Deer Isle—The boys baseball team won two games starting with beating Schenck 8-2 on May 3. Mason Oliver pitched a stellar game, giving up only 2 hits with 11 strikeouts, going the distance. We also committed only two errors to back him up. We led 5-2 into the seventh inning and scored three more runs to ice it.
We scored on a lot of walks, errors and stolen bases with Oliver and Ethan Shepard each hitting two doubles. According to the Schenck scorekeeper Kinsey Bartlett, Tyson Rice, Tobey Snow, and Steve Cochrane each had a single.
The boys next beat Machias 13-2 in five innings on May 6. This time Shepard also pitched a stellar game with 10 strikeouts, also going the distance. He had a perfect game until the last two batters. Coach Randy Shepard said a lot of our offense came from a “walkathon” by Machias. Silas Bates had two hits and Shepard and Colby Haskell each had one.
The boys lost to George Stevens 11-3 on May 8. Surprisingly, we were tied 2-2 after four innings. We gave up six runs in the sixth and things went downhill from there. We were pitching by committee to save pitchers for the rest of the week and it caught up to us. We didn’t pitch that poorly, but GSA hit the ball well and we couldn’t match it. Tobey Snow had 2 hits and Rice, Haskell, and Steve Cochrane each had one. The boys are 2-2 as our pitching is improving. With all the rain-outs rescheduled and double headers, it will prove interesting to juggle the pitchers with pitch counts. The only good news is it affects everyone. We are looking good and we need to build on that to get a solid playoff position.