How Ellsworth’s baseball team got 6 straight wins

The Ellsworth High School baseball team broke for 10 hits in a 10-0 win at the previously undefeated Hermon on Thursday, and that could bode badly for rival Class B North teams trying to heal the Eagles from the top – Displace point scoring.

At 6-0, coach Dan Curtis’ club are now the only undefeated team in the division, although they recently scored just three goals in three games, but used their own pitching power, outstanding defense and timely offense to save everyone three competitions to win.

“We’re undefeated, but it was a slow start with our racquets,” senior second baseman Dan Howie said after Tuesday’s 1-0 win over Bucksport. “We still have to gain momentum.”

Part of Ellsworth’s offensive challenge was a series of opposing aces that the Eagles faced in their narrow wins over John Bapst of Bangor, Old Town and Bucksport that preceded the Eagles’ five-inning win at Hermon.

John Bapst’s Allen Wheaton combined with reliever Sam Bay to avoid hitting the Eagles, but Ellsworth hit two runs in the seventh inning to defeat the Crusaders 3-2.

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