Action on diamonds

14 years ago

    The high school baseball and softball teams were able to get in their games despsite some blustery weather early in the week, leading into much warmer weather on the weekend.
ImageREADY TO GUN – Mark “Mook” McGraw of Katahdin gets ready to gun the ball to first base after making a play against Southern Aroostook.
    The only local team playing Saturday was the Katahdin Cougars, who picked up a lopsided 19-1 road-win over Schenck in five innings.
    Mark “Mook” McGraw led the offense with a triple and two singles, driving in four runs, while Brandon Robinson had three singles and Kolby Gallagher singled and doubled to bring in a run.
    Scores are reflected from April 26-30 below:
    Last Friday, Shead took a 5-1 lead into the bottom of the fourth, scoring three more runs in the fourth and another in the fifth for the 9-3 win over Greater Houlton Christian Academy.
    Adam Little led GHCA with a pair of hits to drive in a run, while Ted Bowers doubled. The Eagles’ only run came in the opening inning.
ImageRIGHT TO THE BAG – Hodgdon’s Annie Hare scoops up the ball right at first base during last week’s game against Greater Houlton Christian Academy. The Lady Hawks pulled out a 22-18 win.
    It came down to the bottom of the seventh before the Shires pulled out the 5-4 win behind Jordan Bragan’s two-out single down the third base line to score Josh Harvey with the game-winner.
    The Shires took a 2-1 lead in the first before the Owls tied the score in the third and went ahead in the fourth, 3-2. Houlton rallied back in the bottom of the fifth for two runs for a 5-4 advantage. The Owls came back to deadlock the game in the sixth before the dramatic finish.
ImageJoseph Cyr photograph
CONTACT – Houlton’s Chelsi Murray makes solid contact with the ball during last week’s game against Presque Isle at Community Park.

    Corey Woodworth collected three singles, stole three times and drove in a run for the Shires, while Mike Ring hit two RBI singles.
    In girls’ action, the Lady Shires overtook Madawaska, 12-3.
    The Houlton girls outhit the Owls, 15-6.
    Vanessa Sanderson stroked four singles and drove in a run, while Megan Hannigan singled three times and brought in a run. Ashley Drew doubled and singled, with Chelsi Murray hitting a pair of singles and an RBI.
ImageHURLS HOME – Hunter Hanning of Houlton follows through on his pitch to the plate against Presque Isle during last week’s action at Community Park.
    On a very windy, cold day last Thursday in Dyer Brook, Dakota Sleeper led his team to a 3-0 victory over visiting Katahdin. The senior righthander threw a no-hitter, striking out 12 and allowing no walks.
    Backing Sleeper offensively was Travis Casey, who hit a run-scoring single in the second to get the Warriors going, while Chris Casey drove in a run and Anthony Diaferio singled.
    Katahdin’s Cody Cunningham threw a complete game, giving up three runs on two hits, while striking out seven.
    The GHCA Eagles came up short against host Van Buren last Thursday, 8-4.
    The Crusaders led 3-1 after the third, but the Eagles mounted a comeback in the fifth, scoring three runs for a 4-3 lead. Van Buren tied the game in the bottom of the fourth before scoring a run in the fifth and three more in the sixth to take the win.
    Adam Little and Ryan Campbell sparked the fifth-inning rally, each delivering a single.
ImageDakota Sleeper of Southern Aroostook tossed   a no-hitter, striking out 12 and allowing no walks against Katahdin
    The East Grand Vikings topped visiting Washburn, 11-10 in the bottom of the seventh.
    The Vikings led the ballgame, 5-1 after the fourth and a 9-6 lead in the sixth.
    The Beavers chipped away in the seventh for four more runs and a 10-9 advantage, until the bottom of the seventh when the Vikings drew two bases-loaded walks to earn the victory.
    Aaron Henn went 5-for-5 from the plate, including a triple, four singles and five RBIs. Nick Gray and Billy Holmes each rapped four singles with Gray driving in two runs, and Holmes adding one. Kevin Haggerty, an eighth-grader, stroked three singles and drove in a run.
    Winning pitcher Abe Brittain struck out 14.
ImageKiki Smart delivers a pitch to the plate against Hodgdon
    In girls’ action, East Grand slaughtered Washburn, 24-2 behind Kaitlyn Beaudoin’s pitching efforts, as she struck out 14, while giving up six walks and pitching her first no-hitter. She helped her own cause from the plate with three singles and three RBIs.
    Beaudoin allowed just one ball to be hit, but she handled that grounder up the middle herself for an infield groundout. Felicia Cowger singled three times and drove in four runs, while Jenny Armstrong added three singles and three RBIs. Elisha Farley doubled, singled, and brought in two runs.
    The GHCA Eagles stayed in the game against host Wisdom last Wednesday, trailing 6-4 in the fourth. But, in the bottom of the frame, the Pioneers scored eight runs for the winning margin.
    Chad Duff led the Eagles with three singles. The Eagles didn’t commit any errors and were only outhit 13-10. The Pioneers had six miscues in the game.
    In girls’ action, the Lady Eagles picked up their first win, 23-21, in eight innings over host Wisdom.
ImageNick Lunn concentrates and throws the ball to the plate against GHCA
    Last Tuesday, the Hodgdon Hawks were in control from the beginning of the game, as they scored eight first-inning runs. The Eagles brought in a run in the second, as did the Hawks for a 9-1 advantage. In the third, Hodgdon added two more runs and then broke the game wide open in the fourth with a 16-run inning.
    Freshman Nick Lunn hurled a two-hitter, striking out seven, while helping his own cause with a two-run single. Ryan Wellington stroked three doubles and a single, knocking in three runs, while Erik Ryan had four singles and drove in four runs.
    Ethan Brady doubled in a run for the Eagles.
    On the girls’ side, the Lady Hawks outlasted GHCA for a 22-18 win.
ImageIsaiah Straubel dives for an oncoming ball.
    At Hodgdon, Taylor McGary and Destiny Ellis each hit a triple to drive in two runs. Kiki Smart hit a pair of singles and brought in two runs for GHCA.
    The Houlton Shiretowners were tied, 2-all, with Presque Isle in the second inning of their game Tuesday, but the Wildcats would go on to win 14-3. The Wildcats outscored Houlton, 12-1 over the last five innings.
    Jordan Bragdon and Josh Harvey each has run-scoring singles for Houlton.
    The Houlton Lady Shires trailed 7-2 in the third against Presque Isle before the Wildcats broke the game open with a 13-run fourth, earning a 22-3 win.
    Chelsi Murray singled twice and doubled to bring in two runs for Houlton.