The first week of the new season has been kind to JBHS Baseball and Softball. Both teams are 2-0! Handing defeats to Machias, and Shead, this is an exciting beginning to a new season!

To start things off for the boys on Monday April 23rd, a sloppy first game of the year against the Machias Bulldogs still resulted in an 8th inning victory by a score of 10-9. Sophomore Starting Pitcher Kaiden Crowley allowed three hits, five walks, four runs, and struck eightout 8 in his season debut. Junior Judson Carver, Sophomore Adam Robinson, and Junior Duke Hext led the game offensively all with two hits apiece. Sophomore Ryan Alley reached on base all four at bats by walks! But it was Robinson’s night as he was on 3rd base with the game tied at 9 all and the pitcher, Machias senior Nick Mallar, threw a pitch that got by the catcher, Junior Dallas Moody, and Robinson booked it home and scored to win the game!

On Wednesday April 25th, Sophomore Brady Reynolds pitched a masterpiece! He threw a no hitter while hurling 13 strikeouts in a complete game shutout against the Shead Tigers by a score of 10-0! Reynolds was supported by Junior Duke Hext offensively with three hits.

For the girls, they got their season started hot on Monday April 23rd, as they steamrolled the Machias Bulldogs 12-0! They were led by Senior Reanna Smith with a home run, a triple, and a double, falling only a single shy of a cycle!

Finally, they defeated the Shead Tigers 7-1, Wednesday April 25th.

By Luke Wilson, The Royal Print Staff