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by Jack Scott
The girls softball team easily won a double header from Schenck, 17-0 and 19-3. In the first game, Sydney Ouzts pitched a no-hitter with 12 strikeouts and two walks. We committed only one error, allowing only three base runners overall.
We hit well, with Ouzts leading the way with three singles and three RBIs, Janelle Ciomei with two triples and an RBI, Chelsea Brown with a triple and a single with an RBI, Julie Hutchins with a triple with 3 RBIs, Moriah Nutter with an RBI double, Holly Brewer with two singles and an RBI, and Abby Grindle with a two-RBI single.
In the second game, Ouzts pitched the first three innings, giving up three hits with seven strikeouts and no walks. Then Abby Knowlton finished the last two innings with a solid performance, giving up three hits with one strikeout and one walk. Once again we were patient at the plate and hit well. After a slow start, we exploded for 15 runs in the third inning.
Michala Brown had three singles and a double with two RBIs. Julie Hutchins had three singles with two RBIs, Amber Jones had a two-run homerun and a sacrifice fly, Chelsea Brown had two singles for three RBIs, Janelle Ciomei and Abby Grindle each had a double and a single, Abby Knowlton had a bases-clearing double for three RBIs, Sarah Boutilier two singles, and Tegan McGuire a single.
Although we outmatched Schenck, this allowed Coach Terry Siebert to play many of the younger players to play in the field. The rainy weather has postponed the junior varsity games we have had scheduled so far, not allowing valuable game experience for these players.
The boys baseball team also handily beat Schenck in a double header 19-2 and 14-0. In the first game, Joe Condon pitched the first three innings, giving up two hits with six strikeouts and two walks. Hayden Ciomei finished pitching the last two innings, giving up no hits with four strikeouts and one walk.
Although we didn’t have a great defensive game, with three errors, we hit well. Connor Morey had two singles and a double for three RBIs, Jake Starkey had three singles for three RBIs, Joe Condon had two doubles with an RBI, Oliver Lawson had a double and a single for two RBIs, Nathan Davis, Hayden Ciomei, and Kyle Seile each had two singles with two RBIs, and Brett Gagne and Sam Grindle each had a single.
We won the second game in six innings. Brett Gagne pitched three strong innings, giving up two hits with five strikeouts and two walks. Connor Morey pitched the fourth inning, striking out the side and Sam Grindle pitched the last two innings with three strikeouts and no hits.
Similar to the first game, we committed four errors but hit well to overcome them. Joe Condon had a double and two singles for three RBIs, Curtis Weed and Kyle Seile each had a double and a single, Connor Morey had two singles with two RBIs, Nathan Davis and Sam Grindle each had a double, and Brett Gagne and Oliver Lawson each had a single.
As with the girls, this game allowed many of the younger players to get experience in the field. Coach Darren Eaton was also able to try out Hayden Ciomei and Brett Gagne in pitching roles. As the games pile up with the rain, it is critical to have help in pitching. Coach Eaton also hopes this game will build our confidence at the plate overall.
The girls tennis team got blanked by a strong George Stevens team, 5-0. In the singles, Esther Adams lost 8-4, Alorah Gellerson lost 8-1, and Kristyn Davis lost 8-1. In the doubles, Kelsey Quinn and Sasha Zembrusky lost 8-0 and we forfeited the second match.
The boys tennis team was also shut out by George Stevens, 5-0. In the singles, Ian Pelletier lost 8-1, Jerry Lin lost 8-2, and Gareth Warr lost 8-0. As usual, we forfeited both doubles.
The girls softball team is 5-1 and in second place. We have a big week with a game with Sumner and a double header with Katahdin. Schenck is a weak team, so we need to stay focused and get these wins, which are worth more Heal Points.
The boys baseball team is 3-3 and barely in eighth place. It is still early to bank on our position. We have big games against Sumner and a double header with Katahdin. After easy games against Schenck, now we will be tested to see where we stand against more talented teams.
The tennis teams have been progressing as expected, the girls gaining experience and the boys doing well but without a full team.