Madawaska, Fort Kent face off in high scoring three-hour softball contest
MADAWASKA, Maine — A Monday night softball duel between Madawaska and Fort Kent ended with a 31-24 victory for the Warriors May 3.
Strong offensive performances from both teams, as well as a high walk count from both pitchers, stretched the game into a third hour as the sun set over Madawaska.
Fort Kent’s Larissa Daigle, Lyndsay Ouellette and Allee Morgan each scored five runs. Daigle and Ouellette hit back-to-back inside the park home runs in the second inning. Madawaska’s Annabelle Hodgkin’s led her team with five runs as well.
Chantal Ackley pitched a complete game for the Owls. The Warriors started with Lydia Simon in the circle, but switched to Darci Pelletier in the middle of the first inning.
Fort Kent Coach Tamar Philbrook called the game a “character builder” and a “nail biter.”
“I have a lot of inexperienced players so we have to build each and every game,” Philbrook said.
Madawaska co-coach Hannah Nadeau said the high pitch counts and overall game length contributed to some wear-out on both pitchers, but she added was overall happy with her team’s performance.
“I felt that we made great plays in the infield and limited their runs with quick reactions from the outfield,” Nadeau wrote in a statement after the game. “They have no control over good hits. I am proud of how they played in such a competitive game.”