FA sports recaps

SOFTBALL: Harriman reaches 500 mark

FRYEBURG — Sarah Harriman joined an exclusive club Monday.

In the third inning, she recorded her 500th strikeout, becoming just the second Raider in school history to reach that plateau — the other being Hannah Hill, now a senior hurler at the University of Maine at Orono.

The big moment came at a great time as the Fryeburg Academy softball team bounced back from a disappointing 3-2 loss in the season opener against Greely to down Poland 5-2 Monday.

Harriman allowed just four hits. The FA defense committed two errors. Fryeburg built a 3-0 lead after two innings only to see the Knights close the gap with a pair of runs in the third inning. FA added some insurance with single runs in the fourth and fifth frames.

Kylie Locke had two of the Raiders’ six hits, while Makayla Frost knocked a double.

Next: Fryeburg (1-1) travels to Yarmouth on Friday, to Cape Elizabeth on Saturday and to Falmouth on Monday. The next home game is Wednesday, May 7, against York. All games are at 4 p.m.

BASEBALL: The Raiders were limited to just three hits Monday as they fell to Poland 13-1 in five innings at Fryeburg.

The Knights touched up FA for 10 hits. Nicholis L’Heureux-Carland took the loss for the Raiders (0-2). L’Heureux-Carland pitched thee innings giving up only four earned runs. The FA defense made five errors. Liam LeConey pitched one inning of scoreless relief and Brandon Ludwig gave up a run and struck out two.

Trevor Henschel, LeConey and Henry Santana had singles. Ludwig scored the only run in the fifth inning on a wild pitch.

TRACK & FIELD: With 22 athletes in attendance, Fryeburg Academy opened the spring track & field season at the Cheverus Invitational.

Some fine early season marks were turned inn by both the boys and the girls.

Elizabeth Grzyb threw a state-leading mark of 108 feet in the javelin.

“She is the defending state champion so it was fantastic to see her pick up right where she left off,” Coach Kevin McDonald said. “Elizabeth has had some injury issues and the entire coaching staff was very happy to see her perform so well.”

Anna Lastra is on her way to a breakout season. Anna won the mile and finished second in the two-mile against accomplished Class A teams.

“Very impressive for a sophomore,” Coach McDonald said.

Anna’s times qualified her for the state meet in both events.

Bailey Freidman threw very well in both the shot put and the discus, qualifying for states in both.

Emily McDermith ran a impressive 400-meter and is on her way to qualifying for states.

“The 400 is a tough event and we have some very talented athletes on both the boys and girls’ side,” Coach McDonald said.

Forrest Stearns qualified for states in both the 200 and the 400 meters — running a fantastic race in the 400 as he ran the leader from Lewiston down at the wire. “Forrest is rounding into shape and we look for a sub 50 sec in his future. That would rate him as one of the tops in the state,” Coach McDonald said.

Eric Hannes had a very impressive day, winning the mile and returning home second in the 800.

“Eric has been doing the work and it is showing in the results,” his coach said. “We have a very strong group in the mid-distance/distance events and if they come together they will be tough to beat.”

Andrew Lyman is a force in the shot put. He tossed a personal best and it is only the beginning. A 50-foot throw is not out of the question, Coach McDonald said.

“Fifty feet puts you as one of the best, not only in Maine, but also in New England. A bit more work and focus and we feel Andrew will be right there,” Coach McDonald said.

Dacota Griffin is on his game in the pole vault. Due to the weather, Dacota has only been able to vault twice, yet he matched his best from last year at the first meet. Coaches look for Dacota to be on the podium when states roll around.

As a team, the Raiders finished fourth out of 12 schools going up against the likes of Cheverus, South Portland, Portland, Westbrook, Lewiston, Kennebunk and Thornton.

“A great way for the Raiders to bust the rust,” the coach said. Fryeburg opens the regular season this Friday at Gray-New Glocuester.





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