Shared pitching duties earn GSA victory

SPORTS; GSA; baseball; Bucksport; Simmons; 060117 Stefan Simmons takes a swing at a pitch in the fifth inning. Photo by Monique Labbe

Stefan Simmons takes a swing at a pitch in the fifth inning. Photo by Monique Labbe

BUCKSPORT—Three different pitchers shared pitching duties as the George Stevens Academy Eagles recorded the 12th win of the season in a 3-2 victory over Bucksport on May 30.

Pitchers Taylor Schildroth, Stefan Simmons and Beckett Slayton combined to allow the Golden Bucks just three hits on the game. Simmons and Slayton did not allow any runs in the last four innings of play.

“We are in good shape with the pitching staff to handle the two remaining games this week,” said head coach Dan Kane.

The team has two games remaining in the regular season, at Washington Academy June 1 and Central High School June 2.

SPORTS; GSA; baseball; Bucksport; Mattson; 060117 Caden Mattson slides into third base. Photo by Monique Labbe

Caden Mattson slides into third base. Photo by Monique Labbe

Offensively, the Eagles recorded five hits on the game and drove in a run in both the first and third innings, but the game remained tied entering the top of the fourth. George Stevens Academy took advantage of key Bucksport errors in the inning to record the go-ahead run.

First baseman and pitcher Jacob Keenan saw field time after suffering an injury to his pitching arm, though he did not take the mound during Tuesday’s game.

“[Keenan’s] arm is improving and he is beginning to play in the field again. This makes our team stronger defensively as we move towards the playoffs,” said Kane.

Keenan led his team offensively with a double and a single.

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