PI rec activities

15 years ago
Minor League baseball

    Key Bank and K of C went at it in a July 13 contest. Griffin Guerrette sealed the 7-3 win for Key Bank on the mound, while Grant Bridges took the loss. The game only featured just two hits as Grant Stewart and Alex Tilley both singled. The pitching of Bridges and Khasen Lowe had 11 strikeouts for K of C, while Griffin Guerrette and Grant Stewart combined for 10 strikeouts for Key Bank. 

    The first game of the round robin last Wednesday featured K of C and Savings Bank of Maine. The Knights came out on top, 5-1, as Ryan Player picked up the win with 9 strikeouts. Nick Bartlett was close behind as he fanned eight. The only hits in the game were Khasen Lowe’s triple for K of C and Brad Kinney’s single for Savings Bank of Maine.
    In game two of the round robin, Katahdin Trust beat Key Bank 5-1. Denny Young had 11 strikeouts to earn the win for Katahdin Trust, while Grant Stewart had 6 strikeouts for Key. Pat Cash had a double and Connor McManus a single for the winners. Griffin Guerrette had Key Bank’s only hit with a double.
    The third game of the morning featured Savings Bank and Key Bank. Key Bank got the upper hand, winning, 7-3. Nick Bartlett had 7 strikeouts as he was handed the loss, while Griffin Guerrette earned the win with 11 strikeouts. At the plate for Savings Bank, Bartlett went 3 for 3 with a home run and Matt O’Connell added a single. RJ Gross doubled and Alex Tilley and John Saucier each singled for Key Bank.
    In the final game of the round robin, K of C got the best of Katahdin Trust, 6-4. The bats were alive as Josiah Morse, Khasen Lowe and Ryan Player combined for five hits to lead K of C. One of Player’s hits was a home run. For Katahdin Trust, Alex Brewer had a single and Pat Cash had a triple. Khasen Lowe got the win and Alex Brewer took the loss.

Major League baseball

    In last Wednesday’s night game, the Elks’ Chase Norton gave up three runs on five hits to pull off the win.
    On Thursday, Caribou posted the victory over Kiwanis. The local squad had all their hits in the bottom of the fourth inning. Keegan Ennis led off with a double, Oliver Gerrish singled and Ben Buckley hit an RBI single.
    Kiwanis beat Ashland 16-6 on Friday. Oliver Gerrish was the winner on the mound for the Kiwanis with teammates Ben Buckley, Andrew Paterson and Sam Gray contributing key hits. Standout defensive plays were turned in by Keegan Ennis, Sam Gray and Grant Stewart, while catcher Ben Buckley had a strong performance as well.

Pony League baseball

    Rod Brewer Design kicked off the week with an 8-6 win over Ashland July 13. Tyler Seeley, Jacob Player, Connor Savage and Corey Belanger all had multiple hits for RBD. Aaron Kofstad and Karson Wilcox contributed with key defensive plays to aid the win.
    In RBD’s second game of the day, Mars Hill used a six-run outburst in the third inning to prevail, 10-7. Seeley kept the hot bat going by picking up some key hits and RBIs for RBD, who also got some timely hitting from Evan Waddell and Quinn Graves. Graves also flashed some leather in the field, pulling off the rare unassisted double play while manning first base.
    RBD was hoping to avenge the loss at the hands of Mars Hill last Wednesday to no avail, as Mars Hill once again emerged by a score of 10-6. Picking up hits for RBD were Jacob Player, Quinn Graves, Ryder Soucy, Corey Belanger and Connor Seward. The Wildcats were also in action against Mars Hill last Wednesday. Ryley Norton picked up the victory on the mound for the Wildcats as they improved to 7-1 on the season.
    Fort Fairfield and RBD met up for a double header Thursday afternoon. In the first game, Corey Belanger knocked in Quinn Graves in the bottom of the sixth inning to give RBD the 7-6 victory. Evan Waddell picked up the win on the mound.
    Game two was almost a carbon copy of the opener. Fort Fairfield was poised to earn the split as they loaded the bases in the home half of the sixth, trailing by a score of 13-12. Connor Savage came in and induced a ground ball to Graves at first base to help RBD even its record at 4-4.

Junior girls softball

    The Rockhounds played the weeks’ only double-header July 13. In the first game against the Mudcats, Hailey Cameron and Bailee Robichaud each singled for the Rockhounds. The Mudcats were led by Jordie Legassie, who singled and doubled. The Rockhounds defense made the difference as they picked up the win behind the pitching efforts of Lee Ireland.
    The second game of the day was between the Rockhounds and the Thunder. Tori Harvath, Madison Fournier, Cameron and Robichaud all singled for the Rockhounds. The Thunder had a balanced attack from Emily Colligan, Jessica Cameron and Kalie Ward, who each singled, but it wasn’t enough to overtake the Rockhounds.
    Last Wednesday night, the Mudcats and the Thunder were in action. Krystal Kingsbury smacked a solo home run for the Mudcats. Jordie Legassie and Taylor Williams both singled en route to the win. Kalie Ward, Jessica Cameron and Olivia Hudson all singled for the Thunder, allowing them to keep the game close.
    On Friday, the Mudcats were back on the playing field against the Rockhounds. For the Rockhounds, Tori Harvath, Bailee Robichaud and Hailey Cameron all singled twice. The Mudcats overpowered to the win behind the bats of Krystal Kingsbury, Taylor Williams and Jordie Legassie. Kingsbury and Williams singled twice and Legassie had the game’s only triple.

Potato Blossom tourney results

    Last Tuesday, the Presque Isle junior girls’ travel team competed for the Potato Blossom Championship trophy. It was a long day, jam-packed with three games, and in the end the PI squad came in second in the event.
    In the opener against Ashland, Jordie Legassie and Krystal Kingsbury both singled and doubled. Taylor Williams and Olivia Hudson singled twice. Kalie Ward, Tori Harvath, Jess Cameron, Hailey Cameron and Emily Colligan each singled in the victory. Kalie Ward pitched a solid four innings, striking out five.
    In the second game, the PI girls easily soared to the victory over Madawaska. Legassie, Williams, Kingsbury, Ward and Hailey Cameron all singled twice. Jess Cameron, Hudson and Harvath also added hits. Hudson pitched well for PI, striking out four.
    The championship game was against Washburn and the solid defensive effort by PI kept the game tied until the final inning. Legassie and Kingsbury doubled. Williams, Ward, Jess Cameron, Hailey Cameron and Harvath each singled. Ward pitched another solid game, striking out four. The Presque Isle juniors played well and accepted the runner-up trophy with smiles.

Men’s softball results

    Game results from last week: T. W. Willard 12, SOS Storage/Caldwell Auto 11; SOS Storage/Caldwell Auto 26, CPT 3; CPT 28, Gagnon’s Auto 2; Griffeth Ford 10, T. W. Willard 9; Maine Merchants 10, Gagnon’s Auto 4; Fort Kent 17, Maine Merchants 2; Fort Kent 13, Maine Merchants 8; T. W. Willard 18, Job Corps 2; SOS Storage/Caldwell Auto 15, Job Corps 6; T. W. Willard 27, Tobique 15.
    Standings: Fort Kent (13-1), Maine Merchants (14-2), Griffeth Ford (10-4), Buck Construction (9-4), TW Willard (8-5), Tobique (5-9), SOS Storage/Caldwell Auto (5-10), CPT (4-10), Job Corps (2-9), Gagnon’s Auto (0-16).

Youth soccer registration

    The Presque Isle Recreation and Parks Department has begun registration for its youth soccer program at the William V. Haskell Community Center.
    The program is offered to boys and girls entering grades 1-6 this fall. The registration fee is $18.
    Schedules and rosters will be handed out at the community center Tuesday, Aug. 11, with play beginning Aug. 24 for grades 1-2 and the week of Aug. 18 for grades 3-6.

Adult flag football

    The Presque Isle Recreation and Parks Department will hold a meeting for those interested in playing in a flag football league this fall tonight at 7 p.m. at the community center. Those looking to submit a team and/or join a team in the league should attend. Please call 764-2545 with questions.

Birthday parties at the pool and recreation center

    The Presque Isle Recreation and Parks Department is now hosting birthday parties for ages 4 and up at the recreation center in addition to hosting parties at the Presque Isle Indoor Pool. The recreation center is available Friday and Saturday nights from 6-8 p.m. beginning Aug. 14, with one hour of organized gym games included in the rental. The pool is available year round.
    Activities vary with age groups, but include wiffleball, soccer, basketball, and kickball. For more information on rentals for the recreation center, please call 764-2545. Contact the indoor pool at 764-2564 for information regarding rentals there.

Parent/toddler sign language

    The Presque Isle Recreation and Parks Department will host a parent/toddler signing playgroup Saturdays from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The group will meet the first Saturday of each month.
    This group is designed to teach children basic signs as a means of communication at an earlier age. The cost is $2 per child per session. The group is designed for children up to age 6, but all ages may come and join in the fun.