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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