Fryeburg Academy sports recaps

VARSITY BASEBALL

SAFE! — Gabe Perry slides across home plate for the winning run as the Raiders beat Poland in extra innings. (Rivet Photos)

SAFE! — Gabe Perry slides across home plate for the winning run as the Raiders beat Poland in extra innings. (Rivet Photos)

FRYEBURG — It appears Fryeburg Academy might have Poland’s number this baseball season.

For the second time, the Raiders dodged some serious trouble, forced extra innings and ultimately pulled out a victory against the Knights Monday in Fryeburg.

Up 2-0 in the bottom of the seventh inning, the visiting Poland baseball team was cruising to a win thanks to a perfect game. Instead, Fryeburg rallied in unlikely fashion for a 4-3 win.

Tyler Hill drew a walk for the Raiders (5-5) in the bottom of the seventh to break up Jake Semard’s perfect game. Walker Day singled after Hill’s walk before a double steal put runners on second and third.

Bill Rascoe’s sacrifice fly put the Raiders on the board. Ian MacFawn doubled in Day to make it 2-2 and send the game to extra innings.

Poland wasn’t finished. In the top of the eighth, C.J. Martin had an RBI single to give Poland a 3-2 lead.

In the bottom of the frame, Sulo Burbank and Cody Loewe were hit by pitches. Gabe Perry’s sacrifice bunt was mishandled and the ball was thrown into left field, allowing pinch runner Hunter Day to score from second to tie the game. Walker Day then lifted a sacrifice fly to score Perry for the win.

ANOTHER THRILLER — FA players Tanner Wentworth, Trevor Henschel, Hunter Day and Walker Day congratulate Gabe Perry after scoring the game winner.

ANOTHER THRILLER — FA players Tanner Wentworth, Trevor Henschel, Hunter Day and Walker Day congratulate Gabe Perry after scoring the game winner.

Poland out hit the Raiders 6-3, and FA made four errors. Yet, FA picked up the victory, which moved them into sixth place in the Heal Ratings released on Tuesday.

Ian MacFawn earned the victory, striking out 13 and walking three. MacFawn and Tyler Saunders each had doubles.

In other action:

Cape 2, Raiders 1: A two-out double in the sixth inning drove in the winning run as Cape Elizabeth (6-4) squeaked past the Raiders.

Cape took a 1-0 lead in the first on a walk, steal, fielder’s choice and a mishandled ball on a steal attempt.

Fryeburg tied the game in the fifth as Gabe Perry singled with two out, stole second base and scored on Tyler Hill’s double.

Tanner Wentworth (0-3) took the loss.

Next: The Raiders travel to Lake Region on Monday and host Waynflete on Wednesday, May 22. Game times are 4 p.m.

VARSITY SOFTBALL

FRYEBURG — Colby Woods found herself in a tough spot Monday.

Facing a Fryeburg Academy team still a bit angered after a 9-6 loss on Friday, Woods made a quick exit.

WHAMMER GOES DEEP — FA senior Maddie Pearson heads to home plate after knocking the ball out of the park against Poland. Awaiting her arrival are Sarah Harriman (left) and Carla Tripp.

WHAMMER GOES DEEP — FA senior Maddie Pearson heads to home plate after knocking the ball out of the park against Poland. Awaiting her arrival are Sarah Harriman (left) and Carla Tripp.

The Raiders struck with plenty of might as Maddie “the Whammer” Pearson belted her second home run of the season — a two-run blast over the left-center fence — and Sarah Harriman lined a rocket up the middle, which struck Woods in the stomach area, forcing the Poland hurler to the sideline.

Sophomore Kylie Martin came on in relief, and held the Raiders to just three hits the rest of the way as Fryeburg downed the Knights 4-1 to improve to 11-1.

FA Coach Fred Apt was pleased by his team’s bounce-back win after Friday night’s disappointing loss to the Capers, which the Raider defense crumbled in key situations allowing the visitors to score five unearned runs.

Carla Tripp led the Raiders against Poland (6-4) with a bunt single to open the game and a double later on.

Sarah Harriman tossed a two-hitter, allowing a single up the middle by Martin, and a wall-crashing triple by Brittina Maheux in the seventh. She would score the Knights’ lone run.

“It’s all about focus,” Coach Apt told his squad Tuesday. “There are times — like when we played Greely — that we’re focused and in the game. And, there are times that we lose our focus — like against Cape — and we beat ourselves. We have five games to get this right.”

In other action:

Cape 9, Raiders 6: From dropped, routine balls to outfielders colliding, allowing a runner to score from second base, Fryeburg Academy found themselves in a weird version of the Twilight Zone Friday.

Mistakes opened the door for Cape Elizabeth to score five unearned runs to hand the Raiders’ their first loss. The Capers, meanwhile, put themselves in the driver’s seat to possibly capture the top seed in the West, but will face a few challenges down the stretch, including a game against Greely.

Mary Perkins doubled and scored two runs and Emma O’Rourke and Shannon Nicholson each belted RBI doubles to lead Cape Elizabeth.

Fryeburg built a 3-0 lead after two innings on a RBI double by Kylie Locke in the first and a base hit by Emily Davidson in the second.

Cape tied the game in the third inning on a RBI single by Ashley Tinsman and O’Rourke’s two-run double.

FA regained the lead in the third on a Locke double, an error and a Makayla Frost single.

Cape went up 6-5 in the fourth on a walk, a Nicholson double and a two-run infield error.

Cape added two runs in the fifth on an error, single and a fly ball out, which was caught but FA outfielders Maddie Pearson and Elle Burbank collided on the play allowing Tess Haller to score from second base.

FA plated a run in the fifth on base hits by Sydney Charles and Ellen Bacchiocchi.

Cape added an insurance run in the sixth on a Perkins double and an infield out.

Carla Tripp and Ellen Bacchiocchi each had three hits as the Raiders out hit the Capers 13-8.

FA pitcher Sarah Harriman struck out seven and walked three.

Raiders 8, Gray-NG 3: Sarah Harriman and Kylie Locke had RBI singles to spark a six-run third inning to lead the Raiders past the Patriots last Wednesday at Fryeburg.

The Raiders sent 10 players to the plate and collected five hits during the big third inning uprising.

Fryeburg added two runs in the fourth as the result of three walks by relief pitcher Steph Greaton.

The Patriots got on the scoreboard in the fifth as the result of two walks, two errors, a sacrifice bunt by Lindsay Nunley and a hit by Alex Thompson.

GNG added a run in the seventh as Abby Ordway walked and scored on a RBI single by Thompson.

Harriman allowed four hits, four walks and struck out eight.

Pearson and Harriman each had two hits, while Kristen Chipman doubled.

Next: A quiet week is ahead for the Raiders as they travel to Lake Region on Monday for a 4 p.m. game, and then are off until Monday, May 27 when they host Freeport.

VARSITY TRACK & FIELD

CAPE — Friday proved to be a good day for the Fryeburg Academy track & field team, as the Raider boys won the four-school meet with 107 points, while the girls were second (74 points) to the host Capers.

Other schools competing were St. Dom’s and Waynflete.

Fryeburg had four athletes meet the state standard and qualify for the Class B State Meet.

Anna Lastra ran a 5:49.6 mile, Sarah Welch cleared 4-feet 8-inches in the high jump, Bright Amoako threw 39-feet 5-inches in the shot put, and Tyler O’Keefe ran 2:12.00 in the 800 meters.

“We are very pleased for these athletes as they have shown the results will come if the work is done,” FA Coach Kevin McDonald ssaid. “The highlight of the day has got to be Anna in the mile. Her previous best was 5:58.7, a very impressive time for a freshman. However, the 5:49.6 shows Anna has exceptional talent in this event. We feel she will improve on this time as the season moves forward. At this point, I believe Anna is the second fastest freshman in the state.”

Coach McDonald added that both Forest Stearns and Eric Hannes turned in fine performances and are starting to peak at just the right time as the conference championship approaches on May 25.

Next: The Raiders host Lake Region, Waynflete and Sacopee Valley this Friday, May 17 at 3:30 p.m.

 

 

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