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Hunter Law leads Foxcroft Academy baseball to doubleheader sweep on senior day

Hunter Law of Foxcroft Academy takes a swing during a game earlier this season
Courtesy of FA Photography with permission

DOVER-FOXCROFT--- Thursday was senior day for the Foxcroft Academy baseball team. The only senior on the roster had quite a day.

Hunter Law had five hits, four RBI, two runs scored, and pitched two scoreless innings to lead the Ponies to a doubleheader sweep over the Piscataquis community high school (PCHS) Pirates.

"Hunter (Law) is always a strong finisher, and he has really started to come alive at the plate,"Foxcroft coach Mark Chevalier said. "It was great to see him have a couple of big games on Senior Day."

Law got the scoring started when he hit a single that scored Abe Simpson in the first inning. The Ponies added three more runs during the inning and rolled to an 11-1 game one victory.

The Ponies added four more runs in the second inning. Law had a run scoring single to spark that rally. Law ripped a two run double during a three run third inning.

While the Ponies offense was exploding, the pitching staff kept the Pirates offense off the scoreboard in the early inning. Hunter's younger brother Brooks Law pitched the first two innings. Simpson pitched a scoreless third inning. Brooks Law, Simpson, and Nate Church combined to allow only one hit in the game one victory.

"It was nice to get some work for a bunch of different guys, and I thought they all threw the ball well,"Chevalier said. "It's important to have depth on the mound this time of year."

PCHS got on the scoreboard in the fourth inning when Nate Burns draw a one out walk during the fourth inning and came around to touch home plate.

Church recorded three hits and two RBI.

"Nate (Church) had another big game in the opener,"Chevalier said. "He's been swinging the bat really well the past few weeks."

Game one was highlighted by Hunter Law and Church recording three hits each. Hunter Law had four RBI. Eli Olsen had two RBI each. Cody White had the only hit for the Pirates.

Foxcroft scored during each inning as they also won game two by a score of 11-1. Hunter Law pitched the first two innings, allowing only one hit. He walked two and struck out three.

Simpson led off the bottom of the first inning with a walk. He stole two bases and came around to score on a Brooks Law single.

Sophomore Brandon Brock led off the Ponies second inning with a single, he scored on a grounder from Tanner Strout. Brock had two hits in each game.

"He (Brock) seems to draw a walk or make solid contact just about every time up,"Chevalier said. "He's really been a big addition to our lineup over the past five games."

The Ponies broke the game open with a five run fifth inning. Sean Cody and Simpson each had a run scoring single, while Drew Smith hit a single that scored two runs to highlight the inning.

Darren Weeks led off the Pirates sixth inning with a walk, Steve Marden followed with a double. Weeks scored on a Spencer Martell grounder.

Cody had his second strong pitching outing this week on the mound for the Ponies. He pitched the final four innings of game two. Cody allowed one run and struck out five.

Foxcroft (9-5) will finish the regular season with games at Ellsworth and John Bapst. The Ponies are currently ninth in the class B MPA heal point standings The teams seeded four through eight will host a preliminary game. Teams nine through 13 will be on the road for a prelim game.

Tristan French, Jeremy Bell, and Steve Marden had two hits each for the Pirates. PCHS (3-11) will finish the regular season with games against Lee Academy and Dexter.