Panthers downed by rival Eagles in Lincoln County showdowns
Waldoboro — The longstanding Lincoln County athletic rivalry between Medomak Valley and Lincoln Academy of Newcastle was renewed on Friday, May 17 as the Panthers hosted the Eagles in a pair of Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference midseason showdowns.
It turned out to be an otherwise forgettable day for the Panthers as the squads combined for only seven hits and no runs as Lincoln Academy prevailed via shutout in the baseball and softball contests.
The following is a recap of both games:
Lincoln Academy 8, Medomak Valley 0
At Waldoboro May 16, the Panthers mustered only three hits against the Eagles, who blanked the hosts by eight runs. Lincoln Academy scored one run in the second and fifth frames and two in the third, sixth and seventh innings.
Micah Williamson, Nicholas DePatsy and Tyler Emerson singled for Medomak Valley.
Leading Lincoln Academy at the plate were Sawyer Pinkham (2 singles, 2 runs, RBI), Devin Scherer (single, RBI), A.J. Oliver (triple, single, stolen base, run), Wally Morris (2 singles, run, RBI), Tim Farrar (single), Travis Creamer (single, stolen base, run, RBI), Brett Cowan (double, run), Brady Leeman (single, 2 runs) and John Henry (double).
Williamson, DePatsy and Emerson pitched for the Panthers, allowing a combined 11 hits and two walks, with three strikeouts. Oliver tossed a complete game three-hitter for the Eagles, walking one and striking out nine.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Medomak Valley (3-7, 6.8359 points) is 17th, while Oceanside of Rockland/Thomaston (8-2, 55.2734 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Lincoln Academy 10, Medomak Valley 0
At Waldoboro May 16, the Eagles piled on the runs in the early innings and soared to victory over the Panthers. Lincoln Academy scored one run in the first inning, two in the second and seven in the third.
Hannah Marks and Maggie Cox doubled for Medomak Valley, while leading Lincoln Academy were Miranda Achorn (3 singles), Chloe Hallowell (2 singles) and Dani Pinkham (2 singles).
Marks pitched for the Panthers, allowing 12 hits and one walk, with eight strikeouts. Abby Farrin pitched for the Eagles, allowing four hits and no walks, with 11 strikeouts.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Medomak Valley (3-7, 13.6719 points) is 11th, while Nokomis of Newport (10-0, 46.7188 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.