doubleheaders, a scenario which saw the islanders garner a split against the host Bucks.
The softball team picked up a pair of wins and shot to the top of the Western Class D rankings, while the baseball squad was not as fortunate as its was swept by Buckfield.
The following is a recap of reported results:
Vinalhaven/North Haven 6, Buckfield 5
At Buckfield May 14, the islanders prevailed in the first game of a doubleheader by one run over the Bucks.
Gilleyanne Davis-Oakes pitched for Vinalhaven/North Haven, allowing seven hits and five walks, with five strikeouts.
Leading the islanders' offense were Taylor Littlefield (2 hits), Ashley Hamilton (hit, 2 stolen bases), Gilleyanne Davis-Oakes (hit, stolen base), Bethany Candage (double, stolen base) and Bailey Wadleigh (double, 3 stolen bases).
For the Bucks, Brianna Namar (double) keyed the offense.
Vinalhaven/North Haven 12, Buckfield 8
At Buckfield May 14, the islanders prevailed by four runs over the Bucks.
Gilleyanne Davis-Oakes pitched for Vinalhaven/North Haven, allowing 12 hits and four walks, with two strikeouts.
Leading the islanders at the plate were Ashley Davis-Oakes (2 hits, 2 stolen bases), Taylor Littlefield (hit, stolen base), Ashley Hamilton (2 hits, 4 stolen bases), Gilleyanne Davis-Oakes (hit), Bethany Candage (3 singles, double, stolen base), Bailey Wadleigh (double, stolen base), Tracie Webster (hit, stolen base), Maddie Hallowell (2 doubles) and Hannah Ames (3 singles, 5 stolen bases).
Information on Buckfield was unavailable.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, Vinalhaven/North Haven (4-2, 24.4260 points) is first in the nine-team region. The top six teams qualify for the playoffs.
Buckfield 12, Vinalhaven/North Haven 2 (5 inns.)
At Buckfield May 14, the Bucks plated seven runs in the fifth inning and walked off with the win in game one of a doubleheader. Buckfield also scored five runs in the third, while Vinalhaven/North Haven scored one in the first and one in the third.
Noah Slivinsky singled twice and Avery Waterman once for the islanders, while the Bucks were paced by Tyler Vallee (single, 2 runs), Jared Eastman (single, 2 runs) and Jonah Williams (double, 2 RBIs).
Lewis Cray, Elijah Ames and Zeb Campbell pitched for the islanders, allowing four hits and 12 walks, with three strikeouts.
Vallee pitched for the Bucks, allowing three hits and three walks, with three strikeouts.
Buckfield 13 Vinalhaven/North Haven 7
At Buckfield May 14, the Bucks benefited from a six-run sixth inning and prevailed by six runs over the Vikings.
Buckfield also scored one in the first, three in the second, one in the third and two in the fourth, while Vinalhaven/North Haven scored two in the first, second and fifth frames and one more in the seventh.
Leading the islanders at the plate were Noah Slivinsky (2 singles), Zeb Campbell (3 doubles), Everett Webster (single), Kaleb Campbell (single) and Cody Hamilton (single).
For Buckfield, Jonah Williams (triple, 2 singles), Keenan Stockdale (3 singles) and Jared Eastman (single), Owen Bennett (single), Gerry Gagne (single) and Matt Beaucage (single) paced the offense.
Slivinsky pitched for Vinalhaven/North Haven, allowing 10 hits and four walks, with six strikeouts. Brian Kimball and Jake Kraske pitched for Buckfield, allowing seven hits and six walks, with seven strikeouts.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, Vinalhaven/North Haven (2-4, 5.9524 points) is sixth, while Richmond (5-1, 20.6114 points) is first in the 10-team region. The top seven teams qualify for the playoffs.
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