Sunday, June 21, 2015

Eagles soar past the Scots in Western Class A preliminary game - By Stephanie Coffin

The Windham Eagles (9-8) baseball team traveled to Standish to face off against the Bonny Eagle Scots (11-6) last Tuesday in the Western Class A preliminary game. Eagles senior Tanner Laberge has only lost one game in two seasons and continued his winning road streak pitching against the Scots. 
The Eagles trailed 2-0 going into the third having hit a batter to place him on base and botching a rundown. However, in true Windham style the Eagles didn’t take this as a sign that the game was over and struck back. Tim Greenlaw was able to able to get a run in with an RBI single. Windham then took the lead in the fourth chalking up two runs. Freshman Tanner Bernier doubled to right to tie the game and Freshman Mike Gilman sacrificed a fly ball to center driving home Zach Alpern.

Bonny Eagle only managed to get one more hit in the last four innings of the game. While the Eagles Laberge only got stronger as the game went on ending with a five hitter and seven strikeouts. Bonny Eagle had one more chance in the sixth to tie the game with two outs; however, shortstop Mike Gilman threw to third baseman Tanner Bernier for the out, bring the game to an end.

Tough quarterfinal loss for the Eagles

The young Eagle baseball team traveled to Marshwood to play in this year’s quarterfinal game. The Eagles faced off against the Marshwood Hawkes (14-3). Windham (9-9) had only three returning players from last season: Tanner Laberge, Josh Dugas and Zach Alpern. Though the team is young they played a good season and became stronger as the season progressed. 

The 13-1 loss was a tough game for the Eagles but they put up a fight until the end. Marshwood started the game strong and didn’t give Windham the opening they were striving for. Sophomore Tim Greenlaw who has had a good season had a pair of singles for Windham. Freshman Mike Gilman and Senior Ryan Gorman pitched for the Eagles.

Pictures courtesy of Kathy Greenlaw.

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