Hodgdon rallies past Southern Aroostook in rainy opener

HODGDON, Maine — The Hodgdon baseball team rallied from a two-run deficit in the fifth inning to secure a 7-6 season-opening victory over Southern Aroostook Monday afternoon, April 26.

The Hawks scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh to post the victory in a rainy game played at Hodgdon.

Hodgdon coach Seth Dorr (second from left) speaks to his team during a mound visit Monday, April 26 in a game against Southern Aroostook. The Hawks rallied in the bottom of the seventh inning for a 7-6 victory. (Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Times)

For Hodgdon, Elijah Matheson reached base safely three times and scored three runs. Austin Winslow got the win on the mound and reached base safely three times and scored to help his cause. 

For Southern Aroostook, Chris Caswell doubled, singled twice, was hit by a pitch, and scored twice for the Warriors.

Southern Aroostook assistant coach Jim Castner (right) fist bumps Chris Caswell at first base during an April 26 game in Hodgdon. Castner previously coached Houlton, which was unable to field a team this year. (Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Times)

Hodgdon third baseman Brock Thompson (right) tries holding Southern Aroostook baserunner Garrett Harvey, one of two Houlton students playing for the Warriors this season. (Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Times)

Hodgdon’s Silas Graham fires a pitch to the plate during an April 26 game against Southern Aroostook. Hodgdon won 7-6. (Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Times)

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