High school baseball and softball

Panther squads, Windjammer baseball, Mariner softball collect wins

Oceanside baseball suffers first loss of campaign
By Staff | May 15, 2014
Photo by: Ken Waltz Oceanside pitcher Ryan Allender, right, makes a delivery to a Waterville batter during a May 14 high school baseball game in Thomaston. The visiting Purple Panthers beat the Mariners 6-2 to halt Oceanside's season-opening eight-game win streak.

Midcoast high school baseball and softball teams were in action on Wednesday, May 14, a scenario that provided a mixed bag of results for squads in Knox and part of Lincoln counties.

Medomak Valley baseball and softball picked up victories, as did Camden Hills baseball and Oceanside softball, while Windjammer softball and Mariner baseball fell in their respective contests.

The Mariner baseball team's 6-2 loss to the visiting Purple Panthers of Waterville was the team's first loss in nine games.

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The following is a recap of reported results:

Baseball

Waterville 6, Oceanside 2

At Thomaston May 14, the Purple Panthers knocked the Mariners from the ranks of the unbeaten and came away with a four-run win. Waterville scored two runs in the first and third innings and one in the fourth and sixth innings, while both of Oceanside's runs came in the seventh.

Ryan Allender pitched six innings for Oceanside, allowing nine hits and one walk, with two strikeouts. Jimmy Strong also tossed an inning of scoreless relief.

A.J. Godin pitched for Waterville, allowing five hits, two walks and one hit batter, with four strikeouts.

Leading Oceanside at the plate were Nick Judge (double), J.T. Tobin (double) and Strong (2 singles).

For Waterville, Kaleb Kane (double), Cam Gardiner (2 singles), Allen Wood (2 singles), Owen Brown (single), Godin (single) and Aiden Fitzgerald (single) paced the offense.

Oceanside committed five errors to one for Waterville.

“It was a combination of us not playing well defensively early and Waterville playing very well all game long,” said Oceanside coach Don Shields. “A.J. Godin made pitches all day long and never let us get anything going until the seventh inning.”

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Oceanside (8-1, 48.4375 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Camden Hills 5, Gardiner 0

At Gardiner May 14, the Windjammers continued their strong week as they won for the third game in three days. Camden Hills scored one runs in both the first and third innings and three in the fourth.

Sam Berry pitched a complete-game shutout for Camden Hills, allowing four hits and one walk, with five strikeouts.

Leading the Windjammers at the plate were Aubrey Pennington (single, RBI, run), Ben Rollins (single, run), Chandler Crans (single), Michael Wolff (2 singles, RBI), Connor Graffam (2 singles, RBI, run) and Berry (single, run, 2 RBIs).

Logan Peacock pitched for the Tigers. Additional information for Gardiner was unavailable.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Camden Hills (6-3, 29.8828 points) is third, while Oceanside of Rockland/Thomaston (8-1, 48.4375 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Medomak Valley 9, Maine Central Institute 8

At Waldoboro May 14, the Panthers plated what proved the winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning en route to their third victory of the campaign. Medomak Valley scored six runs in the second inning and one in the third, fifth and sixth frames, while MCI scored two in the first, five in the fourth and one in the sixth.

Leading the Panthers at the plate were Riley McCollett (2 singles, 2 stolen bases, run, 2 RBIs), Micah Williamson (2 singles, stolen base, 2 RBIs), Nicholas DePatsy (single, run, RBI), Josh Lee (2 singles, run, RBI) and Colton Spear (single, 2 runs, 2 RBIs).

For MCI, Austin Tolman (single, 3 stolen bases, 2 runs), Greg Vigue (single, 2 runs, RBI), Paul Dionne (single, 2 RBIs), Mitchell Hallee (double, stolen base, 2 runs), Parker Morrison (2 doubles, run, 3 RBIs), Charles Moriarti (single, RBI) and Tyler Peppard (2 singles) keyed the offense.

Adam Wilcox, McCollett and Williamson pitched for Medomak Valley, allowing nine hits and nine walks, with six strikeouts. Morrison pitched for the Huskies, allowing eight hits and six walks, with two strikeouts.

With the game tied 8-8 in the bottom of the sixth inning, Ollie Brown drew a walk, advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Tyler Emerson and scored the winning run on an RBI-single by DePatsy.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Medomak Valley (3-6, 5.4688 points) is 16th, while Oceanside of Rockland/Thomaston (8-1, 48.4375 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Softball

Oceanside 12, Waterville 0 (5 inns.)

At Thomaston May 14, the Mariners handled the winless Purple Panthers with relative easy and the hosts sailed to their fifth win. Oceanside scored two runs in the first, second and fifth innings, along with six runs in the fourth.

Leading the Mariners at the plate were Madelyn Young (double, 2 singles), Ari Curtis (3 singles, 3 RBIs), Trittany Penn (2 singles, RBI), Kalyn Grover (2 singles, RBI), Alexis Davis (double, single), Paige Tyler (single, 2 RBIs), Brooke Dugan (2 singles), Brianna Dugan (single, 2 RBIs) and Alexis Mazurek (single).

For Waterville, Kaitlyn Spaulding, Hannah Allen and Kayla Hamilton singled.

Tyler pitched for Oceanside, allowing three hits and no walks, with five strikeouts. Maddie Clows and Brooklyn LeClair pitched for Waterville, scattering 17 hits and two walks, with one strikeout.

“We played well today in all aspects of the game,” said Mariner coach Rusty Worcester. “When you pitch well, play defense well, [have zero] errors and hit well, you win most of your games. I was very proud of the ladies today with their defense. We worked very hard [on defense] in practice and will continue to work on it in the future.”

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Oceanside (5-4, 19.1797 points) is ninth, while Nokomis of Newport (9-0, 38.5156 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Medomak Valley 5, Maine Central Institute 4

At Waldoboro May 14, the Panthers got the game-winning RBI in the bottom of the seventh inning by Miranda Belcher as the hosts picked up their third win of the season.

Medomak Valley scored two runs in the second and sixth frames and the winning run in the seventh, while MCI scored one run in the first and three in the seventh.

Leading the Panthers at the plate were Lauren Guptill (2 singles, double, RBI), Vanessa Rancourt (3 singles), Sophie Cohen (single) and Megan Sykes (single).

For MCI, Hailey Stewart (single), Brianna Losee (single), Paige Topel (single), Katie George (2 singles) and Kali Doiron (single) paced the offense.

Hannah Marks pitched for Medomak Valley, allowing six hits and no walks, with seven strikeouts. Stewart pitched for MCI, allowing eight hits and one walk, with six strikeouts.

In the bottom of the seventh inning for Medomak Valley, Maggie Cox reached first base on a dropped third strike, while Rancourt laced a single to left, which put the winning run on third base. Belcher then drove a sacrifice fly to right field to plate Cox with the winning run.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Medomak Valley (3-6, 12.3047 points) is 11th, while Nokomis of Newport (9-0, 38.5156 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Gardiner 15, Camden Hills 0 (5 inns.)

At Gardiner May 14, the Tigers roared to a mercy-rule win over the visiting Windjammers.

Leading Camden Hills at the plate were Juliana Haynes (single), Bekah Hilt (single) and Charlotte Messer (single).

For Gardiner, Lily Chepke (triple, double, single), Morgan Carver (double), Nicole Chadwick (single), Kristal Smith (home run, single), Ellie Luken (double, 2 singles), Katelyn Boyington (single) and Lauren Chadwick (single) paced the offense.

Haynes was among two Camden Hills pitchers and went two innings in relief, allowing five hits and four walks. Overall, Camden Hills pitching allowed 15 hits and four walks, with three strikeouts.

Smith pitched for Gardiner, allowing three hits and one walk, with seven strikeouts.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Camden Hills (4-5, 20.5078 points) is eighth, while Nokomis of Newport (9-0, 38.5156 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

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