WMHS softball

Rebels outlast Wolverines 9-6

Posted:  Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 8:45am

Wiscasset Middle High School rallied back with four runs in the sixth inning but lost 9-6 to visiting Telstar in Mountain Valley Conference softball action Monday.

The Wolverines, who were looking for their third win of the season, jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Lindsey Gordon led with a single up the middle, stole second, and scored on a line drive base hit by Kelsey Jones.

The Wolverines’ second run came after August Moore grounded out driving in Maeve Blodgett who walked and moved around to third on Jones’s hit.

The Rebels went ahead 3-2 in the second inning. Hannah Evens singled driving in two of the runs. The other run was on a bases loaded walk to Emily Frazier, the number nine batter.

Wolverine pitcher August Moore set the Telstar batters down in order in the third inning. Sydnie Thayer singled with two away in the home half of the inning but the Wolverines left her stranded on second base.

Jodie Forbes’s bases loaded single drove in two Rebel runs in the fourth inning putting Telstar ahead 5-2, and in the fifth, Taylor Mason’s solo home run made it a 6-2 ballgame.

The fifth inning started out promising for the Wolverines with back-to-back singles by Makayla Bailey and Gordon but the next three batters went quietly.

Telstar added two more runs in the sixth with Aneah Bartlett delivering the big blow — a two-run, two-out triple making it an 8-2 ballgame. The Rebels added an insurance run in the seventh.

Wiscasset answered with four runs in the bottom of the sixth. Bailey and Blodgett both had two RBI base hits. Scoring runs were Clara Mugnai, Corey Campbell, Farrah Casey and Bailey. Campbell and Casey both had base hits.

For Wiscssset, Moore pitched the whole game and finished with six strikeouts. Kylee Martin went the distance on the mound for Telstar.

The Wolverines' next two games are on the road — vs. Madison May 18 and Hall-Dale May 21. They’ll return home to face Monmouth May 23 and Carrabec May 29.