Mariners Crush Hawks to Advance



HODGDON — The Deer Isle-Stonington Mariners have advanced to the quarterfinal round of the Eastern Maine softball playoffs.

In a Class D preliminary playoff Tuesday, the number 10 Mariners (8-9) upset seventh-ranked Hodgdon 11-1 as Erika Hutchins pitched a complete game four-hitter.

Hutchins also helped herself at the plate, driving in two runs with a double and a single, and Janelle Ciomei also drove in two runs with a double and a single.

The Mariners, must travel to Aroostook County Thursday to face second-ranked Limestone (12-4).

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