High school baseball and softball

Panthers, Windjammers, Mariners back in busy diamond play

Medomak Valley, Camden Hills teams win, Oceanside squads fall short
By Staff | May 10, 2017

It was a busy day on the diamonds for teams from Medomak Valley, Oceanside and Camden Hills, a Tuesday that saw several Midcoast squads swing to victories on May 9.

The Panthers prevailed over county rival Lincoln Academy of Newcastle, as the baseball team swung to a 6-5 win in 10 innings and the softball squad remained unbeaten with a 3-0 victory in a pair of contests in Waldoboro.

The Windjammers swung to road wins over Brunswick as the baseball team emerged with a 15-2 victory and the softball squad a 6-5 win.

The Mariners were not as fortunate, however, as the softball team fell 3-2 and the baseball squad 10-2 in a pair of home contests against Gardiner.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Baseball

Medomak Valley 5, Lincoln Academy 4 (10 inns.)

At Waldoboro May 9, the Panthers got the game-winning run on a safety squeeze by Duncan Widdecombe and walked off over the visiting Eagles for their third straight win. Medomak Valley scored three runs in the first inning, one in the fifth and one in the 10th, while Lincoln Academy scored one in the fourth and three in the sixth.

Ryan Creamer went 7 1/3 innings on the hill for the Panthers, allowing two hits and no walks, with eight strikeouts. Brent Stewart and Connor Simmons also had relief appearances for the hosts.

Basel White, Baker Gove, John Henry and Bradley Cross pitched for the Eagles.

Panther coach Greg Rice said he was proud of the effort Creamer gave on the hill, as the youngster worked 3 1/3 innings early and later re-entered and tossed innings 7-10.

“I'm glad the guys pulled this one out for him,” said Rice. “He and Gove really turned this one into a pitchers' duel with them both being re-entered. Ryan showed some real grit tonight, to only give up two hits and zero walks over 7 1/3 innings says a lot about the kid.”

The first-year Panther coach said Adam Eutsler “came up big for us with a couple RBI” and that he “can’t speak any more highly of Cam Robinson.”

“Cam's not your typical leadoff hitter but he's getting the job done with hard play and the intangibles he brings to the table,” said Rice. “I ask a lot of Cam and he's responded better than I ever expected.”

With the score knotted 4-4, Isaac Eutsler drew a walk, stole second and advanced to third on a wild pitch before he scampered home on a safety squeeze by Widdecombe to win the game for the Panthers.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Medomak Valley (3-3, 6.5625 points) is 13th, while Old Town (6-2, 28.9063 points) is first in the 18-team region. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Camden Hills 15, Brunswick 2

At Brunswick May 9, the Windjammers got a complete-game effort on the bump from Braden Fisher en route to their second win of the campaign. Camden Hills scored two runs in the first inning, four in the fourth and nine in the seventh, while Brunswick scored runs in the third and sixth, respectively.

Leading the Windjammer offense was Garrison Looke (single, run), Owen Hilt (2 runs), Fisher (single, 2 runs), Ionut Lodge (double, 2 singles, 3 runs), True Crane (2 runs), Jack Moody (2 singles, 2 runs), Jacson Mooers (double, single, 2 runs) and Joergen Ostensen (single, run).

For the Dragons, Brett MacMillan (single), Zachary Grant (run), Will Stevens (single), Scout Masse (single, run) and Kyle Hanson (single) paced the offense.

Fisher allowed four hits and walked two, with one strikeout for Camden Hills. Goodard, Mitchell and Sharpe pitched for Brunswick, allowing 10 hits and eight walks, with three strikeouts.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class A North, Camden Hills (2-3, 12.5000 points) is fifth, while Brewer (6-1, 28.1250 points) is first in the 14-team region. The top 10 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Camden Hills’ win over Brunswick had not been tabulated in the Heal Point Standings.

Gardiner 10, Oceanside 2

At Thomaston May 9, the Tigers held the Mariners to only two hits on the afternoon and prowled to an eight-run win. Gardiner scored two runs in the first, second, third and seventh frames and one in the fourth and sixth, while Oceanside scored two in the third. The Mariners left seven runners on base and the Tigers six.

Jack Freeman, Matt Waldron and Titus Kaewthong toed the rubber on the mound for Oceanside, allowing a combined seven hits and six walks, with five strikeouts. Sam Jermyn, Alec Shorey and Cole Lawrence pitched for Gardiner, allowing two hits and seven walks, with eight strikeouts.

Kolton Brochu had two singles, while Ryan Kelley, Marc Cloutier and Devon Maschino doubled for Gardiner. Connor Harvey and Coby Dorr singled to pace the Oceanside offense.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Oceanside (4-2, 13.9844 points) is sixth, while Old Town (6-2, 28.9063 points) is first in the 18-team region. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Softball

Medomak Valley 3, Lincoln Academy 0

At Waldoboro May 9, the Panthers outhit the Eagles 4-3 and blanked the visitors to remain undefeated on the campaign.

Gabby DePatsy rapped two hits and Abby Nelson and Emily Wotton one for Medomak Valley. Christine Hilton had two hits for Lincoln Academy.

Aubrey Schaeffer pitched for Medomak Valley, allowing three hits and four walks, with four strikeouts. Kortney McKenna pitched for Lincoln Academy, allowing four hits and one walk, with three strikeouts.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Medomak Valley (6-0, 19.9219 points) is third, while Old Town (6-2, 30.3125 points) is first in the 18-team region. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Gardiner 3, Oceanside 2

At Thomaston May 9, the Tigers plated a pair of first-inning runs, which proved enough to hold off the Mariners by one run. Gardiner added an insurance run in the fifth, while Oceanside scored one in the fourth and sixth frames.

Leading the Mariner offense was Abby Veilleux (3 singles), Alexis Mazurek (2 doubles, 2 runs), Lauren Hatch (double, single) and Morgan Heal (single, RBI).

For the Tigers, Logan Granholm rapped an RBI-single.

Chloe Jones yielded three hits and four walks, with 11 strikeouts for Oceanside, while Jillion Bisson gave up eight hits and no walks, with six strikeouts for Gardiner.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Oceanside (4-2, 14.8438 points) is seventh, while Old Town (6-2, 30.3125 points) is first in the 18-team region. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Camden Hills 6, Brunswick 5

At Brunswick May 9, the Windjammers swung to their second straight victory, this time a one-run triumph over the Dragons. Camden Hills scored two runs in the first inning, one in the second, one in the fifth and two in the sixth, while Brunswick scored one in the first, one in the third, two in the fifth and one in the seventh.

Leading the Windjammers at the plate were Nicole Brown (double, single, 2 runs), Laticia Billings (single, double, 2 runs), Gillian LaFleche (double), Lauren Miller (double), Alyson Glasier (single, run) and Payton Wiley (2 singles, run).

For the Dragons, Allie Eck (single, run), Shelby Plourde (double, single, 2 runs), Shea Sullivan (home run, double), Ketty Stinson (2 singles), Alyssa Dunton (single), Margaret Dickinson (single), Alexis Guptill (single) and Nicole Pelletier (run) paced the offense.

Sullivan pitched for Brunswick, allowing nine hits and no walks, with seven strikeouts. Emily Long pitched for Camden Hills, allowing 10 hits and one walk, with two strikeouts.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class A North, Camden Hills (1-4, 1.5625 points) is 11th, while Edward Little of Auburn (6-0, 26.5625 points) is first in the 14-team region. The top 10 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Camden Hills’ victory over Brunswick had not been reported to the Heal Point Standings.

Courier Publications' sports staff can be reached by email at sports@villagesoup.com or by phone at 594-4401.

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