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Scott's Sports Spot

The Island
Originally published in Island Ad-Vantages, May 30, 2013
DISHS Baseball, softball teams post wins

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by Jack Scott

Softball

The girls softball team split a double header with Schenck, losing the first game 15-14 and taking the second 25-12. In the first game, we were plagued by errors and too many walks, giving Schenck a lot of base runners. This was a close game back and forth, and we had the tying run on second with nobody out in the seventh, but we couldn’t get her home. Abby Knowlton gave up 10 hits with eight strikeouts and 10 walks.

We hit well overall, with Bekah Nutter getting a double and two singles with four RBIs, Shiann Closson three singles with three RBIs, Amber Jones three singles and an RBI, Chelsea Brown and Michala Brown each with two singles and two RBIs, Julie Hutchins two singles, and Allyson Eaton a double with two RBIs.

The second game we took charge early, had less errors, and Abby Knowlton was more like herself. She gave up six hits, with six strikeouts and six walks. Again we had a potent offense to back her up.

Chelsea Brown led us with three triples and a single for eight RBIs, Michala Brown a triple and three singles with two RBIs, Whitney Brown three singles and three RBIs, Allyson Eaton a double and a single with two RBIs, Shiann Closson and Julie Hutchins each with a double and two RBIs, Morgan Shepard a single with two RBIs, Amber Jones a single with an RBI, and Natalie Knowlton with two RBIs.

The girls easily beat Searsport 20-3 in five innings in a game where the Searsport pitcher had trouble finding the plate and gave up 23 walks. Abby Knowlton gave up three runs but they were all unearned with 10 strikeouts and four walks.

Amber Jones hit a grand slam homerun over the fence along with a single for five RBIs, Chelsea Brown a double and a single with an RBI, Julie Hutchins, Shiann Closson and Michala Brown each with a single and an RBI, and Allyson Eaton, Morgan Shepard, Whitney Brown, and Logan Eaton each with two RBIs.

The girls swept a double header from Jonesport in two five-inning games 17-2 and 20-7. Abby Knowlton pitched well in the first game giving up six hits with four strikeouts and four walks. Julie Hutchins led us with four singles and two RBIs, Morgan Shepard a double and two singles with four RBIs, Shiann Closson three singles with two RBIs, Chelsea Brown, Amber Jones, Allyson Eaton, and Michala Brown each had two singles with an RBI, and Holli Boyce and Whitney Brown each had a single with an RBI.

In the second game, Abby Knowlton pitched well, giving up two hits with six strikeouts and three walks. Coach Terry Siebert put in Natalie Knowlton to pitch in the fifth, but she couldn’t gain control, walking six batters, so Abby Knowlton came back in to end the game. Shiann Closson went behind the plate to catch the second game and did a great job, giving Amber Jones a break.

Amber Jones led us at the plate with a homerun and three singles with five RBIs, Chelsea Brown had an in-the-park homerun, a double and a single with five RBIs, Allyson Eaton had a double and three singles with an RBI, Shiann Closson had a triple and two singles with two RBIs, Morgan Shepard had a double with an RBI, Julie Hutchins and Bekah Nutter each had a single with an RBI, and Katie Haskell, Natalie Knowlton, and Michala Brown each had a single.

Baseball

The boys baseball team split a doubleheader with Schenck, losing the first game 9-3 and winning the second 20-0. In the first game we ran into a hot pitcher and had a bad day in the field with four errors. Schenck jumped on us early; leading 6-0 after three and we couldn’t mount any offense until we scored three in the sixth inning. It was pitching by committee, with Hayden Ciomei pitching three innings, Nathan Davis pitching two, and Nick Siebert pitching a scoreless sixth.

Tyler Robbins had a triple and a single, Sam Grindle a double, and Connor Morey, Hayden Ciomei, and David McManus each had a single.

We came out more prepared in the second game for the easy win in five innings, scoring 10 runs in the first inning. Sam Grindle pitched the first three innings giving up one hit and striking out two. Nick Siebert pitched the last two innings giving up one hit and striking out two.

We got good production out of the lower end of the lineup, which makes us a more dangerous team. Hayden Ciomei had three singles with four RBIs, Nick Eaton a double and a single for two RBIs, Davis McManus had two singles with three RBIs, Alec Eaton two singles with two RBIs, Krisford Melanio a double and a single, and Connor Morey two singles with an RBI.

The boys beat Searsport 12-1 with good pitching and perfect defense. Connor Morey pitched the first three innings giving up a hit to the first batter, but Sam Grindle catching threw him out stealing. Connor struck out four with no walks. Hayden Ciomei came in to pitch the fourth inning giving up two hits with one strikeout and no walks, and Sam Grindle pitched the last inning with two strikeouts.

Sam Grindle and Nick Eaton each had three singles with three RBIs, Alec Eaton had two singles, Hayden Ciomei a single with an RBI, and Connor Morey, Nathan Davis, David McManus, and Jared Gove each with a single.

The boys easily swept a doubleheader from Jonesport 15-3 and 16-1. In the first game, Sam Grindle pitched three perfect innings, with five strikeouts and Hayden Ciomei pitched the final three, giving up six hits with one strikeout and one walk. We also didn’t commit any errors. We scored seven runs in the sixth to force the 10-run rule.

Hayden Ciomei had three singles with an RBI, Nathan Davis and Nick Eaton each with two singles and two RBIs, David McManus and Alec Eaton each with a single and two RBIs, and Sam Grindle and Jared Gove each with a single and an RBI.

In the second game we scored 13 runs in the first two innings to put Jonesport on the ropes. Connor Morey pitched the first three innings, giving up one hit with two walks, two hit batters, and six strikeouts. Nathan Davis pitched the last two giving up one hit with two strikeouts and three walks.

Sam Grindle had four singles, Nathan Davis three singles with an RBI, Jared Gove two singles with four RBIs, Connor Morey a double and a single with three RBIs, Tyler Robbins two singles with an RBI, David McManus a two-run triple, and Nick Siebert and Hayden Ciomei each with a single and an RBI.

The girls are at 10-3 and have climbed to seventh place. We have a big game with George Stevens we need to win so we can climb up to sixth or better. Right now we would face Penobscot Valley’s Kayla Dube in the quarterfinal round if we stay in seventh (remember her last year!). The road to the championship will go through her, but hopefully not so early in the playoffs.

The boys are 8-5 and are presently in ninth place, though we are a point within seventh, so if we do well this week with a game with George Stevens and a double header with Lee, we should get into the top eight and host a preliminary playoff game.