Vinalhaven softball sweeps Rangeley at Camden Hills

ROCKPORT – The Vinalhaven softball team hosted Rangeley in a doubleheader played at Camden Hills Tuesday morning. When it was all over the Vikings had swept the Lakers winning game one 12-4 and game two 14-7.

Vinalhaven's Gilleyanne Davis-Oakes delivers a pitch during Tuesday Morning's game against Rangeley at Camden Hills. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)
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After the 7 a.m. ferry was canceled the Vinalhaven teams hopped on a lobster boat owned by Bobby Warren. Mr. Warren has made many a trip back and forth across the water to bring the teams when the ferry was not running. Today’s games would have had to have been pushed up to about an 11:30 start instead of 9:30 and according to Mr. Dennis Wooster, the assignor for local umpires, that would not have been possible as he would not have any umpires to work the second game. There had already been games postponed because of a lack of umpires. You saved the day Mr. Warren.

The first game saw Vinalhaven score four runs in the first, six in the third and two in the fifth. Rangeley scored one in the first inning and three in the fifth.

Vinalhaven senior catcher Hannah Ames looks at the runners before returning the ball to the pitcher.  (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

Gilleyanne Davis-Oakes took the circle for the Vikings where she went seven innings allowing four runs on six hits and five walks while striking out five.

At the plate for Vinalhaven Hannah Ames (single, 2 runs, RBI), Paige Dennison (2 singles, run, 2 RBIs), Davis-Oakes (single, double, run, RBI), Ashlyn Littlefield (single, run, RBI), Bailey Wadleigh (single, 2 runs), Carolyn Hopkins (run), Cheyenne Bickford (run, RBI), Dreyenne Osgood (single, run), and Marina Davis (2 singles, run).

Sydney Royce pitched for Rangeley allowing 12 runs on 10 hits and nine walks with five strikeouts.

Offensively for the Lakers, Lauren Eastlock (single, run), Amber Morrill (run), Tasha Haley (2 singles, run), Royce (single, run), Natalie Brooks (single), and Celia Philbrook (triple).

Rangeley pitcher Sydney Royce delivers a pitch.  (Photo by Ron Hawkes)
Game two was also won by Vinalhaven with a 14-7 score.

Vinalhaven will travel to Searsport Wednesday, May 31 for a 3:30 p.m. makeup game from May 25. That will wrap the regular season for the Vikings. Vinalhaven seems pretty secure in fourth place in the Class D North Heal Point Standings. The top six make the playoffs.

This ball got them both. It went off the catcher, Tasha Haley's mask and onto umpire Jimmy Watts face mask.   (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

The focus is the name of the game when hitting.  (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

Vinalhaven's Ashlyn Littlefield rips a single.  (Photo by Ron Hawkes)


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