Medomak Valley goes 0-2 in pool play, eliminated from state tournament
Waldoboro — The Medomak Valley 9- and -10-year-old softball all-star team represented District 2 and hosted the state tournament Saturday, July 19 and Sunday, July 20 at John Foster Little League Field in Waldoboro, with the host squad hoping to survive pool play and claim a spot amongst the final four teams in the state.
However, Medomak Valley's efforts in its own backyard were all for naught.
While the local squad went undefeated in the districts, Medomak Valley went winless in two games Sunday and were eliminated from the tournament.
Medomak Valley fell to District 6 champion Cape Elizabeth 24-7 and lost to District 4 champion Biddeford 21-4 in a pair of four-inning games Sunday.
Medomak Valley, Cape Elizabeth and Biddeford all played in Sunday's pool, while South Lewiston (District 5), Bangor (District 3) and Ellsworth (District 1) all played in Saturday's pool.
Cape Elizabeth and South Lewiston each went 2-0, while Ellsworth and Biddeford each went 1-1 to advance to the semifinals, to be played Tuesday, July 22.
Medomak Valley and Bangor each went 0-2 and were eliminated.
Scores from Saturday's pool included: South Lewiston 7, Bangor 4; Ellsworth 25, Bangor 3 (4 inns.) and South Lewiston 8, Ellsworth 4.
Scores from Sunday's pool included: Cape Elizabeth 24, Medomak Valley 7 (4 inns.); Cape Elizabeth 11, Biddeford 1 (4 inns.) and Biddeford 21, Medomak Valley 4 (4 inns.).
Medomak Valley also hosted the District 2 9-10 tournament.
Team members for Medomak Valley included: 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.
The following is a recap of both Medomak Valley games from Sunday:
Biddeford 21, Medomak Valley 4 (4 inns.)
At Waldoboro July 20, the host squad was eliminated from the state tournament as they were downed via the mercy rule to Biddeford. Medomak Valley scored one in the second, two in the third and one in the fourth, while Biddeford scored two in the first, eight in the second, eight in the third and three in the fourth.
Leading Medomak Valley at the plate was Lee (2 singles) and Parker (single).
For Biddeford, Charlotte Donovan (3 singles, triple), Chantelle Bouchard (2 singles), Laura Perreault (single), Anna Lavigne (single), Aliyah Bureau (single) and Jayme Walton (2 singles) paced the offense.
White and Parker pitched for Medomak Valley, allowing 11 hits, while Donovan, Gosselin and Brask pitched for Biddeford, allowing three hits.
Medomak Valley committed two errors while Biddeford committed none.
Cape Elizabeth 24, Medomak Valley 7 (4 inns.)
At Waldoboro July 20, Cape Elizabeth benefited from a 12-run third inning and prevailed over the host squad via the mercy-rule. Cape Elizabeth also scored two in the first, seven in the second and three in the fourth, while Medomak Valley scored one in the second and six in the fourth.
Leading Medomak Valley at the plate was Ripley (double), Podrasky (double), Morse (single), Nelson (single), Bains (single) and Stewart (single).
For Cape Elizabeth, Abby Agrondia (2 singles), Kathryne Clay (2 singles), Anna Cornell (4 singles), Clara Parker (single), Helena Rieger (single), Katherine Callahan (single), Analise Gordon (single), Katharine Blackburn (double) and Dana Schwartz (double) paced the offense.
Morse pitched for Medomak Valley, allowing 13 hits, while Cornell and Agrondia pitched for Cape Elizabeth, allowing six hits.
Medomak Valley made 10 errors to only one for Cape Elizabeth.