High school baseball and softball

Vinalhaven/North Haven softball sweeps Cavaliers, eyes first-round bye

Island baseball hopes to stay in playoff hunt
By Staff | May 29, 2014

Bingham — The Vinalhaven/North Haven baseball and softball teams are nearing the end of the regular season, with the island teams at different ends of their respective playoff races.

On Tuesday, May 27, the island softball team swept the host Valley Cavaliers, prevailing 2-1 in game one and 13-9 in game two. The island baseball team was not as fortunate in competitive affairs, falling 4-2 in game one and 4-3 in game two.

The Viking softball team is second in the nine-team Western Class D region, while the baseball team is seventh in its 10-team region. The top six teams qualify for the playoffs in softball and the top seven in baseball.

The Vinalhaven/North Haven baseball team occupies the seventh and final playoff spot. The islanders hope to hang on and qualify for the postseason.

The island softball team, if it can remain in second, will secure a first-round, or prelim, bye.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Softball

Vinalhaven/North Haven 2, Valley 1

At Bingham May 27, the islanders prevailed in the first game of the day's doubleheader. Vinalhaven/North Haven scored one runs in the third and sixth innings, while Valley plated one in the third.

Leading the visitors at the plate were Ashley Davis-Oakes (single), Taylor Littlefield (single, run), Gilleyanne Davis-Oakes (single, double, RBI), Tracie Webster (2 singles), Maddie Hallowell (single), Paige Dennison (single) and Hannah Ames (single, RBI).

For Valley, Teagan Lawyerson (single) and Charlie Savoy (single) paced the offense.

Gilleyanne Davis-Oakes pitched for the islanders, allowing two hits and five walks, with seven strikeouts. Lawyerson pitched for Valley, allowing nine hits and one walk, with six strikeouts.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, Vinalhaven/North Haven (7-5, 36.2032 points) is second, while Richmond (10-0, 53.2122 points) is first in the nine-team region. The top six teams qualify for the playoffs.

Vinalhaven/North Haven 13, Valley 9

At Bingham May 27, the islanders made it a sweep with a four-run win over the Cavaliers. Vinalhaven/North Haven scored three runs in the first inning, two in the third, two in the fourth, five in the sixth and one in the seventh, while Valley scored three in the first, one in the second, three in the fourth and two in the seventh.

Leading the islanders at the plate were Taylor Littlefield (single, 3 RBIs), Gilleyanne Davis-Oakes (single, double, triple, 3 RBIs), Bethany Candage (3 singles, RBI, 3 runs), Bailey Wadleigh (2 singles, 2 runs, RBI), Tracie Webster (single, 3 RBIs), Maddie Hallowell (2 singles, double, 2 runs) and Paige Dennison (single, RBI).

For Valley, Teagan Lawyerson (2 singles, triple, 3 runs, 2 RBIs) and Charlie Savoy (2 singles, run, RBI) paced the offense.

Ashley Davis-Oakes and Gilleyanne Davis-Oakes pitched for the Vikings, allowing 13 hits two strikeouts 7 walks. Gilleyanne Davis-Oakes gave up two runs for the visitors in three innings of relief.

Lawyerson pitched for Valley, allowing 14 hits and six walks, with three strikeouts.

Baseball

Valley 4, Vinalhaven/North Haven 2

At Bingham May 27, the Cavaliers doubled up the islanders and prevailed by two runs. Vinalhaven/North Haven scored one run in the first and another in the sixth, while Valley scored one in the second, two in the fifth and one in the sixth.

Leading the islanders at the plate were Avery Waterman (single, run), Noah Slivinsky (single, run), Everett Webster (single) and Lewis Cray (single).

For Valley, Cody Lawyerson (single, RBI, run), Dylan Belanger (single, RBI) and Collin Miller (single, RBI) paced the offense.

Slivinsky went the distance on the hill for the Vikings, allowing five hits and one walk, with four strikeouts. Belanger and Lawyerson pitched for the Cavaliers, allowing five hits and one walk, with 11 strikeouts.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, Vinalhaven/North Haven (2-8, 5.9524 points) is seventh, while Richmond (7-1, 52.5641 points) is first in the 10-team region. The top seven teams qualify for the playoffs.

Valley 4, Vinalhaven/North Haven 3 (8 inns.)

At Bingham May 27, the Cavaliers plated a run in the bottom of the eighth inning and walked off with the win. Vinalhaven/North Haven scored one in the first and two in the second, while Valley scored three in the fourth and one in the eighth.

Leading the islanders at the plate were Waterman (double, single, 2 RBIs), Noah Slivinsky (single), Everett Webster (single), Andrew Moody (single) and Lewis Cray (single).

For Valley, Cody Lawyeron (triple, 3 singles, 3 RBIs) paced the offense.

Cray went the distance on the hill for the islanders, allowing nine hits and six walks, with seven strikeouts. Luke Malloy and Lawyerson pitched for Valley, allowing six hits and two walks, with 11 strikeouts.

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