Jackson Quinn was still on the mound in the 7th inning looking to go the distance against Mt. Blue. He retired the first two Cougars on four pitches before a walk and single put the tying run on base. Quinn then struck out Gage DeCarolis to close out the 3-1 win for the Riverhawks.
Mt. Blue got to Quinn early with three hits in the first as Nolan Leso hit a single to drive in Ike Wrigley. However, the Cougars stranded two on base to end the opening frame. Mt. Blue would finish with only five hits as Jackson Quinn settled into a groove and retired 10 of the next 11 batters. Zach Poisson was the one batter that got on but was picked up in a strike ’em out, throw ’em out double play to end the 2nd inning.
Poisson was caught stealing and Gage DeCarolis struck out to end the 2nd inning. Poison finished with two of the five Cougar hits.
The Cougars only managed two hits the rest of the way as Quinn went the full seven innings for the win with one run given up while walking three and striking out five. Five Mt. Blue runners were left on base as well as the defense for the Riverhawks took Jackson’s lead after the first inning.
Mt. Blue pitched well also but used four pitchers due to a pitch count because of three games in three days. Starter Brody Walsh went only 1.3 innings with two hits and a strikeout before Aiden Wilkins took over. Wilkins gave up two hits to the first three batters to start the 3rd inning before Tyler Annis was intentionally walked. Then Brenden Dunlap walked, Hunter McEwen hit a single and Quintcey McCray hit a sac fly to each drive in a run. Wilkins took the loss in two innings of work with three hits given up, a walk, a hit batter, and two strikeouts with three runs given up.
Nolan Leso and Hayden Dippner also pitched as the Cougars staff gave up just seven hits along with five strikeouts, two walks and two hit batters for the three runs given up but didn’t get enough out of their offense.
Tyler Annis finished with two hits, a walk, a strikeout, and run. Noah McMahon also added two hits, including the only extra base hit in a double and a run scored. The Riverhawks left nine on base.
Skowhegan moves to 2-1 and plays at Lewiston Thursday.
Mt. Blue falls to 1-2 and hosts Erskine Academy Thursday.
Watch full game: https://centralmainesports.com/4-26-2023-mt-blue-at-skowhegan-baseball/