Photo By Hugh Bowden

EHS softball sweeps Foxcroft

Photo By Hugh Bowden
Shortstop Hailee Langley of the Ellsworth Eagles puts the tag on a Foxcroft Academy baserunner as she tries to steal third in Ellsworth’s 8-2 fi rst-game win in Saturday’s doubleheader.

The Ellsworth Eagles got strong pitching performances from Megan Hunt and Moriah Brown as they swept a doubleheader from the Foxcroft Academy Ponies on Saturday in Ellsworth.

In the 8-2 first game win, the Eagles jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning when Emily Berry doubled to drive in Heather Holt and then scored on an infield groundout by Nicole Austin.

The Ponies got both of their runs in the third inning on an infield single by Kaitlyn Weymouth, a bunt single by Liz Richard, a stolen base that allowed one run to score and a sacrifice fly by Avery Carroll.

But the tie was short-lived.

The Eagles went in front to stay with two runs in the bottom of the third.

Berry walked, went to second on a wild pitch, to third when Cristin Wright reached base on a Foxcroft error and scored on a groundout by Austin.

Hailee Langley then singled to drive in Wright.

Ellsworth added four more runs in the bottom of the fifth with all the scoring coming with two outs.

Sam Woods doubled, Katherine Jordan was hit by a pitch and Courtney Wasson walked to load the bases.

A walk to Megan Remick forced in one run, Holt singled to drive in Jordan and Wasson then scored, with other runners advancing, on a wild pitch.

Berry walked to reload the bases and Remick scored on another wild pitch before the Eagles finally were retired.

The Ponies threatened in the top of the sixth with back-to-back singles by Richard and Carroll.

But Hunt erased the next three batters on a popup to second and two strikeouts.

Hunt scattered six hits and struck out 12 in her complete game pitching performance.

In the 15-1 second game win, Moriah Brown allowed just one hit in her first-ever varsity start in the pitcher’s circle.

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Hugh Bowden

Hugh Bowden

Executive Editor
Hugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American's editorial department. When he's not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. [email protected]
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