Matt Perconti of the Mount Desert Island High School varsity baseball team pitches against Bucksport in their season opener on Thursday, April 21. The Trojans won the game 13-3. PHOTO COURTESY OF BARRY GUTRADT

Trojans sweep Golden Bucks

BAR HARBOR — In their season opener, the Mount Desert Island High School varsity baseball team defeated the Bucksport Golden Bucks 13-3 on the road in a five-inning game on Thursday, April 21.

The Trojan boys racked up 13 runs on 14 hits and were led by junior Riley Swanson, who went 4-for-4, including two doubles and two RBIs.

Nick Stanley, Stanley Grierson, Seth Young and Jacob Mitchell had two hits apiece for MDI.

“We’ve never hit like that on an opening day,” said head Coach Mike Swanson. “We just pounded the ball and had guys with multiple hits that made a big difference.”

Matt Perconti took the pitcher’s mound for the Trojans, allowing eight hits.

“He pitched really well for us. They [Bucksport] made a couple of mistakes, and we capitalized.”

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

Foxcroft 3 – MDI 1

The Trojan varsity baseball team fell 3-1 when they went neck-and-neck against Foxcroft Academy at home on Saturday, April 23.

Jason Thompson drove in two runs for the Ponies on a double in the fourth inning to break a 0-0 tie, and Noah Allen’s complete game, a three-hitter, propelled Foxcroft Academy to the win.

MDI sophomore Grierson tripled in MDI’s lone run in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Young pitched all seven innings for the Trojans and struck out nine batters.

“It was a really good high school game,” Swanson said. “We made two errors, they made none, and both pitchers pitched well. It was a good, clean game.”

According to Swanson, in the evenly matched game, it came down to execution.

“We had a couple chances to bunt and move guys along, and we didn’t. We’ll get better at that,” he added. “We just have to keep working at it and get better and better.”

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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