Friday, June 7, 2019

Varsity Baseball comes up short against Portland in prelim game

By Andrew Wing

On Tuesday June 4, the boys’ varsity baseball team hosted the Portland Bulldogs in the preliminary round of the Maine Class A South baseball tournament. Windham came in as the fifth seed after finishing the regular season with a 10-6 record.

Windham ace #22, Bryce Afthim started off red hot striking out four of the first six batters he faced. After a scoreless first two innings, the Windham bats came to life in their bottom half of the third inning when #20, Ryan Sargent roped a line drive into right field with the bases loaded that scored two runs for the Eagles. That wasn’t it though, #2, Brady Afthim hit a sacrifice fly to deep center field that scored #26 Caleb McCartney to put the fifth seeded Eagles up 3-0 going into the 4th inning.

Portland was able to get within one run of Windham in their half of the 6th before pitcher Afthim recorded his 9th strikeout of the evening to keep the Portland bats at bay heading into the bottom of the 6th. Score going into the 6th: Windham 3 - Portland 2

After some impressive defensive plays in the field from Portland, they came alive in the top of the 7th inning and took a 5-3 lead over Windham.

Windham needed two runs to keep their season alive, but unfortunately fell just short despite giving it their all. Final score: Portland 5 - Windham 3

Windham’s varsity baseball season sadly came to an end, but it was without a doubt another successful season for the Eagles, going 10-7 on the year and making the playoffs once again.

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