Blue Hill—A strong start by the George Stevens Academy softball team steered them to a 12-9 win over the Deer Isle-Stonington Mariners on May 11, but for moments at the top of the seventh, nothing looked certain. Powered by strong hitting from Morgan Shepard, Ally Eaton and Jessamine Gove, the Mariners crossed home plate five times for a respectable 12-9 loss.
“They were hitting the gaps,” said Eagles Coach Stormi Wentworth.
In the beginning, it was all George Stevens. At the bottom of the first, with the Eagles already leading 3-0, a Mariner fumble at first on a short hit by Emma Weed brought in two more runs for a 5-0 lead. The Mariners pulled together in the second inning, scoring two runs without allowing GSA to cross home plate, but then let go.
Eagle pitcher Andrea Simmons turned on the heat, and GSA allowed just two Mariner runs in the next four innings, while scoring another seven to bring the score to 12-4 at the top of the seventh.
“It was a good win,” Wentworth said.
The Mariners seventh-inning comeback was strong but too late.
In all, Gove went three for four with three singles, Eaton a single, a double and two RBIs and Shepard hit a triple and a single, with two RBIs. Knowlton hit a double and two singles with an RBI, Baleigh Johnson a double and a single with two RBIs, Logan Eaton a single with an RBI, and Orly Vaughan and Holli Boyce each with a single.
Eagles Olivia Stevenson had three singles and four RBIs, Simmons scored two runs and one RBI, and Weed went two for three with two singles. Katrina Limeburner chipped in with a single and a double.
The Class C Eagles are 4-5 for the season after back-to-back losses last week. The Class D Mariners are looking for a win at 0-4.