MDI boys down Crusaders

BANGOR — The Mount Desert Island High School varsity baseball team had a comeback win at Husson University Tuesday, defeating the John Bapst Crusaders 5-2.

MDI pitcher Dylan Collin allowed only one hit in the first inning, which became two runs, and two hits in the second.

Jacob Mitchell had the key RBI single in the sixth, bringing the score to 2-1. Collin led off hitting in the seventh, Cordell Soper hit a two-run single, and Jack Sasner stole home for the win.

The Trojans are 5-9 on the season. At number 14 in standings, they’ll need a win this week to qualify for a playoff spot.

They’ll have some work to do in their final two games to secure a spot in the tournament. “We’ve been playing well,” Coach Mike Swanson said. “We’re right in the games, but we just haven’t gotten over the hump. We’re young this year, and the future looks really good.”

Old Town 7 – MDI 5

A couple of fielding errors meant the Mount Desert Island High School varsity baseball team gave up the game Saturday at home, and the Old Town Coyotes continue undefeated. Old Town won the game 7-5 despite being outhit 9-7.

The Coyotes were ahead 6-3 after three innings. MDI came back to get the game within one run at 6-5, but Old Town pitcher Adam Richardson came in and shut down the Trojan rally.

At bat, Sasner went three for four with two doubles and four RBIs. Other base hits came from Riley Swanson, Seth Clark, Mitchell, Collin, Ezra Johnson and Soper.

Collin was the starting pitcher. Matt Perconti came in for the third and fourth innings, and Seth Young closed. Together, the three pitchers gave up only three earned runs.

Hermon 6 – MDI 3

At home last Wednesday, MDI took a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the third against Hermon. Those runs came when Matt Lambert walked, Sandy Henggeler bunt-singled and stole second, Sasner had an RBI single, and Tom Paola grounded out to short to bring in Sasner. They had no more runs in the game, and Hermon got the 6-3 win. Paola pitched five innings, and Young came in to close. Nick Stanley and Paola each hit singles in the fifth and were left on base.

The Trojans’ last two regular season games will be at home. They host the George Stevens Academy Eagles Thursday at 4:30 p.m. and Ellsworth on Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Liz Graves

Liz Graves

Reporter at Mount Desert Islander
Former Islander reporter and editor Liz Graves grew up in California and came to Maine as a schooner sailor.

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