Little League 9-10 softball stars ready to take center stage
Waldoboro — While the District 2 Little League 11- and -12-year-old softball all stars have finished their season — champion Oceanside went 0-2 in the on-going state tournament in Hermon — the Midcoast's 9- and 10-year-old standouts now take center stage.
After playing a bundle of exhibitions games previously, the 9-10s will start their official play in the double-elimination district tournament on Thursday, July 10 with three teams — Oceanside, Medomak Valley and Five Town.
Games in the double-elimination tourney will be at the Waldoboro Little League Field, or John Foster Field, across from Miller School.
This year's District 2 Little League tournaments 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 9-10 softball tournament started with exhibition games June 24, while the first game of the elimination tournament will pit Five Town and Oceanside against one another on Thursday, July 10 at 5:30 p.m.
The following are rosters for Five Town, Oceanside and Medomak Valley 9-10 softball teams:
Five Town — 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.
Medomak Valley — 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.
Oceanside — 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.
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