Camden Hills baseball, Oceanside softball swing to late-season winsMariner baseball, Windjammer softball drop May 31 contests
The regular season has ended — or is about to end — for high school baseball and softball teams throughout Knox and part of Lincoln counties as some prepare for the postseason and others prepare for the summer.
In games played on Saturday, May 31, Oceanside split with Lincoln Academy of Newcastle with the softball squad prevailing 8-5 and the baseball team falling 6-4. Meanwhile, Camden Hills also split with Leavitt of Turner, with baseball earning a 3-0 win and softball falling 13-1.
Saturday's games concluded the regular season for Oceanside but not Camden Hills.
The following is a recap of reported results:
Oceanside 8, Lincoln Academy 5
At Thomaston May 31, the Mariners reclaimed the lead in the late innings and earned a Heal Point-worthy win over the visiting Eagles. Oceanside scored two runs in the first, fifth and sixth innings and one in the second and fourth, while Lincoln Academy scored one in the first and four in the second.
Haley Richardson and Alexis Davis pitched for Oceanside, allowing 12 hits and four walks, with six strikeouts. Davis pitched five scoreless innings of relief. Abby Farrin pitched for Lincoln Academy, allowing 12 hits and no walks, with six strikeouts.
Leading the Mariner offense were Brooke Dugan (single, double, home run, 2 RBIs), Trittany Penn (2 singles), Kalyn Grover (2 singles, RBI), Paige Tyler (double, single, 2 RBIs), Alexis Mazurek (home run), Brianna Dugan (single) and Caitlin Raye (single, RBI).
For the Eagles, Chloe Hallowell (2 singles), Morgan Achorn (2 singles, RBI), Miranda Achorn (2 singles, RBI) and Jenn Genthner (2 singles, RBI) paced the offense.
Oceanside coach Rusty Worcester was happy with his team's performance, particularly against such a good team and in a playoff-like atmosphere.
“I am very proud of the girls,” he said. “They have worked hard all year and today they showed how well they have improved. Lincoln Academy came in today with only one loss and are a very good team in Western [Class] B. The girls helped send the seniors on with a great victory on senior day.”
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Oceanside (11-5, 86.7578 points) is fifth, while Hermon (14-1, 123.0469 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Leavitt 13, Camden Hills 1
At Turner May 31, the Hornets stunk the Windjammers and prevailed by 12 runs.
Among Camden Hills hitters were Natalie Hamalainen (single), Juliana Haynes (single, run), Bekah Hilt (3 singles) and Taylor Peasley (single).
Camden Hills pitching allowed 13 hits, two walks and one hit batter, with four strikeouts. Information for Leavitt was unavailable.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Camden Hills (6-9, 45.1172 points) is ninth, while Hermon (14-1, 123.0469 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Camden Hills 3, Leavitt 0
At Turner May 31, Camden Hills got another top-notch performance from hurler Connor Graffam as the Windjammers continued to sail to the postseason. Camden Hills scored one run in the first, fourth and fifth innings.
Graffam tossed a complete-game one-hitter as he walked three and struck out 11 batters. Graffam had a no-hitter earlier this season against Maranacook of Readfield. Mitchell Davis went the distance for Leavitt as he allowed seven hits and seven walks, with four strikeouts.
Leading the Windjammers at the plate were Chandler Crans (2 singles, RBI), Daulton Wickenden (single, RBI), Michael Wolff (single, RBI), Graffam (double, single, run) and John Hall (single).
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Camden Hills (12-3, 108.5938 points) is second, while Oceanside of Rockland/Thomaston (12-4, 109.1797 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Lincoln Academy 6, Oceanside 4
At Thomaston May 31, the Mariners dropped their second straight game — and in as many days — as they fell by two runs against the visiting Eagles. Oceanside scored one run in the first, two in the third and one in the fourth, while Lincoln Academy scored three in the second, one in the sixth and two in the seventh.
Leading Oceanside at the plate were Nick Mazurek (home run, 2 singles), Zac Roman (2 singles), J.T. Tobin (2 singles) and Nick Judge (single).
For Lincoln Academy, Tim Farrar (2 doubles, single), Sawyer Pinkham (2 singles), Brady Leeman (double), Travis Creamer (single), Devin Scherer (double) and Brett Cowan (single) paced the offense.
Ryan Allender pitched for Oceanside, allowing 11 hits and two walks, with eight strikeouts. Pinkham pitched for Lincoln Academy, allowing 10 hits and three walks, with five strikeouts.
The game was tied heading into the seventh inning when RBI-singles by Farrar and Leeman gave the Eagles a pair of crucial runs.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Oceanside (12-4, 109.1797 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.