Friday afternoon was yet another foggy day for Midcoast residents, but it was a welcome sign for many to see high school baseball and softball being played after what had been a soggy week riddled with postponements and rescheduled contests.

The Georges Valley baseball and softball squads welcomed Lisbon of Lisbon Falls to town for a pair of games Friday, with each game significant for the respective Buccaneer squads for different reasons.

For the Buc baseball team, it was a chance to get back on the winning track, having dropped its last four games and needing to make a run late in the season for a shot at the Western Class C playoffs.

For the Buc softball team, Friday’s game against the Greyhounds would be yet another test for the perenninal state championship contenders as they continued to shoot for another undefeated season.

Both Buc teams walked off their respective fields happy, with the baseball team posting a 4-2 win and the softball team prevailing 11-4.


Georges Valley 11, Lisbon 4 … The Bucs continued to swing the bats well and got a terrific effort in the pitcher’s circle from junior Jill Bradbury as the hosts stayed undefeated on the season.

Leading the Bucs at the place were Jessie Veilleux (triple, 2 singles), Natalie Russell (single, double, 2 RBIs), Kennadi Grover (2 singles, RBI), Bradbury (triple, 2 RBIs), Kelsie Thompson (double, 2 RBIs), Tamra Wallace (single, 2 RBIs) and Kate Lee (single).

For Lisbon, Shauna Riordan (double, triple), Bailey Madore (triple, RBI), Brooke Lawrence (single), Kristin Ramich (single, RBI) and Crystal Ingerson (double) led the charge.

Bradbury tossed a complete game six-hitter for Georges Valley, walking four batters, while striking out eight for the win. Kimber Morse allowed 11 hits and five walks, while striking out three for Lisbon.

Georges Valley now has won 56 straight regular-season games.

Georges Valley (9-0, 59.5961 points) is second in the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class C, while Telstar of Bethel (10-1, 63.2599 points) is first in the 18-team region.


Georges Valley 4, Lisbon 2 … The Bucs jumped to a first-inning lead, added three insurance runs in the fifth stanza and held off a late rally as they prevailed over the Class B Greyhounds.

Leading the Bucs at the plate were Ben Wallace (double), Dylan Maloney (single, RBI), Drew Townsend (single, RBI), Alex Wallace (single, RBI) and Sam Tarbox (single).

For Lisbon, Ryan Riordan (double, triple), Alex Corey (double), Nick Dingley (double) and Tobey Harrington (single) paced the offense.

Bryant Matthews pitched for Georges Valley, allowing two earned runs on five hits and two walks, while striking out four through 6 2/3 innings. Brandon Knight earned the save for the Bucs, pitching 1/3 of an inning of hitless relief.

Kyle Frasier went the distance for Lisbon, allowing four runs (2 earned) on five hits and one walk, with one strikeout.

Georges Valley (3-6, 11.3648 points) is 14th in Western Class C, while Dirigo of Dixfield (11-0, 68.6440 points) is first in the 18-team region.

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