Latest Posts Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Bio Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at email@example.com. Bucksport’s Christian Chase-Hurd steals second base against Washington Academy’s Damon Barker in the sixth inning. Chase-Hurd finished the game with two hits. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLBUCKSPORT — It was a rarity that opposing batters were able to get to Bucksport’s Chase Carmichael on Monday, and even when they did, the Golden Bucks’ starting pitcher persevered.When Carmichael found himself in a jam, he worked himself out of it; when opponents hit the ball hard, his teammates made great plays in the field; and when he found his rhythm, he retired batter after batter in order.Carmichael recorded nine strikeouts and walked just one batter to lead the Bucksport baseball team to a 6-2 victory over Washington Academy in the first game of the 2017 season Monday. He threw over 90 pitches and recorded a complete game in the process.“My arm just felt good the whole game, and I was able to keep going,” Carmichael said. “My two-seam [fastball] was tailing just like I wanted, and my curve was hitting all the right spots.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textAfter retiring the side to start the top of first inning, Carmichael hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom half to give Bucksport (1-0) its first run of the season. In the second inning, an RBI double by Christian Chase-Hurd and smart baserunning by Anthony Wardwell gave the home team a 3-0 advantage.Carmichael had another perfect inning to start the third before Washington Academy (0-1) put three runners on base and plated a run in the top of the fourth. Yet Carmichael found his rhythm again over the next two innings, and Bucksport scored two more runs in the bottom of the fifth to extend its lead to 5-1.Washington Academy would add another run in the top of the sixth, but Bucksport restored its four-run lead in the bottom of the inning after Chase-Hurd recorded another single and later scored on a two-base error. Carmichael didn’t allow another run, and the Golden Bucks walked off the field victorious.Bucksport finished the game with seven hits, no errors and five runners left on base. Washington Academy had three hits, three errors and three runners left on base. Chase-Hurd and Tanner Stegner had two hits each and reached base in each of their seven combined plate appearances.Carmichael’s teammates made the job easier for him in the field. In addition to the team’s error-free performance, Bucksport also had diving catches from Wardwell and Stegner. Both came at key times late in the game and held off any chance of a Washington Academy rally.“We have some good athletes, and that really helps us in being defensively sound,” Bucksport head coach Mike Cowing said. “If you look at the difference between the teams today, I don’t think the talent levels are that different. We just made the plays on defense today.”Bucksport’s next game will be on the road against the Mount Desert Island Trojans at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20. The Trojans boast many of the same athletes who helped them win Northern Maine titles in football and basketball over the past several months, and they’re poised for a strong year on the diamond as well.“That’s going to be a big test for us,” Cowing said. “They’re an all-around good team, and it will be a game that lets us see where we are.”Bucksport softball blanks RaidersOver at Wardwell Field, the Bucksport softball team (1-0) blanked Washington Academy (0-1) 8-0. Madysen Robichaud hit a two-run home run for the Golden Bucks.The Bucksport softball team will play MDI on the road at the same time as the baseball team Thursday. Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020
Before that, defending women’s champion Serena Williams faces Russia’s Svetlana Kuznetsova. World number three Roger Federer will be aiming to book his place in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon today.He faces American Steve Johnson on Centre Court at 1pm.Second seed Andy Murray is also in action today, he faces Australian Nick Kyrgios.