The Eagles are 11-1, with just one early season loss to Washington Academy, and are only a couple Heal Tournament points behind Bucksport, which holds the top spot. GSA won a tight game against the Golden Bucks early in the season and faces them on June 1 at home.
The keys to the team’s success? Consistent strikes from pitchers Wesley Herrick, Kelsey Allen, Beckett Slayton and Garrison Looke. Strong hitting throughout the lineup, with Jake Keenan, Harrison Vinall, Will Entwisle and Dakota Chipman bringing in the RBIs. And a consistent defense that has “been the key to our season so far,” wrote Coach Dan Kane in a recent email. All of these point to a solid shot at the Class C Eastern Regional crown at Mansfield Stadium on June 17. The tournament begins on June 2, with quarterfinals on June 4.
At 4-8, the Eagle girls are holding onto the ninth spot in the rankings. With the top 10 teams qualifying for the tournament prelim game and four games left to play, GSA has a shot at seeing if they can survive past the regular season. The past two years have seen them squeeze in to the post season only to lose early. A new coach and some seasoned players might make the difference, although veteran Megan Nowland has been out all season with an injury.