Photo By Blake Davis

MDI softball seeks traction



Photo By Blake Davis
Mount Desert Island High School varsity soft ball player Sierra Myrick sprints to fi rst base during a home game against Old Town High School.

EAST MACHIAS — The Mount Desert Island High School varsity softball team has hit a rough patch.

Losing its third consecutive game Tuesday evening, the Lady Trojans lost to the Washington Academy Raiders with a score of 3-0.

The last MDI win was against Foxcroft Academy in early May.

After falling to the Raiders, the Lady Trojan record went to 5-6, making it the eleventh seeded team in Class B softball in Eastern Maine and risking the team’s chance at qualifying for tournament play.

Washington’s record improved to 5-5.

The Raiders put points on the board in the second and sixth innings. Two of its team members – Gabby Colbeth and Brianne Corey – ran those points in, aided by several Trojan errors.

Haley Littlefield pitched for MDI, serving up 57 strikes and giving up just seven hits.

Before facing Washington Academy, MDI fell to an aggressive team from Hermon High School on May 9 for the second time this season. With Hermon firing off six runs in the first inning, the Lady Trojans quickly fell behind to the top ranked team, eventually falling 12-0.

MDI is next slated to face off against Bucksport High School on Thursday, May 16. Bucksport has a record of 10-0 and is the top seeded team in Class B Eastern Maine baseball.

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Blake Davis

Reporter at Mount Desert Islander
Former Islander reporter Blake Davis covered sports and maritime events. He is a graduate of College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor.

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