Mariners off to a slow start, but boys win over Machias Scott's Sport Spot

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Mason Oliver at bat. Photo by Jack Scott

DEER ISLE—The boys baseball team lost at Searsport 10-0 in five innings. Searsport called it a no-hitter, but our home book had Mason Oliver with a single. Overall it was a moot point as we just couldn’t hit the ball. Coach Randy Shepard was a bit baffled since we did a good job of hitting in our scrimmage with Fort Kent.

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Coach Randy Shepard signals his team. Photo by Jack Scott

Pitcher Krisford Melanio was tagged for five runs in the first inning, and that set the tone for the game. Overall, we played well in the field with only two errors. Searsport is a solid team and hit the ball well. It seems that we just weren’t ready for them. We have several games in the next week, so we just need to put this one behind us and look ahead to a better start.

The girls softball team did not play at Searsport because there weren’t enough players over vacation to field a team, and this game will be played later.

Editor’s update: The Mariner boys won on Thursday, April 27 against Machias in five innings (score not available) while the girls opened the season, also playing against Machias, with a 6-1 loss. Read about the game in next week’s Scott’s Sports Spot.

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