High school baseball and softball

Windjammers earn cold hard split of opening diamond affairs

Camden Hills baseball tops Mount Blue, softball falls to visiting Cougars
By Staff | Apr 19, 2017
Photo by: Ken Waltz Camden Hills' Payton Wiley takes a swing against Mount Blue during an April 19 high school softball game in Rockport. The visiting Cougars beat the Windjammers 8-3.

Rockport — It was a cold, blustery day to start new seasons, but the Camden Hills baseball and softball squads began their spring campaigns on Wednesday, April 19 as the Windjammers hosted the Mount Blue Cougars of Farmington.

In the end, the home-standing Windjammers earned a split of the first contests, as the Camden Hills baseball squad opened with a 6-2 win, while the Camden Hills softball team suffered an 8-3 loss.

The games were played with temperatures in the 40s, and a wind chill much colder than that.

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The following is a recap of reported results:

Softball

Mount Blue 8, Camden Hills 3

At Rockport April 19, the Cougars prowled to a five-run win over the Windjammers. The Cougars scored three runs in the second inning, three in the fifth and two in the sixth, while the Windjammers tallied three in the fourth.

Leading the Windjammers at the plate were Nicole Brown (single, run stolen base, RBI), Laticia Billings (single, 2 RBIs), Amanda McFarland (single, stolen base), Maddie Wickenden (2 singles, stolen base), Alyson Glasier (single, run, stolen base) and Grace O’Connell (single, run, stolen base).

For the Cougars, Samantha Ellis (double), Kayleigh Fountaine (run), Macey Phillips (run), Taylor Burke (run), Makayla Dyke (single, 2 runs), Lexi Daggett (2 runs) and Ashley Wiles (2 singles, run) paced the offense.

Emily Long pitched for Camden Hills, allowing four hits and no walks, with two strikeouts. Kasadie Barker pitched for Mount Blue, allowing seven hits, four walks and one hit batter, with nine strikeouts.

Baseball

Camden Hills 6, Mount Blue 2

At Rockport April 19, the Windjammers bested the Cougars and sailed to their first win of the year. Camden Hills scored two runs in the second inning and four in the sixth, while Mount Blue scored two in the sixth.

Leading the Windjammers at the plate were Ionut Lodge (single), Garrison Looke (double), Braden Fisher (2 singles, 2 runs), Michael Russillo (run), Owen Hilt (single, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, stolen base), Jacson Mooers (single, run, RBI), True Crane (RBI, stolen base) and Jack Poutasse (single, RBI).

For the Cougars, Sean Testa (single), Ethan Andrews (single), Alex Philbrick (run), Kenneth Williamson (single, run) and Miles Pelletier (single) paced the offense.

Garrison Looke pitched for Camden Hills, allowing four hits and one walk, with eight strikeouts in a strong complete-game performance. Miles Pelletier pitched for Mount Blue, allowing seven hits and five walks, with six strikeouts.

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Mount Blue at Camden Hills softball
Camden Hills hosts Mount Blue on April 19 in high school softball in Rockport. (Video by: Zack Miller of VStv)
Mount Blue at Camden Hills baseball
Camden Hills hosts Mount Blue on April 19 in high school baseball in Rockport. (Video by: Zack Miller of VStv)
Camden Hills' Nicole Brown. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills players, including Laticia Billings, facing, come together in the pitching circle. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Emily Long. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Amanda McFarland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Gillian LaFleche. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Amanda McFarland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Amanda McFarland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Amanda McFarland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Gillian LaFleche. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Maddie Wickenden. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Grace O'Connell, right, and Amanda McFarland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
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