Junior leaguers off to 5-0 start

15 years ago

    The Caribou junior league baseball team, made up of 13- and 14-year-olds, swept a doubleheader from Hodgdon Saturday by scores of 16-0 and 14-0. The games were played at Caribou High School and marked the team’s first home games of the campaign.     The two victories improved Caribou’s record to 5-0 on the season.
    The Vikings did most of their damage in the third and fourth innings of the opener, scoring 13 of their runs during those two frames.
    Sean Madore went the distance on the mound, striking out six and surrendering just three hits, to earn the pitching win.
    Mike Selander, Matt Frost and Madore had two hits apiece to lead Caribou’s offense.
    In the second game, Caribou scored 11 times in the fourth inning to coast to the triumph. Matt Curry pitched a complete-game one-hitter and collected 10 strikeouts along the way. Selander banged out three hits, whle Curry, Dean Walker and Aaron Losieniecki had two apiece for Caribou.
    The local nine also defeated host Houlton in a July 21 contest, 18-13.
    Caribou had scoring rallies of eight, five and four runs to come out on top. Losieniecki and Matt Milliard each went two innings, with Jared Keaton and Frost going an inning each for Caribou.
    Walker, Curry and Frost had two hits apiece in the 13-hit attack.
    Every player in the lineup hit safely, as Milliard, Selander, Losienecki, Madore, Cody Herbert, Breen Blackstone and Jared Keaton all had one.
    Hunter Hanning, Kyle Bouchard and Dan Swallow did the pitching for Houlton. Seven players had a hit apiece for the hosts.
    The Caribou squad also picked up a sweep in their July 11 doubleheader against Madawaska.
    Game one was a pitcher’s duel, as Caribou’s Losienecki and Curry combined on the 1-0 shutout win. Losienecki struck out 12 batters in 6-1/3 innings of work, while Curry went the final 2-2/3 innings and fanned four.
    The two pitchers also collaborated for the game’s only run in the ninth inning, as Curry doubled and came across on Losienecki’s double. Curry had two hits earlier in the game. Herbert chipped in with a pair of hits, while Selander, Keaton, Adam Flynn and Madore notched a hit apiece.
    Charlie Nadeau and Corey Nadeau pitched well for Madawaska in the loss. Ian Lee had all three Madawaska hits.
    Game two was a much more comfortable 11-4 victory for Caribou. Walker and Curry went three innings each, with Caribou scoring five times in the fifth inning and four more in the sixth to come out on top. Frost and Losienecki had home runs for the winners. Curry, Herbert and Frost were the team’s repeat hitters.
    For Madawaska, Corey Nadeau and Ben Lizotte both had two hits.