Nick Stanley takes a big swing for Mount Desert Island High School last week during a home game against Hermon High School. The Trojans had a late-game surge to defeat the Hawks 3-2. ISLANDER PHOTO BY TAYLOR BIGLER

Boys sag to 2-5

ORONO — The Mount Desert Island High School varsity baseball team fell to Old Town High School 8-4 Tuesday night at the University of Maine at Orono where the Coyotes hosted.

The undefeated No. 1 Coyotes advanced to 6-0 for the season, while the No. 11 Trojans are now 2-5.

For MDI, Matt Perconti hit two singles, while Alden Fournier and Drew Shea both had singles.

Senior Seth Clark pitched 5-1/3 innings. He walked three players while giving up eight runs and seven hits. Senior Riley Swanson pitched the remainder of the game.

Jacob Ketch of Old Town had two singles, while Austin Sheehan had a double, and Ryan Hoogterp, Nick Swift, Troy Crawford and Brendan Gasaway all hit singles.

“We didn’t have the result we wanted, but we were able to score a little. It was a back-and-forth game, and they were able to pull away at the end,” said MDI Head Coach Andy Pooler. “Old Town is really good, and we saw their top pitcher and fared pretty well against them.”

The Trojans are set to face Foxcroft Academy for the second time in less than a week on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in Dover-Foxcroft.

Although the Ponies came away with the win in Bar Harbor, MDI is prepared to tweak some things in practice ahead of their next meeting.

“We had a few defensive miscues which are very fixable,” Pooler said. “Our defense is better than what we showed that night, and we’ll fix some stuff in practice to be ready for Thursday.”

MDI vs. Foxcroft

Foxcroft Academy defeated MDI 3-2 last Friday night. The unseasonably cold night couldn’t have been a worse one for baseball fans, as the wind howled and rain hammered the field.

The game was scoreless until the top of the third when the Ponies scored one run. Three innings later, the Ponies would score another run before the Trojans answered in the bottom of the sixth inning for a score of 2-1.

Foxcroft again scored in the seventh inning, and while the Trojans scored one more run in the bottom of the seventh, the Ponies won after the defense gave MDI three outs.

For MDI, Matt Perconti pitched 6-1/3 innings while striking out 12, walking two and allowing two hits and three runs. Riley Swanson pitched for a third of an inning and allowed one hit while striking out one.

Nick Stanley led the Trojans with three singles, while Alden Fournier had a double, and Jacob Mitchell, Drew Shea and Stanley Grierson all hit singles.

For Foxcroft, Levi Stedman hit a double while Ryan Vienneau and Matthew Spooner each had singles.

MDI vs. Hermon

The MDI boys had a late-game surge to defeat Hermon High School 2-1 last Thursday at home.

Neither team scored until the sixth inning when Hermon scored its only run of the game.

The Trojans had been getting some good hits throughout the game, but it wasn’t until the bottom of the seventh inning that the team pulled through for two runs, the first by Finn McConomy off of a single by Stanley Grierson.

With two outs remaining, Riley Swanson got up to the plate as Grierson stole second. Swanson knocked one into left field, allowing Grierson to run home for the game-winning run.

Jacob Mitchell had two singles, while Drew Shea and Alden Fournier each had singles.

Seth Clark pitched for MDI, striking out eight, walking five and allowing four hits. Pitcher Zach Nash took the loss for the Hawks.

The Trojans are set to travel to Foxcroft Academy for a game on Thursday, May 11, at 4:30 p.m. and will play a doubleheader at Presque Isle High School on Saturday, May 13, at noon and 2 p.m.

On Wednesday, May 17, the Trojans will face John Bapst Memorial High School in Bangor at 4:30 p.m.


Taylor Bigler Mace

Taylor Bigler Mace

Reporter at Mount Desert Islander
Taylor covers sports and maritimes for the Islander. As a native of Texas, she is an unapologetic Dallas Cowboys fan. [email protected]
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