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Deer Isle & Stonington
Originally published in Island Ad-Vantages, June 5, 2014
DISHS girls get four wins; boys get two

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Melanio chases down a fly ball

Deer Isle-Stonignton Mariner Krisford Melanio chases a fly ball during a double header against Jonesport in a May 2014 game in Deer Isle, Maine.

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by Jack Scott

The girls softball team swept a pair of games with Katahdin 4-2 and 11-7. It was really like playing three games, as the first game went 13 innings. We went 12 innings without either team scoring a run. We got hot in the top of the 13th when we had a timely two-run single by Whitney Brown and RBI hits by Logan Eaton and Morgan Shepard. We gave up a couple runs in the bottom of the inning but held on for the hard fought win.

Abby Knowlton pitched well, with 12 strikeouts and 1 walk and 13 hits. We hit well with Abby Knowlton and Logan Eaton with a double and a single, Katie Haskell and Allyson Eaton each with two singles, and Ashley Haskell and Natalie Knowlton each with a single.

The girls won the second game with 7 runs in the first two innings after Katahdin scored 3 in the top of the first. Abby Knowlton toughed it out and was able to pitch seven more innings, getting 3 strikeouts with 2 walks and 8 hits. Morgan Shepard had a big day at the plate with a home run, a double and a single for 6 RBIs; Abby Knowlton 2 singles with an RBI, Logan Eaton a double with 2 RBIs, and Holli Boyce, Allyson Eaton, Ashley Haskell, and Whitney Brown each with a single.

The girls easily swept a double header from Jonesport with identical 15-0 scores in 5 innings. Abby Knowlton pitched a one-hitter with no walks in the first game and gave up 6 hits and 1 walk in the second.

Because we totally outgunned Jonesport, I combined the hits for both games. Katie Haskell had 5 singles and 5 RBIs, Morgan Shepard had a triple and 4 singles for 3 RBIs, Logan Eaton had a triple and 3 singles for 4 RBIs, Abby Knowlton had 4 singles and 4 RBIs, Allyson Eaton had a triple and 2 singles for 5 RBIs, Nicole Nolan had 3 singles with an RBI, Whitney Brown had 2 singles with 2 RBIs, Natalie Knowlton had 2 singles with an RBI, and Jesslyn Gove had a single with an RBI.

The boys baseball team split a double header with Katahdin, losing the first 12-2 and winning the second 20-10. It was a close game for most of the first game, as we trailed 4-2 until Katahdin put across 8 runs in the 5th inning to win. Ethan Shepard pitched well until things fell apart. Lucas Oliver had a double and Krisford Melanio had a single.

Our offense exploded in the second game and Lucas Oliver pitched the entire game with 9 strikeouts. We started off with 5 runs and then scored 7 runs in the 5th inning and also in the 6th to get the win. Zach Ladd and Krisford Melanio each had 3 singles, Pat Duddy and Stuart Bray each had a double and a single, and Ethan Shepard, Lucas Oliver, Jordin Eaton, and Noah Davis each had hits.

The boys split a double header with Jonesport, winning the first one 10-8 and losing the second 10-9. Dave McManus pitched the first game, as we scored 4 runs in the first and scored at least one run in every inning to keep ahead of Jonesport. Pat Duddy, Krisford Melanio, Ethan Shepard, Lucas Oliver, and Zach Ladd each had 2 hits and Jordin Eaton had 1.

In the second game, Krisford Melanio pitched at the start and Jordin Eaton came in to pitch the last couple innings. Having two double headers 2 days apart is always a pitching challenge for a baseball team. We hit the ball well, but were plagued by a couple base running miscues, as Jonesport got their winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning. Pat Duddy had 3 hits, and Krisford Melanio, Ethan Shepard, Lucas Oliver, and Jordin Eaton each had 2 hits.

The girls are 9-4 and in ninth place. Our only chance to get to eighth place and have a home preliminary game would be to beat George Stevens in our last game this week. We won a couple tough games with Katahdin, so we need to stay focused for that. Otherwise we will be on the road.

The boys are 3-10 with the two wins this week. It’s good that we have been able to get three wins after such a rough start with so much inexperience. Sometimes the mental errors make that apparent, but we are much better than from the beginning of the season.

Boys tennis team wins preliminary playoff game

The boys tennis team won their preliminary playoff game against Shead 5-0. Doug Heanssler won a tough set of matches, dropping the first 6-2, winning the second 7-5, and winning the third 6-2. Andy Turner won his matches 6-0 and 6-0. Matt Duddy won his matches 6-1 and 6-1. In the doubles, Nick Dunham/Paul Zoephal won their matches 6-2 and 6-0, and Cody Eaton/Justin Eaton won their matches 8-6 and 6-1. This is the good news after making it to eighth place with a 6-6 record. The bad news is that we play powerhouse George Stevens in the quarter final game. Whatever happens, this team has worked hard to be able to host a preliminary game and do so well.

The girls tennis team with a 5-7 record, ended up in 10th place, actually in a dead tie for Heal Points with Penobscot Valley, but since we beat them twice, we get to be 10th. We travel to Schenck, a team we split with in the regular season, instead of going to Fort Kent, which is where the 11th place team will have to go.

Melanio chases down a fly ball

Deer Isle-Stonignton Mariner Krisford Melanio chases a fly ball during a double header against Jonesport in a May 2014 game in Deer Isle, Maine.

Photo by Jack Scott
Haskell catches the fly ball

Katie Haskell, of the Deer Isle-Stonington Mariners, catches a fly ball during a May 2014 game against Schenck.

Photo by Jack Scott