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High school baseball and softball

Vikings back in game: Vinalhaven splits with Rangeley to start

Islander softball sweeps Lakers, while baseball falls in doubleheader
By Ken Waltz and Mark Haskell | May 03, 2021
Photo by: Ken Waltz Vinalhaven shortstop Aubri Hoose prepares to throw to first base against Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. The islanders swept the Lakers in a doubleheader — 24-7 and 11-4.

Thorndike — They had missed so much over the last year plus.

No baseball and softball in the spring of 2020, no soccer in the fall of that same year, followed by no basketball in the winter of 2020-21.

So, with those missed experiences behind them, Vinalhaven Viking student-athletes happily and joyfully took to the diamonds far from their Penobscot Bay home on Saturday, May 1 at Mount View High School.

The islanders were in Waldo County to face Rangeley in a pair of doubleheaders at a neutral venue.

When the dust had settled, the Viking had earned a split, as softball won two and baseball dropped a pair.

Regardless of the outcomes, the island players, coaches and fans were grateful and satisfied to be back competing in official Maine Principals’ Association-sanctioned athletic events.

Watch video and see more than 100 photos below.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Softball

Vinalhaven 24, Rangeley 7 (5 inns.)

At Thorndike May 1, the Vikings got a jump start to their ferry ride home as thye swung to a mercy-rule win over the Lakers. Vinalhaven scored two runs in the first inning, six in the second, three in the third, six in the fourth and seven in the fifth. Rangeley scored one in the first, three in the third, two in the fourth and one in the fifth.

Leading the islanders at the dish were Myra Mills (single, 3 runs), Maddie Miller (single, 3 runs), Jordan Hoose (home run, 2 runs), Aubri Hoose (triple, double, single, 5 runs), Hope Cluff (2 doubles, 3 singles, 5 runs), Audrey Anthony (2 singles, 3 runs), Kailyn Hufsey (2 runs), Makayla Boody (2 runs) and Jazmyn Robishaw (single, run).

For the Lakers, Emily Eastlack (single, 2 runs), Winnie Larochelle (run), Bree Quimby (run), Bristol Quimby (double, run), Isabelle Whittier (run), Lily Shaffer (single) and Nicole Lemay (run) paced the offense.

Aubri Hoose pitched for Vinalhaven, as she allowed three hits and two walks, with six strikeouts. Bree Quimby pitched for Rangeley, as she scattered 13 hits, 19 walks and four hit batters, with five strikeouts.

Vinalhaven 11, Rangeley 4

At Thorndike May 1, the Vikings swung to victory in their first game of the campaign. Vinalhaven scored two runs in the second inning, one in the third, three in the fourth and five in the fifth, while Rangeley scored one in the fourth and three in the fifth.

Leading the Vikings on offense were Mills (single, 2 runs), Ingrid Stockman (run), Jordan Hoose (single, 2 runs), Aubri Hoose (triple, single, 4 runs), Cluff (2 singles, run), Dreyenn Osgood (single) and Audrey Anthony (run).

For Rangeley, Eastlack (single, run), Bree Quimby (single, run), Bristol Quimby (run), Whittier (single, run) and Eva Spear (single) paced the offense.

Cluff pitched for Vinalhaven, as she allowed four hits and two walks, with three strikeouts. Bree Quimby allowed seven hits in the pitching circle for Rangeley.

Baseball

Rangeley 8, Vinalhaven 2

At Thorndike May 1, the Lakers splashed to a victory over the islanders. Vinalhaven scored runs in the second and fourth innings, while Rangeley plated two in the first, three in the third, one in the fourth and two in the sixth.

Leading Vinalhaven at the plate were Robbie Swears (single, stolen base), Mark Augusto (single, run, 2 stolen bases), Hunter Ames (run, stolen base) and Von Jones (single, stolen base).

For Rangeley, Garrett Burgess (run), Will Brea (run), Connor Hall (run, stolen base), Kenny Thompson (run), Trevor Dolbier (run, stolen base), Boden Washington (run) and Duncan Irvine (2 runs) paced the offense.

Augusto allowed no hits in the loss for the Vikings, though he walked seven and hit two batters to go along with 13 strikeouts. Thompson and Luke Beaulieu pitched for the Lakers, as they allowed three hits and three walks, with eight strikeouts.

Rangeley 13, Vinalhaven 3 (6 inns.)

At Thorndike May 1, the Lakers pounced on the Vikings in the first inning and prevailed by mercy rule. Rangeley scored six runs in the first inning, one in the second, two in the fifth and four in the sixth, while Vinalhaven tallied one in the first and two in the fourth.

Leading the Viking offense were Lincoln Dennison (run), Sam Wentworth (single, stolen base), Augusto (run), Hunter Ames (run) and Riley Anthony (single, stolen base).

For the Lakers, Burgess (run), Brea (single, 2 runs, stolen base), Hall (2 runs), Thompson (2 doubles, 2 runs, 2 stolen bases), Dolbier (2 runs), Beaulieu (single, run), Washington (2 runs) and Irvine (run) paced the offense.

Tanner Lazaro, Ira Stockman and Swears pitched for the islanders, as the trio allowed four hits and seven walks, with 11 strikeouts. Hall and Beaulieu pitched for the Lakers, as the duo allowed two hits and four walks, with four strikeouts.

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Vinalhaven versus Rangeley baseball and softball
Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school baseball and softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Video by: Ken Waltz and Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school softball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school baseball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school baseball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school baseball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school baseball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school baseball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school baseball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school baseball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school baseball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school baseball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school baseball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school baseball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school baseball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school baseball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school baseball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school baseball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school baseball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school baseball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school baseball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school baseball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school baseball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school baseball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school baseball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school baseball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school baseball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school baseball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school baseball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school baseball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school baseball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school baseball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school baseball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school baseball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school baseball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school baseball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school baseball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school baseball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school baseball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school baseball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school baseball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school baseball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school baseball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school baseball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school baseball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school baseball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school baseball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school baseball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school baseball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school baseball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school baseball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school baseball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Vinalhaven versus Rangeley on May 1 in high school baseball at Mount View in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
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