Eagles undefeated after edging Orono in nine innings

sports; GSA; baseball; Orono; BeckettSlayton; 050417; Eagles; George Stevens Academy; game; high school; school; sport; team Beckett Slayton is almost called out but the umpire calls him safe bringing the score to 4 for GSA while Orono is still at 7 in the 4th inning.  Photo by Franklin Brown

Beckett Slayton is almost called out but the umpire calls him safe bringing the score to 4 for GSA while Orono is still at 7 in the 4th inning. Photo by Franklin Brown

Blue Hill—In the only game the George Stevens varsity baseball team could squeeze in the past week in between rainstorms, the Eagles came from behind to win 9-8 in the ninth against the Orono Red Riots (2-2) on their home field on Saturday, April 29.

“We did pull out a great win,” Coach Dan Kane said.

sports; GSA; baseball; Orono; TylerMcKenney; 050417; Eagles; George Stevens Academy; game; high school; school; sport; team Tyler McKenney catches but then drops the ball after Orono bats in the 5th inning.  Score is GSA 7 Orono 6.  Photo by Franklin Brown

Tyler McKenney catches but then drops the ball after Orono bats in the 5th inning. Score is GSA 7 Orono 6. Photo by Franklin Brown

Lagging 6-1 at the end of the third inning, the Eagles went on a six-run spin in the fourth, helped by a double by Marshal Lebel, and then a three-run double by  Jake Keenan.

After Orono tied the game 7-7 in the fifth, neither team could bring a player home until the bottom of the ninth. The score tied, with George Stevens at bat in the bottom of the ninth, Lebel led with a double and was brought home by a game-winning single by Ethan Vinall.

At 4-0, the Eagles remain undefeated in early season games, with wins against Sumner, Ellsworth and Washington Academy.

The Eagles play on Friday, May 5, at Dexter (3-1) and on Monday, May 8, at Deer Isle-Stonington, who have managed to play just one game so far this season.

Scores from the Wednesday, May 3, game against Bucksport were not available by press time.

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