With a few washouts on the Midcoast Wednesday, April 24, the Oceanside baseball and softball teams were the only local high school diamond squads on the docket with both heading to Bath to face Morse.

The Mariner softball team stayed unbeaten with a 10-0 win as pitcher Rachel Frye twirled a no-hitter in the victory, while the Mariner baseball team's rally came up short as they fell 6-5 to the Shipbuilders.

The following is a recap of both contests:


Oceanside 10, Morse 0

At Bath April 24, the Mariners got another strong performance both in the pitching circle and at the plate with the visitors remaining unbeaten on the spring.

Oceanside's Rachel Frye twirled her first no-hitter of the year (the second she has been involved in this season), walking two and striking out eight in the win. Jocelyn McNeil allowed 14 hits and one walk, with nine strikeouts, for the host Shipbuilders.

The Mariners, which rapped 14 hits and made one error, scored one run in the first inning, two in the third, one in the fourth, two in the fifth and four in the seventh. Morse committed four errors in the loss.

Leading Oceanside offense's were Brooke Dugan (home run, double, triple, 4 RBIs), Emma Davis (3 singles, RBI), Frye (home run, double, 2 RBIs), Molly Mellor (2 singles, RBI), Kennadi Grover (single), Hannah Plourde (single, RBI), Maggie Drinkwater (single, RBI) and Abby Hersom (single).


Morse 6, Oceanside 5

At Bath April 25, the Mariners scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning, but could not push the tying run across the plate and dropped their third game of the campaign.

Oceanside, which finished with 11 hits and no errors, scored one run in the second inning and two in the third and seventh. Morse, which finished with 13 hits and one error, scored four runs in the first inning and two in the second.

Drew Townsend tossed 1 2/3 innings on the hill for the Mariners, allowing six runs (all earned) on seven hits and one walk, with two strikeouts. Ryan Allender pitched 4 1/3 scoreless innings in relief, allowing six hits and no walks, while fanning four.

Tristan Moore worked 6 2/3 innings, allowing five runs (all earned) on 11 hits and three walks, with three strikeouts. Liam McDonough earned the save on the hill, hitting one batter in the process.

Leading Oceanside's offense were Zac Roman (4 singles), Allender (2 doubles, single), Nick Mazurek (single, double) and Thomas Curtis (single, RBI).

For Morse, Chris Paulus (home run, 2 singles, 3 RBIs), McDonough (2 singles), Ethan Winglass (2 singles), Aaron Barrett (single) and Zach Holbrook (single, double) paced the offense.

“Despite the loss, [I'm] very pleased with our never-say-die approach," said Mariner coach Don Shields. "Ryan Allender did a great job in relief and I was very happy with our overall approach at the plate. Plus, defensively, we played errorless baseball. I feel we are very close to stringing together some wins.”

Morse plated four runs in the first inning, which began with three straight singles by Barrett, McDonough and Whalen, the latter of which plated Barrett. Paulus then socked a three-run home run to put the hosts up early.

Oceanside got a run back in the top of the second stanza when Mazurek singled and scored on an RBI-single by Curtis, but the Shipbuilders scored two in the bottom of the frame on a McDonough sacrifice fly and Whalen's RBI-single.

The Mariners plated two runs in the third when Allender scored on a wild pitch and Roman crossed the plate later on the same play as Townsend was caught in a rundown, while the visitors came within one run when Mazurek drew a bases-loaded walk, followed by Roman being hit by a pitch.

Oceanside's comeback attempt ended on a pop-up.

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