|Bucksport High School||Orono High School|
ORONO, Maine — The undefeated Bucksport High School softball team won the Eastern Maine Class B championship a year ago and took another step toward sewing up the top seed for the Eastern C playoffs on Wednesday night.
Junior righthander Cassidy Adams scattered six hits over six innings, Bailey Blair tripled twice and drove in three runs and Sadie Wight doubled twice and knocked in a pair of runs as Bucksport beat Orono 16-3 at the University of Maine’s Kessock Field.
The game was called after six innings due to the 12-run mercy rule.
The game pitted the No. 1 team in the Heal points standings, Bucksport, against the No. 2 Red Riots, and the Bucks jumped out to an 8-0 lead after two innings en route to the triumph.
The Bucks are now 11-0 while Orono fell to 9-3 and had its six-game winning streak snapped.
Adams struck out 10, walked one and threw 95 pitches, 71 for strikes.
The Bucks scored four runs in the first, second, fifth and sixth innings.
The first-inning runs were all unearned.
Blair and Wight drew two-out walks and Blair scored on an infield error. A wild pitch enabled Wight to score, and Deb Wight and Jen Wight followed with RBI singles.
In the second inning, Mindy Pye and Shelby Redman drew one-out walks, Pye scored on an infield error, Sadie Wight doubled home Redman, and Kacie Hurd followed with a two-run double.
Katie Smith belted a two-run double for Orono in the fourth, but Bucksport answered in the fifth as Blair’s RBI triple and Wight’s run-scoring double keyed the rally.
Deb Wight had two singles for the winners.
Smith doubled twice for Orono, and Hannah Francis doubled and singled.