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17 years ago

Major League results
On Aug. 1, Jeremy Parlin pitched the Elks to the 8-3 victory over Kiwanis. At the plate, Parlin and Jacob Player each had two hits and two runs batted in. Jonah Stephenson rounded out the Elks’ offense with a double. Jacob Player, Jonah Stephenson, Brandon LeBlanc and Aaron Kofstad all made great plays in the field. For Kiwanis, Tony Curtis, Jacob Williams and Tyler Seeley all had hits, while Williams and Curtis knocked in runs for Kiwanis. In the field, Corey Belanger did a great job behind the plate, and Cody Lyford made a nice play as well.     Monday, Aug. 6, saw the playoffs begin with No. 3 Rotary challenging No. 2 Elks. Jeremy Parlin took the hill for the Elks and pitched them to the 3-1 victory. Parlin allowed only four hits and no earned runs while striking out 13 batters. He was also the offensive hero for the Elks with a double, a triple, and drove in two runs. Aaron Kofstad, Brandon LeBlanc, Jonah Stephenson and Jacob Player helped spearhead a solid defensive effort for the Elks. For Rotary, Cody Flannery doubled and singled, while Griffen Lovely and Khyver Lowe each had a hit. In the field, Hale Cushman, Khyver Lowe, Griffen Lovely and Josh Gordon played great defense. With the win, the Elks advanced to the championship game against Kiwanis.
Wednesday night saw one of the most exciting games in recent years, making for an incredible championship game. As expected, pitching was at a premium, with Jacob Player taking the hill for the Elks and Tony Curtis getting the call for Kiwanis. Both pitchers struck out 10 batters while going the distance on the mound. Curtis allowed just three hits to four by Player.
Unfortunately for the Elks, that extra hit was the difference in the 4-3 victory by Kiwanis. Cody Lyford knocked in Tyler Seeley with the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the last inning to cap off a great comeback. Jacob Williams’s single to lead off the sixth inning got things started. Tyler Seeley drove him in with his second hit of the night to tie the score at 3-3. Lyford stepped up, looking to keep the two-out rally alive. He smashed a two-strike pitch to right field, which was just enough to allow Seeley to slide across home plate with the score to clinch the championship.
Helping the Elks jump out to their lead were big hits off the bats of Kyle Goupille, Jacob Player and Jonah Stephenson. This game also saw some incredible plays in the field. Jeremy Parlin of the Elks and Corey Belanger from Kiwanis both kept their teams in the game with some superb play behind the plate. The Elks ended the third inning with a tremendous double play when Jacob Player fielded a ball hit to the mound, turned and fired to Jonah Stephenson at second, and the play was finished with a great stretch at first base by Michael Guerrette. Brandon LeBlanc and Aaron Kofstad also made numerous plays in the infield for the Elks.
Liam Hughes made a great running catch in foul territory for Kiwanis. Jacob Williams also stole some hits with his glove, flashing some leather while patrolling the outfield. Karson Wilcox, Andrew Michaud, and Andrew Dyer also had great plays in the field for Kiwanis.
Minor League results
Week five for the minor leaguers started out with First Citizens blanking Key Bank, 3-0. Starting on the mound for First Citizens was Oliver Gerrish, who had 13 strikeouts along with the win. For Key Bank, in a losing effort Andrew Patterson held First Citizens to three runs but had no run support from his teammates.
Defensively for First Citizens, Jacob Carter played a superb game at first base, while Jordan Lyford came in for the relief and added 6 strikeouts. Offensively for First Citizens, Ben Buckley had three singles and Oliver Gerrish and Parker Lambert both had hits. For Key Bank, Jordan Lyford and Chris Carroll both had hits and Matt Tilley had a RBI.
Game two featured Katahdin Trust gearing up to battle Knights of Columbus, with K of C claiming a 4-1 victory. For K of C, Nick Raineri got the win on the mound by fanning 15 through five innings and allowing only one hit, which was ripped by Brenden Hammond. Jenna Hallett had an amazing game on the mound, holding first-place K of C to only 4 runs. Offensively for K of C, Patrick Cash went 3 for 3, while Taylor Williams, Nick Raineri, Chase Norton, Austin Albert, Cooper Madore and Jeremy Shaw all had hits.
K of C took on First Citizens in an Aug. 4 contest. K of C’s Chase Norton and Raineri combined for the shutout, while First Citizens’ Ben Buckley pitched very well in the loss. Norton’s RBI hit in the bottom of the sixth gave K of C the 1-0 win.
Finishing up week six of the summer Key Bank and Knights of Columbus went head to head. Nick Raineri had the win for K of C, while Jordan Lyford picked up the loss. Austin Albert doubled twice for K of C. Also having hits for the Knights were Caleb Hunter and Jeremy Shaw. Taylor Williams pitched two scoreless innings in relief of Raineri and also for K of C, David Kofstad made numerous gold glove plays at second base in the 12-1 triumph.
Aug. 8 was the start of the final round robin for the Minor League. Storms were brewing in the Star City, but they held off for two of the four games. The first game of the quadruple-header saw Andrew Patterson pitch Key Bank to the 3-2 victory over K of C. Offensively for Key Bank, Patterson, Joseph Boone and Liam Daniels all scored runs while David Cyr and Connor Murchison both had hits. Pacing K of C was Nick Raineri with a double and two RBI. Taylor Williams also had two hits. Defensively for Key Bank, Joseph Boone and Chris Carroll played great in the field. Austin Albert made some outstanding defensive plays for K of C.
The second game featured First Citizens and Katahdin Trust. Oliver Gerrish got the win on the mound for First Citizens, allowing just two runs in the 8-2 victory. Brycen Libby took the hard luck loss on the mound, surrendering only five hits in the complete-game effort. First Citizens was paced offensively by Matt Tilley, who had two hits and drove in a pair of runs. Kevin Blood also picked up a big hit, as did Ben Buckley and Oliver Gerrish. Katahdin Trust got hits from Brian Fournier, Jenna Hallett and Ryan Bridges. On the defensive side, Jacob Carter led First Citizens and Devin Cray displayed some smooth moves for Katahdin Trust. The last two games of the round robin were postponed until Thursday due to the weather.
Thursday morning brought a day filled with championship spirit. The first game saw First Citizens and K of C go at it, with First Citizens prevailing, 3-2. Ben Buckley outdueled Chase Norton of K of C to get the win on the mound. Buckley helped himself out at the plate with a double. Oliver Gerrish chipped in with a single. K of C was led by a double off the bat of Nick Raineri and two singles off the hot bat of Taylor Williams. Defensively for First Citizens, Jacob Carter and Matt Tilley played magnificently and turning in great plays for K of C were Caleb Hunter, David Hunter, Cooper Madore, Nick Powers and David Kofstad.
Katahdin Trust took on Key Bank in the final game of the Minor League season. Jenna Hallett out dueled Travis Sylvain as Katahdin Trust went on to pick up the 3-1 victory. Offensively for Katahdin Trust, Brycen Libby and Jenna Hallett each had two hits. Key Bank got hits from both Brian Fournier and Jordan Lyford. The turning point of the game was when Brycen Libby caught a laser of a throw from Jenna Hallett to tag a runner out at the plate. Keeghan Lowe anchored Key Bank’s defense, highlighted by a great pickoff play at third base.
Junior girls softball
Kayla Girardin’s two-run double in the bottom of the fourth inning helped the Sidewinders move ahead of the Mudcats by a final score of 4-3 in playoff action. Chelsea Munson had a single while Guerette had a double to move Munson to third. Girardin batted in teammates Munson and Guerette.
Others with base hits were Brooke Lovely, Tori Harvath, Krystal, Emily Buckley and Guerette. Madison Michaud played a great third base, stopping numerous hits in that direction. Munson and Lovely split pitching duties, striking out a combination of six batters. For the Mudcats, Kailee Shaw had two powerful singles, with Meredith Stewart and Jordi Legassie each contributing a hit.
In the championship game held on Monday, Aug. 6, the Sidewinders faced the Rockhounds. The Rockhounds had only lost one game during the regular season which, ironically, was to the Sidewinders. Brooke Lovely and Chandler Guerette split the game on the pitching mound, striking out a total of eight batters and allowing only four hits. Emily Buckley, Chelsea Munson and Tori Harvath shared catching duties. Liza Buck is credited with several unassisted plays at first base.
In the top of the last inning, Lora Ireland led off with a solid base hit to the outfield. Brooke Lovely followed with another single, her second of the game, then Chandler Guerrette followed with her second hit as well to knock in a run. Liza Buck was next up and her solid hit brought in the fifth run of the game, putting the Sidewinders ahead of the Rockhounds. The Sidewinders were able to take the championship by a final score of 5-2.
Junior girls softball players should drop off their gray pants to the recreation center as soon as possible.
Youth soccer begins soon
Schedules for the Presque Isle Recreation and Parks Department youth soccer are now available at the center. Youth may still register, but there is an additional $5 late fee on top of the $15 program fee. Please call 764-2545 for more information.