Ellsworth baseball’s Hunter Curtis and Ellsworth softball’s Kayla Duhaime earned Penobscot Valley Conference Player of the Year honors Friday in their respective sports. The two were also named All-PVC first-team selections. LISA LANDRY-STEVENS PHOTOS

Ellsworth’s Curtis, Duhaime earn PVC Player of the Year honors

ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth players have received Penobscot Valley Conference Player of the Year honors in baseball and softball.

Ellsworth’s Hunter Curtis was announced Friday as the PVC Player of the Year in baseball after a strong year for the Eagles on the mound and at the plate. Kayla Duhaime received the honor in softball after a prolific offensive season for the PVC champion Eagles.

Curtis batted .400 on the season for the Ellsworth baseball team as he recorded 14 hits and eight RBIs, stole 10 bases and scored 14 runs. The junior was a perfect 4-0 on the mound as he struck out 34 batters and recorded a 1.62 ERA.

Duhaime led all qualified players PVC in batting average this season with a whopping .571. The senior catcher led Ellsworth in hits (24), runs scored (21) and stolen bases (seven) as the Eagles posted one of the best regular seasons in program history.

Ellsworth softball claimed another top individual honor Friday as junior Tyler Hellum was named PVC Pitcher of the Year. Hellum, who started all but two games for the Eagles, finished 11-1 on the season with 107 strikeouts and a 1.81 ERA.

Duhaime and Hellum were both named to the All-PVC first team for Ellsworth, which also got a pair of second-team selections in Casey Carter and Sara Shea. The Ellsworth baseball team got two first-team selections (Curtis, Peter Keblinsky) as well as a pair of second-team picks (Brett Bragdon, Matt Burnett).

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