It has certainly been the “Lake Show” of late for the Vinalhaven baseball and softball squads, and, if the outcomes of both island team’s most recent four contests are any indication, the Vikings are happy the show is over.

The Vikings hosted the Rangeley Lakers in a two-game weekend tilt May 13-14 and also traveled to Greenville to take on the Lakers in doubleheaders May 6. The end result through the eight games was one victory — a 14-1 win in five innings May 13 — by the Viking baseball squad.

While the softball team has yet to register a win this season, the Viking baseball team is third in Western Class D despite having only two wins to its credit.

Baseball

Rangeley 4, Vinalhaven 2 … At Vinalhaven May 14, the host Vikings could not hold off the visiting Lakers and fell by two runs.

Top hitters for the islanders were Zeb Campbell (double, single, RBI) and Brian Stanley (single), while Morton (2 doubles, single, RBI) and Darren Decelles (double, 2 singles) paced the Rangeley attack.

Stanley went the distance on the hill for the Vikings, allowing four runs on 13 hits, walking none and striking out eight. Jordan Richard pitched for the Lakers, allowing two runs on three hits and two walks, while fanning 18 batters.

The Vikings took a 1-0 lead in the first inning, but the Lakers scored runs in the second, fourth, sixth and seventh innings to take a 4-1 advantage. The islanders pushed one run across in the final frame, but could not draw even.

Vinalhaven 14, Rangeley 1 (5 inns.) … At Vinalhaven May 13, the Vikings needed little time to take the first game against the visiting Lakers as they prevailed in convincing fashion. Vinalhaven plated eight runs in the first inning and never looked back in the rout.

Tyler Chilles (3 singles), Steven Osgood (2 singles), Campbell (single), Rico Rattina (single) and Avery Waterman (single) led the Vikings at the dish, while Richard (home run, single, Eric White (2 singles) and Decelles (single) paced the Lakers.

Stanley allowed one hit and struck out one batter in one inning of work, while Steven Osgood went the final four frames, allowing four hits and one walk, while striking out five.

Zack Abbott and Decelles combined to allow eight hits and 10 walks in the loss for Rangeley.

Greenville 8, Vinalhaven 3 … At Greenville May 6, the host Lakers jumped to a 6-0 lead in the first inning and coasted to victory over the Vikings in game one of their doubleheader.

Bobby Beckman (2 singles), Campbell (single), Osgood (single) and Stanley (single) led the islanders, while Tony Diangelo (2 singles) and Kyle Bartlett (2 singles) led the offense for Greenville.

Stanley went the distance for Vinalhaven, allowing eight earned runs on nine hits and three walks, while striking out one. Jeremy St. Louis pitched for Greenville, allowing three earned runs on five hits and four walks, while fanning 12 and hitting one batter.

Greenville 15, Vinalhaven 3 (5 inns.) … At Greenville May 6, the Lakers’ potent offense was on display yet again, as they needed only five innings to seal the deal against the Vikings.

Chilles (double, single), Beckman (single), Osgood (single) and Noah Slivinsky (single) each had hits for Vinalhaven, while Chris Monroe (triple, double, single) and Diangelo (double, single) led the offense for Greenville.

Osgood went 1 1/3 innings on the hill for the Vikings, allowing seven earned runs on four hits and four walks. Beckman worked the final 2 2/3, giving up eight runs (five earned), six hits and two walks.

Shawn Mills went 4 1/3 innings for Greenville, allowing three earned runs, five hits and four walks, while striking out six. Steve Bilodeau also registered a strikeout in 2/3 of an inning of work.

Vinalhaven (2-5, 10.3632 points) is third in Western Class D, while Greenville (8-0, 28.4275 points) is first in the seven-team region.

Softball

Rangeley 7, Vinalhaven 0 … At Vinalhaven May 14, the Vikings mustered only three hits and could not get into a groove against the visiting Lakers and were shut out on the island in game one of their doubleheader.

Abby Jones, Blake Reidy and Emma Hamilton each singled for the Vikings, while Ally Hammond (triple, single) and Emily Carrier (2 singles) led the Laker offense.

Ashley Davis-Oakes pitched for Vinalhaven, allowing 15 hits and no walks, while striking out seven batters. Chantal Carrier pitched for Rangeley, allowing three hits and two walks, while fanning 12.

Rangeley 12, Vinalhaven 0 (5 inns.) … Also at Vinalhaven May 13, the Lakers held the hosts at bay and earned the shutout win.

Jones doubled and singled to lead the Vikings, while Catherine Haley added a single in the loss. Jennie Abbott doubled to lead the Lakers, while Jones doubled and singled.

Kassandra Hopkins went 3 1/3 in the pitcher’s circle for Vinalhaven, allowing six hits and six walks, while striking out two. Davis Oakes went the final 1 2/3 innings, giving up one run.

C. Carrier surrendered three hits and two walks, while fanning four in the win for Rangeley.

Greenville 17, Vinalhaven 2 (5 inns.) … At Greenville May 6, the islanders could not overtake the Lakers and fell in a mercy-rule shortened affair.

Jones singled twice for Vinalhaven, while Eliza Davidson and Alex Slivinsky each had one hit. Courtney Mann (double), Jasmina Senatus (single), Kaylea Warman (single) and Molly Fuley (single) all contributed to the Greenville offensive attack.

Ryann Warren pitched for the Vikings, allowing three hits and eight walks. Molly Fuley gave up four hits and two walks, while striking out three for the Lakers.

Greenville 11, Vinalhaven 6 … At Greenville May 6, the Vikings had their largest offensive output of the season, but it was not enough as they dropped the second game of their doubleheader.

Haley Harwood and Ellie Reidy each singled for the islanders, while Senatus (home run, three singles) and Miranda Drinkwater (two singles, double) led the Lakers at the dish.

Davis-Oakes pitched for Vinalhaven, allowing 12 hits and one walk. Warman pitched for Greenville, allowing two hits and four walks, while striking out two.

Vinalhaven (0-7, no points) is seventh (last) in Western Class D, while Richmond (8-0, 30. 6603 points) is first in the seven-team region.

Village NetMedia Associate Sports Director Mark Haskell can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email at mhaskell@villagesoup.com.