Caribou girls knock off Hermon, move to sixth in ‘B’

13 years ago

The Limestone-MSSM softball team holds the top ranking in the Eastern Maine Class D standings, while Caribou made a big move in Class B with an upset victory last week.

At the halfway mark of the regular season, the Eagles are in first place with an 8-2 record, despite losing to previously-winless Washburn at home Monday afternoon.

Fort Fairfield is in 10th with its 3-4 record and Washburn is now at 1-7. The win Monday was not recorded in the Heal Point standings at press time but may have moved the Beavers as high as ninth.
Caribou split a doubleheader Friday against Hermon, and the victory has moved the Vikes into sixth place in the EM Class B rankings. The Vikings were swept in a twinbill at Old Town Saturday and sat at 4-5 entering a home game against Presque Isle yesterday.

A wrap-up of games played May 10-16 are as follows:

Washburn 29, Limestone-MSSM 21 – The Beavers, which entered the game without a win, knocked off the No. 1 Eagles in Limestone Monday despite managing just four hits in the contest.

Washburn took advantage of pitching wildness by scoring seven runs in the second inning, six in the fourth and nine in the seventh for the biggest rallies of the afternoon.

Lindsey Blackstone and Carmen Bragg both had RBI hits for the Beavers, while Melissa Cantafio and Ashlynn Kelly combined for six hits and five RBIs for the Eagles, which had 14 hits in the game off Washburn pitcher Kristi Sperrey.

Wisdom 12, Fort Fairfield 0 – Abby Player’s second-inning single was the Tigers’ only hit in the shutout loss to the Pioneers Monday.

Wisdom pitcher Ashley Beaulieu struck out 16 batters in six innings of work as her team stayed unbeaten.

Old Town 13, Caribou 1 – The Vikes managed only three hits off Mikayla Gastia in the opening game of Saturday’s doubleheader as the Coyotes prevailed.

Anesha Hersey, Tia McHatten and Kristin Plante all had singles for Caribou.

Old Town 6, Caribou 1 – Kendra Hayward limited the Vikes to six hits as Old Town also dominated game two.

Jamie Martin doubled and singled for the Vikings.

Hermon 18, Caribou 6 – The Hawks unleashed a 19-hit attack to win the first game of Friday’s doubleheader on the Vikings’ home field.

Martin had three hits and knocked in two runs for Caribou, which had 13 hits in the game. Hersey and Jordyn Doucette also had three hits each for the Vikings.

Caribou 4, Hermon 2 – The Vikings came back to win the second game behind the pitching of Emily Staples, who struck out 14 batters and walked only one in the complete-game performance.

Martin hit a two-run double in the fifth inning, while Plante, Doucette and Rebecca McDougal had two hits apiece to lead Caribou’s offense.

Limestone-MSSM 24, Washburn 7 – A 16-run rally in the top of the seventh inning Friday lifted the Eagles to the win at Washburn.

Karen Page had three hits and two RBIs and Cantafio had two hits and scored twice for the Eagles.

Makayla Ronco had two hits and an RBI for the Beavers.

Wisdom 10, Washburn 6 – The Beavers, playing their first of two games on the afternoon, fell short against the Pioneers Friday. Bragg had two singles to key the Beaver offense.

Caribou 21, Houlton 2 – The Vikings slammed out 25 hits in a rout over the Shires Thursday. Madison Outing and Martin led the attack with four hits and four RBIs each.

Doucette and Sare Damboise also had four hits apiece to back Staples, who threw a four-hitter.

Ashland 17, Washburn 3 – Alley Beaulier doubled, singled twice and drove in three as the Hornets cruised to the win.

Sperrey had two hits to pace Washburn in the game played Thursday at Ashland.

Fort Kent 5, Caribou 2 – Hersey was Caribou’s only repeat hitter in the loss to the Warriors last Wednesday.

Fort Kent had nine hits against Staples, with Lexi Desjardins and Michaela Desjardins both posting a pair of singles.

Limestone-MSSM 21, Ashland 11 – Ashlynn Kelly had two triples and a single, while teammates Amanda Allen and Jordan Hopkins also had three hits each as the Eagles bested the Hornets last Wednesday.

Brooke LaBelle’s two singles and an RBI and Chelsea Hammond’s two singles and an RBI keyed Ashland offense.

Fort Fairfield 41, Van Buren 15 – The Tigers put 32 runs on the scoreboard in the first inning to win big.

Kelsey Turner hit a two-run homer and doubled twice for Fort Fairfield. Jordann Coiley collected four hits in the victory.

Limestone-MSSM 16, Madawaska 10 – Daniele Pelkey fell a home run short of the cycle as the Eagles outslugged the Owls in Limestone last Tuesday.

Pelkey tripled, doubled and singled, while Kelly had three singles and Chelsea Leighton a double and a single and three RBIs for the victors, which outhit their opponents, 18-7.