Belfast baseball bests Oceanside

Fri, 05/27/2022 - 10:30pm

ROCKLAND — The Oceanside and Belfast varsity baseball programs met Friday, May 27 in Rockland for a Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference game. 

Both teams racked up hits and runs but in the end the visiting Lions earned the win by a score of 6-4. 

Belfast plated one run in the first inning, three in the fifth and two in the seventh while Oceanside tallied one in the third and three in the fourth. 

Oceanside collected 10 hits, committed four errors and stranded nine runners on base while Belfast recorded seven hits, committed one error and abandoned five on base. 

Curtis Littlefield tossed a complete game for Belfast and allowed four runs, one earned run, 10 hits, two strikeouts and three walkts. 

Working the mound for Oceanside were Connor Calderwood (four innings, one run, two hits, seven strikeouts), Jacob Watkinson (two innings, five runs, four earned runs, five hits, one strikeout) and Duncan Oakes-Nelsen (one inning, one strikeout, one hit-by-pitch). 

Notable hitters for Oceanside were Alex Bartlett (two singles), Calderwood (single, double), Oakes-Nelsen (two singles) and Gil Stewart (two singles). 

Notable hitters for Belfast were Elias Howard (double), Keegan McGowen (two singles) and Bobby Banks (single, double). 

Scoring Stats

Belfast 1st – Keegan McGowen scores on a fielding error

Oceanside 3rd – Dominic Vose scores on a RBI groundout by Jacob Watkinson

Oceanside 4th – Alex Bartlett’s 2-out RBI single scores Gil Stewart and Austin Chilles, who reached on an error

Oceanside 4th – Connor Calderwood’s RBI double scored Bartlett’s

Belfast 5th – Elais Howard RBI single scores Alex Rolfe

Belfast 5th – Keegan McGowen’s ground out to score Bobby Banks

Belfast 5th – Curtis Littlefield’s sacrifice fly scores Howard

Belfast 7th – Keegan McGowen’s RBI single scores Bobby Banks

Belfast 7th – Curtis Littlefield’s sacrifice fly scores Elais Howard