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Fort Kent baseball rolls to victory over Madawaska

MADAWASKA, Maine — The Madawaska baseball team faced a tough opponent in visiting Fort Kent on the Owls’ home turf Saturday, May 7. 

With a final score of 14-1, Fort Kent claimed its third win of the season. The Warriors now have three wins and one loss under their belt, while the Owls now sit evenly at two wins and two losses. 

Though Fort Kent had an overwhelming victory in the end, Madawaska held off the Warriors in the first four innings letting only one run by Fort Kent junior Ethan Raymond slip by them. It wasn’t until the fifth inning that Fort Kent started gaining traction when sophomores Will Roy and Isaiah Martin, and senior Matt Voisine made their way around the bases. 

In the sixth inning, Madawaska junior Carson Cyr hit a double sending sophomore Chris Boucher to home base scoring Madawaska their one point for the game. Though things were starting to look up for Madawaska, Fort Kent came through with another six runs followed by another four in the seventh inning. 

Fort Kent junior Keegan Cyr batted in the most runs with a total of three, while sophomore Will Roy scored three times. 

Though the Madawaska Owls had only one run in comparison to their 17 strikeouts, Owls Coach Mike Taggett said he believes there is still time for improvement. 

“We’re a good team and we’ve got good pitching and good defense,” Taggett said. “It’s typical that our pitching is ahead of hitters right now. This early in the spring we’ve only been out in the field a few times, so our hitting is going to pick up and we’ll get better.” 

MADAWASKA, Maine — May 9, 2022 — Owls sophomore Chris Boucher claps for his teammates as he score the team’s only point in a varsity baseball game against the Fort Kent Warriors in Madawaska on May 7. (Emily Jerkins | St. John Valley Times)

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