Mariners, Panthers secure late-season diamond winsOceanside baseball reclaims top seed in Eastern Class B
The end of the regular season is in sight for Midcoast high school baseball and softball teams as the four Oceanside and Medomak Valley squads were in action on Thursday, May 29.
The Mariner baseball and softball teams picked up road victories over Morse of Bath, while the Panther softball squad also prevailed in a home game with Leavitt of Turner. Alas, the Panther baseball team fell short in another competitive affair, this time with the Hornets.
The following is a recap of reported results:
Oceanside 10, Morse 8
At Bath May 29, the Mariners held off a late Shipbuilder rally and not only earned their 12th win, but reclaimed the top spot in Eastern Class B. Oceanside scored two runs in the first inning, seven in the fifth and one in the seventh, while Morse scored two in the sixth and six in the seventh.
Nick Mazurek and Ryan Allender pitched for Oceanside, combining for eight hits and five walks, with seven strikeouts. Jacob Cressey and Ricky Warren pitched for Morse, allowing 10 hits and four walks, with six strikeouts.
Leading the Mariners at the plate were Thomas Curtis (2 singles, 3 RBIs), Jimmy Strong (2 singles, 3 RBIs), Zach Peaco (2 singles, 2 RBIs), J.T. Tobin (double), Zac Roman (single), Mazurek (single) and Caleb Jacob (single).
For Morse, Liam McDonough (double), Keegan McDonough (2 singles), Ethan Winglass (single), Trenton Moore (single), Ethan Brewer (single) and Zach Holbrook (single) paced the offense.
The Shipbuilders had a rally going in the bottom of the seventh inning and cut their deficit from 10-2 to 10-8, but Morse had a runner picked off leading from first base to end the game.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Oceanside (12-2, 98.4375 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Leavitt 9, Medomak Valley 7
At Waldoboro May 29, the Hornets benefited from a six-run fifth inning and stung the host Panthers. Leavitt also scored two runs in the third and one in the seventh, while Medomak Valley scored three in the first, two in the second and one in both the third and fifth frames.
Micah Williamson went the distance on the hill for the Panthers, allowing 12 hits and two walks, with three strikeouts. Drew Gosselin and Chad Morin pitched for Leavitt, allowing 10 hits and three walks, with seven strikeouts.
Leading the hosts at the plate were Riley McCollett (2 singles, 2 stolen bases, 2 runs, 2 RBIs), Williamson (2 singles, stolen base, run), Ollie Brown (double, 4 RBIs), Patrick Madden (single, stolen base, run), Josh Lee (single, double, run), Tyler Emerson (single, RBI) and Bryce Collamore (single).
For Leavitt, Josh Daigle (double, single), Sam Godfrey (2 singles, 2 runs), Levi Morin (double, 2 runs), Gosselin (2 singles, stolen base, run, 2 RBIs), Mitchell Davis (single, run, RBI), Nate Coombs (double, run), Julian Kirovac (triple, 2 runs) and Nate Ouellette (2 singles, 2 RBIs) paced the offense.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Medomak Valley (3-11, 10.7422 points) is 19th, while Oceanside or Rockland/Thomaston (12-2, 98.4375 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Oceanside 15, Morse 3
At Bath May 29, the Mariners sailed to their ninth win of the season in convincing fashion over the Shipbuilders. Oceanside scored in all but one inning as it plated one run in the first, three in the second, two in the third, one in the fifth, two in the six and six in the seventh. Morse scored three runs in the fifth inning.
Haley Richardson pitched for Oceanside, allowing two hits and three walks, with 10 strikeouts. Jocelyn McNeil pitched for Morse, scattering 17 hits and one walk, with six strikeouts.
Leading the potent Mariner offense were Brooke Dugan (home run, 2 singles, double, 4 RBIs), Trittany Penn (home run, triple, double, 4 RBIs), Ari Curtis (double, single, RBI), Alexis Mazurek (triple, single), Caitlin Raye (double, single), Kalyn Grover (triple, RBI), Madelyn Young (double), Maggie Drinkwater (single, RBI) and Rachel Robinson (single).
Dugan's home run was her seventh blast of the year.
For Morse, Lauren Chandler and Haley Faulkingham singled.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Oceanside (9-5, 57.0703 points) is sixth, while Hermon (13-1, 98.8281 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Medomak Valley 2, Leavitt 1
At Waldoboro May 29, the Panthers plated runs in the second and third innings and hung on for their fifth win. Leavitt's lone score came in the sixth inning.
Hannah Marks pitched for Medomak Valley, allowing four hits and five walks, with nine strikeouts. Abigail Robertson worked the circle for Leavitt, allowing three hits and one walk, with seven strikeouts.
Hannah Watmouth singled twice and had one RBI for the Panthers, while Sophie Cohen also singled in the win for the hosts.
Angela Daigle (double, RBI), Emily Perkins (single), Kaitlyn Deblois (single) and Robertson (single) paced the Hornets.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Medomak Valley (5-9, 32.4219 points) is 10th, while Hermon (13-1, 98.8281 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.