ELLSWORTH – With the regular season in the book, and seeding settled, postseason high school baseball and softball kicked off Monday for the first time since 2019.
No. 2 Ellsworth softball advanced to the Class B North quarterfinals past No. 15 Belfast with a 5-0 win on Monday afternoon
Ellsworth’s ace Tyler Hellum pitched a complete game shutout, notching 9 strikeouts, and allowing just 3 hits.
The Eagles will face the winner of No. 7 MDI and No. 10 John Bapst in the next round.
Down the hill on campus, the No. 2 Ellsworth baseball team pitched a shutout of its own, eliminating No. 15 Presque Isle in the opening round of the Class B North playoffs.
Ellsworth starter David Bavah would maintain a scoreless outing, as the Wildcats managed just five hits in the 7-0 loss.
With the win, the Eagles advances to the baseball quarterfinals as well, setting up a showdown with No. 7 Waterville.