Members of the Mount Desert Island High JV softball team bond at a paint party. The team went 2-11 this season, beating Orono and Belfast. PHOTO COURTESY OF AUTUMN JONES

JV softball played strong

BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High Trojans junior varsity softball team went 2-11 for the season this spring, with one game won by a 20-point lead and another lost after a strong comeback with only eight players on the field.

The Lady Trojans defeated Orono 28-8 and Belfast 12-5.

“Definitely this season was a growing season,” head Coach Autumn Jones said.

Mackenzie Dyer took the record for most runs batted in, with 26 in total. Dyer also served as the pitcher for the Trojans.

“She came in and stepped in the shoes she needed to fill,” Jones said.

Saige Goodwin took the team record this season for the most bases stolen, with a total of 23.

“She was basically out at every game bleeding because she kept stealing,” Jones said.

Katie Clark got the only home run of the season in the game against Ellsworth.

The highlight of the season came at the game against Old Town, where they travelled with only nine girls. Caroline McMinimy got injured sliding toward a base, and the girls were down a player in the outfield. They were losing 11-0 at that point.

They came back with only eight players on the field and ended up losing by only 3 runs, 12-9.

After that game, Jones said their motto became “If we can do it with nine, we can do it with eight.”

Jones praised the girls for being good teammates to each other. She credited McMinimy, who is moving to California this summer, with keeping the peace a lot of the time.

“It was good to watch the team bond together,” Jones said. Caroline’s “bubbly, she’s funny, and she’s entertaining when everyone’s down in the dumps.”

“I’m sad to see her go to Cali,” she added.

The Trojans’ JV softball team this season included Karli Dyer, Katie Clark, Saige Goodwin, Carolyn Hopkins, Bella Galarza, Caroline McMinimy, Emily Banks, Emily Clark, Lily Cook, Mackenzie Dyer and Samantha Wark.

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