Blue Hill—The George Stevens Academy varsity baseball team started its season batting 1000, allowing just one run in its first three games, and winning its fourth game, against Orono on April 25, 6-3.
In the 10-1 season opener against Sumner, the Eagles followed up by shutting out Ellsworth 10-0 on April 21 and Washington Academy 11-0 on April 23. The stream of base hits and RBIs on home and away fields was spread throughout the roster.
Sophomore Stefan Simmons pitched a five-inning one-hitter over Sumner and then, on the Ellsworth pitcher’s mound, junior lefty Beckett Slayton limited the hits to one, with two base runners, in the Eagles’ second five-inning victory.
The Eagles’ lineup stars some of the 2016 state-title-winning basketball team, in Simmons, Slayton, senior Dakota Chipman and sophomore Taylor Schildroth, who all saw action in the first two weeks of play.
The team hosts Central on Monday, May 2, at 4:30 p.m.
GSA girls win one, lose three
After a five-inning win against Sumner to start the season, the Eagles varsity softball team dropped the next three games, gaining just two hits in an 11-0 loss to Ellsworth on April 22, falling 7-2 to Washington Academy on April 23 and then 28-15 to the Orono Red Riots on April 25.
Against Orono, Kristina Limeburner drove the Eagles at bat with three singles and four RBIs. Sarah Mullen, Allyson Snow and Sophia Steinbarger each hit an RBI single. The girls next face Central, at home, on Monday, May 2 at 4:30 p.m.