ROCKPORT — The high school baseball regular season opened Monday, April 19 for Oceanside and Camden Hills in Rockport with a doubleheader.
The two Knox County diamond squads split the doubleheader setting both teams up with a 1-1 win-loss record to begin the season.
Oceanside’s next game will be Friday, April 23 on the road in Waldoboro to challenge Medomak Valley at noon.
The season will continue for Camden Hills on the road Friday, April 23 against Brewer at 4 p.m.
Game One: Camden Hills 9, Oceanside 4
In his regular season debut as a first-time head coach, new Camden Hills baseball coach Ben Rollins captained the host Windjammers to a 9-4 victory over Oceanside.
Camden Hills plated one run in the third, five in the fourth and three in the fifth.
The Windjammers collected 10 hits and committed one error while the visiting Mariners ripped off nine hits and committed two errors.
Leading the offense for Oceanside were Finnegan Lynch (three singles), Alex Bartlett (two-run home run) and Alec Sirois (single, double).
Leading the offense for Camden Hills were Sam Moody (two singles), Liam O’Neill (single, double, grand slam home run), Matt Kremin (two singles, double).
Working the mound for the hosts, Logan Putansu notched a complete game victory with a strikeout and a walk.
Game Two: Oceanside 8, Camden Hills 7
After dropping its first game of the regular season, the visiting Mariners earned a quick revenge in a one-run squeaker over the Windjammers 8-7.
Camden Hills plated one run in each the first and third innings, three in the fifth inning and two in the seventh.
Oceanside tallied two runs in the fifth inning and sixth in a seventh inning rally.
Camden Hills recorded six hits and committed no errors. Oceanside tallied nine hits and one error.
At the plate for Camden Hills, Sam Moody recorded two singles for.
Finnegan Lynch (three singles) and Austin Chilles (two singles, three RBI) guided the Mariners at the plate.
In its seventh inning rally, Oceanside sent 11 batters to the plate to score six runs with a bases-loaded walk of Alex Bartlett to bring home the winning run. Oceanside had three hits, six walks and a sacrifice fly in the rally.