MDI baseball takes two out of three 

BAR HARBOR — High school baseball has moved at a fastball pitch – particularly for teams in Hancock County – as area squads have hit the ground running for the second half of the regular season. 

As of Monday, May 16, Mount Desert Island baseball holds a 5-4 record after winning two and losing one this past week. 

MDI 10, GSA 9 

At Bar Harbor May 14, the Trojans pushed across the tying and winning runs in the bottom of the seventh frame and walked off with a thrilling win over the George Stevens Academy Eagles. MDI scored three runs in the first inning, four in the second, one in the sixth and two in the seventh, while GSA plated three in the first, five in the second and one in the sixth. 

The Trojans were buoyed at the plate by A.J. Lozano (hit, run), Quentin Pileggi (two hits, run, three RBIs), Logan Blanchette (two runs), Joey Wellman-Clouse (two hits, two runs, three RBIs), Jay Haney (hit, two RBIs), Nick Jacobs (RBI), Jacob Shields (hit, run), Noah Keeley (hit, two runs) and Cal Hodgdon (hit, run).  

Haney and Keeley pitched for MDI and allowed eight hits and seven walks, with 11 strikeouts.  

Trailing 9-8 in the bottom of the seventh, Shields led off with a single and stole second base ahead of a walk to Keeley, which put two runners aboard. After the next two batters were retired, Pileggi worked the count full and hit a line drive down the first-base line that plated the tying and winning runs.  

MDI 3, John Bapst 0 

At Bar Harbor May 13, the Trojans took advantage of five Crusader errors, plated a pair of runs in the third inning and added an insurance run in the fifth to dispatch the visitors.  

Pileggi (hit, two runs, RBI), Blanchette (hit, RBI), Jacobs (hit), Keeley (hit, run) and Hodgdon (hit) paced the MDI offense.  

Pileggi also went the distance on the hill for the hosts as he allowed two hits and one walk, with 14 strikeouts.  

Bucksport 9, MDI 0 

At Bucksport May 11, the Golden Bucks held the Trojans to two hits and swung to a shutout victory. Bucksport scored three runs in the first inning, one in the fourth and five in the fifth.  

Ty Giberson pitched for the Golden Bucks and tossed a two-hit shutout, as he yielded no walks and struck out 10 in a top-notch effort on the hill for the hosts. Lozano, Keeley and Blanchette pitched for MDI and scattered a combined 12 hits and four walks, with five strikeouts.  

Brendan Graves and Lozano singled for MDI.  

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