2019 Softball Preview
By Caitlyn Hardy
The 2019 Dexter Tigers’ softball team will have almost all returning players except Kaitlyn Webber who graduated last year. However, they will start out the year with new coaches. Previous assistant and JV coach Jason Hardy will now be the Tigers head coach, and assisting him will be Robert Ranquist. The Dexter Tigers will have a lot of new freshmen joining the team this year along with a handful of senior players as well. Senior players like Addyson Herrick, Tory Asbury, Abigail Paige, and Kaylee Harris will be key players to the Tigers success this year. Other players that will play an important role for the Dexter are Juniors Cloe Mountain, and Caitlyn Hardy. Sophomores Peyton Grant, Avery Herrick, and Cheyenne Beem will contribute greatly to this team as well. New head coach Jason Hardy stated, “this spring we have several returning starters who bring valuable experience to our dugout. I look forward to helping our players improve their skills throughout the season and build upon last years success.” With most of their returning players the Tigers should be able to work together and put up a good fight against the tough teams like Central and Bucksport that are on Dexter’s schedule. Senior Addyson Herrick said, “we have a lot of returning players in key positions, that will be intricate to a successful season. I’m excited to see us all come together again and hopefully be stronger than ever.”
2018 Softball Write-Ups
May 30, 2018
At Guilford, Dexter softball held a 14-0 victory over the Pirates. Kaitlyn Webber and Tory Asbury each hit 3 singles to drive in 2 runs. At the mound for Dexter was Avery Herrick pitched a five hit shutout while striking out 6. Erin Speed and Shanoah Hill hit 2 singles each.
May 25, 2018
At Dexter, Bucksport held a 6-1 victory over the Tigers. For Bucksport Maggie Bires, Mikayla Tripp and Alexis wardwell each hit doubles. 8 out of the 9 starters brought in at least 1 run. At the mound for the Golden Bucks was Katelin Saunders who had a three-hitter and struck out 11. For the Tigers Cloe Mountain hit a triple. At the mound for Dexter was Avery Herrick.
May 23, 2018
At Dexter the Tigers held a 2-1 victory over Mattanawcook Academy. Regan McNally hit a line drive driving in the Tigers first run. A the mound for Dexter was Avery Herrick. For the Tigers Addyson Herrick was able to turn a double play. For Mattanawcook Haley McLaughlin hti a base hit. At the mound McLaughlin struck out 8.
May 22, 2018
At Dexter, the Foxcroft Ponies held a 6-2 victory over the Tigers.
For the Ponies Mackenzie Beaudry, Kiana Presott and Sheryl Chase each contributed 2 hits.Beaudry at the mound struck out 10. For dexter Cheyenne Beem hit 2 singles. At the mound for Dexter was Avery Herrick.
May 18, 2018
At Dexter the tigers held a victory 13-1 against GSA. for the tigers Abigail Paige hit 2 home runs and had 6 RBI’s. Regan McNally, Caitlyn Hardy, Tory Asbury, and Avery Herrick had 2 hits apiece for GSA Heather Munroe it 2 singles. At the mound for the Tigers Avery Herrick struck out 7. At the mound for GSA was Peasley.
May 14, 2018
At Milo the Dexter Tigers held a victory over penquis on may 14. For Dexter freshman Peyton Grant hit two doubles while freshman Avery Herrick hit a triple. For Penquis Lexi Goddard hit a double and a single. At the mound for the tigers Avery Herrick struck out eight.
May 7, 2018
At Mattanawcook Academy, the Lynx held a victory over the Dexter Tigers on May 7. For lincoln Gabbie Theriault and Katie Tolman provided RBI singles during the bottom of the seventh to gain the win over the Tigers. For the Lynx Kim Voisine started the game with a one-out single while Audrey Tash walked. Gabbie Theriault hit a single driving Kim Voisine home tying the game 6-6. Tolman hit a two-out single driving Tash to score the winning run. At the mound Haley McLaughlin pitched a 4 hitter including 12 strikeouts along with 5 walks.For Dexter Cheyenne Beem hit a two-run single pacing the Tiger’s offense. For the Tigers Avery Herrick had 8 Hits on the mound with 2 walks and 2 strike outs.
May 5, 2018
At Foxcroft, the Ponies recorded a 10-3 victory over the Dexter Tigers. For the Ponies, Cailin Seavey had three hits, while Jenna Clukey and Kaira Prescott both had 2 hits apiece. Mackenzie Beaudry & Jenna Clukey split time on the mound for the Ponies. Clukey had 4 shutout innings.
For Dexter, Kaitlyn Webber and Cheyenne Beem each hit a single. Pitching for the Tigers was Avery Herrick.
May 2, 2018
At Orono, the Red Riots got a nice 8-1 victory over the Dexter Tigers. For the Red Riots Molly McCluskey hit a double, while Peyton Trudel, Katie Walker, Camryn Brown, Lilly Leland and Maddie LeClair all hit 2 singles. At the mound for Orono, Maddie LeClair had 12 strikeouts.
For the Tigers, Peyton Grant hit a single and scored the only run for Dexter. At the mound for the Tigers was Regan McNally.
April 30, 2018
Dexter softball traveled to Blue Hill to play against George Stevens Academy on April 30 and got the victory, winning 14-0. For the Tigers, Caitlyn Hardy hit 4 singles, driving in 3 runs. Cloe Mountain and Peyton Grant each hit two singles with Grant having 1 RBI and Mountain having two. At the mound for the Tigers, and recording the win, was Regan McNally. George Stevens was led by Heather Munroe who hit 2 singles.
April 27, 2018
At Dexter the Tigers held on for a strong victory against Penquis. For the Tigers Abigail Paige, Regan McNally and Peyton Grant each had 2 hits. Freshman Avery Herrick earned her first career save after entering the game for Regan McNally with one out in the seventh inning. At the mound, McNally allowed 6 hits and 3 runs. For Penquis of Milo, Faith Sickler had 2 hits.
April 4, 2018
Dexter softball had their first home game of the season against Orono on Monday April 4th. Orono got the victory 14-7. Katie Walker for the Red Riots hit 3 doubles while driving in 3 runners. Winning pitcher of the game was Tianna Milton. For the Dexter Tigers, junior Abigail Paige and senior Kaitlyn Webber each had 3 hits. At the mound for the Tigers was Regan McNally.
Tory Asbury 11
Cheyenne Beem 9
Makayla Bignell 9
Ashley Downing 11
Peyton Grant 9
Caitlyn Hardy 10
Kaylee Harris 11
Addyson Herrick 11
Avery Herrick 9
Autumn Irwin 11
Regan McNally 10
Cloe Mountain 10
Chelsie Nelson 10
Abigail Paige 11
Janette Patterson 11
Tayler Prentiss 9
Jordan Ranquist 10
Morgan Smith 11
Kaitlyn Webber 12
Jade Wintle 9
Last years softball team, under the coaching of Mark Pullen, had a record of 8-8 in the regular season and 1-1 in the playoffs. The team lost a lot of key players but this year’s junior and senior classes are full of very talented players. The only hurdle that the team will have to get over is who will take over at the positions that last year’s seniors held. Coach Pullen said that they have three different pitching options Tory Stone, Regan McNally, and Caitlyn Hardy. Tory Asbury, Morgan Smith, Shawnee McNally, and Cloe Mountain are the catching options. Coach Pullen is very optimistic about this season and believes that the team will do better this year. He also stated that the freshman and sophomores are very talented and will help out the team. I predict that this talented team will be 11-5 after they have found their new pitcher. They may struggle in the beginning of the season With new people in key positions but they will find the motivation to win.
2017 Softball Write-Ups
April 20, 2017
Dexter 6 @ Central 5
On the 20th of April Dexter traveled to Central.
Abby Webber and Megan Peach both hit 2 singles.
Logan Reardon and Madi Speed each hit a homerun for Central. Sidney Potvin hit three singles and Alyse Campbell hit a double.
April 22, 2017
Dexter @ Bucksport (awaiting score)
April 25, 2017
Dexter 0 @ Bucksport 7
On the 25th of April Dexter traveled to Bucksport.
Katelin Saunders and Kylee Atwood both hit a single and a double plus Darian Jellison recorded an RBI single for Bucksport.
Alyssa Brasier hit a single and a double for Dexter in the loss.
April 28, 2017
Penquis Valley 2 @ Dexter 16
On the 28th of April Penquis came to Dexter.
Megan Peach and Alyssa Brasier both knocked in two runs in the win for Dexter. Dexter won due to the 12 run mercy rule.
Kate Bolstridge and Megan Valvo had hits for Penquis.
May 3, 2017
Dexter 3 @ Orono 7
On the 3rd of May Dexter traveled to Orono
Katie Walker hit a double and a triple. Molly McCluskey also hit a triple and Katelyn Richards hit two singles with two RBIs.
Megan Peach had two singles and two RBIs. Kaitlyn Webber hit two singles.
May 5, 2017
G.S.A. @ Dexter (Awaiting Score)
May 8, 2017
Dexter @ Mattanawcook (Awaiting Score)
May 10, 2017
Orono 16 @ Dexter 8
On the 10th of May Orono came to Dexter.
Maggie Coutts had four hits and four RBIs. Emily LeClair had three hits with three RBIs.
Kaitlyn Webber had three hits with two doubles in the loss.
May 12, 2017
Central 12 @ Dexter 13
On the 12th of May Central came to Dexter.
Abigail Paige had three hits including a walk off two run double to win. Tory Asbury hit a three run double. Abby and Kaitlyn Webber both had three hits and an RBI.
Logan Reardon had two hits and an RBI. Emma Campbell had three hits and two RBIs.
May 17, 2017
Piscataquis 14 @ Dexter 12
On the 17th of May Piscataquis came to Dexter.\
Erin Speed and Jewel Lamb had four combined hits with six RBIs.
Megan Peach, Alyssa Brasier, and Addyson Herrick each had a double and an RBI.
May 19, 2017
GSA 6 @ Dexter 18
On the 19th of May GSA came to Dexter.
Abigail Paige hit a two-run homer and Kaitlyn Webber had a three-run shot two lead Dexter to the win.
Sarah Mullen and Hannah Peaslee both singled and scored for GSA.
May 20, 2017
Dexter @ GSA (Awaiting score)
May 23, 2017
Dexter 2 @ Foxcroft 10
On the 23rd of May Dexter traveled to Foxcroft.
Alli Bourget and Jenna Clukey each had three singles
Tory Asbury had two singles in the loss.
May 24, 2017
Dexter 12 @ Penquis 7
On the 24th of May Dexter traveled to Penquis.
Megan Peach and Caitlyn Hardy both had two singles in the win.
Chloe Wyman doubled while Kate Bolstridge, Faith Sickler and Cymeria Robshaw each had a single.
May 26, 2017
Bucksport @ Dexter (Awaiting Score)
May 31, 2017
Dexter 3 @ Piscataquis 6
On the 31st of May Dexter traveled to Guilford.
Alivia Hunt had two triples in the win.
Reagan McNally went the distance in the loss.
June 1, 2017
Dexter 0 @ Mattanawcook 3
On the first of June Dexter traveled to Mattanawcook.
Katey Tolman hit a two-run homer.
Tory Asbury had the only hit for Dexter with a single in the loss.