District 2 Little League tournaments swing in, on-deckFive separate tournaments to make pitch
Little League baseball and softball regular seasons have drawn to a close, which, in turn, ushers in the start of the District 2 all-star season.
There are five different age groups for all-star tournaments: 9- and 10-year-old baseball and softball, 11- and 12-year-old baseball and softball and 10- and 11-year-old baseball.
This year's tournaments will have a different look and feel than in the recent past. Gone are the teams from Rockland, Camden-Rockport and Waldoboro and in their places stand teams from Oceanside (Rockland area), Five Towns (Camden-Rockport area) and Medomak Valley (Waldoboro area).
All three area Little Leagues have gone through name changes the past 18 months.
Teams from Waldo County and Lincoln County also will participate in the various tournaments, though not all five leagues have representatives in all five tournaments.
All District 2 tournaments are double-elimination.
The 11/12 baseball tournament started with exhibition games Monday, June 23, while the first game of the elimination tournament will be Saturday, June 28. All games will be played at the Marge Jones Recreation Facility. Participating squads include Five Towns, Medomak Valley, Oceanside and Lincoln County. Waldo County also usually has a team in this division, but may not this year.
The 11/12 softball tournament will start with exhibition games Tuesday, June 24, while the first game of the elimination tournament will be Sunday, June 29. All games will be played at the Marge Jones Recreation Facility in Rockport. Participating squads include Oceanside and Five Towns. Where only two teams participate, the district title will be decided as best-of-three series between the squads.
The 9/10 softball tournament will start with exhibition games Tuesday, June 24, while the first game of the elimination tournament will be played Thursday, July 10. All games will be at the Waldoboro Little League Field. Participating squads include Five Towns, Oceanside and Medomak Valley.
The 10/11 baseball tournament will start with exhibition games Wednesday, June 25, while the first game of the elimination tournament will be Saturday, July 12. All games will be played at E. Allen Gordon Field in Rockland. Participating squads include Medomak Valley, Waldo County and Oceanside.
The 9/10 baseball tournament will start with exhibition games Saturday, June 28, while the first game of the elimination tournament will be Tuesday, July 8. All games will be played at Gordon Field in Rockland. Participating squads include Oceanside, Five Towns, Lincoln County and Waldo County.
The following is a breakdown of rosters for Five Towns, Oceanside and Medomak Valley teams:
9/10 softball — Alyssa Bland, Clara Bragg, Jozie Brawn, Olivia Brown, Lili Clement, Hollie Hutchenson, Matalin Luce, Olivia Ogier and Kennedy Peterson. The team is coached by Mike Brown, Julie Brown and Chuck Brawn.
11/12 softball — Capri Buck, Amanda McFarland, Lydia Bragg, Grace O'Connell, Caroline Contento, Bella Christie, Abbie Nathan, Miranda Dunton, Alexandra Southworth, Logan Craney, Danica Cayouette and Katherine O'Brien. The team is managed by Aaron Crandy and coached by Vin Contento and Roscoe McFarland.
9/10 baseball — Noah Reddy, Lucas Moody, Mason Chadwick, Matthew Kremin, Caleb Sabanty, Emmitt Dayhoof, Adrian Pierce, Tanner Robinson, Ben Tohanczyn, Sawyer Olsen, Emerson Brott and Ben Schenk. The team is managed by Tim Moody and coached by Mike Kremin.
11/12 baseball — Gage Whalen, Sam Moody, Michael Kremin, True Crane, Ben Wells, Sam Conlan, Aidan Schecter, Rylee Rapp, Jacob Knowlton, Nick Tausek, Quinn Brown, Jeremy Fraser and Caellen Roberts. The team is managed by Barrett Brown and coached by Jon Crane.
9/10 softball — Eliza Nelson, Stephanie Morse, Taylor Podrasky, Hannah Lee, Cameron Bains, Lucy Jameson, Zaniah Puchalski, Grace White, Gabriella Parker, Autumn Ripley, Madilyn Simmons and Baylee Stewart. The team is managed by Chris Jameson and coached by Carrie White and Stacy Simmons.
10/11 baseball — Noah Crosby, Parker Morrison, Colby Castner, Colvin Standring, Adam Berry, Ethan Reed, Jake Bickmore, Zach Winpenny, Addison Mellor, Garret Hutchins, Anthony York, Isiah Staples, Aien Starr and Zach Benner. The team is managed by Scott Martin and coached by Chad Reed and Andrew Bickmore.
11/12 baseball — Jordan Powell, Duncan Widdecomb, Darius Pierpont, Travis Wyman, Michael Simmons, Gabe Allaire, Jonah Miller, Connor Simmons, Kallon Mortenson, Max Moody, Kyle Weinwand, Brady Simmons and Clayton Belcher. The team is managed by Jake Emerson and coached by Jason Simmons and Matt Moody.
9/10 softball — Alexa Barstow, Arianna Cloutier, Autumn Deabler, Katherine Freeman, Autumn Harvey, Lainie Hooper, Anna Kingsbury, Emily Knutsen, Grace Pratt, Sadie Street, Jessica Watkinson and Adrianna Whitamore. The team is managed by Becca Barstow.
11/12 softball — Hope Butler, Raechel Joyce, Philomena Marsh, Gabby Straka, Marina Davis, Lily Judecki, Seanna Montgomery, Grace Woodman, Mattie Hooper, Nicole Ladd, Drew Simmons and Emily Wotton. The team is managed by Steve Ladd and coached by Christina Woodman and Lisa Ladd.
9/10 baseball — Noah Ames, Alex Bartlett, Connor Calderwood, Elijah Esancy, Hayden Jacques, Jason Leclerc, Elliott Lucier, Brady Marchessault, Jason Merrifield, Duncan Oakes, Liam O'Neal, Brady Wadsworth and Andrew Peaco. The team is managed by Joe Nelsen.
10/11 baseball — Nathaniel Barnard, Austin Chilles, Joey Curtis-Hamilton, Will Eaton, Darik Johnson, Finn Lynch, Hunter Moore, Hunter Norton, Logan Putansu, Tyler Sukeforth, Zach Upham and Landdon Willis. The team is managed by Davin Putansu.
11/12 baseball — Nathan Coombs, Jude Forti, Karl Ilvonen, Abe LeMole, Obie Miller, Aidan Munro, Carson Murphy, Austin Pagano, Ben Poland, Caleb Powell, Trevor Reed, Ben Ripley and Cole Stevens. The team is managed by John Murphy.
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