The John Bapst Crusaders traveled up to Aroostook County on Saturday, May 6th, coming home with a pair of victories over the Caribou Vikings, winning Game 1 11-9 and Game 2 8-4.

Game 1

There was plenty of scoring between the 2 teams, as runs were plated every inning. Caribou mounted a late comeback, but the Crusaders scored 2 runs in  the top of the 6th and added 2 more runs in the top of the 7th innings.

Lucas Gagnon leading off was 4-5 with a run batted in. Aiden Dunn was 2-4 with a double and 3 runs batted in. Connor Simcox was 2-4 with a double and run batted in.  Nate Tibbits had a double and drove in 2 runs. Jack Mason, Caleb Robbins, Dylan Sawyer and Sam Bay all singled for John Bapst.

Gagnon had 5 stolen bases.

On the mound, Robbins went 2.0 innings for John Bapst. He allowed 1 hit and 1 run, striking out 2. Dylan Sawyer pitched the final 5 innings allowing 6 hits and 8 runs, striking out 2 and walking 1.

Jesse Taggett was 2-4 for the Vikings with a home run. Alex Levesque was 2-4 with a triple, scoring 3 times. Brayden Brescia, Jaden Picard and Bryce St. Pierre each singled for Caribou.

Levesque swiped 3 stolen bases for Caribou

Grif McNeal started on the mound for the Vikings, throwing 6.0 innings. He allowed 9 hits and 9 runs, striking out 4 and walking 3. Brayden Brescia pitched the final inning, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits. He struck out 1.

Game 2

In Game 2, Caribou led early, having a 2-0 lead at the end of 3 innings. But the Crusaders plated 6 runs in the 4th, and then added insurance runs in the 5th and 6th innings on the way to a 8-4 win.

Gagnon was 2-4 with a run batted in for the Crusaders. Caleb Robbins had 2 hints and Noah Farager-Houghton had 2 hits including a double. Jon Pangburn had a pair of singles and drove in 2 runs. Aiden Dunn and Nate Tibbits each stroked doubles. Aiden Ouellette had a single

On the mound, Ian Boudreau pitched a complete game for John Bapst. He allowed 6 hits and 3 runs, striking out 1. He didn't walk a batter.

For Caribou Brayden Brecia had 2 hits including a double. Matt Pelletier had a double. Jaden Picard, Alex Belanger and Edison Sleeper singled.

Jesse Tagget swiped 2 bases.

Bryce Dillon started on the mound going 4.0 innings allowing 6 hits and 6 runs. He walked 2 and struck out 2. Bryce St. Pierre went 2.1 innings allowing 4 hits and 2 runs. He walked 1. Luke Biedelman closed out the game retiring the final 2 batters

The Crusades are now 5-2. They will host the Washington Academy Raiders Monday, May 8th.

Caribou is 1-6. They play at Houlton on May 16th at 4 p.m.

You can nominate a Maine High School Athlete for their accomplishments during the week May 1-6 HERE by Sunday, May 7th. We will then put together the list, on Monday, and then you'll then be able to vote on the nominees May 8th - 11th (11:59 p.m.) with the Spring Week 3 Winner being announced on Friday, May 12th. 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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