In this May 4 photo, Kiley Howlett of Presque Isle is congratulated after scoring a run in a game against Houlton. Credit: Alexander MacDougall / Houlton Pioneer Times

SOFTBALL

Presque Isle 11, Caribou 8

At Presque Isle, Wednesday

Presque Isle (4-12) top hitters: Kiley Howlett home run, single, 3 RBI; Macie Bartley 3 singles, Myah Brandon double, triple; Hattie Bubar single, double; Jocelyn Gagnon single, double; Abby Johnston 2 singles; Caribou (2-14) top hitters: Hannah Bouchard home run, single; Brooke Moir 2 doubles, single; Emma Butler 2 doubles

Caribou 070 001 0 — 8 12 2

Presque Isle 103 205 x — 11 15 5

Bangor 7 Hampden 5

At Hampden, Tuesday

Bangor (6-9) top hitters: Taylor Coombs single, double, home run, 2 RBI; Emma Streams double, home run, 2 RBI; winning pitcher: Lane Barron 12 strikeouts, 4 walks; Hampden Academy (7-8) top hitters: Cam Neal triple, single, 2 RBI; pitchers: Sarah Economy 1 2/3 innings, 1 strikeout, 1 walk, 6 hits; Danielle Masterson 5 strikeouts, 2 walks, 3 hits; Charlee Chute 2 strikeouts, 0 walks, 1 hit

Bangor 031 300 0 — 7 10 3

Hampden 004 000 1 — 5 7 5

Barron and Streams; Economy, Masterson (3), Chute (6) and Wellman

BASEBALL

Skowhegan 5, Hampden 0

At Skowhegan, Wednesday

Skowhegan (9-7) top hitters: Chris Louder single, 2 RBI; Cam Green 2 singles; Hampden Academy (6-10) top hitters: Collin Peckham single, Jaykob Wildman single

Batteries: Tom Knott, Collin Peckham and Moore; Cam Green and Chris Louder

Penquis 6, Schenck 3

At East Millinocket, Wednesday

Penquis top hitters: Alvin Robshaw single, run, RBI; Brady Goulette single, 2 runs, RBI; Grady Atkinson 2 singles, Zak Mills 2-run single; winning pitcher: Brady Goulette 7 strikeouts; Schenck top hitters: Isaac Adams RBI single, Kole Giberson single, Ryan Ingalls single

Central 5, Mattanawcook 4

At Lincoln, Wednesday

Central top hitters: Bryce Burns triple, 2 RBI; Benjamin Speed RBI single; Mattanawcook Academy top hitters: Griffin House double, 2 RBI; Isaac Hainer 2 singles, RBI

Batteries: Ferrie, Bryant (7) and Speed; Sutherland, Hainer (5) and Hainer, Sutherland (5)

Wisdom 6, Van Buren 2

At Van Buren, Wednesday

Wisdom top hitters: Kaden Daigle RBI triple, Sam Roy double, single; Jack Desjardins 2 singles; winning pitcher: Sam Roy 5 hits, 10 strikeouts; Van Buren top hitters: Noah Martin 2 singles, Adam Ayotte 2 singles, RBI; Henry Hebert single; losing pitcher: Noah Martin 6 innings, 7 hits, 8 strikeouts

Bucksport 1, Washington Acad. 0

At Bucksport, Tuesday

Bucksport (14-2) top hitters: Gavyn Holyoke 3 singles, Jake Guty double, Jordan Malenfant, Brandon Elden, Cam Lawrence one single apiece; winning pitcher: Jake Guty, 8-inning, 1-hit shutout, 11 strikeouts; Washington Academy (10-5) top hitters: Tristan Hicks single; pitchers: Cecil Gray, 7 shutout innings, 14 strikeouts, 3 walks; Bryan Dennison

WA 000 000 0 — 0 1 0

Bucksport 000 000 01 — 1 7 3

Guty and Stanley; Gray, Dennison (8) and Emery

Joe McLaughlin

McLaughlin (right) is a Stearns High School and University of Maine graduate who worked for three years at the Aroostook Republican and News in Caribou as a reporter and editor. He has worked on the BDN...