ELLSWORTH — The George Stevens Academy Eagles and the Deer Isle-Stonington Mariners won preliminary playoffs on Tuesday, advancing to today’s quarterfinal round of the Eastern Maine softball tournaments.
The season ended Tuesday for the Ellsworth Eagles and the Mount Desert Island Trojans as both fell to higher-seeded teams in the Class B standings.
The Bucksport Golden Bucks completed a perfect regular season with a 16-0 record on Friday with a 9-1 win over the Sumner Tigers.
By finishing number two — behind the 16-0 Calais Blue Devils — in the Eastern Maine standings, the Golden Bucks drew a first-round bye and are scheduled to play seventh-ranked Dexter today (Thursday) in a Class C quarterfinal.
GSA 6, Madawaska 1
Ninth-ranked GSA traveled north to Madawaska to face the eighth-seeded Owls Tuesday and returned home with a 6-1 win.
GSA was slated to travel to Calais today to face the top-seeded Blue Devils in a Class C quarterfinal.
The Eagles got a solid pitching performance Tuesday from lefthander Adreanna Simmons, who gave up only a single first-inning run and pitched a five-hitter.
Simmons also helped her own cause at the plate with three singles and teammates Kassandra Rouff and Allyson Snow each singled twice.
For the 8-8 Owls, Alexis Levesque doubled and singled.
DI-Stonington 8, Washburn 4
In Class D action at Deer Isle, Abby Knowlton hurled a four-hitter for the number eight Mariners in an 8-4 win over number nine Washburn.
Chelsea Brown and Amber Jones each drove in two runs for the Mariners with a double and a single. Shiann Closson had four singles and drove in a run, Morgan Shepard singled twice with an RBI and Michala Brown had a two-run single.
For Washburn, Liza Durette and Hannah Heald each drove in a run with a single and Catelyn Coulombe had a double.
The 14-3 Mariners are slated to face the top-seeded and undefeated Limestone Community School in quarterfinal action.