DI-Stonington, Katahdin split doubleheader

Posted May 23, 2009, at 4:30 p.m.

BREWER, Maine — Deer Isle-Stonington defeated the last remaining unbeaten team in Eastern Maine baseball Saturday, edging Katahdin of Stacyville 5-4 in the first game of a Class D doubleheader at Heddericg Field.

Katahdin, the defending regional champion, rebounded in the second game with a 13-0 victory in a game halted after 4½ innings by the 10-run rule.

Deer Isle-Stonington (8-4) spotted Katahdin a 1-0 first-inning lead in the opener, but scored two runs in the third inning and three runs in the fourth — on a three-run double by Eben Powers — to give starter Evan Rollins a 5-1 lead.

Katahdin (9-1) rallied with a run in the fifth inning and two more in the sixth, but Powers came on in relief to quell that rally.

Katahdin threatened to tie the game in the seventh as Andy Kay and Ethan Qualey each singled, and runners were on second and third with one out before Powers struck out the final two batters — the second strikeout coming as Kay was attempting to steal home.

There was no such drama in the second game, as the first six Katahdin batters of the game all scored thanks in great part to three Deer Isle-Stonington errors and three walks, along with a two-run single up the middle by Qualey.

The Cougars scored six more runs in the second inning, with RBI singles by Josh and Mark McGraw preceding a two-run single by Richard Qualey.

Righthander Josh Guiggey, making his first pitching start of the spring, tossed a three-hit shutout. He struck out four batters and walked no one while requiring just 64 pitches over five innings.

Kay hit an inside-the-park home run and a single with three runs scored for Katahdin, while Mickey Savage added a double.

Joe Carter tripled for Deer Isle-Stonington, while Powers added a double in the second game.

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