Scott's Sports Spot

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Originally published in Island Ad-Vantages, May 3, 2012
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by Jack Scott

The girls softball team beat Bangor Christian 7-0 when Sydney Ouzts pitched a no hitter, which is described in a story on page 1 this week. We had plenty of offense in this game against BC, with Sydney helping herself with two singles and two RBIs, Janelle Ciomei a double and two singles with an RBI, Chelsea Brown two singles with two RBIs, and Amber Jones, Julie Hutchins, Michala Brown, Emily Cormier, and Sarah Boutilier each with a single.

The girls beat Schenck 11-0 in seven innings. By our book this was another no hitter for Sydney Ouzts, but the Schenck book had it one hitter. Sydney Ouzts gave up one walk to give Schenck only two base runners. Schenck had a slow pitcher and it took us a few innings to catch on, but once we did, we hit the ball well.

Chelsea Brown had a double and two singles with two RBIs, Janelle Ciomei had a double and two singles with one RBI, Sydney Ouzts had two doubles with two RBIs, Amber Jones, Moriah Nutter and Julie Hutchins each had a single with an RBI, and Sarah Boutilier had a single.

The girls beat Sumner 14-2 in seven innings. Sydney Ouzts had eight strikeouts with one walk and two hits. We uncharacteristically had four errors, though Coach Terry Siebert said we still made several good plays in the outfield. Sumner hit the ball well, but did not play good defense and we had 16 hits.

Moriah Nutter had three singles with two RBIs, Julie Hutchins had three singles with one RBI, Amber Jones had two singles with three RBIs, Sydney Ouzts had two singles with two RBIs, Michala Brown and Emily Cormier each had two singles, Haley Brewer had a double with two RBIs, and Chelsea Brown had a double with an RBI.

Baseball

The boys baseball team staged a four-run seventh inning to rally from a 6-3 deficit and beat Bangor Christian 7-6. Connor Morey pitched the first six innings giving up three hits, with eight strikeouts and six walks. Sam Grindle got the save and the win in the last inning, giving up one hit. We started slow and trailed 6-0 after three and a half innings. After that we started to connect with our bats and good things happened.

In the pivotal seventh inning, Joe Condon and Connor Morey each singled and Nick Trundy had an RBI single. Tyler Robbins got on base from an error which scored Connor Morey. Kevin Melanio running for Nick Trundy scored on an error, and then Nathan Davis, who hadn’t even got back from Honduras by the start of the game, singled in Tyler Robbins with two outs for the walk off win.

Along with the seventh inning RBI singles from Nathan Davis and Nick Trundy, Connor Morey had three hits with an RBI, Joe Condon had a double and two singles, Sam Grindle had a double and Hayden Ciomei had a single. It was an exciting game and Coach Darren Eaton was pleasantly surprised by our energy so early in the season.

The boys beat Schenck 6-0 behind the stellar pitching of Sam Grindle. Sam went the distance giving up four hits with 13 strikeouts and one walk. It was a 2-0 game going into the sixth inning when we put some insurance runs on the board.

Ironically it was the lower half of the order that did the damage with their bats and scored runs. Nick Trundy had two singles with an RBI, Tyler Robbins had a double and a single, Joe Condon had two singles with an RBI, Sam Grindle had a double, and Hayden Ciomei and Jake Starkey each had a single.

The boys lost a close game to Sumner 2-0. Kyle Seile did everything Coach Eaton asked of him, pitching all the way, giving up three hits with three strikeouts and three walks. We committed an uncharacteristic five errors, and it hurt us as the two runs were unearned.

We were kept off balance by their pitcher and nothing seemed to go our way. We also made some mental mistakes. Sumner took away several hits with good defense and made the plays to squelch our rallies. Sam Grindle, Kyle Seile, and Hayden Ciomei had our only hits. This just wasn’t our day on the diamond.

The girls have started well at 4-0. We have been playing well, but we have not been tested in the field other than Sumner because of the dominating pitching from Sydney Ouzts. We need to be challenged to be able to take on the better teams we will meet in the playoffs.

The boys have also started well at 3-1, but now face a string of tough teams. How we handle these teams will tell us how good we really are. Coach Eaton is working to finalize positions and rotations with the full roster. Though our pitching has been solid, we can’t have games without offense like the Sumner game if we are going to compete for the playoffs.

Tennis

The girls tennis team lost to a good George Stevens team 5-0. In the singles, Esther Adams lost 8-1, Allison Cormier lost 8-0, and Sasha Zembrusky lost 8-1. In the doubles, Megan Weed/Kristyn Davis lost 8-1 and we forfeited the second doubles match.

The girls lost to Sumner 3-1 in a match without Esther Adams. In the singles, Sasha Zembrusky lost 8-2. Kristyn Davis lost 8-0, and Megan Weed lost 8-4. We won the only doubles match by forfeit.

The boys tennis team lost to a strong George Stevens squad 5-0. In the singles, Ole Bartos lost 8-3, Drew Siebert lost 8-1, and Tim Cormier lost 8-3. In the doubles, Scott Roy/Ivan Zembrusky lost 8-2 and Doug Heanssler/Andy Turner lost 8-3.

The boys beat Sumner 4-1 to improve their record to 3-1. In the singles, Ole Bartos won 8-2, Drew Siebert lost 8-6, and Tim Cormier won 8-0. We won both doubles matches by forfeit.

The girls tennis team is very much a work in progress but has shown good signs. The boys team is a surprise in that they are 3-1 and have done well in all the matches. We can only hope that they both will improve as the season progresses.