The Vinalhaven/North Haven baseball and softball teams have had a rigorous start to their schedule in the form of an eight-game road trip, which took them to Richmond, Buckfield, Jackman and, most recently, Greenville for a May 3 doubleheader.

It has been a trying few weeks for both squads, which have mustered only one win in 16 tries — a 22-5 victory April 30 for the island softball team.

The two island teams have only home games ahead, with the baseball team set to host Valley of Bingham Tuesday, May 28, while the softball team also host the Cavaliers May 28, in addition to Rangeley on Saturday, May 11. Rangeley does not have a baseball team.

A recap of recently-reported games includes:

Baseball

Forest Hills 18, Vinalhaven/North Haven 6 (6 innings)

At Jackman April 30, the islanders could not hold off the mighty Tigers and lost in six innings. Vinalhaven scored one run in the first inning, two runs in the second, two in the third and one in the sixth. Forest Hills scored two runs in the first inning, six in the fourth and 10 in the sixth.

Leading islanders' offense were Zeb Campbell (double, single), Noah Slivinsky (2 singles, 3 RBIs), Avery Waterman (2 singles) and Byron Thomas (single).

For Forest Hills, Matt Turner (home run, double, single, 4 RBIs), Tanner Daigle (home run, single) and Derek Ouellette (2 singles, 3 RBIs).

Byron Thomas went the distance on the hill for the islanders, allowing 15 hits and three walks, with eight strikeouts. Evan Worster also went the distance on the mound for Forest Hills, allowing seven hits and three walks, with eight strikeouts.

Forest Hills 12, Vinalhaven/North Haven 6

At Jackman April 30, the islanders were doubled up by the host Tigers in the second game of the day's doubleheader. Vinalhaven/North Haven scored one run in the second inning, one in the fourth and four in the fifth. Forest Hills scored two in the first inning, four in the second, three in the third one in the fourth and two in the fifth.

Leading the the islanders' offense were Waterman (double, single, 2 RBIs), Campbell (single), Lewis Cray (single), Cody Hamilton (single) and Shane Carlsen (single).

For Forest Hills, Ouellette (home run, single) and Turner (home run, 4 RBIs) paced the offense.

Campbell, Cray and Slivinsky pitched for the islanders, allowing eight hits and eight walks, with five strikeouts. Ouellette went the distance on the mound for the Tigers, allowing six hits and four walks, with 15 strikeouts.

Buckfield 11, Vinalhaven/North Haven 0 (5 innings)

At Buckfield April 27, the islanders were blanked by the host Bucks in the first of the day's doubleheader. Buckfield scored two runs in the second inning, two more in the fourth and seven in the fifth.

Leading Vinalhaven/North Haven at the plate were Waterman (single), Campbell (single), Byron Thomas (single) and Slivinsky (single).

For Buckfield, Owen Bennett (2 singles) and Jonah Williams (2 singles, 2 RBIs) paced the offense.

Byron Thomas, Carlsen and Hamilton pitched for the islanders, allowing 11 hits and eight walks, with one strikeout. Williams pitched for the Bucks, allowing four hits and two walks, with nine strikeouts.

Buckfield 13, Vinalhaven/North Haven 0 (5 innings)

At Buckfield April 27, the islanders mustered only one hit against the Bucks, who mercied the islanders for the second time on the day. Buckfield scored three runs in the first inning, one in the second and nine in the fourth.

Slivinsky singled for Vinalhaven/North Haven's lone hit, while Williams and Bennett led the offense for Buckfield with two singles apiece.

Ben Beckman, Campbell and Liam Thomas all pitched for the islanders, allowing 11 hits and 10 walks, with seven strikeouts. For Buckfield, Hamann tossed a one-hit shutout, walking two and fanning seven.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, Vinalhaven/North Haven (0-8, no points) is seventh (last), while Valley of Bingham (5-0, 23.5278 points) is first in the seven-team region. The top five teams qualify for the playoffs.

Softball

Greenville 13, Vinalhaven 1

At Greenville May 3, the islanders were downed by the host Lakers in the first game of their doubleheader.

Leading the islanders at the plate were Ashley Davis-Oakes (hit, 4 stolen bases), Taylor Littlefield (hit, 2 stolen bases), Ashley Hamilton (hit, stolen base), Bailey Wadleigh (hit, stolen base) and Hannah Ames (hit, 2 stolen bases).

For Greenville, Molly Foley (2 hits), Makayla Gilbert (2 hits), Lindsey Finn (2 hits), Kaley Worman (2 hits), Danielle Mills (2 hits) paced the offense.

Greenville 10, Vinalhaven 0

At Greenville May 3, the Lakers made it a doubleheader sweep over the visiting islanders. Greenville scored two run in the fourth inning, one in the fifth and seven in the sixth.

Leading Vinalhaven/North Haven at the dish were Davis-Oakes (hit, stolen base), Littlefield (double), Maddie Hallowell (2 hits), Webster (hit), Wadleigh (hit) and Molly Foisy (hit).

For Greenville, Jasmine Senatus (3 hits) and Mills (3 hits) led the offense.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, Vinalhaven/North Haven (1-7, 2.9762 points) is fourth, while Greenville (7-0, 13.6277 points) is first in the seven-team region. The top five teams qualify for the playoffs.

Forest Hills 9, Vinalhaven/North Haven 8

At Jackman April 30, the islanders lost a heartbreaker in the bottom of the seventh inning against the host Tigers. Vinalhaven/North Haven scored one run in the first, three in the second, two in the third, one in the fifth and one in the seventh. Forest Hills scored two runs in the first inning, two in the second, two in the second, two in the fifth, two in the sixth and one in the seventh.

Vinalhaven/North stole a whopping 29 bases in the game against the Tigers.

Leading the islanders' offense were Taylor Littlefield (3 singles), Ashley Hamilton (3 singles), Tracie Webster (single), Bailey Wadleigh (single), Sarah James (single) and Molly Foisy (2 singles).

For Forest Hills, Dana McNally (3 singles), Josie Hoyt (3 singles) Haley Cutty (3 doubles, single) and Anna Carrier (double, RBI) paced the offense.

Ashley Davis-Oakes pitched for the the islanders, allowing 11 hits and four walks, with two strikeouts. Cutty pitched for the Tigers, allowing 11 hits and nine walks, with eight strikeouts.

Vinalhaven/North Haven 22, Forest Hills 5 (5 innings)

At Jackman April 30, the islanders took out their frustrations on the ball in the second game of the day's doubleheader, ripping the Tigers en route to a mercy-rule victory. Vinalhaven/North Haven scored three runs in the first inning, four in the second, one in the third, 13 in the fourth and one in the fifth. Forest Hills scored one in the third, one in the fourth and three in the fifth.

Vinalhaven/North Haven stole an astounding 39 bases in the game against the Tigers.

Leading the islanders at the dish were Davis-Oakes (3 singles), Littlefield (2 singles), Hamilton (4 singles), Webster (single), Bailey Wadleigh (single), Hallowell (4 singles), Hannah Ames (4 singles), Sarah James (2 singles) and Virginia Wadleigh (single).

For the Tigers, Cutty (2 singles, Hoyt (2 singles, double) and Carrier (2 singles) paced the offense.

Davis-Oakes pitched for Vinalhaven, allowing seven hits and one walk, with three strikeouts. Carrier and Cutty pitched for Forest Hills, scattering 22 hits and 10 walks, with three strikeouts.

Buckfield 10, Vinalhaven/North Haven 9

At Buckfield April 27, the islanders surrendered four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning as the Bucks walked off with a one-run win. Vinalhaven/North Haven scored one run in the second inning, five in the third and three in the fourth. Buckfield scored four in the first inning, one in the second, one in the fourth and four in the seventh.

Leading the Vikings at the plate were Davis-Oakes (single), Littlefield (2 singles), Hamilton (single), Ames (single), Hannah Jo Moody (single) and Hallowell (single).

For Buckfield, Sami Zak (3 singles) and Alayna Knox (2 singles) led the offense.

Davis-Oakes pitched for the islanders, allowing 13 hits and no walks, with one strikeout. Amber Arsenault pitched for the Bucks, giving up seven hits and nine walks, with six strikeouts.

Buckfield 22, Vinalhaven/North Haven 8 (5 innings)

At Buckfield April 27, the Bucks galloped out to a large lead early in the game and never looked back en route to a mercy-rule victory. Vinalhaven/North Haven scored one run in the first inning, one in the second, five in the third and one in the fourth. Buckfield scored nine in the first inning, one in the second, five in the third and seven in the fourth.

Leading the islanders at the plate were Davis-Oakes (single), Hamilton (single), Webster (single), Wadleigh (single), Hallowell (single) and Foisy (single).

For Buckfield, Hannah Gallant, Knox and Elizabeth Damon each had three singles.

Virginia Wadleigh pitched for the islanders, allowing 16 hits and six walks, with one strikeout. Jamie Brickel pitched for Buckfield, allowing six hits and eight walks, with five strikeouts.

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