The Georges Valley diamond squads experienced identical scores during Wednesday’s home games with Lisbon of Lisbon Falls. The only difference, however, was the Buccaneer softball team’s result came with a win and the Buc baseball squad’s outcome was a loss — both by 13-1 scores.

With the Class B Greyhounds racing into Thomaston on a beautiful Wednesday afternoon, the Bucs splits contests, with the unbeaten local softball squad winning 13-1 in six innings and the Buc baseball team losing 13-1 in a complete, seven-inning game.


The Bucs continue to go on the offensive against opponents, namely overwhelming foes with runs. Georges Valley also plays sturdy defense and pitches as well as any team in the Mountain Valley Conference. That has proven quite a formula to success, including two state Class C crowns in three years.

In four games, Georges Valley (4-0) has outscored foes 61-4 and has two shutouts.

On Wednesday against the Greyhounds, the Bucs had 11 hits and three errors. Georges Valley scored four runs in the first inning, three in the second, two in the fifth and four in the sixth.

Lisbon, which had three hits and one error, tallied a single run in the second stanza.

Danielle Frye (hit, walk, 5 strikeouts in 5 innings) and Jill Bradbury (2 hits, no walks, 2 strikeouts in an inning) worked from the pitching circle for the Bucs.

Offensively, Rachel Frye (home run, 2 singles, 3 RBIs), Kennadi Grover (home run, double, 3 RBIs), Danielle Frye (2 singles, 2 RBIs), Kelsie Thompson (double, 2 RBIs), Bradbury (single, RBI), Jessie Veilleux (single) and Tamra Wallace (single) led the charge.

For Lisbon, Kimber Morse (8 walks, 2 hit batters, 3 strikeouts in 6 innings) pitched. Shauana Riorden, Amber Cloutier and Haley Eck all singled for the visitors.

Freshmen Rachel Frye and Grover paced the Buc offense with impressive efforts, including home runs. Rachel Frye also turned in some nifty defensive work with a diving catch in right field and also threw out a Lisbon runner at the plate in the sixth inning.

“Danielle Frye once again had an outstanding presence on the mound today,” said Buc coach Rusty Worcester. “She is 4-0 on the year and only has allowed two hits. She has been a part of two no-hitters and two one-hitters so far this year. She has worked extremely hard to overcome her injuries.”

Danielle Frye is returning from a knee injury suffered during basketball season.

“We showed we can pitch, hit and play defense as well,” said coach Worcester. “I was a little disappointed in our three errors, but that happens sometimes. These ladies are working very hard on their game.”

Georges Valley is second (8.3163 Heal Points) in Western Class C, while Telstar of Bethel (4-0, 12.7806 points) is first in the region. Lisbon (4-1, 8.6830 points) is seventh in Western Class B. The Greyhounds suffered their first loss of the campaign Wednesday against the Bucs.


Visiting Lisbon broke open a close game with nine runs over the final two innings to stop the host Bucs. The Greyhounds led 4-1 after five innings.

Lisbon (4-1) finished with eight hits, two errors and seven runners left on base. The Greyhounds tallied two runs in the first inning, one in the second, one in the fourth, three in the sixth and six in the seventh.

Georges Valley (2-2) had one hit, five errors and stranded three runners. The Bucs scored their lone run in the first inning.

Pitching for Georges Valley were Bryant  Matthews (2 earned runs on 5 hits, 4 walks, hit batter, 2 strikeouts in 3 1/3 innings for the loss), Dylan Maloney (3 earned runs on 3 hits, no walks, hit batter, 2 strikeouts in 2.2 innings), Brandon Knight (no earned runs on no hits, 3 walks, hit batter, strikeout in 2/3 inning) and Alex Wallace (1/3 inning).

Working the hill for Lisbon were Alex Hall (no earned runs on hit, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts in 6 innings) and Marcus Bubar (walk, 2 strikeouts in inning).

Offensively for Lisbon, Bubar had three singles, while Hall had three RBIs to lead the way.

Matthews had the host’s lone hit, which came in the first inning. The lone Buc run came in the first on an overthrow.

Of note, said Buc coach Don Shields, Georges Valley committed four errors in the seventh inning and all five Buc fielding miscues in the game led to Lisbon runs.

Georges Valley is 10th (1.4286 points) in Western Class C, while Telstar (2-2, 9.8810 points) is first in the region. Lisbon (8.6161 points) is fourth in Western Class B.

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