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Madawaska baseball wins pitching duel with Fort Kent

MADAWASKA, Maine — A pitchers’ duel ended in a 2-1 victory for Madawaska in the final game of the regular season on June 2. 

Facing off against the majority-freshman Fort Kent team at home, the Owls were led by a standout performance from pitcher Carsen Cyr, who only allowed four hits and retired all other batters. 

Also dominant was Fort Kent’s pitcher, Austin Delisle, who retired all but eight batters, his pitch count in the mid-80s, according to head coach Tracey Hartt. 

Both of Madawaska’s runs came home in the third. Ian Beaulieu scored on an RBI triple from Cameron Derosier, who later came home on a wild pitch. 

Ethan Daigle scored Fort Kent’s only run in the fifth — a close call at first by the game’s only umpire ended that inning with two potential runs stranded at second and third.

Fort Kent ends its season 7-9, a result Hartt is pleased with for a team with only two upperclassmen — his competitive spirit has kept him up at night, though.

“I’m proud of them, overall we had a good year,” Hartt. “I’m disappointed now because we’ve lost a lot of close games, but they’re gaining a lot of experience.”

Meanwhile, Madawaska goes into the playoff season in the middle of their league standings. Head coach Michael Taggett said he was happy with his team’s performance, and likewise impressed with what he described as a much-improved Fort Kent team.

“Whoever plays them in the playoffs is going to have a tough game on their hands,” Taggett said. 

MADAWASKA, Maine — June 2, 2021 — Fort Kent’s Pierson Caron looks back after crossing home plate to see the Owls players leaving the field. A play Caron thought was a single to bring him home and tie the game, ended in a close call at first base to put a close to the fifth inning and null his would-be run. (Hannah Catlin | St. John Valley Times)

MADAWASKA, Maine — June 2, 2021 — Madawaska’s Carsen Cyr delivers a pitch in Wednesday’s game versus Fort Kent. Cyr dominated the matchup, retiring all but four Warrior bats and allowing just one run. (Hannah Catlin | St. John Valley Times)

MADAWASKA, Maine — June 2, 2021 — Fort Kent’s Ethan Daigle lines a double to centerfield during the fifth inning of Wednesday’s game against Madawaska. Later this inning, he’ll scored the Warriors’ only run. (Hannah Catlin | St. John Valley Times)

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