There are communities that field baseball teams, and then there are baseball communities. Searsport High School’s status in the latter category is marked most noticeably by the consistency of its program. The Vikings have captured at least one regional championship in each of the past five decades and six state titles in the past 14 years. High school gold draws the most attention, but contributors to the current run — Searsport is 17-1 in postseason play since the start of the 2015 season — see much deeper roots to this success. “Baseball in this town starts all the way down at the lower levels.

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