Eagles Split Doubleheader With Vikings



ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Eagles and the visiting Caribou Vikings split a doubleheader on Saturday.

Annika Firestone of the Ellsworth Eagles slides safely into second base in softball action against the Caribou Vikings on Saturday.—HUGH BOWDEN
Annika Firestone of the Ellsworth Eagles slides safely into second base in softball action against the Caribou Vikings on Saturday.—HUGH BOWDEN

ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Eagles and the visiting Caribou Vikings split a doubleheader on Saturday.

Ellsworth jumped out to a 4-1 lead in the first inning and held on for the 5-4 win in the first game.

Heather Holt singled, Marissa Boynton walked and Holt scored on a single by Cristin Wright.

Ashley Smith then grounded to shortstop and Wright was thrown out at third with Boynton scoring on the play.

One out later, Phyllicia Jordan walked and Ashlee Leighton followed with a double to drive in Smith and Jordan.

The Eagles added a run in the second inning n a walk to Hollie Hutchinson, an infield single by Boynton and a Caribou error.

The Vikings got two runs in the fourth on singles by Madison Outing and Tia McHatten and a triple by Anesha Hersey.

Caribou came up with three hits in the top of the seventh, including an RBI single by Hersey, but Ellsworth pitcher Molly Cravens got the final two outs on fly balls as the Eagles held on for the win.

In the 5-3 second game loss, the Eagles drew first blood with a run in the first inning as Holt walked, stole second, went to third on a groundout and scored on a Caribou error.

The Vikings knotted the score in the second as Outing reached base on an Ellsworth error and later scored on a single by Breanna Randolph.

Ellsworth took a 3-1 lead in the third.

Pitcher Annika Firestone singled, stole second and scored on two wild pitches.

Wright then singled with two outs, stole second, went to third on a passed ball and scored on a double by Smith.

But the Vikings took the lead for good with four runs in the fifth inning on singles by McHatten and Hersey, two Ellsworth errors and a wild pitch.

The 2-3 Eagles are currently ranked ninth in Eastern Maine Class B.

For more sports news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American.

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