Trojan softball edged by Bapst



Junior left fielder Cassidy Parady of the Mount Desert Island High School varsity softball team at the plate last week as the Lady Trojans played Hermon. She hit a double in the second inning. PHOTO COURTESY OF MIMI MOOERS

Junior left fielder Cassidy Parady of the Mount Desert Island High School varsity softball team at the plate last week as the Lady Trojans played Hermon. She hit a double in the second inning.
PHOTO COURTESY OF MIMI MOOERS

BANGOR — A rally late in the game wasn’t quite enough for the Mount Desert Island High School varsity softball team Tuesday when, down 12-3 to John Bapst after four innings, they came back for a 12-11 loss at Husson University.

At 5-9 with two games left to play in the regular season, the Lady Trojans are the 12th seed in the league.

The Crusaders pulled ahead on hits and errors Tuesday while the Trojans initially struggled on offense. Avalon Kerley hit an RBI double in the first inning, but that would be their only scoring play until the fourth. Ali Bierman walked, advanced on a Katie Guarino single and came in for the run on a Madison Thornton fly ball.

MDI came out in the fifth ready to fight. Kerley led off with a single, and the team had five runs on four hits, including an RBI double from Aubrie Boyce. That determination came through in the field, too, with a double play when Haley Littlefield in right field caught a fly ball and got it to Bierman at first to end the fifth inning.

The Trojans kept it going in the sixth, when Cassidy Parady, Alaina Duley and Guarino each hit singles and scored to cut the deficit to 12-11. Bapst was able to hold them through the seventh to win the game.

Littlefield pitched the first three innings, throwing 49 strikes and 27 balls. Boyce relieved her and threw 24 strikes and 19 balls.

Old Town 13 – MDI 0

MDI struggled against rival Old Town at home Saturday in a no-hitter from Coyote pitcher Rachel Martin. Old Town scored 13 runs on 12 hits.

Littlefield and Thornton pitched for MDI.

Hermon 8 – MDI 0

The Trojans met the Hermon Hawks for a rematch last Wednesday after a close, well-played 3-2 contest the week before.

The first two innings were scoreless, with a double from Parady in the second. MDI infielders were on their toes, with Bierman at first tagging out five runners.

Molly Carroll hit a double in the top of the fourth. Kerley bunted and stole second, but both were left on base.

Hermon had one run in the third and six in the fourth including a home run double with two outs, for a 7-0 lead. MDI allowed only one run after that, in the seventh, for a final score of 8-0.

MDI is set to host George Stevens today (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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