Mixed bag for softball

HERMON — The Mount Desert Island High School varsity softball team fell 3-2 to Hermon Tuesday in a hard-fought game.

The Lady Trojans out-hit the Hawks 4-3, but a few errors cost them the game. The loss comes after a three-game winning streak, bringing the Lady Trojans to 5-6 on the season.

Haley Littlefield pitched the complete game, throwing 51 strikes and 21 balls, neck and neck with Hermon’s Karli Therbridge’s 60 strikes and 25 balls. Neither allowed any earned runs.

“We need to keep getting more consistent in the field,” MDI Coach Bruce Walls said, to back up their batting firepower.

MDI 11 – Caribou 7

On the road Saturday, MDI won both games of a double header against the Caribou Vikings. Littlefield pitched the complete first game, allowing two earned runs. Katie Guarino, Julianna Cleaves and Aubrie Boyce turned a double play to end the third inning with the game tied 1-1.

On offense, Boyce batted .750 with three singles, and Molly Carroll and Darcy Kanu each had one single, one double and one RBI.

MDI 27 – Caribou 2

In the second game, Littlefield pitched the first two innings and Madison Thornton came in for the rest of the game. Thornton threw 48 strikes and 29 balls.

The score was 4-2 going into the sixth inning, but Caribou’s pitcher would face 28 batters before their shortstop caught a fly ball to end the inning. MDI got 23 runs on 18 hits in that inning, and the mercy rule ended the game.

MDI 8 – Bapst 0

At home last Wednesday against the John Bapst Crusaders, Littlefield pitched a two-hit shutout. She struck out 12.

Cassidy Parady got the Trojans on the board in the second when Littlefield knocked her in with a bunt. In the third, Parady hit a two-run triple, and Avalon Kerley and Riley Mooers batted in two more for a 5-0 lead. Kerley added a triple in the fourth to bring in Kanu and came in for the final run herself on a passed ball.

The Lady Trojans have a full week to practice before a rematch with Hermon at home Tuesday at 4:30 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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