James McConomy of the Mount Desert Island High School baseball team beats out the tag at first base during the third inning of a home game against John Bapst Saturday. ISLANDER PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELL

Trojan baseball is third seed



BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School baseball team stayed in third place in Class B North this week with 12 games down and six to go.

Against Foxcroft last Thursday, MDI earned its third straight win with a 2-1 triumph over the visiting Ponies. It was the second straight nail-biter between the two teams, after MDI won the first encounter 5-4 earlier this month in Dover-Foxcroft.

Matt Perconti delivered an outstanding performance for the Trojans on the mound with 12 strikeouts and no earned runs allowed in 6-2/3 innings of work. Andrew Kennedy came on with two outs in the bottom of the seventh and recorded a strikeout to earn the save.

At the plate, Nick Stanley had two singles and an RBI for the Trojans. MDI had eight hits as a team, with Perconti, Kennedy, Alden Fournier, Sam Keblinsky, Stanley Grierson and James McConomy smacking one apiece.

Bapst 6 – MDI 5

Against John Bapst on Saturday, MDI plated five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to take a 3-5 lead but ultimately lost to the Crusaders 6-5 to fall to 7-3 on the season.

Kennedy pitched a complete game and allowed just two earned runs. Unfortunately, the Trojans’ seven errors in the field made life difficult for the freshman pitcher, who lost his third game of the season.

At the plate, Liam Sullivan had two hits and drove in two runs for MDI, which had six total. McConomy had a double and a stolen base for the Trojans, and Grierson and Stanley each had a hit and a run scored.

MDI was scheduled to face Belfast (5-5) on Tuesday, but the game was rescheduled for Wednesday due to rain. The Trojans will face George Stevens Academy (7-3) in Blue Hill on Thursday, May 17, at 4:30 p.m. and host Belfast in another rematch on Wednesday, May 23, at 4 p.m.

Mike Mandell

Mike Mandell

Mike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at [email protected]