Amato's looks to finish regular season on positive noteAmerican Legion baseball squads caps regular campaign July 16 at home
Rockland — The American Legion Zone 2 regular season is winding to a close as the Midcoast squad continues its up-and-down play on the field this summer.
Amato's, based in Rockland, is 6-9 on the summer with one game remaining in the regular season. Amato's has won two of its last six games and will end the regular campaign at home against Gardiner on Monday, July 16 at 5:45 p.m.
Recently, Amato's lost to Augusta 7-4 July 12 and Subway 10-7 in nine innings July 10.
Amato's hopes it has done enough during the regular season to earn a berth in the upcoming zone playoffs.
The following is a recap of recently-reported results:
Messalonskee 17, Amato's 6 (6 inns.)
At Rockland July 9, the hosts could not hold back the high-powered Messalonskee offense and were downed via the mercy rule.
Leading Amato's at the plate were Drew Townsend (double, single, run), Joe Nelsen (double, run), Taylor Hall (double), Anthony Campagnoli (double, run), Adam Landwehr (double), Joe Chamberlain (run), Bryant Matthews (run) and Kyle Olehnik (run).
For Messalonskee, Fleming (3 hits) and Blaisdell (3 hits) led the offense.
Full names for Messalonskee and pitching information for both squads were unavailable.
Amato's 5, Waterville 0
At Waterville July 7, Amato's picked up a shutout victory in the first game of the day's doubleheader.
Leading Amato's at the plate were Joe Chamberlain (2 singles, run), Bryant Matthews (single, run), Anthony Campagnoli (2 singles), Drew Townsend (2 singles), Taylor Hall (run), Billy Joyce (2 singles), Alex Crans (4 singles, run) and Jordan Carter (single).
J.T. Whitten and Gormley both singled for Waterville.
Campagnoli tossed a two-hit shutout for Amato's, walking none and striking out eight. Bellows and Lyons pitched for Waterville, scattering 14 hits and two walks, with five strikeouts.
Waterville 3, Amato's 2
At Waterville July 7, Amato's came up short in its second game of the day, splitting the doubleheader with the hosts.
Leading Amato's at the dish were Matthews (double, single, run), Adam Landwehr (double), Townsend (2 singles, run), Hall (single), Campagnoli (single) and Joyce (2 singles).
For Waterville, Gormley (single, 2 runs) and Whitten (2 singles) paced the offense.
Landwehr pitched for Amato's, allowing five hits and two walks, with five strikeouts. Whitten pitched for Waterville, allowing nine hits and one walk, with six strikeouts.
Full names for Waterville players were unavailable.
Amato's 10, Lincoln County 5
At Waldoboro July 5, Amato's doubled up host Lincoln County and prevailed by five runs.
Leading Amato's at the plate were Hall (2 home runs, double, stolen base), Chamberlain (single, run), Joe Nelsen (2 singles, run), Kyle Olehnik (single), Campagnoli (single, run), Townsend (3 singles, 4 runs) and Taylor Overlock (single).
For Lincoln, Soper (single, run), Wotton (double, 2 runs), Reilly (2 singles, run), Leeman (single, run) and McLain (single) paced the offense.
Jordan Carter and Chandler Crans pitched for Amato's, allowing nine hits and two walks, with two strikeouts. Reilly pitched for Lincoln County, allowing 12 hits and two walks, with 10 strikeouts.
Full names for Lincoln County players were unavailable.
Subway 10, Amato's 0 (6 inns.)
At Colby College July 3, Subway scored in nearly every inning and came away with a mercy rule-shortened win over Amato's.
Chamberlain had the lone hit of the day for Amato's, while T. Gradey (double, 2 singles, 2 runs), R. Pulver (home run) and M. Michaud (2 singles, run) led Subway.
Nelsen pitched for Amato's, allowing 10 hits and one walk, with no strikeouts. Gradey pitched for Subway, allowing one hit and four walks, with five strikeouts.
Full names for Subway players were unavailable.
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