Windjammers settle for diamond split with host WarriorsOpponents finally make up games after two earlier postponements
Newport — After two postponements in the past week, the Camden Hills and Nokomis baseball and softball squads finally took the field on Tuesday, May 13 for a pair of early-afternoon contests.
The Windjammer squads earned a split on the day as the baseball team picked up a 7-2 win, while the softball team dropped a 2-0 decision to the unbeaten Warriors.
The games originally were scheduled for Friday, May 2 and postponed to Saturday, May 10 before being moved to Tuesday, all due to inclement spring weather and unplayable fields.
The following is a recap of Tuesday's games:
Camden Hills 7, Nokomis 2
At Newport May 13, the Windjammers won their second game in two days with a five-run triumph over the Warriors. Camden Hills scored two runs in the third inning, three in the fourth and two in the sixth, while Nokomis scored one in the second and fifth frames.
Leading the Windjammers at the plate were Aubrey Pennington (single, RBI), Joe Chamberlain (double, single, 2 RBIs, 3 runs), Chalder Crans (double, single), Michael Wolff (single), Andrew Hall (single, run, RBI), Connor Graffam (triple, 2 singles, 2 RBIs) and Sam Berry (single, RBI).
Graffam tossed six innings on the hill for the visitors, allowing four hits and two walks, with nine strikeouts. Crans worked an inning of relief, allowing one hit and no walks, with two strikeouts.
Information for Nokomis was unavailable.
In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Camden Hills (5-3, 24.6094 points) is fifth, while Oceanside of Rockland/Thomaston (8-0, 41.7969 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Nokomis 2, Camden Hills 0
At Newport May 13, the Windjammers battled toe-to-toe with the undefeated Warriors, but ultimately fell by two runs.
Leading Camden Hills at the plate were Maddie Bowman (single), Bekah Hilt (2 singles) and Kristin Keiran (single).
For Nokomis, Courtney Carlson (2 singles, run), Mikayla Charters (single), Becky Orcutt (home run) and Sierra Fortin (single) paced the offense.
Camden Hills pitching allowed five hits and one walk, with nine strikeouts. Sarah Packard pitched for Nokomis, allowing four hits and no walks, with eight strikeouts.
In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Camden Hills (4-4, 17.7734 points) is eighth, while Hermon (6-1, 32.2656 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.