High school baseball and softball

Panthers squeeze out Black Raiders, islanders split doubleheaders

Late-inning surge pushes Medomak Valley sofball past Black Raiders in unbeaten showdown
By Staff | May 12, 2017
Photo by: Mark Haskell Medomak Valley's Abby Nelson, left, Aubrey Schaeffer, middle, and Sadie Cohen gather after Nelson's catch in the outfield against Winslow during a May 11 high school softball game in Waldoboro. The Panthers beat the Black Raiders 13-4.

A battle between highly-ranked, unbeaten high school softball squads was the marquee diamond matchup in the Midcoast on Thursday, May 11 as Medomak Valley hosted Winslow.

There were other baseball and softball games on the agenda, but the Panther/Black Raider softball clash was to maintain an unblemished record at the season's midway point and gain a bundle of Heal Points.

The Panther softball team improved to 8-0 with 13-4 victory, and surged into the top spot in the region, while the baseball squad also emerged victorious with a 7-2 win over the winless Black Raiders.

Click for photos from the Winslow at Medomak Valley baseball game.

Click for photos from the Winslow at Medomak Valley softball game.

The Vinalhaven-North Haven softball team also posted a pair of wins over Forest Hills of Jackman as the islanders prevailed 12-4 in game one and 14-5 in game two, while the baseball squad dropped a 4-3 decision in game one and a 15-2, five-inning win in game two.

The doubleheaders between the Vikings and Tigers were played at Monmouth Academy.

The Viking softball team also dropped a pair of contests Thursday, May 11 against Buckfield.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Softball

Medomak Valley 13, Winslow 4

At Waldoboro May 11, in a battle of unbeaten opponents, the Panthers broke a 4-4 tie in the early going and went on a 9-0 run in the late innings to surge past the Black Raiders. Medomak Valley scored two runs in the first inning, two in the third, three in the fifth and six in the sixth, while Winslow scored one in the first, one in the third and two in the fifth.

Leading the Panthers at the plate were Cassie Smeltzer (2 RBIs), Aubrey Schaeffer (2 singles, 2 runs, 2 RBIs), Abby Nelson (3 singles, 3 runs), Lydia Simmons (2 singles, 2 runs, 2 RBIs), Gabby DePatsy (home run, 2 singles, 3 runs, 2 RBIs), Hallie Kunesh (single, run, 2 RBIs), Sadie Cohen (2 singles, RBI), Addie Jameson (single, run) and Maddy White (single, run).

For the Black Raiders, Haley Ward (2 runs), Natalie Greene (run), Bailey Robbins (2 singles, 2 RBIs, run), Cassandra Demers (single, 2 RBIs), Paige Trask (single) and Broghan Gagnon (single) paced the offense.

DePatsy pitched for Medomak Valley, allowing five hits and two walks, with six strikeouts. Gagnon pitched for Winslow, allowing 15 hits and no walks, with five strikeouts.

Robbins got Winslow on the board quickly with an RBI-single in the first, while DePatsy put Medomak Valley on top with a two-run homer in the bottom of the frame.

Then, with the score tied 4-4 heading into the bottom of the fifth, the Panthers broke the game open.

Simmons plated Schaeffer with a single, Nelson scampered home on an error and Cohen plated Simmons on a sacrifice fly as the hosts took a 7-4 advantage.

After Winslow went in order in the sixth, the Panthers continued to pour it on to the tune of a six-run bottom of the stanza as Schaeffer rapped a two-run single, Simmons plated a run on a sacrifice fly, Cohen ripped an RBI-single and two more runs came moments later as the hosts took a commanding nine-run lead.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Medomak Valley (8-0, 40.7031 points) is first in the 18-team region. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Vinalhaven/North Haven 14, Forest Hills 5

At Monmouth May 11, the islanders bested the Tigers by nine runs. Vinalhaven/North Haven scored two in the third, two in the fourth and one in the seventh, while Forest Hills scored one in the second, two in the third, seven in the fifth, one in the sixth and three in the seventh.

Leading the Vikings at the plate were Hannah Ames (4 singles), Paige Dennison (2 doubles), Gilleyanne Davis-Oakes (single, triple), Ashlyn Littlefield (double, single), Carolyn Hopkins (2 doubles), Rosanna Morel (2 singles) and Marina Davis (single).

For the Tigers, Demitria Giroux (3 singles), Alexandra Lessard (3 singles), Caitlin Logston (single, triple), Madison Cuddy (2 singles), Patricia Lessard (single), Blake McKendry (single), Mary Lee Brown (single) and Amber Livsley (single) paced the offense.

Davis-Oakes pitched for Vinalhaven/North Haven, allowing 14 hits and three walks, with two strikeouts. Caitlin Logston pitched for Forest Hills, allowing 15 hits and three walks, with five strikeouts.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class D South, Vinalhaven/North Haven (3-3, 7.9688 points) is fifth, while Richmond (7-0, 35.8190 points) is first in the nine-team region. The top six teams qualify for the playoffs.

Vinalhaven/North Haven 12, Forest Hills 4

At Monmouth May 11, the islanders made it a clean sweep of the Tigers with an eight-run win. Vinalhaven/North Haven scored one in the fourth and three in the fifth, while Forest Hills scored two in the first, three in the third, four in the fourth and three in the sixth.

Leading the islanders at the dish were Hannah Ames (2 singles), Paige Dennison (3 singles), Gilleyanne Davis-Oakes (triple), Ashlyn Littlefield (2 singles), Carolyn Hopkins (single) and Marina Davis (2 singles, double).

For the Tigers, Demitria Giroux (single), Caitlin Logston (2 singles), Madison Cuddy (single) and Cathy Harmon (single) paced the offense.

Davis-Oakes pitched for the Vikings, allowing five hits and four walks, with six strikeouts. Logston pitched for the Tigers, allowing 12 hits and four walks, with three strikeouts.

Buckfield 8, Vinalhaven/North Haven 5

At Vinalhaven May 11, the Bucks bested the Vikings by three runs. Buckfield scored seven in the fifth and one in the first, while Vinalhaven/North Haven scored two in the first, two in the fifth and one in the seventh.

Leading the Viking offense was Hannah Ames (2 singles), Gilleyanne Davis-Oakes (single, double, triple), Deja Doughty (2 singles, double) and Marina Davis (2 singles).

For the Bucks, Kali Litchfield (2 singles), Maggie Bragg (single), Hannah Shields (triple), Caroline Trim (triple), Abby Shields (2 singles), Kaylee Harvey (2 doubles), Molly Bouquet (2 singles) and Cassidy Hart (single) paced the offense.

Gilleyanne Davis-Oakes pitched for the islanders, allowing 12 hits and one walk, with two strikeouts. Julia Dow pitched for Buckfield, allowing nine hits and four walks, with one strikeout.

Buckfield 10, Vinalhaven/North Haven 2

At Vinalhaven May 11, the Bucks bested the islanders by eight runs. Buckfield scored two in the first, one in the third, two in the sixth and five in the seventh, while Vinalhaven/North Haven scored one in the fourth and fifth frames.

Leading the islanders at the plate were Paige Dennison (2 singles), Bailey Wadleigh (single), Deja Doughty (single), Carolyn Hopkins (2 singles), Amber Shane (single) and Marina Davis (single).

For the Tigers, Kali Litchfield (single), Margaret Bragg (single), Hannah Shields (single, triple), Caroline Trimm (2 singles), Abigail Fogg (2 singles), Abby Shields (2 singles), Molly Bourget (single) and Cassidy Hart (single) paced the offense.

Davis-Oakes pitched for the Vikings, allowing 12 hits and four walks, with four strikeouts. Julia Dow pitched for the Bucks, allowing eight hits and five walks, with three strikeouts.

Baseball

Medomak Valley 7, Winslow 2

At Waldoboro May 11, the Panthers benefited from a five-run third inning and surged to victory by the same margin. Medomak Valley scored two more in the sixth, while Winslow scored one in the second and third frames.

Leading the Panthers at the plate were Cameron Robinson (single, RBI), Brent Stewart (2 runs), Adam Eutsler (double, 2 runs), Ryan Creamer (RBI), Isaac Eutsler (single, 3 RBIs, run), Duncan Widdecombe (single), Wyatt Post (single, RBI, run), Gabe Allaire (run) and Jordan Powell (single).

For the Black Raiders, Ethan LaChance (single), Ryan Gagnon (2 singles, RBI), Devin Bettencourt (run), Cameron Winslow (single, RBI) and Jackson Reynolds (single, run) paced the offense.

Allaire and Wyatt Fillmore pitched for Medomak Valley, allowing five hits and five walks, with seven strikeouts. Gagnon and Winslow pitched for the Black Raiders, allowing six hits and eight walks, with seven strikeouts.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Medomak Valley (4-4, 9.5313 points) is 14th, while Old Town (6-2, 36.2500 points) is first in the 18-team region. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Forest Hills 4, Vinalhaven-North Haven 3

At Monmouth May 11, the Tigers edged the Vikings by a single run. Vinalhaven-North Haven scored three runs in the second inning, while Forest Hills scored three in the second and one in the fourth.

Leading the Vikings at the plate were Andrew Moody (single), Tim Farrelly (single), Elijah Ames (2 singles), Cody Hamilton (2 singles, run), Keaton Lear (single, run), Joe Hopkins (single, run) and Frank Osgood (single).

For the Tigers, Carson Veilleux (2 singles), Dalton Gregoire (2 singles, 2 runs), Quentin Rodriguez (single, run) and Brandon Gilboe (2 singles, run) paced the offense.

Farrelly pitched for the islanders, allowing seven hits and one walk, with six strikeouts. Aaron Moffitt pitched for the Tigers, allowing nine hits and no walks, with nine strikeouts.

Forest Hills 15, Vinalhaven-North Haven 2 (5 inns.)

At Monmouth May 11, the Tigers scored runs in bunches and prowled past the islanders. Forest Hills scored six in the second, two in the their and seven in the fourth, while Vinalhaven/North Haven scored one in the first and one in the fifth.

Leading the Vikings at the plate were Andrew Moody (run), Elijah Ames (single) and Joe Hopkins (single, run).

For the Tigers, Carson Veilleux (single, run), Aaron Moffitt (double, 2 singles, 2 runs), Javier Padilla (single, run), Caleb Lacasse (double, single, 2 runs), Hunter Cuddy (single, run), Dalton Gregoire (single, run), Quentin Rodriguez (single, 2 runs), Brandon GIlboe (single, 2 runs) and Sam Rodriguez (3 runs) paced the offense.

Lacasse pitched for the Tigers, allowing two hits and three walks, with three strikeouts. Ames pitched for the Vikings, allowing 11 hits and six walks, with two strikeouts.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class D South, Vinalhaven-North Haven (0-6, no points) is 11th, while Richmond (7-1, 27.0945 points) is first in the 11-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

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