Windjammers prevail, islanders falter in weekend diamond action
The Camden Hills and Vinalhaven/North Haven baseball and softball teams were in action in recent days, which resulted in drastically different outcomes for the four high school diamond squads.
The Windjammers emerged victorious, as the baseball team picked up a 3-1 win and the softball team a 7-4 triumph in home games against Winslow on Friday, April 25.
The islanders were not as fortunate on Saturday, April 26 in their home- and season-opening games with Richmond. The softball team fell 14-0 and 25-5 in a pair of mercy-rule-shortened games, while the island baseball team also fell in both ends of their doubleheader with Richmond, 10-0 and 12-4, both in five innings, the second called due to rain.
The following is a recap of reported results:
Camden Hills 3, Winslow 1
At Rockport April 25, the Windjammers (1-1) got a strong outing on the hill from senior Chandler Crans and sailed to their first win of the year.
Camden Hills plated two runs in the fourth inning and an insurance run in the sixth, while the Black Raiders scored a run in the second.
Leading the Windjammers at the plate were Aubrey Pennington (run, stolen base), Crans (single, run, stolen base), Ben Rollins (3 stolen bases, run), Michael Wolff (single) and Sam Gimlewicz (single),
Leading the Black Raiders offensively were Zach Guptill (single, run), Trevor Lovely (single) and Taylor Roy (single).
Crans tossed a complete game for Camden Hills, allowing three hits and four walks, with six strikeouts. Lovely and Jacob Trask pitched for Winslow, allowing a combined three hits and four walks, with seven strikeouts.
Richmond 10, Vinalhaven-North Haven 0 (5 inns.)
At Vinalhaven April 26, the islanders could not keep pace with the Bobcats and fell via the mercy rule. Richmond scored two runs in the second inning, four in the third and five in the fourth.
Noah Slivinsky and Adam Young singled to lead Vinalhaven-North Haven, while Brenden Emmons (2 singles) and Mike Stewart (double, single) led Richmond.
Slivinsky went the first three innings on the hill for the Vikings, allowing six hits and three walks, with two strikeouts. Lewis Cray pitched the final two frames, walking three batters.
Stewart tossed a two-hit shutout for the Bobcats, walking two and striking out seven.
Richmond 12, Vinalhaven-North Haven 4
At Vinalhaven April 26, the islanders fell to the Bobcats in a game that went only five innings due to rain. Vinalhaven-North Haven scored three runs in the fourth inning and one in the fifth, while Richmind scored three in the first, six in the second, one in the third and two in the fourth.
Avery Waterman had the lone hit on the day for the islanders, while Tyler Soucy (double, single, 3 runs), Cameron Emmons (2 singles, 2 runs) and Brendon Emmons (2 singles, 2 runs) paced the Bobcats.
Lewis Cray went two innings for the hosts, walking three and striking out one. Elijah Ames went the final three frames, walking one and striking out two.
Matt Holt pitched for Richmond and allowed one hit, nine walks and one hit batter, with eight strikeouts.
Camden Hills 7, Winslow 4
At Rockport April 25, the Windjammers took an early lead and never relented as they picked up their first win on the young season.
Camden Hills scored two runs in the first inning, one in the second, three in the fourth and one in the fifth. Winslow scored once in the sixth and three more in the seventh.
Leading Camden Hills at the plate were Maddie Bowman (3 singles, 2 runs), Natalie Hamalainen (single), Juliana Haynes (single) and Charlotte Messer (2 singles, run).
For Winslow, Brooke Haskell (single, 2 runs), Hillary Libby (single), Kian Richards (single, run) and Hannah Doble (single, run) paced the offense.
Hannah Corney pitched for the Windjammers, allowing four hits and two walks, with 11 strikeouts. Libby and Doble split pitching duties for the Black Raiders, allowing seven hits and seven walks, with nine strikeouts.
Richmond 14, Vinalhaven/North Haven 0 (5 inns.)
At Vinalhaven April 26, the islanders could not muster much offense against the Bobcats and lost via the mercy rule.
Miranda Martin twirled a one-hitter from the pitching circle for Richmond, while Gilleyanne Davis-Oakes pitched for the islanders.
Sarah James singled for Vinalhaven/North Haven's lone hit, while Kelsey Obey homered and rapped two singles for Richmond.
Richmond 25, Vinalhaven/North Haven 5 (5 inns.)
At Vinalhaven April 26, the islanders put up some offense, but it was not enough as the Bobcats rattled off their second win of the day.
Leading the islanders at the plate were Taylor Littlefield (home run), Deja Doughty (triple), Ashley Davis-Oakes (double) and Gilleyanne Davis-Oakes (double).
Kelsea Anair had two home runs and a triple to key Richmond.
Ashley Davis-Oakes pitched for Vinalhaven/North Haven.