Photo By Hugh Bowden

Ellsworth notches win against MDI



Photo By Hugh Bowden

Mitch Domagala of the Ellsworth Eagles races home with what proved to be the game-winning run as the ball eludes catcher Dylan Collin of the Mount Desert Trojans in Ellsworth’s 4-2 victory on Saturday in Bar Harbor.

Ellsworth righthander Conor Maguire turned in a strong effort on Saturday in Bar Harbor, scattering four hits and striking out five as he pitched the Eagles to a 4-2 win over the Trojans.

MDI got on the scoreboard in the first inning as Jon Phelps stroked a leadoff double, went to third on an infield out and scored on a passed ball.

Ellsworth knotted the score against MDI righthander Steve Hanscom in the third inning when Steve Mahon drew a one-out walk, went to second on a botched pickoff attempt, to third on a fly ball to right and scored on a wild pitch.

In the fourth inning for the Eagles, Sid St. Peter led off with a single, went to second on a one-out single by Nick Bagley and scored on a single by Mitch Domagala for a 2-1 Ellsworth lead.

MDI evened the score in the fifth when Jack Sasner legged out an infield single, stole second, went to third on a groundout and scored on an overthrow of home plate on Ryan Littlefield’s grounder to shortstop.

Heads-up baserunning by Domagala provided what proved to be the winning run for Ellsworth in the sixth.

With two outs, Domagala reached base and advanced to second on a throwing error.

When an infield grounder by Hunter Cote was mishandled, Domagala raced all the way home from second base for a 3-2 Ellsworth lead.

The Eagles added an insurance run in the seventh when Maguire singled, stole second and scored on a bad-hop single by St. Peter.

Hanscom pitched well in defeat for the Trojans, allowing six hits and striking out six.

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Hugh Bowden

Hugh Bowden

Executive Editor
Hugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American's editorial department. When he's not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. hbowden@ellsworthamerican.com