Belfast baseball swings past Oceanside

Mon, 04/26/2021 - 8:30pm

ROCKLAND — The varsity baseball season continued Monday, April 26 for the Belfast and Oceanside squads as they squared off in Rockland. 

The visiting Lions were able to boost its record to 2-1 on the season courtesy a 6-3 victory over the host Mariners, whose record dropped to 1-2. 

Belfast tallied two runs in each the third, fifth and seventh innings while Oceanside recorded a single run in each the fourth, fifth and seventh innings. 

The Lions tallied nine hits, committed no errors and stranded nine baserunners throughout the contest. Oceanside, meanwhile, recorded seven hits, committed one error, and also stranded nine baserunners. 

Leading the offensive charge for Belfast were Jason Bartlett (two singles), Chris Kelley (double, home run) and Ethan Porter (single, double). 

The Mariners were led offensively by Austin Chilles (single, home run), Bowen Brann (double) and Alec Sirois (two singles). 

Working the mound for Belfast were Kelley (six strikeouts, six walks, four runs) and Walker (four strikeouts, no walks). 

Pitching for the Mariners were Chilles (six strikeouts, three walks) and Nathan Coombs (five strikeouts, two walks). 

The Mariners will hit the road Friday, April 30 for its next contest, a makeup contest, to Waldoboro as they challenge Medomak Valley at 4 p.m.

Belfast hosts Bucksport for its next game Friday, April 30 at 4 p.m.