The Ellsworth Eagles softball team rallied after falling behind Presque Isle in the second game of their doubleheader on Friday, April 22. Sophomore Aaliyah Manning crossed the plate to aid in the eventual 7-5 comeback win. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTOS BY ZACH LANNING

Eagles, Bucks and Trojans start off softball season with wins

ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth, Bucksport and Mount Desert Island softball teams have swung out of the gate to 2-0 starts.

Ellsworth was scheduled to play John Bapst at home Tuesday night. MDI was scheduled to play at Old Town.
The following is a recap of reported recent results:

Mount Desert Island 16, Caribou 0 (5 inns.)

At Bar Harbor April 23, the Trojans let the offensive floodgates open wide in the third and fourth frames — to the tune of 13 runs plated — as the hosts marched past the Vikings. MDI scored one in the first, two in the second, 10 in the third and three in the fourth.

The Trojans were led at the plate by Lily James (single, 2 runs, stolen base), Bailey Goodell (double, single, 3 runs, steal), Addy Boyce (double, single, run), Grace Horner (run), Olivia Gray (2 doubles, 2 runs), Mollie Gray (double, 2 runs), Leah Carroll (3 hits, 2 runs), Taylor Grant (double, single, 2 runs) and Sadie Sullivan (2 singles, run, RBI).
Boyce pitched for MDI and allowed one hit and no walks, with eight strikeouts.

Mount Desert Island 10, Caribou 1

At Bar Harbor April 23, the Trojans again swung to a lopsided win over the Vikings. MDI scored two runs in the first, four in the second, two in the fourth and two in the fifth, while Caribou’s run was plated in the first.

MDI’s offense was led by James (single, 2 runs, 3 steals), Goodell (double, 3 singles, 4 runs, 2 steals), Boyce (2 singles, run, 2 steals), Parker (single), Olivia Gray (double, single, run), Mollie Gray (double, run, RBI, steal), Carroll (triple, double), Grant (single), Sullivan (2 singles) and Soren Hopkins-Goff (3 singles, run).

Grant pitched for the Trojans and allowed one hit and six walks, with 12 strikeouts.

Ellsworth 9, Presque Isle 0

At Ellsworth April 22, the Eagles soared past the visiting Wildcats and onto their first win of the young season. Ellsworth scored two runs in the first inning, one in the second, two in the fourth and four in the sixth.

The Eagles were led at the plate by Anna Stevens (single, run, 3 stolen bases), Aaliyah Manning (2 runs, 3 steals), Sophie Lynch (double, 2 singles, run), Morgan Duhaime (single, 3 steals), Tyler Hellum (double, 2 steals), Hannah Wagstaff (run, 2 steals), Alex Bidins (2 singles, 2 runs, 4 steals), Abby Radel (run, 3 steals) and Reece Hellum (run, steal).

Tyler Hellum twirled a no-hitter in the pitching circle for Ellsworth as she walked one, hit one batter and struck out nine, including the final three batters she faced in the seventh inning.

Morgan House pitched for Presque Isle and allowed eight hits and eight walks, with three strikeouts.

Ellsworth 7, Presque Isle 5

At Ellsworth April 22, the Eagles made it two in a row on the day with a two-run win over the Wildcats. Ellsworth scored one run in the first, two in the second and four in the sixth, while Presque Isle plated two in the third and sixth innings.

Ellsworth was led at the plate by Brooklynn Carter (run, 3 stolen bases), Stevens (run), Duhaime (single), Tyler Hellum (single), Radel (run, steal), Alicia Havey (single, 2 runs, 3 steals), Annabelle Hackett (run, 2 steals) and Wagstaff (run, steal).

For Presque Isle, Emily Straetz (run, 2 steals), Courtney Kane (2 runs, steal), Abby Johnston (single) and Olivia Locke (run, steal) led the offense.

Straetz pitched for the Wildcats and allowed three hits and 13 walks, with one strikeout. Eagle pitchers allowed one hit and three walks, with six strikeouts.

Mattanawcook Academy 9, George Stevens Academy 0

At Blue Hill April 22, the Lynx collected a shutout victory over the host Eagles. Mattanawcook scored one run in the second inning, three in the third, three in the fifth, one in the sixth and one in the seventh.

Regan Libby (single) and Alexon Astbury (single, stolen base) rapped the hits for the Eagles, while Erika LaDuke (triple, single, 2 runs), Natalie Tash (double, single, 2 runs), Lauren House (2 triples, double, 2 runs), Jenny Whitten (single, run), Ava Sutherland (double) and Sophie Blosma (single, run) paced the offense for the Lynx.

Whitten pitched for Mattanawcook and tossed a two-hit shutout with two walks, one hit batter and 12 strikeouts. Alyssa Ladd pitched for GSA and scattered 10 hits and one walk, with 10 strikeouts.

Sumner’s Callie Chase beats the tag from Bucksport catcher Jetta Shook to score one of the Tigers’ two runs on the day. It wouldn’t be enough to overcome the Golden Bucks’ 12-run offensive explosion when the two teams met Friday, April 22.

Bucksport 12, Sumner 1 (6 inns.)

At Bucksport April 22, the Golden Bucks got a late offensive surge and prevailed by mercy rule over the Tigers. Bucksport scored three runs in the first inning, one in the second, one in the fourth, five in the fifth and two in the sixth, while Sumner scored its run in the second.

The Golden Bucks were led at the plate by Ella Hosford (3 singles, 2 runs), Sam Cyr (single, stolen base), Jetta Shook (run), Lily Chiavelli (run, steal), Allie Pickering (single, 2 runs), Faith Vincent (single), Emma Freeman (2 singles, 2 runs, 3 steals), Jayden Tripp (single, run) and Brooke Elden (double, 3 runs).

For the Tigers, Rachel Colby (single) and Alana Welch (single) paced the offense.

Caroline Tracey pitched for Sumner and allowed 10 hits and six walks, with six strikeouts. Hosford pitched for Bucksport and allowed two hits and three walks, with nine strikeouts.

Bucksport 13, Orono 3 (5 inns.)

At Bucksport April 20, the Golden Bucks wasted little time getting into the win column as they needed just five innings to swing past the Red Riots. Bucksport scored one run in the second inning, five in the third, four in the fourth and three in the fifth, while Orono score three in the fifth.

The Golden Bucks were led at the plate by Hosford (2 singles, RBI, stolen base), Cyr (2 singles, run, steal), Shook (2 singles, 2 runs, steal), Chiavelli (double, 2 runs, steal, RBI), Pickering (triple, 2 singles, 3 runs, 2 steal, 3 RBIs), Vincent (3 singles, 2 runs, RBI), Freeman (3 singles, 2 runs, RBI) and Elden (single, RBI).

For the Red Riots, Lauryn Brown (double, RBI, run), Emma LeBelle (run), Olivia Bragdon (double, RBI) and Julianna Morrison (run) paced the offense.

Hosford pitched for Bucksport and allowed two hits and two walks, with five strikeouts. Orono pitchers scattered 17 hits and two walks, with two strikeouts.

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