Lincoln Academy’s baseball team split two games this week, losing to Belfast in makeup action on Saturday and beating Oak Hill 16-5 on Tuesday. The Eagles are 11-4 with one game to go, at Camden on June 3.
Lincoln took a 3-0 lead after two innings. Ben McLain hit a solo homerun in the 1st. In the 2nd, Brandon Reillly walked and scored on a Dalton Leeman double. Stephen Quinlan followed with an RBI single.
Belfast scored four runs in each of the next three innings to pull out the win. Four Eagles saw pitching time: Eric Morgner (4I,7R,6H,1B,3K), Nat Baptist (2I), Alex Cosgrove and Gavin Joannides.
Hitting for Lincoln were McLain with a homerun and single, Leeman and Reilly a double each and Quinlan a single. Belfast smashed three homeruns in the game. Hitting for the Lions were Cody ward with a homerun and single (4RBI), Josh Beal a homerun and single, Mike Chase a homerun and single (2RBI), and Jack Davis and Derek Bernosky two singles each.
The Eagles jumped out to a 10-0 lead after four and a half innings. They scored three in the 1st. Leeman and Jeff Lamb singled and moved over on a passed ball to set up RBI singles to McLain, Chris Chickering and an RBI fielder’s choice to Reilly. Lincoln added two runs in the 3rd on a single to Reilly, walk to Everett Martin, and RBI single to Mardy Alden. Martin scored on a passed ball. McLain tripled and scored on a Chickering fielder’s choice in the 4th. The Eagles opened the game up with a four-run 5th inning. Alden reached on an error, Morgner walked, Quinlan drove in a run, Leeman reached on an error, Lamb singled in a run (scored on a passed ball), and McLain singled.
Lincoln added six runs in the 6th on singles to Morgner, Quinlan, Leeman (RBI), and Lamb (RBI), walks to McLain and Chickering (RBI) and a three run double to Reilly.
Hitting for Lincoln were McLain with a triple and two singles, Lamb three singles, Reilly a double and single, Morgner, Quinlan, and Leeman two singles each, and Chickering and Alden one each. Hitting for Oak Hill were Ben Rines with a double, and Brett Turcotte, Josh Prue and Joey Marcoult a single each.