Middle school baseball and softball

Six squads remain in Busline League title hunts

By Staff | Jun 10, 2014
Photo by: Mark Haskell Oceanside's Emily Tyler slides across the plate against Camden-Rockport catcher Sarah Contento during a June 9 Busline League middle school softball playoff game in Thomaston.

Six teams remain in the Busline League middle school baseball and softball playoffs as of Tuesday, June 10, with the division finals for softball still to play and the divisional finals for baseball in the books.

The league baseball championship will feature Northern Division champion Oceanside against Southern Division champion Great Salt Bay of Damariscotta. Both teams were the top seeds in their respective divisions.

Both baseball division championships were played on Monday, June 9.

Click for photos from games this season.

The league baseball championship is set for Saturday, June 14 at 4 p.m. at the Waldoboro Recreation Field.

The Northern Division softball championship will feature No. 1 Oceanside and No. 2 Hope/Appleton on Thursday, June 12 at 3:30 p.m. at Thomaston Grammar School.

The Southern Division softball championship will feature No. 1 Oceanside and No. 2 Nobleboro on Wednesday, June 11 at 3:30 p.m. at Thomaston Grammar School.

Should both Oceanside teams win their respective division championships, the league softball championship will be played on Friday, June 13, said Oceanside athletic director Jim Leonard. If either Hope/Appleton or Nobleboro win, the game will be played on Saturday, June 14, time and venue to be determined.

In the South Division baseball final, No. 3 Camden-Rockport traveled to face No. 1 Great Salt Bay of Damariscotta and fell 16-10.

No. 3 Camden-Rockport defeated No. 6 Nobleboro in the quarterfinals and No. 2 Jefferson in the semifinals to advance, while No. 1 GSB beat No. 8 Boothbay in the quarterfinals and No. 5 Bristol in the semifinals.

In the South Divsion softball final, No. 2 Nobleboro will travel to face No. 1 Oceanside on Wednesday, June 11 at 3 p.m at Thomaston Grammar School.

No. 2 Nobleboro defeated No. 7 Wiscasset in the quarterfinals and No. 3 Medomak in the semifinals to advance, while No. 1 Oceanside received a bye in the quarterfinals and defeated No. 4 Bristol in the semifinals.

In the North Divsion baseball final, No. 3 Camden-Rockport traveled to face No. 1 Oceanside and fell 9-2.

No. 3 CRMS beat No. 6 Lincolnville in the quarterfinals and No. 2 Troy Howard of Belfast in the semifinals to advance, while No. 1 Oceanside received a bye in the quarterfinals and defeated No. 5 Searsport in the semifinals.

In the North Division softball final, No. 2 Hope/Appleton will face No. 1 Oceanside Thursday, June 12 at Thomaston Grammar School.

No. 2 Hope/Appleton received a bye and then defeated No. 3 Medomak in the semifinals to advance, while No. 1 Oceanside received a bye in the quarterfinals and then defeated No. 5 Camden-Rockport 15-2 in Monday's semifinal.

The following is a recap of reported results from playoff games:

Softball

No. 1 Oceanside 8th 15, No. 5 Camden-Rockport 2 (5 inns.)

At Thomaston June 9, the Mariners had no trouble with the Schooners and sailed into the North Division finals.

Kristina Ferguson pitched for Oceanside as she walked four and struck out seven in a solid performance. Emily Long pitched for Camden-Rockport.

Leading the Mariners at the plate were Lauren Miller (2 hits, 3 runs), Jordan Brackett (hit, 2 runs), Casey Pine (hit, 2 runs), Gabby Simmons (hit, 2 runs) and Kiara Robinson (2 hits, 2 runs).

Abby O'Donal (hit, run) and Macy Buck (hit, run) paced CRMS at the plate.

Mariner coach Gene Drinkwater said his team was happy to be moving on to the North Division finals and that CRMS made several nice defensive plays in the losing effort.

Oceanside 7th 24, Bristol 0 (5 inns.)

At Thomaston June 6, the Mariners scored runs at will throughout the game and advanced to the South Division finals. Oceanside scored four in the first and third innings, seven in the second and nine in the fourth.

Leading the hosts at the plate were Hannah Moholland (2 singles, double, 4 runs), Abby Veilleux (single, 3 runs), Chloe Jones (2 singles, 3 runs), Raechel Joyce (double, single, 3 runs), Brooke Post (3 singles, 2 runs), Kalli Grover (double, 3 runs), Nicole Paulsen (triple, run), Kassidy Robinson (single, run), Megan Keizer (single), Morgan Linsey (single), Morgan Heal (double, run) and Skylar Kaler-Wall (3 singles, 3 runs).

Veilleux tossed a no-hitter for Oceanside as she walked three and struck out 10.

Baseball

No. 1 Oceanside 8th 9, No. 3 Camden-Rockport 2

At Thomaston June 9, the Mariners plated five runs in the second inning and claimed the North Division crown over the Schooners. Oceanside added a run in the third and three more in the fifth, while Camden-Rockport scored one in the first and one in the seventh.

Leading the Mariners at the dish were Anthony Moore (single), Titus Kaewthong (2 singles, run), Connor Harvey (2 runs), Hunter Davis (single, 2 runs), Jack Freeman (run), Kirt Ilvonen (single), Logan Sheridan (triple, run), Matt Waldron (single, run) and Dougherty (single, run).

For Camden-Rockport, Braden Fisher (single, double, run), Eric Glaser (single) and Jack Poutasse (run) paced the offense.

Sheridan and Freeman split pitching duties for Oceanside as the duo allowed three hits and three walks, with 10 strikeouts. Jesse Fraser and Lucas Boetsch pitched for Camden-Rockport, allowing eight hits and three walks, with nine strikeouts.

No. 1 Oceanside 8th 15, No. 5 Searsport 3 (5 inns.)

At Thomaston June 6, the Mariners sailed into the North Division finals with ease as they dispatched the visiting Vikings. Oceanside scored two runs in the first inning, one in the second, nine in the third and three in the fifth, while Searsport scored two in the third and one in the fifth.

Logan Sheridan pitched for Oceanside, allowing six hits and three walks, with 11 strikeouts. Jacob Moore pitched for Searsport, allowing 10 hits and 13 walks, with two strikeouts.

Among the Mariner hitters were Anthony Moore (2 singles, run), Hunter Davis (single, 3 runs), Connor Harvey (single, 3 runs), Titus Kaewthong (single, 2 runs), Josh Peaco (double), Sheridan (double, run), Kirt Ilvonen (2 singles) and Garrett Young (triple, run).

For the Vikings, Liam MacMillan (2 singles, run), Ben Powell (double, 2 singles, run) and Chris Evans (single) paced the offense.

No. 3 Camden-Rockport 12, No. 2 Jefferson 5

At Nobleboro June 6, the Schooners earned a berth in the South Division finals as they bested the host Chargers. Camden-Rockport scored two runs in the third, four in the fourth, one in the fifth, four in the sixth and one in the seventh. Jefferson scored one in the first, one in the third, one in the sixth and two in the seventh.

Leading the Schooners at the dish were Cole Anderson (double, triple, 4 runs), Austin Charkowick (double, single, 4 runs), Spencer Johndro (2 singles, run), Ethan Cayouette (single, run), Nate Levig (single), Henry Chamberlain (single) and Nate Van Lonkhuyzen (single, run).

For the Chargers, Ryan Creamer (single, 2 runs), Jack Hayden (single), Basel White (2 singles, run), Hayden Wood (2 singles, run) and Chandler Moore (double) paced the offense.

Johndro went the distance on the hill for CRMS, allowing seven hits and seven walks, with 11 strikeouts. The trio of White, Wood and Moore pitched for Jefferson, allowing 10 hits and nine walks, with seven strikeouts.

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Mark has been covering local sports throughout Knox, Waldo and part of Lincoln county since 2007. He has a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from the University of Maine and is also a 2000 graduate of Rockland District High School.

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