The boys baseball team lost to Searsport 12-2. Ethan Shepard pitched the game for us, but we were dominated by the Searsport pitcher and only managed two hits. We didn’t play so poorly except for the third inning when we gave up six runs. Searsport hit the ball hard and had 17 hits. Krisford Melanio and Mason Oliver each had a single for our two hits.
The boys lost the next day to Searsport 16-4 in a similar game. We did manufacture a few more runs in this game, but overall it was the same and we were plagued by errors. We had a bad inning in the third, giving up eight runs. We did manage a good fourth inning at the plate when Mason Oliver doubled and Ethan Shepard moved him to third with a fielder’s choice. Noah Davis walked and stole second, and Lance Robbins singled them both in. Silas Bates also had a double.
One interesting aspect of this game was that there weren’t umpires coming, so the two coaches did the umpiring. They did a great job and with the Searsport coach behind the plate, there wasn’t any complaints from the Searsport side no matter what the call.
The boys lost to George Stevens 19-0. We didn’t play well and GSA is a well-disciplined team that plays a tough schedule. It was not a good match for our team which is trying to build our skills and find our identity as it was pretty one sided. (No statistics were available by press time.)
The boys have yet to get a win and are still getting their positions on the field solidified. Unfortunately, we have been playing mostly the stronger teams on the schedule, and that makes it hard to build our confidence. We don’t have dominant pitching so we need to improve the defense to minimize what runs we can stop.