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Baseball, softball squads stay busy on the diamond|

HOULTON, Maine – It was a busy week for local baseball and softball squads in southern Aroostook County with a bundle of games played over the week. 

The following is a recap of those games that were reported to the newspaper. Coaches are asked to submit their results after each game by email jcyr@bangordailynews.com.

Softball

Hodgdon 24, Central Aroostook 2 – At Mars Hill Monday, May 2, the Hodgdon softball squad rolled to a commanding 24-2 victory in a five-inning game.

The Hawks were led by Marissa Dow, who scored three runs and pitched a one-hitter, with 10 strikeouts. Meghan Peters had two hits and three runs scored and Delaney Little scored four runs. Little also had a two-out bases loaded catch at first base to end a Panther rally. 

Southern Aroostook 28, Fort Fairfield 2 – At Dyer Brook the Warriors rolled to a lopsided victory in five innings. SA scored 12 runs in the first and never looked back, while the Warrior pitching allowed just four hits.

For SACS, Callie Russell had an inside-the-park grand slam; Jayniece Wenzloff had a triple and single, with three RBI; Jennah Brooks added a three-run triple and Olivia Engebretson had a triple, double, and single, with three RBI.

For Fort Fairfield, Kassidy Gorneault and Katie Stairs both singled and scored a run.

Southern Aroostook 25, Central Aroostook 4 – At Dyer Brook Saturday, the Warriors were victorious in a five-inning rout of Central Aroostook. SA took advantage of numerous walks to go with the big hits.

Wenzloff and Maddie Russell shared pitching duties for SA.

Leading the Warriors at the plate were: Russell, home run, single, four runs scored; Maddie Shields, home run, double, single, four runs scored; and Engebretson, two doubles, single, three runs scored.

For the Panthers, Cassie Codrey had two singles and scored two runs and Callie Thomas had two singles and scored a run.

Baseball

Katahdin 23, Washburn 6 – At Washburn Monday, May 2, the Cougars rolled to the big win in a five-inning game. A 13-run rally in the third inning broke open what had been a relatively close contest.

Jeff Martin and Josh Martin combined to allow six runs on nine hits and four walks, with 12 strikeouts on the mound for Katahdin. Jeff Martin led the team offensively with four hits, while Grady Ritchie and Josh Martin both had three hits. Connor Edwards scored four runs for the Cougars.

Fort Fairfield 14, Hodgdon 7 – At Hodgdon Wednesday in a rainy game, Tiger Blake Senal pitched Fort Fairfield to victory. Senal helped his cause with a single, two walks and three runs scored. Charlie Griffeth added a hit and two walks, with two RBI and two runs scored.

For Hodgdon, Lucas Matheson tripled, singled, and had three RBI.

Madawaska 14, Hodgdon 6 – At Hodgdon Friday, Madawaska’s Carson Cyr earned the win on the mound, pitching six innings, while striking out five. Cyr also reached base safely twice and scored two runs. Ashton Cyr added four singles, two RBI and scored four runs.

For the Hawks, Oisin Gardiner walked, singled, doubled, and reached on an error. He added two RBI and scored two runs.

Hodgdon 14, Washburn/Easton-13 – At Hodgdon Saturday, Gardiner tripled, singled, and scored three runs to lead the Hawks offensively. Troy Hipsley added two hits and an RBI, while David Tuttle had a single, two RBI and scored two runs.

For Washburn, Blake King had three hits, an RBI, two walks, and scored two runs, while Beckham Vaughn had three hits and a walk, scoring three runs.

Houlton 11, Calais 1 – At Houlton Friday, the Shires downed visiting Calais in a six-inning game. Shire Collin Moody was dominant on the mound as he pitched six strong innings, allowing two hits, with 13 strikeouts. Moody helped his cause with a triple, single and two RBI. 

Thadon Gentle, Silas Graham, Brock Thompson and Kadan Carpenter each had one hit for Houlton.

Katahdin 14, Fort Fairfield 4 – At Stacyville Saturday, Katahdin rolled to the 10-run victory in a six-inning game. Jeff Martin, Josh Martin and Wesley Pipes shared pitching duties, combining for four runs on four hits and five walks, with nine strikeouts.

The Cougars bashed 12 hits on the day, with Jeff Martin leading the way with three doubles. Justin Hurlburt, Josh Martin, Kyle Mann and Connor Edwards each had two hits.

Southern Aroostook 28, Central Aroostook 7 – At Dyer Brook Thursday, Hunter Burpee bashed three hits as the Warriors rolled past Central Aroostook.

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