Ali Bender of the Mount Desert Island High School varsity softball team at the plate last week as the Lady Trojans played Bucksport on Thursday, April 21. PHOTO COURTESY OF BARRY GUTRADT

Trojan softball falls to Ponies, Golden Bucks

BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School varsity softball team fell 16-6 to the Foxcroft Ponies at home on Saturday as the Trojan defense faltered, notching seven errors.

The Trojans racked up six hits. Aubrie Boyce recorded a double and a single for MDI, and Ali Bender pitched in with two singles.

Lindsey McEachern took the pitcher’s mound for MDI and struck out five batters.

“We need to work on our hitting, we’re making mental errors,” Coach Jamey Lewis said. “We’re going to get our mental errors put away. We have to execute better and that’s as a whole team. That’s me included.”

Bucksport 13 – MDI 0

MDI struggled against Bucksport on the road on Thursday in a five-inning no-hitter by Golden Bucks pitcher Katelin Saunders.

Saunders walked MDI senior Cassidy Parady and struck out nine.

McEachern pitched four innings for the Trojans and struck out five batters. Maddie Thornton pitched the final inning.

“Lindsey [McEachern] has been doing a good job for us,” said Lewis. “We just have to back her up.”

MDI is set to travel to Hermon High School on Thursday, April 28, at 4:30 p.m. and will host Presque Isle for a double header on Saturday, April 30, at noon.

Amanat Khullar

Amanat Khullar

Amanat Khullar is a sports reporter for the Mount Desert Islander. She comes from New Delhi, the capital city of India and graduated from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

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