Ashland softball accomplished the perfect regular season 15-0 defeating Katahdin on June 3, 17-5.
“My pitching and catching pair (Whitney Flint and Mindy Chasse) is the best in the County, as far as I’m concerned, and that will take you a long way in softball,” said head coach Terry Hunter about the Hornets’ success. “Andrea Mayo is knocking the cover right off the ball, and from one to nine we have good hitters. We knocked out 20 hits the other day.”
Mayo led the Hornet swarm with two triples and a single for four runs in the win over Kathdin. Macie Pelkey tripled and pelted two singles with four RBIs, and Mindy Chasse hit three singles with two RBIs.
With their number-one standing, Ashland avoids the preliminaries and will play a quarterfinal game on Thursday. Hunter looks to Bangor Christian, with their fast pitching and seniority, and Woodland to play a solid game in the post season. The Hornets have also yet to face the undefeated Limestone Eagles.
However, coaching staff hope to continue doing what they’re doing to reach the Eastern Maine finals. “You’ve got to get by the first round to get to the second,” said Hunter. “If you have a bad day you’re done.”
The Hornets will play either Central Aroostook or Fort Fairfield on Thursday.
Ashland baseball also ended their regular season on a high note toppling Katahdin 4-3 to improve their record to 14-1 and move to number one in the Heal Points. It was a tied game at three after seven innings, but Nick Gimbel hit Henry Milligan home for the win.
Milligan also singled for the Hornets. Justin Belanger struck out 12 batters on the mound and singled at bat.
The Hornets will play either Shead or Bangor Christian on Thursday.
Staff photo/Meridith Paterson
JUSTIN BELANGER swings away at a road game during the regular season for Ashland.