Medomak Valley edges Five Town in shortened 9-10 title gameChampionship clash called after four innings due to lightning
Waldoboro — Though Mother Nature, in the end, had her say, the District 2 Little League 9- and 10-year-old softball all-star title game between Medomak Valley and Five Town Tuesday, July 16 on John Foster Field played out with a berth in the upcoming state tournament on the line.
In the end, Medomak Valley (2-0) claimed the district title with a 9-7 win. The game was called after four innings due to thunder, lightning and heavy rain rocking the Midcoast around 6 p.m.
Five Town finished 1-2 in the three-team, double-elimination district tourney.
Medomak Valley, which went unbeaten in the tournament, will represent District 2 in the upcoming state tournament, to begin on Saturday, July 19 at John Foster Field.
The state event will be pool play on Saturday and Sunday, while the final four teams remaining will square off Tuesday, July 22.
Medomak Valley's first game will be Sunday, said tournament director Kyle Santheson.
The semifinal games will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., respectively, with the championship game slated for 5 p.m.
Team members for Five Town and Medomak Valley included:
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.
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.
Leading Medomak Valley at the plate Tuesday were White (2 singles, triple, 2 runs), Ripley (2 runs), Lee (triple, run), Podrasky (single, 2 runs) and Stewart (double, 2 runs).
For Five Town, Clement (3 runs), Brown (run), Hutchenson (run), Ogier (run) and Bland (run) keyed the offense.
Morse pitched for Medomak Valley and struck out eight, while Brown worked the circle for Five Town and fanned three.
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