THOMASTON – The Oceanside Mariners hosted Belfast a day late in a makeup game originally scheduled for Friday, May 26.
|Oceanside players wait at home plate to congratulate Logan Sheridan who blasted a 2-run walk-off home run Saturday to help defeat Belfast 7-5 in eight innings. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)|
While it took extra innings to declare a winner in this exciting back and forth game with a towering blast over the left field fence that left the outfielder just watching, this was as outstanding a matchup as these two teams usually are.
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|Oceanside's Jack Freeman, far right, started the fifth inning with a long blast to left-center field which turned out to be the turning point for the Mariners. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)|
Belfast took a 4-1 lead in the fourth inning scoring three runs on four Oceanside errors. The Mariners stormed back in the fifth inning with four runs on Jack Freeman’s leadoff home run, Tutus Kaewthong’s 2-run triple, and Michael Norton’s RBI single.
Belfast tied the game in the seventh inning on Skylar Perkins lead off double, coming around to score on a wild pitch.
Michael Dougherty went four innings allowing four runs, one earned on four hits with four strikeouts. Jack Freeman got the win (2-1) going four innings allowing one run on one hit with three strikeouts.
Grey Dinsmore pitched 7 innings for Belfast, allowing five runs on six hits and a walk while striking out six. Dyer took the loss going.2 innings allowing two runs on two hits with a strikeout.
Oceanside was powered by Sheridan and Freeman with home runs each; Michael Norton Jr. a single and double; and Titus Kaewthong added a triple.
For Belfast, Dyer had a pair of hits, a single and double, and Skylar Perkins added a double.
Oceanside will be in action again Tuesday, May 30 at 4 p.m. when they host Waterville.
Belfast (5-10) 1-0-0 3-0-0 1-0 --- 5 - 5 - 2 (4 LOB)
Oceanside (8-6) 0-1-0 0-4-0 0-2 --- 7 - 8 - 4 (3 LOB)
|Oceanside's Michael Dougherty started for Oceanside and pitched very well but was hurt by errors. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)|
|Oceanside's Tutus Kaewthong slides head first into third base with a triple during Saturday's game. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)|
|Oceanside's Logan Sheridan in his game-winning home run trot between second and third base. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)|