Wildcats now in second
in Eastern Maine Class B baseball standings
There is only one more week of play in the schoolboy baseball regular season. The last day for countable games is Wednesday, May 30 and the prelims get under way on June 5.
Presque Isle High School has jumped to no. 2 in Eastern Maine Class B in the latest Heal Point standings and in Class D Central Aroostook is in the no. 1 position.
Here’s a recap of games played through Monday:
Washburn 20, Van Buren 13 — At Van Buren Monday, Washburn used 16 free passes and 11 errors to go along with their six hits to get the victory.
The Beavers were led by Anthony Viola’s two singles and an RBI and a double and two RBI from Jordan McLaughlin. Washburn is now 4-6-1.
Presque Isle 6, John Bapst 2 — The Presque Isle Wildcats swept a doubleheader on the road against John Bapst on Saturday and in the process became one of the favorites heading into the postseason next week.
In the first game, Ryley Norton scattered six hits during a 96-pitch complete-game effort, while Tyler Seeley had three singles and Evan Waddell drove home three runs to pace Presque Isle’s 10-hit attack.
Presque Isle 5, John Bapst 0 — In the second game, Corey Belanger and Jonah Stephenson, the 8 and 9 batters in the Presque Isle lineup, combined for five hits, three runs scored and two RBI to back the three-hit pitching of Saul Nunez.
Stephenson singled and scored on a single to center by Nunez in the third inning to snap a scoreless tie, then tripled home Belanger after he had singled home a run to spark a four-run fourth-inning uprising against John Bapst right-hander Evan Pelkey.
Washburn 17, Fort Kent 5 — At Fort Kent Friday, McLaughlin’s grand slam topped a 14-run third inning as the Beavers downed the Warriors in five innings in the opener of a doubleheader.
McLaughlin also posted two RBI singles.
Fort Kent 10, Washburn 6 — In the second game, Charlie Nadeau struck out 10 for Fort Kent, and Brandon Hartt had two singles and a double with four RBIs.
Nick Bragg, Cameron Bragg and McLaughlin all had RBI singles for Washburn.
SAHS 15, CAHS 3 — At Mars Hill Friday, Dylan Porter, Parker Walker and Kaleb Burpee each had two singles as the Warriors of Dyer Brook won the first game of the doubleheader, 15-3, in six innings.
Vance Gustin posted the win for Southern Aroostook, striking out five and allowing four hits.
Brendan York singled and doubled for the Panthers.
CAHS 10, SAHS 4 — In the second game, York and Dan Brewer each hit solo home runs to pace the Panthers.
York struck out seven to pick up the victory.
For the Warriors, Gustin singled and doubled and Burpee singled twice.
Fort Fairfield 18, Van Buren 12 — At Fort Fairfield Thursday, Ryan Peel recorded a double and two singles to help the Tigers beat the Crusaders.
Austin Bernier chipped in with two doubles and Andrew Tuck added two singles for the winners.
Central Aroostook 18, Washburn 8 — At Mars Hill Wednesday, Jacob Canney hit a grand slam in the third inning to lead the Panthers.
Dan Brewer also homered, doubled and singled for Central Aroostook, while Derek Rusby and Darrin Murray each had three singles.
For Washburn, McLaughlin hit a three-run home run and doubled.
Fort Fairfield 18, LCS/MSSM 10 — At Fort Fairfield Wednesday, Tyler Churchill had three singles and a double, while Nate Guimond added two doubles to propel Fort Fairfield to victory.
Landon Towle threw five innings for the Tigers, who improve to 4-4.
With the loss, Limestone drops to 7-4. Kirk had a double and two singles for the Eagles.
Madawaska 14, Ashland 1 — At Ashland Wednesday, the Owls used a nine-run fifth inning to cruise past Ashland.
Devan Pelletier hit two home runs and had four RBIs for Madawaska (6-5).
Cody Blair homered to provide the run for Ashland (1-10).
Staff photo/Jon Gulliver
AT BAT — Presque Isle’s Jacob Player is ready to swing the bat against Caribou last week. The Wildcats won the game, 3-2.
Presque Isle 3, Caribou 2 — The Presque Isle Wildcats squeaked out a one-run home win over the Caribou Vikings on May 15.
Jacob Player pitched the first three innings and Wilder York finished the last four as they combined to hold the Vikings to two runs.
Player, Tyler Seeley, Even Waddell and Jonah Stephenson each singled for the Wildcats, who scored three unearned runs in the second inning.
Carter Chabot doubled and singled to lead Caribou and Milliard added a double.
Caribou pitcher Curry didn’t allow any earned runs.
Central Aroostook 24, Ashland 0 — At Ashland May 15, Zach McClung stroked three doubles and pitched three scoreless innings to lead the Panthers past the Hornets.
Brendan York doubled and singled twice for Central Aroostook (5-1-1), and Ross Grass hit two singles.
For Ashland (1-9), Brandon Carney, Michael Cook and Zack Porter each singled.