Bleyer scores 10th win
CAMBRIDGE — Senior Paige Bleyer became the North Bayside’s first 10-game winner this season, tossing a one-hitter with 11 strikeouts and one walk, as the Vikings rolled in five innings.
Bleyer also hit a threerun, inside-the-park home run, as Cambridge-South Dorchester improved to 123, 6-1 with its third straight win.
Regan Jones went 2 for 3 with an RBI for the Vikings, and Maddie Lednum (2 for 3) scored twice and knocked in a run. Karli Lewis added a double.
The Cambridge-South Dorchester baseball team fell 7-2 to Kent Island Wedneday.
CAMBRIDGE — A five-run top of the fifth inning broke a 2-2 tie Wednesday afternoon, carrying Kent Island High’s baseball team to a 7-2 win against CambridgeSouth Dorchester.
The Buccaneers are now 4-11 overall, 3-3 North Bayside; C-SD dipped to 5-10, 2-5.
“We just keep putting ourselves in bad situations at the plate,” C-SD coach Chad Wolfe said. “We struck out 11 times today; we need to do a better job hitting with a two-strike count.”
Jake Hipps walked to start the top of the second, and scored on a throwing error at third when he moved there later in the inning on a passed ball, making it 1-0.
The Buccaneers added a run in the top of the fourth against C-SD starter Matt Elliott. Hipps led off again, this time with a base hit, his team’s first of the game. Three batters later Sean Reid drove him home with a base hit to left field.
The Vikings replied in the bottom of the fourth, tying the game. Nathaniel Lowe led off with a double, and Elliott beat out an infield single to short. Brandon Tibbs followed with a base hit to score Lowe, making it 2-1 and chasing Kent Island starter Tyler Loh.
Two batters later, pinchhitter Devin Sparks hit into a fielder’s choice that scored Elliott to make it 2-2. But the Vikings could do no more damage against reliever Ian Schools.
Kent Island took advantage of three C-SD errors, and three walks, scoring five runs in the top of the fifth on just one hit, a Kyle Sonneveldt base-knock to left that brought in the final run.
From there, Schools pounded the zone to pick up the win in relief; he struck out six in four innings of work.
“It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish,” Kent Island coach Tony Lewis said. “And we finished well.
“We didn’t have a great start to the season after winning opening day (17-2 at Wicomico),” Lewis added, “But this is the right time for us to get hot, and play some good baseball.
“We’re really young; we’ve got a junior at first, and a sophomore at third, sophomore at second, sophomore at shortstop. Our starting pitcher was a junior, and Ian who finished, he’s only a freshman,” Lewis said. “The future’s looking good for us.”
C-SD had six hits in the game; Michael Richardson tripled, while Evan Fishpaw and Koby Schreiber each had singles. Softball Cambridge-SD 10
Kent Island 0 CAMBRIDGE — Senior Paige Bleyer became the North Bayside’s first 10-game winner this season, tossing a one-hitter with 11 strikeouts and one walk, as the Vikings rolled in five innings Wednesday, April 27.
Bleyer also hit a threerun, inside-the-park home run, as Cambridge-South Dorchester improved to 12-3, 6-1 with its third straight win.
Regan Jones went 2 for 3 with an RBI for the Vikings, and Maddie Lednum (2 for 3) scored twice and knocked in a run. Karli Lewis added a double. Cambridge-SD 4 N. Dorchester 2 SHILOH — Karli Lewis went 3 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored, Jamyra Chester was 2 for 3 with a run scored and two stolen bases to lead the Vikings Monday, April 25.
Paige Bleyer hurled a complete game, allowing five hits and two walks, while striking out eight.
Losing pitcher Brooke Morton struck out six for the Eagles.
Cambridge-South Dorchester’s Michael Richardson flips to second for the force out against Kent Island Wednesday, April 27.
Cambridge-South Dorchester’s Nathaniel Lowe drives a pitch in the gap for a double against Kent Island Wednesday, April 27.