Mount Desert Island’s Matt Perconti pitches during the third inning of a high school baseball game against Ellsworth on May 29 against Ellsworth. Perconti was one of five Hancock County players selected last week to play in upcoming postseason games. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELL

Hancock County baseball players to play in postseason games



ELLSWORTH — Five local baseball players were among those selected Thursday to play in two postseason exhibition games later this month.

Ellsworth’s Brad Smith and MDI’s Matt Perconti were chosen to play in the Maine Baseball Coaches Association Senior All-Star Game. They will represent the Class A/B North team in the game at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at Colby College.

Smith hit .313 for the Eagles at the plate in the regular season and also had a 2-1 record and 1.36 ERA pitching in relief. Perconti was MDI’s top pitcher with regular season marks of 55 strikeouts, a 1.30 ERA and an individual record of 5-2.

Ellsworth pitchers Conner Wagstaff and Matt Burnett were selected to the MBCA Underclassman Showcase Game to be held . The two pitchers, who went a combined 15-1 in the regular season and playoffs this season, were joined by George Stevens Academy’s Caden Mattson.

The Underclassman Showcase Game will be held at St. Joseph’s College in Standish. First pitch is scheduled for noon Wednesday, June 20.