Teams poised for play-off run

12 years ago

    The Houlton High School boys baseball team looks as if they will fall within the top four of Class C , as baseball play-offs begin.
    “A win against Mattanawcook Academy and we could finish as high as the number two seed,” said Houlton coach Shawn Graham. “It will be close. There are still some big games left to determine the 5-8 seeds.”
    The current Class C standings as of May 29 are: No. 1, Calais; Orono; Houlton; Dexter; Bucksport;  Lee Academy; Mattanawcook Academy; Stearns; George Stevens Academy; Madawaska and Fort Kent.
    As of Tuesday, May 29, Hodgdon is in the number-two spot in Class D baseball, with Southern Aroostook in third. 
    “We are finished with our regular season and now await the play-offs,” said Hodgdon coach Rob Smith. “ This will be the first time in at least 10 years that Hodgdon has been in the play-offs.  With a second-place finish, we would play the winners of the No. 7 and No. 10 match-up, which would be between Woodland and Wisdom.”
    Rounding out the Class D standings are No. 4, Bangor Christian; Deer Isle-Stonington; Woodland; Shead; Fort Fairfield; Limestone/MSSM; Wisdom; Katahdin; Washburn and Penobscot Valley.
    “There is still a lot of shuffling that could occur between teams in the standings,” said Katahdin coach Dale Fiske. “I am looking forward to getting a couple of players back before the play-offs who have missed several games due to various issues. I think there is a lot of parity in Class D this year and would not be surprised to see a lower-seeded team advance. We are hoping to be playing our best baseball as we enter the play-offs.”
    Greater Houlton Christian Academy is seeded No. 15, as only the top 13 advance.
    In softball action, the Houlton Lady Shires are sitting in the 10th position in Class C behind No. 1 Bucksport; Calais; Dexter; Orono; Central of East Corinth; Narraguagus; Stearns; Madawaska and Mattanawcook Academy. Finishing 11th is PCHS.
    In Class D current Heal Point standings, East Grand is atop of the group, followed by Penobscot Valley; Limestone/MSSM; Central Aroostook; Deer Isle-Stonington; Woodland; Ashland; Shead; Katahdin; Bangor Christian and Fort Fairfield.
    The Southern Aroostook girls are just outside at the No. 12 position, while Hodgdon is currently 14th, with the top 11 advancing.