Deer Isle—The boys baseball team lost to Sumner 11-1 on May 17. We started well, with Ethan Shepard pitching well, but by the second time Sumner got into the order, their bats came alive and they started hitting the ball hard. We made too many errors in the field. Colby Haskell and Mason Oliver each had a single and Ethan Shepard got our only RBI on a fielder’s choice.
The boys lost to Sumner, 14-7, the next day. Mason Oliver pitched and we took a 3-0 lead until Sumner started to hit the ball in the middle innings and passed us by. Robby Turner and Ethan Shepard each had an RBI double, Mason Oliver had a double, Colby Haskell had a single, and Arthur Peixoto had an RBI.
The boys lost to Greenville 17-7 on May 20. Nathan Winchester and Tobey Snow split the pitching. It seemed like we hadn’t recovered from the bus ride, with sloppy play and giving up too many walks. Silas Bates had a double and a single, Tobey Snow two singles, Ethan Shepard a double, and Robby Turner and Colby Haskell each had a single.
The boys then turned the tide on Greenville, beating them 11-10 in eight innings in the second game of the doubleheader. Ethan Shepard pitched five innings and Silas Bates closed the game. We took an early 2-0 lead, but Greenville came back with seven runs in the next two innings to lead 7-2. We came back with eight runs in the fifth to grab the lead, but Greeneville scored three runs in the sixth to tie it up at 10-10. Silas Bates shut them down for the last two innings, and Tobey Snow scored the winning run by getting on base with a fielder’s choice, stealing second, and getting to third and then home on passed balls. Coach Randy Shepard said it made the long bus ride home much more pleasant. Silas Bates had two doubles, Ethan Shepard had a double and a single, Nathan Winchester had two singles, and Kinsey Bartlett, Tyson Rice, and Robbie Turner each had a single.
The boys beat Schenck 13-3 on May 22 after a rough start. We gave up two runs in the first but batted our way back into the lead to win in five innings. Mason Oliver pitched all five innings with seven strikeouts. Once we got going, we hit well. Ethan Shepard had a double and a single for three RBIs, Tyson Rice had a two-RBI double, Silas Bates had an RBI double, Steven Cochrane an RBI single, and Colby Haskell an RBI.
The boys are 4-7 and currently in 10th place, well into the playoff picture which cuts off at 13th place. We have several make-up games, and if the pitch count doesn’t hurt us with the schedule, we can help our position.