OLD TOWN — The Mount Desert Island Trojan varsity softball team jumped into an early lead Monday but were unable to sustain their efforts, losing 6-2 to the undefeated Old Town Coyotes.
Darcy Kanu scored on an error in the first inning to give MDI the lead. Old Town tied the game in the second inning after a Trojan throwing error allowed Lauren Gasaway to score.
Gasaway’s single in the bottom of the third scored two to give the Coyotes the lead for good. Another infield throwing error would allow Old Town to score one more run in the third. That was followed by runs in the fourth and sixth innings.
MDI had a chance to make it a close game, loading the bases with one out in the fifth. However, Old Town pitcher Rachel Martin struck out the next two Trojan batters to get out of the inning unscathed.
The 2-5 Trojans would get another chance in the seventh. A hit by senior Molly Carroll allowed Kanu to score her second run of the game. That rally, too, was short-lived; a ground-out ended the game.
Haley Littlefield pitched a complete game for the Trojans, striking out two batters and giving up six runs on seven hits.
Presque Isle 16 – MDI 11
The first game in a double header Saturday at MDI was a high-scoring affair with the Wildcats upending the Trojans 16-11.
MDI found itself climbing out of an early deficit after Presque Isle scored eight runs in the first. MDI countered with three runs in the second, one in the third and four in the fourth inning. The Wildcats picked up another six runs, scoring three in both the third and fourth innings.
With the score 14-8 going into the fifth inning, the Trojans would add single runs in the fifth, sixth and seventh. Presque Isle added to their lead with two runs in the sixth.
Aubrie Boyce and Littlefield split pitching duties for the Trojans. Boyce allowed 11 runs and eight hits, Littlefield five runs and nine hits.
Presque Isle pitcher Kelsey Gilson went the entire game, allowing 14 hits.
MDI outfielder Cassidy Parady provided much of the firepower for the Trojan offense, with four hits in five at-bats and scoring one run.
Presque Isle 14 – MDI 6
In the second game of Saturday’s match-up against Presque Isle, MDI held on to a 6-2 lead through the sixth inning before the Wildcat bats came alive, scoring 12 runs in the seventh.
Fielding errors – MDI had ten – contributed to the Trojan’s loss.
Gilson again pitched a complete game, allowing eight hits. Boyce and Littlefield again pitched for MDI, with Boyce allowing three runs and three hits and Littlefield 11 runs and six hits.
Littlefield, Kanu and Carroll each had two hits for MDI and combined to score four of the team’s six runs.