Nick Stanley of the Mount Desert Island High School varsity baseball team dashes toward third base in the Trojans' 3-1 victory over the Hermon Hawks on Thursday, May 12. PHOTO BY AMANAT KHULLAR

Trojans take down Hawks



BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School varsity baseball team avenged an earlier loss and took down the Hermon Hawks 3-1 at home on Thursday, May 12, to improve to 4-6 on the season.

“We still made a couple mistakes, but we played really well,” head Coach Mike Swanson said. “We finally made a couple things happen, getting in a steal and bunting well. It was our best game against a really good team, and then we finished it.”

Senior Dylan Collin pitched a complete game for the Trojans, scattering six hits and striking out three players.

MDI bats were working better than they have yet against Hermon pitcher Zach Nash. The Trojans started their offense strong, racking up three runs in the bottom of the first inning.

Ezra Johnson, Nick Stanley and Riley Swanson all singled and scored for MDI.

“It took the pressure off when we were up three to zip right off the bat,” Swanson said. “So that made a big difference.”

Their defense was unwavering and allowed for a single run for the Hawks in the top of the fifth inning when Mark Mailloux singled twice and drove in a run for Hermon.

The Trojan boys had five hits in the game.

Johnson had two singles, while Stanley, Swanson and Jacob Mitchell each had a single.

“We only struck out one in the whole game,” Swanson said. “We put up a play that was really good and moved us way up there.”

MDI is set to face Old Town High School on the road on Thursday, May 19, at 4:30 p.m. and will travel to Aroostook County for a double-header against Caribou High School on Saturday, May 21, at noon.

Two athletes from the varsity team were summonsed by police late Saturday at a party in Franklin on a charge of illegal possession of liquor by a minor.

As per the high school’s policy prohibiting drug, alcohol and tobacco use and/or possession by a student involved in an extra curricular activity at any location, on and off school property, and at all times, during school and when school is not in session, the athletes may be required to sit out a percentage of the baseball season.

School officials declined to comment on specific student situations.

 

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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