EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016 Bio Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth softball team scored three runs in the third inning for a 4-1 lead, then held on to defeat Gardiner 5-3 in Wednesday’s Class B North prelim game.The No. 11 Gardiner Tigers (8-9) managed to load the bases in the last inning, but Ellsworth pitcher Kate Whitney struck out the final batter to end the game. The No. 6 Ellsworth Eagles (12-5) will play at No. 3 Winslow (15-1) in the quarterfinals at 4 p.m. on Thursday.Through Ellsworth did not play Gardiner in the regular season, Ellsworth coach Rick Roberts said he expected a tight game.“We knew it was going to be close coming in,” Roberts said. “It’s healthy for them to be in that situation because you grow from that.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textLeah Stevens kicked off the scoring for Ellsworth in the bottom of the first inning. She singled and stole second base before advancing home on ground outs. Ellsworth ended the inning up 1-0.“She’s pretty fast. She gets that run from speed,” Roberts said of Stevens. “The other runs we got were from timely hitting.”Gardiner answered back in the top of the third when Megan Meehan reached home on Jillian Bisson’s single to tie the score 1-1.Ellsworth pulled away in the bottom of the third. Hannah Sargent opened the inning with a single, and Caitlin Bean walked. Callie Hammer doubled to score Sargent; Breann Cummings singled to score Bean; and Katelyn Bagley singled to score Hammer, pulling the Eagles up 4-1.Ellsworth cushioned that lead in the next inning when Bean singled and eventually scored on an error.“It’s about timely hits,” Roberts said. “When you can get runners on base and string a few hits together, that’s the key.”In the top of the fifth, Bri Brochu doubled to score two runners for Gardiner. The Tigers trailed 5-3 in the top of the seventh when they threatened to extended the game.“We made a couple mistakes in the field because of nerves,” Roberts said. “I’ve got a mixture of older kids and younger kids. The seniors took charge.”For Ellsworth, Whitney struck out 13. Bean and Hammer each hit two singles with an RBI while Cummings, Bagley and Stevens added run-scoring singles.Ellsworth has notched a couple big victories this season, most notably over No. 4 Old Town 6-5 on May 13. The win came two weeks after Old Town beat Ellsworth 14-4 in their first matchup.“We got smoked here by Old Town,” Roberts said. “We didn’t play well, and we went there with the mindset that we were going to play better.”It worked. Ellsworth won that game in the seventh inning, at which point Roberts said he “didn’t care whether we won or lost because of how well we played.”“I was really happy about that,” Roberts said. “But we got a little overconfident. When you beat a team like Old Town, you get a big target on your back.”The Eagles dropped some games, including to George Stevens Academy — a Class C team they beat 11-0 in their season-opener.But Ellsworth ended the regular season on a high note, defeating local rival Mount Desert Island. Roberts said he was also happy with how Ellsworth played top-seeded Hermon (16-0) on May 28. Though the Eagles lost 6-1, they remained within striking distance unlike a month earlier, when Hermon beat Ellsworth 13-1.Ellsworth has not played Winslow yet this season, but Roberts said the Eagles will have to fight for a spot in the semifinals.“They have good pitching and catching, they’ve got good defense, and they can hit the ball,” Roberts said of Winslow. “We’re going to have to battle.”Dexter 13, GSA 9No. 7 George Stevens Academy fell to No. 10 Dexter in Wednesday’s Class C North prelim game. GSA ended its season 7-10, and Dexter (9-8) will face No. 2 Bucksport (15-1) in Thursday’s quarterfinals. Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all) Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 Latest Posts
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