Sumner’s Lauren Hanna throws a pitch during the first inning of a high school softball game against George Stevens Academy on April 18 in Blue Hill. Sumner won the game 20-5. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELL

GSA, Sumner split baseball, softball openers

BLUE HILL — The George Stevens Academy and Sumner baseball and softball teams got their 2017 seasons started with a split this evening, with GSA winning in baseball and Sumner claiming victory in softball.

GSA’s baseball team (1-0) scored four runs to take the lead in the bottom of the first after Sumner (0-1) scored a run to lead off the game, and the Eagles never relinquished the league in an 8-3 victory. Taylor Schildroth finished with two hits and two runs for GSA.

In softball, Sumner (1-0) broke out the big bats in the sixth and seventh innings to score 15 runs and secure a 20-5 win over the Eagles (0-1). Lauren Hanna was the winning pitcher for the Tigers.