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Area softball teams racking up the wins



ELLSWORTH — High school softball swung away at a fevered pitch the past week, as teams from across Hancock County added to their impressive win totals.

As of Monday, May 9, Bucksport boasted a 7-1 record, while Ellsworth and Sumner sat at 6-1 and Mount Desert Island 5-1. George Stevens Academy held a 1-5 mark.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Sumner 3, George Stevens Academy 2

At Blue Hill May 9, the Tigers extended their win streak to six games and edged the Eagles. Sumner scored single runs in the first, fourth and fifth innings, while GSA plated runs in the first two frames.

The Tiger offense was keyed by Rachel Colby (2 singles, run, stolen base), Bri Flaherty (single, steal), Caroline Tracey (double), Jenna Colby (single, run), Clara Christiansen (single), Brooke Newenham (2 singles, run), Alana Welch (double, single) and Taya Worcester (single).

For the Eagles, Layla Pickering (single, run), Alyssa Ladd (double, single), Regan Libby (single), Mya Schlidroth (single) and Alexon Astbury (run) paced the offense.

Ladd pitched for GSA and allowed 11 hits and two walks, with seven strikeouts. Tracey pitched for Sumner and allowed five hits and five walks, with 11 strikeouts.

Old Town 4, Ellsworth 3

At Ellsworth May 9, the Eagles were bumped from the ranks of the unbeaten as they came up short against the Coyotes. Old Town scored its runs in the sixth inning, while Ellsworth plated two in the first and one in the third.

Ellsworth was led at the plate by Aaliyah Manning (single, run, 2 stolen bases), Morgan Duhaime (double, run, RBI, steal), Jayden Sullivan (single, run, 2 steals), Tyler Hellum (single, 2 steals, RBI) and Reece Hellum (single, steal).

For Old Town, Jayda Roy (double, 3 singles, 2 stolen bases), Emily Wheeler (single, steal), Saige Evans (2 singles, run, steal), Emma Crews (double, single), Logan Gardner (double), Lexi Degrasse (run), Danica Brown (single, run) and Liz Magoon (single, RBI) paced the offense.

Tyler Hellum pitched for the Eagles and allowed 12 hits and three walks, with nine strikeouts. Crews pitched for the Coyotes and allowed five hits and three walks, with seven strikeouts.

Bucksport 4, Searsport 2 (8 inns.)

At Searsport May 6, the Golden Bucks pushed the tying run across the plate in the seventh inning — and tallied a pair of runs in the all-important eighth — to deal the defending state Class D champs their first loss. Bucksport also scored one run in the third, while Searsport tallied runs in the first and fourth frames.

Ella Hosford tossed a no-hitter in the pitching circle for Bucksport as she walked one and struck out 14. Ana Lang pitched for Searsport and allowed six hits and no walks, with 18 strikeouts.

Hosford (single, run, stolen base), Sam Cyr (single, run, stolen base), Lila Chiavelli (single), Faith Vincent (double, run), Emma Freeman (single) and Brooke Elden (single, run, steal) led the Golden Bucks at the dish.

Vincent reached to lead off the top of the seventh and later scampered home on a passed ball to knot the game. In the eighth, Hosford reached on a dropped third strike ahead of Cyr, who reached on a bunt single as Hosford advanced to third on the play.

Hosford scored moments later on a wild pitch, while Allie Pickering plated Chiavelli with a run-scoring groundout for Bucksport.

Washington Academy 12, George Stevens Academy 8

At Blue Hill May 6, the Raider bats came to life in the middle innings as the hosts swung past the Eagles. WA scored two runs in the second inning, five in the third, three in the fourth, one in the fifth and one in the seventh, while GSA tallied two in the first, two in the second, one in the third and three in the fourth.

The Eagles were led at the plate by Layla Pickering (3 runs, 3 stolen bases), Ashly Emerson (single, 2 runs), Alyssa Ladd (2 singles), Regan Libby (single, 2 runs), Mya Schlidroth (single), Taylor Barnet (2 singles) and Alexon Astbury (single, run, steal).

For the Raiders, Sadie Story (single, run), Avery Cates (single, 2 runs), Cailey Hicks (run), Virginia Austin (single, 2 runs), Sofia St. Pierre (single, 3 runs), Savannah Crowley (2 runs, stolen base), Izzy Pullias (single), Autumn Balyint (single, run) and Grace Dennison (single) paced the offense.

Cates pitched for WA and allowed eight hits and four walks, with seven strikeouts. Ladd pitched for GSA and allowed seven hits and two walks, with seven strikeouts.

Sumner 3, Machias 2

At Sullivan May 6, the Tigers swung to their fifth straight victory, this time over the visiting Bulldogs. Sumner scored its three runs in the second inning, while Machias plated its runs in the sixth.

The Tigers were paced offensively by Rachel Colby (single), Bri Flaherty (single), Jenna Colby (double, single), Brooke Newenham (single), Elsie Carter (run), Clara Christiansen (2 singles, run) and Alana Welch (run).

For the Bulldogs, Jaida Case (double), Maleah Rhodes (single), Skyler Tinker (single, run), Chloe Savage (single, run), Kendall Atkinson (single) and Emma Worcester (2 singles) keyed the charge.

Case pitched for Machias and allowed seven hits and four walks, with six strikeouts. Caroline Tracey pitched for Sumner and allowed seven hits and three walks, with 10 strikeouts.

Sumner 12, Jonesport-Beals 2 (5 inns.)

At Sullivan May 2, the Tigers had little trouble in a lopsided win over the Royals. Sumner scored three runs in the first inning, two in the third, six in the fourth and one in the fifth, while Jonesport-Beals plated single runs in the second and fourth frames.

The Tigers were led at the dish by Rachel Colby (single, 2 runs), Bri Flaherty (home run, single, 3 runs), Caroline Tracey (single, 3 runs), Jenna Colby (double, 2 runs), Brooke Newenham (single), Emily Burrill (run) and Taylor Newenham (single, run).

For the Royals, Zoey-Jean Alley (run) and Kallie Rackliff (run) paced the offense.

Rachel Colby twirled a no-hitter in the pitching circle for Sumner as she walked nine, hit three batters and struck out 12. Emma Peabody pitched for Jonesport-Beals and scattered seven hits, walked nine and hit two batters to go along with one strikeout.

Mount Desert Island 12, Brewer 0

At Brewer May 7, the Trojans marched past the Witches and on to their fifth win in six games. MDI scored five runs in the third inning and seven more in the fifth.

The Trojan offense was keyed by Bailey Goodell (double, single, run), Olivia Gray (double, single, 2 runs), Addy Boyce (3 singles, 2 runs), Leah Carroll (run), Grace Horner (2 singles, run), Mollie Gray (single, run), Lily James (3 hits, run), Taylor Grant (single, run) and Sadie Sullivan (single, 2 runs).

Josephine Pece and Laura Stewart rapped singles for the Witches.

Boyce pitched for MDI and tossed a two-hit shutout as she yielded two walks and struck out 10. Morgan Downs pitched for Brewer and scattered 15 hits and seven walks, with two strikeouts.

Ellsworth 6, Hermon 4

At Hermon May 5, the Eagles swung to their sixth straight win, this time over the host Hawks. Ellsworth scored one run in the fourth inning, two in the sixth and three in the seventh, while Hermon plated one in the sixth and three in the seventh.

The Eagles were led from the batter’s box by Anna Stevens (single, run), Aaliyah Manning (2 singles, run, stolen base), Sophie Lynch (single, run, 2 steals), Morgan Duhaime (triple, run), Tyler Hellum (2 singles, 2 runs, steal, RBI), Lily Bean (single), Jayden Sullivan (double, single, RBI) and Abby Radel (single).

For the Hawks, Olivia Johnston (run, stolen base), Braelyn Wilcox (single, run), Faith Coombs (2 singles, run, 3 stolen bases), Lyndsey Reed (single, stolen base, RBI), Molly Simcox (single), Ava Dean (triple, run) and Makenna Nevells (RBI) paced the offense.

Hellum pitched for Ellsworth and allowed six hits and six walks, with 12 strikeouts. Hermon pitchers allowed 11 hits and two walks, with five strikeouts.

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