District 2 Little League baseball

Thunder rolls: Oceanside eliminates Medomak Valley in 11-12 play

Inclement weather causes elimination game to be cut short
By Staff | Jul 04, 2014
Photo by: Ken Waltz Oceanside's Nathan Coombs, right, and Medomak's Darius Pierpont look to see what the umpire will call during a play at second base in a July 2 District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball all-star game in Rockport. Coombs was ruled out on the play. Oceanside won 2-1 in a weather-shortened affair.

Rockport — The District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old double-elimination baseball all-star tournament pressed on Wednesday, July 2 — though the game between Oceanside and Medomak Valley ended a bit prematurely.

Oceanside held a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the fifth inning when thunder clapped around the game site, which signals an automatic 30-minute delay of the contest.

After enough time passed, the game eventually was called off due to delays as Oceanside secured the 2-1 win over Medomak Valley (1-2) at the Marge Jones Recreational Facility in Rockport

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Normally, Little League games are six innings in duration, but can be ruled complete by umpires after four innings.

Oceanside (2-1) moves on to face Five Town (1-1) on Monday, July 7, with the winner of that game advancing to the District 2 championship game on Friday, July 11 against Waldo County (2-0).

Rosters for both teams include:

Medomak Valley — Jordan Powell, Duncan Widdecombe, Darius Pierpont, Travis Wyman, Michael Simmons, Gabe Allaire, Jonah Miller, Connor Simmons, Kallon Mortenson, Max Moody, Kyle Weinwand, Brady Simmons and Clayton Belcher. The team is managed by Jake Emerson and coached by Jason Simmons and Matt Moody.

Oceanside — Nathan Coombs, Jude Forti, Karl Ilvonen, Abe LeMole, Obie Miller, Aidan Munro, Carson Murphy, Austin Pagano, Ben Poland, Caleb Powell, Trevor Reed, Ben Ripley and Cole Stevens. The team is managed by John Murphy.

The following is a recap from Wednesday's contest:

Oceanside 2, Medomak Valley 1 (5 inns.)

At Rockport July 2, Oceanside eliminated Medomak Valley from the tournament after the game was called in the bottom of the fifth inning due to thunder. Oceanside scored one run in the first inning and another in the third, while Medomak Valley scored one in the fourth.

Leading Oceanside at the plate were Reed (single, run), Munro (single, run), Ripley (2 singles) and Coombs (single).

For Medomak Valley, Powell (single, run) keyed the offense.

Allaire pitched for Medomak Valley, allowing five hits and two walks, with five strikeouts. Stevens pitched for Oceanside, allowing one hit and three walks, with 10 strikeouts.

Results from previous District 2 games included: Medomak Valley 7, Lincoln County 5; Waldo County 2, Oceanside 0; Five Town 10, Medomak Valley 0; Oceanside 16, Lincoln County 2; and Waldo County 6, Five Town 5.

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