The Houlton Shiretowners won a wild one, beating the Presque Isle Wildcats 12-11 on a walk-off walk by Thadon Gentle in the bottom of the 7th inning on Tuesday, April 25th.

Houlton had taken a 11-5 lead after scoring 9 runs in the bottom of the 5th inning. The Wildcats scored 1 run, and then tied the game with 5 runs in the top of the 7th before Houlton won.

In the bottom of the 7th David Henderson singled and advance to 3rd on an error. Mark Thibodeau drew a walk, and then Cody Johnston was intentionally walked. With the bases loaded Thadon Gentle drew a walk from Cooper Boinske to score the winning run.

Gentle started on the hill for Houlton. He went 4.0 innings, allowing 5 hits and 4 runs. He struck out 7 and walked 5. Bronson Hanning went 3.0 innings allowing 3 hits and 4 runs. He struck out 2 and walked 1. Mark Thibodeau gave up 1 hit and 3 runs, walking 2.

Jack Boone started for Presque Isle and went 4.2 innings. He allowed 10 hits and 10 runs, striking out 6 and walking 8. Boinske pitched the final 1.1 innings and into the 7th, allowing 3 hits and 2 runs, striking out 1 and walking 4.

Houlton banged out 13 hits in the game. Thadon Gentle went 3-3 with a double, walking twice and driving in 3 runs. Daniel Henderson was 2-4 with a double. Cleo Phillips was 2-4 with a double and drove in 2 runs. Mark Thibodeau, Cody Johnston, Kadan Carpenter, and  Zach Carpenter all singled.

Presque Isle had 9 hits on the afternoon. Evan Chapman, Michael Langley and Breygan Mahan each had 2 hits for the Wildcats. Ryan Blackstone, Cooper Boinske, and Dacota Dube each singled for the Wildcats.

Houlton is now 1-1. They play at Orono on Monday, May 1st at 4:30 p.m,.

Presque Isle is 0-3. They playa doubleheader at MDI on Saturday, April 29th with games at Noon and 2 p.m.

You can vote for the Spring Week 1 High School Athlete of the Week HERE until Thursday night, April 27th at 11:59 p.m.

You can nominate a Maine High School Athlete for their accomplishments during the week April 24-29 HERE by Sunday, April 30th. We will then put together the list, on Monday, and then you'll then be able to vote on the nominees May 1st - 4th (11:59 p.m.) with the Spring Week 2 Winner being announced on Friday, May 5th. You can vote as often as you wish.

Please let us know in the email why you are nominating someone. Try to be specific with hits, strikeouts, how many goals,  how fast they ran, how high they jumped, etc


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