HERMON, Maine — Hermon junior pitcher Tyler Beaton worried he had let a great opportunity to give his team the lead vanish after hitting a foul ball just outside the left field line in the bottom of the sixth inning against Mount Desert Island.

However, Beaton used the next pitch he saw to send a single past second baseman Tom Paola to drive in the eventual winning run and give the Hawks a 2-1 win over the Trojans in high school baseball action on Tuesday.

“I got frustrated with the ball that got down the line on the previous swing,” said Beaton. “But I came right back in and kept my head on it.”

After scoring one run in the bottom of the first on a wild pitch from junior Dylan Collin, MDI’s starting pitcher, the Hawks (3-3) were unable to mount any type of production until the bottom of the sixth. Freshman right fielder Mark Mailloux started the decisive inning singling to center and moved to second after Matt Leach’s sacrifice bunt. Another wild pitch from Collin moved Mailloux to third, which set up Beaton’s winning single.

Beaton would retire the Trojans (4-7) in order in the top of the seventh to finish his complete game. He finished the game allowing four hits, and struck out six without walking a batter.

“I just threw strikes and let the defense do the work,” he said. “I did exactly what coach [Matt Kinney] said and got the job done.”

MDI had a chance to take the lead in the top of the third. Trailing 1-0, the Trojans loaded the bases with no outs on back-to-back-to-back bunt singles from Ezra Johnson, Jack Jasner and Nick Stanley, but were only able to get one run out of the inning. After an RBI fielder’s choice grounder by Paola, right fielder Seth Young grounded out to second and shortstop Riley Swanson grounded out to his counterpart to end the inning.

“We haven’t been able to get a big hit,” said MDI head coach Mike Swanson.“We had the bases loaded — three great bunts — if we get a hit or two it’s probably a 4-1 ball game and it’s over.”

Swanson said he thought it was a well-played game.

“I thought we had a lot more opportunities than they did,” he said.

The Trojans received a strong effort from starter Collin as he went the distance for them while holding Hermon hitless until the bottom of the fifth when sophomore third baseman Christian Greener singled to right field. Collin gave up only three hits while striking out four and walking three, a performance usually good enough to win a game, Swanson said.

“[Collin] is so tough, he’s gritty,” Swanson said. “He pitched a heck of a game.”

“MDI played well, we played well. They got one big hit, that’s baseball sometimes,” he added.

Center fielder Jasner recorded two singles for the Trojans.

Hermon is back in action on Thursday when it heads to Ellsworth High School, while the Trojans await the rematch against the Hawks next Tuesday at Mount Desert Island.