MDI Boys Drop Hermon 2-1
The MDI Boy's Baseball Team handed the Hermon Hawks their 1st loss of the season on Thursday, May 4th, beating them 2-1 in Bar Harbor. The Trojans scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 7th inning to win on Riley Swanson's single.
Swanson ended up with 3 singles, including the game winning RBI. Jacob Mitchell had 2 singles for MDI, Drew Shea, Alden Fournier and Stanley Grierson all singled for MDI.
Seth Clark pitched 6.2 innings for MDI, striking out 8 and walking 3. Riley Swanson struck out Garrett Trask for the 3rd out in the 7th inning.
Zach Nash pitched for Hermon taking the loss.
Here's Scott Grierson's description of the bottom of the 7th inning
Flying down the line to start the bottom of the 7th, the Hermon fielder was forced to rush a ground ball play and speedy James McConomy reached on an error.With McConomy in scoring position and down to their last strike and with two outs Stanley Grierson fouled off several pitches before lining a hard single to center field for the game tying RBI. Stanley Grierson then stole second base. Riley Swanson hit one off and passed the short stop into shallow left. Coach Pooler sent Grierson around third and on a very close play at home and dirt flying Stanley slid past and slapped a hand tag on the plate for the win.
MDI is now 2-2 on the season, and are scheduled to play host to Foxcroft Academy on Friday, May 5th at 4:30 weather permitting.
Hermon is now 5-1 and is scheduled to play at Ellsworth on Saturday, May 6th at 1 PM weather permitting