BLUE HILL, Maine — George Stevens Academy senior righthander Peter Dickinson knew if his Eagles could beat Stearns High School of Millinocket on Friday, they would extend their lead over Stearns atop the Eastern Maine Class C Heal Points standings.

So Dickinson took matters into his own hands.

He fired a masterful two-hitter with 12 strikeouts, no walks and one hit batter; ignited a two-run rally with a double in the fourth inning and belted a run-scoring double in the fifth as GSA won its eighth straight, 4-1.

George Stevens Academy improved to 8-2 while Stearns fell to 6-2 with both losses coming at the hands of the Eagles.

Dickinson, who will attend Husson University in the fall, overpowered Stearns with his live fastball and also mixed in a few curves.

He threw 72 strikes among his 95 pitches. The only run off him was unearned.

In his last outing, he struck out 17 in a three-hit 1-0 win over Washington Academy of East Machias last Friday.

“I thought I threw real well today,” said the 5-foot-11, 160-pound Dickinson. “I located my fastball [well]. I pinpointed my fastball on the corners. I knew they couldn’t touch it. I threw a couple of curves to get ahead so I could throw my fastball. I kept them guessing.

“I thought my velocity got better as the game went along. It felt great,” added Dickinson.

“He was throwing some gas,” said Stearns junior righty Aaron Cyr, who pitched extremely well in defeat.

Cyr wasn’t overpowering but kept the GSA hitters off balance with his fastball, curve and slider and different arm angles.

“He threw well. He kept us guessing,” said Dickinson.

Stearns scratched out an unearned run in the first on Dickinson’s two-base throwing error, a passed ball and Cory Barnett’s RBI groundout.

But Dickinson opened the fourth with GSA’s first hit, a ringing double to right center that one-hopped the fence and moved to third on Cam Lawson’s sacrifice.

Cyr fielded the sacrifice and threw to shortstop Garen Manzo covering third but Manzo tagged the bag, thinking it was a force play, and didn’t apply a tag.

However, he would have been extremely hard-pressed to get the tag down on Dickinson anyway.

“My momentum was taking me away from the play,” explained Manzo.

Lawson went to second.

Dickinson scored on a wild pitch but it took a two-out line drive single to left by Tom Crowe to deliver Lawson.

“That was the biggest hit of the game,” said GSA coach Dan Kane.

“[Cyr] threw me a fastball right down the middle,” said Crowe.

“I missed my spot. It was right down the pipe,” said Cyr.

GSA scored two more in the fifth as Rashad Frazier drew a lead-off walk, stole second, continued to third on a throwing error and scored on Sam Eley’s pop fly single just beyond the drawn-in infield.

Dickinson scored Eley with a long double to right that one-hopped the fence again.

“Both doubles were on fastballs from the middle-in,” said the lefthanded hitting Dickinson.

“He’s a well-disciplined hitter,” said Cyr, who allowed just four hits and had seven strikeouts and three walks.

Cyr and Manzo had singles for Stearns.

lmahoney@bangordailynews.net

990-8231