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Scott's Sports Spot
by Jack Scott
The girls softball team beat Schenck 15-5. Sydney Ouzts gave up 7 hits with 3 walks, 3 hit batsmen, and 7 strikeouts, one short of the magic 500. It was an inclement day and that made the ball harder to grip. That didn’t matter as we pounded out 20 hits.
Amber Jones had a home run, double, and a single for five RBIs, Moriah Nutter had five singles with three RBIs, Janelle Ciomei had two doubles and a single with three RBIs, Chelsea Brown had a double and two singles with an RBI, Emily Cormier had three singles and an RBI, Sydney Ouzts had a single with an RBI, and Julie Hutchins and Sarah Boutilier each had a single.
The girls beat Searsport 11-0 and Sydney Ouzts finally got her 500th strikeout with the first batter of the game. She gave up only one hit with 10 strikeouts and no walks. We got only 9 hits, but we took a lot of walks for base runners.
Chelsea Brown led with a home run, triple, and a single for four RBIs, Janelle Ciomei two triples with an RBI, Amber Jones had a double, Sarah Boutilier had a single with two RBIs, and Sydney Ouzts and Emily Cormier each had a single.
The girls easily took a doubleheader from Jonesport 19-0 and 21-0. In the first game Sydney Ouzts gave up 1 hit with 7 strikeouts and 1 walk. We pounded out 19 hits. Janelle Ciomei had two doubles and a single for three RBIs, Sydney Ouzts had a double and two singles. Emily Cormier had three singles and an RBI, Amber Jones had two doubles with an RBI, Moriah Nutter had a double and a single with four RBIs, Chelsea Brown and Michala Brown each had a double and a single with two RBIs, Sarah Boutilier a single with two RBIs, and Julie Hutchins a single.
The second game was almost a carbon copy with Sydney Ouzts giving up one hit with eight strikeouts and a walk. We got 19 hits again. Moriah Nutter had a home run and single with five RBIs (that was nine RBIs for the day!), Sydney Ouzts had a triple, a double, and a single with an RBI, Janelle Ciomei had a triple and two singles for three RBIs, Julie Hutchins had two doubles and a single with an RBI, Haley Brewer had two singles with two RBIs, Sarah Boutilier had two singles with an RBI, Chelsea Brown had a single with four RBIs, and Michala Brown had a single with an RBI.
The boys baseball team snuck past a motivated Schenck team 5-4. After a strong showing at Katahdin, we played down to Schenck’s level. Kyle Seile pitched the first four innings giving up all four runs on five hits with two strikeouts, two hit batsmen and three walks. Hayden Ciomei pitched the last three innings with three strikeouts and a walk.
After giving up four runs in the first two innings, we battled back and scored runs in the next three innings to go ahead. The game ended when Schenck had a runner on third with one out and Nick Trundy snared a low line drive and was able to double up the runner on third that was running for the plate when it was hit. The only disturbing factor is that none of our runs were earned and we only had five hits. Sam Grindle had two singles, and Hayden Ciomei, Nick Trundy, and Jake Starkey each had a single.
We beat Searsport 9-6. We played well for six innings with complete control of the game, but survived a disastrous seventh to preserve the win. Joe Condon pitched three innings giving up three hits with three strikeouts and three walks. Nathan Dunham pitched the next three innings of perfect ball with no runs, and when Hayden Ciomei came in to close in the seventh, anything that could go wrong did. Hits, walks, balks, errors all plagued us, but we got out of the inning just in time.
We did hit better with Connor Morey slamming a pair of two-run home runs, Sam Grindle had a double and a single, Tyler Robbins and Joe Condon each had two singles, Hayden Ciomei had a two-run double, and Curtis Farrin and Jake Starkey each had a single.
The boys won a double header from Jonesport 6-3 and 12-2. The first game wasn’t pretty but it came out right. Sam Grindle pitched seven innings giving up six hits with eight strikeouts and two walks.
We had no trouble in the second game as Connor Morey pitched a gem, giving up three hits with 14 strikeouts and two walks. We also pounded out 15 hits and the game went only six innings. Sam Grindle had two doubles and two singles, Jake Starkey had three singles with an RBI, Hayden Ciomei had a double and a single with an RBI, Tyler Robbins had two singles with an RBI, Joe Condon had a single with two RBIs, Connor Morey an RBI single, and Kyle Seile and Devin Olsen (his first varsity hit) a single.
The girls at 15-0 are in fifth place and will most likely travel for any playoff games. We can’t be over confident or complacent in the playoffs as we haven’t been battle tested yet and will most likely face some tough opposition. We are playing well in the field and at the plate with the superb pitching of Sydney Ouzts, so we have good reason to believe in ourselves.
The boys are 11-4 and are in fifth place. We are playing well at times but getting just enough to win at others. If we can survive the early playoffs, we have the game to beat anyone as long as we stay mentally sharp and play our A game. The game this week with GSA will show if our focus is good and we are ready to take on anybody.
The boys tennis team hosted Fort Kent at home in their first ever home playoff match on Tuesday, May 29. The season has been good for this team and with luck they may win their first ever post season match.
On the girls’ side, Esther Adams competed on May 25 in the state singles tournament at Waterville, which brings together the top 48 players from all classes. A great accomplishment, even though she lost 6-0, 6-1 in the first round.