Mariners, Windjammers sail to wins over Lincoln, Waldo county rivalsOceanside's Allender tosses no-hitter; Camden Hills' Hamalainen belts grand slam
Runs were scored in bunches for some, while others saw nothing but goose eggs in the scoring column as teams throughout Knox, Waldo and part of Lincoln counties were in action against one another on Tuesday, May 20, mostly in makeups from Monday's postponed action.
Among the winners on the day were the Oceanside and Camden Hills baseball and softball teams, while the Medomak Valley baseball and softball squads came up short in their respective contests.
The following is a recap of reported results:
Oceanside 12, Medomak Valley 0 (5 inns.)
At Thomaston May 20, the Mariners rapped 12 hits and received a superior effort on the hill from pitcher Ryan Allender as the hosts ended a two-game losing streak. Oceanside scored one run in the second inning and an eye-popping 11 runs in the third.
Allender tossed a no-hitter for Oceanside as he walked one and struck out five batters through five innings. Only one batter reached base for the Panthers against Allender, who needed just 56 pitches to finish his outing.
“Ryan did a great job in mixing his pitches up and was in command all day long,” said Oceanside coach Don Shields. “Ryan, in my opinion, is among the best pitchers in the KVAC, but everybody talks about, and rightly so, Nick Mazurek. That said, many teams overlook how impressive [Ryan] has been for us for the last two seasons and yesterday was another example of that.”
Riley McCollett, Adam Wilcox and Tyler Emerson pitched for Medomak Valley, allowing 12 hits and five walks, with two strikeouts.
Leading the Mariners at the plate were J.T. Tobin (home run, single), Nick Mazurek (2 singles), Caleb Jacob (single, double), Thomas Curtis (single), Allender (single), Zac Roman (double) and Nick Judge (single).
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Oceanside (9-2, 63.4766 points) is first, while Medomak Valley (3-8, 8.2031 points) is 18th in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Camden Hills 14, Belfast 0 (5 inns.)
At Belfast May 20, the Windjammers erupted offensively in the late innings and sailed to their eighth win. Camden Hills scored four runs in the third inning, seven more in the fourth and three in the fifth.
Leading Camden Hills at the plate were Aubrey Pennington (single, 3 runs), Ben Rollins (2 singles, 2 RBIs, 2 runs), Chandler Crans (3 singles, 2 RBIs, run), Michael Wolff (2 singles, 2 runs, RBI), Connor Graffam (double, single, RBI, 2 runs) and John Hall (single).
Connor Graffam and Daulton Wickenden pitched for the Windjammers, allowing five hits and no walks, with five strikeouts.
Information for Belfast was unavailable.
Oceanside 11, Medomak Valley 4
At Thomaston May 20, the Mariners jumped to a first-inning lead and never trailed as they picked up their seventh win. Oceanside scored three runs in the first inning, four in the third and two in both the fourth and fifth frames, while Medomak Valley scored all four of its runs in the fifth inning.
Paige Tyler pitched for Oceanside, allowing three hits and five walks, with three strikeouts. Hannah Marks pitched for Medomak Valley, allowing 12 hits and four walks, with six strikeouts.
Leading the Mariners at the plate were Tyler (home run, 2 singles, RBI), Kalyn Grover (2 singles), Brooke Dugan (2 singles), Alexis Mazurek (triple), Trittany Penn (double, RBI), Ari Curtis (single, 2 RBIs), Alexis Davis (single, RBI) and Brianna Dugan (single, RBI).
For the Panthers, Stephanie (single, RBI), Sophie Cohen (single) and Lauren Guptill (single, RBI) keyed the offense.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Oceanside (7-4, 32.4609 points) is seventh, while Medomak Valley (3-8, 13.6719 points) is 11th Nokomis of Newport (11-0, 54.9219 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Camden Hills 13, Belfast 11
At Rockport May 20, Windjammer Natalie Hamalainen had a game to remember as she helped the “visiting” Windjammers knock off the “host” Lions. Camden Hills scored one run in the second inning, six in the fourth, one in the fifth, four in the sixth and one in the seventh, while Belfast scored two in the second, six in the third and two in the fourth.
The game was scheduled to be played in Belfast, but the game was moved to Rockport after heavy rain earlier in the week made Belfast's home field unplayable. Despite playing at their home field, Camden Hills was the away team in Tuesday's contest.
Hamalainen belted a sixth-inning grand slam over the center field fence to give Camden Hills the lead for good at 12-11. Camden Hills had trailed 8-1 early in the contest.
Hamalainen also double, singled and scored four runs for the Windjammers, while Julianna Haynes (single, run), Bekah Hilt (single, run), Charlotte Messer (single, 2 runs), Marissa Libby (single, run, RBI) and Maddie Bowman (single, run) were among Camden Hills' offensive stars.
For Belfast, Kelci Faulkingham (4 singles, run), Casey Thayer (2 doubles, run), Mariah Sturgis (single, 3 runs), Ashley Littlefield (2 singles, 3 runs) and Grace Davis (single, run) paced the offense.
Camden Hills pitching allowed 10 hits, three walks and one hit batter, with five strikeouts. Littlefield pitched for Belfast, allowing nine hits and five walks, with six strikeouts.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Camden Hills (5-6, 32.8125 points) is sixth, while Belfast (5-6, 23.6719 points) is 10th. Nokomis of Newport (11-0, 54.9219 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.