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Wes Herrick throws one-hitter to power George Stevens to sixth consecutive win

Harrison Vinall (1) reaches for a ball at second base during a game against MDI earlier this season
Harrison Vinall (1) reaches for a ball at second base during a game against MDI earlier this season
Courtesy of Walter Churchill with permission

DEXTER--- Wes Herrick pitched a complete game one-hitter to lead the George Stevens Eagles to a 3-0 victory over the Dexter Tigers in a class C baseball game played Friday afternoon.

Finn McMahon-Allwine led off the game with a single. He stole second, advanced to third on a passed ball, and scored on a Garrison Locke grounder.

Locke provided a spark for the Eagles. The freshman reached base twice, scored one run, and had four of his teams 10 stolen bases.

Locke led off the third inning with a walk. He stole second and third. He came around to score when Will Ricker got himself in a rundown after drawing a walk. Ricker stayed in the rundown long enough so Locke could score the second run of the game.

The Tigers had a chance to put some runs on the board during the fourth and fifth innings. Josh Smith reached on an error to start the fourth. He advanced to third, when Jacob Sinclair ripped the only hit off The Eagles junior pitcher.Herrick retired Dustin Sirabella to get out of the inning.

Harrison Vinall gave the Eagles a three run lead when he hit a single that scored Anthony Bianco. Dexter had two base runners during the bottom of the fifth inning. Herrick worked around the walk and fielding error by inducing a double play ball.

That would be the last opportunity for the Tigers. Herrick seemed to get even stronger in the final two innings. He retired the last seven he faced, including striking out two in the final inning. Herrick finished with seven strikeouts and one walk on 84 pitches (56 strikes).

Cooper Smallidge recorded two hits and a walk for the Eagles. George Stevens (9-3) is as hot as any team in class C. The Eagles have won six straight. They have big wins over Orono and Washington Academy. They defeated class B MDI twice.

Matt Bartlett allowed two runs on three hits and three walks in three innings. Bartlett struck out three. Sinclair allowed one run in four innings of relief.Dexter (4-7) will take on Foxcroft, Central, and Bucksport next week.

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