DIS baseball team manages one win Scott's Sports Spot

sports; DIS; baseball; jonesport; Silas; Bates; 051916; Deer IsleStonington High School; Mariners; dishs; game; high school; school; team Silas Bates fields a grounder against Jonesport-Beals. Photo by Jack Scott

Silas Bates fields a grounder against Jonesport-Beals. Photo by Jack Scott

Deer Isle—The boys baseball team suffered an anemic offense, losing to Bangor Christian 8-0 on May 11. We played a decent game except for falling to pieces in the third inning, giving up 6 runs, which pretty much sealed our fate. Nathan Winchester had a double, and Krisford Melanio, Mason Oliver, and Ethan Shepard each had a single.

The boys lost a frustrating game on May 14 to Sumner 10-6. We were in complete control of the game, leading 6-0 after three innings, and we let it slowly slip away as Sumner clawed its way back to take the lead. Coach Randy Shepard is still shaking his head and talking to himself. This was a game that would have boosted us up in the standings. We lost our offense, and walks and errors allowed Sumner to get the win.

We had plenty of offense early in the game with Mason Oliver an RBI double and a single, Noah Davis 3 singles, Paul Zoephel 2 singles and 2 RBIs, Ethan Shepard an RBI double, and Silas Bates an RBI single.

The boys then beat Jonesport 14-0 in 5 innings on May 16. Jonesport was improved from the first time we played, but their many errors gave us 4 and 5 outs per innings. Mason Oliver pitched well, giving up only 2 hits with 7 strikeouts and 2 hit batsmen. Mason Oliver and Silas Bates each had multiple-hit games with a triple, and Noah Davis, Krisford Melanio, Ethan Shepard, Nate Winchester, and Paul Zoephel also had multiple-hit games.

The boys are 3-5 and are clinging to the last playoff spot at the moment. We need to keep our heads in the game, no matter what happens. We also have to keep working on the offense, so we can put more runs across the plate.

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