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Scott's Sports Spot

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Originally published in Island Ad-Vantages, June 6, 2013
DISHS Boys wind up season with loss in prelims

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by Jack Scott

The boys baseball team lost 10-1 in their prelim against Woodland on June 4, following a loss to George Stevens 9-4 in the last regular season game. Sam Grindle couldn’t repeat his magic from the first game with GSA, giving up six earned runs in five innings on eight hits with two walks and three strikeouts. He started us off right at the plate, hitting a solo homerun in the first. However GSA scored six runs before Connor Morey hit a three-run homerun to pull us close at 6-4. However that was all we could do.

Nathan Davis pitched the sixth inning, giving up two hits, two walks and a strikeout. Hayden Ciomei pitched the last giving up two unearned runs with two hits and a walk. Besides the homeruns, we only managed singles by Connor Morey and Alec Eaton. GSA outplayed us in the field and at the plate.

The boys finally got to play their double header with Lee Academy after three postponements and split with them, winning the first game 12-2 but losing the second one 9-7. Connor Morey pitched the first game, going all six innings giving up three hits with 10 strikeouts. We scored three runs in the first and built the lead from there.

We hit well with Sam Grindle getting a double and three singles with two RBIs, Nathan Davis a double and a single with five RBIs, Connor Morey and Alec Eaton each had a double, Hayden Ciomei and Jared Gove each with singles and an RBI, and Nick Eaton a single.

We also hit well in the second game but were miserable in the field with seven errors as well as some mental mistakes that cost us. Hayden Ciomei pitched five innings, giving up the nine runs, though only four were earned, seven hits with four strikeouts and no walks. Nathan Davis pitched the last inning giving up one hit and a strikeout.

We were ahead 5-0 in the third when Lee scored four runs and then five in the fourth inning where we committed five errors. We just came unglued and the game unraveled from there. Again we had 11 hits with Nick Eaton getting four singles with an RBI, Sam Grindle three singles with an RBI, Connor Morey had two singles with an RBI, and Nathan Davis and Jared Gove each with a single.

The girls have a 13-3 record but end up only in eighth place because of our anemic schedule. We travel way up into the County to play #1 Limestone in the quarterfinals. This will be a challenge, but it does mean that we wouldn’t face our nemeses Penobscot Valley and Kayla Dube until the finals (assuming we keep winning). We have everything we need to get there, but we have to be disciplined at the plate and solid in the field if we are going to make that run.

The boys have a 9-7 record and end up in tenth place. We have played some great ball at times but our fielding has been our Achilles heel. If we can play our “A” game that we have shown, we are a dangerous team.