Warm weather hit: Midcoast Babe Ruth League in full swingSlew of games played between rain as begin to turn
The Midcoast Babe Ruth League has been busy with many baseball games played the past few weeks.
The season began May 20 with games taking place exclusively on Sundays through the end of the school athletic season before the schedule opened up through the week. The regular season is slated to end Sunday, July 1, with the postseason to begin on Tuesday, July 3.
The league championship game is slated for Sunday, July 8 at the Marge Jones Recreation Complex in Rockport.
There are nine teams in the league this year, including Penobscot Bay Dentistry of Belfast, Camden-Rockport, Rockport Automotive, Rockland Cafe, Georges Valley, Waldoboro, Wiscasset Ford, Damariscotta Lions and Bristol.
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The following is a recap of reported results this season:
Georges Valley 13, Penobscot Bay Dentistry 2
At Belfast June 17, Georges Valley scored four runs each in the final three innings to breeze past the hosts with an 11-run win.
Scott Strong went five innings and struck out two for the visitors, while Caleb Jacob fanned one batter in one inning of relief. Alex Flagg, Zavier Roman, Matt Smith and Emery Dinsmore all pitched for Penobscot Bay Dentistry.
Leading Georges Valley at the plate were Travis Frye (single), Scott Strong (single), Andrew King (single), Nick Davis (single), Walker Ranney (double, single), Thomas Curtis (triple, double) and Titus Kaewthong (double, 2 singles).
For Penobscot Bay Dentistry, Dinsmore (2 singles), Lucien Gordley-Smith (2 singles), Alex Flagg (single), Roman (single), Asa Lewis (single), Marlin Hansen (single) and Dakota Walker (single) paced the offense.
Penobscot Bay Dentistry 22, Bristol 3
At Belfast June 17, the hosts fell behind 3-0 early before scoring 22 unanswered runs, including 18 runs in the second inning, to split a doubleheader.
Lewis tossed a complete game for Penobscot Bay Dentistry, fanning six batters
Canning and Smith each had three hits for the hosts, while Anthony Defeo (double, single), Dinsmore (2 singles), Tristan Roberts (2 singles), Roman (single), Gordley-Smith (single) and Walker (single) also chipped in to the potent offense.
Rockland Café 3, Camden-Rockport 2
At Rockland June 17, Nick Mazurek rapped a game-winning, RBI-single in the bottom of the seventh inning to help Rockland pick up its fourth win of the year. Zac Roman drew a leadwalk in the bottom of the seventh inning and scored on a long single by Mazurek.
Mazurek had two doubles and the game-winning single to lead Rockland Café, while Roman (2 hits, 2 runs), Ryan Allender (hit), Isiah Green (hit) and Alex Rackliffe paced the offense.
For Camden-Rockport, Teddy Laurita (2 singles), Ben Rollins (single) and Connor Graffam (double) led the offense.
Mazurek allowed six hits and no walks, with nine strikeouts pitching for Rockland Café. Rollins, Nick Denney and Laurita combined to allow eight hits and five walks, with six strikeouts.
Rockport Automotive 6, Camden-Rockport 5
At Rockport June 15, Rockport Automotive put their foot on the accelerator and walked off with a one-run win over C-R.
Leading Camden-Rockport at the plate were Aubrey Pennington (single), Andrew Hall (double), Ben Rollins (single), Connor Graffam (single), John Hall (single) and Teddy Laurita (single).
For Rockport Automotive, Owen Hilt (single, 2 RBIs), Brandon Benson (double), Sam Gimlewicz (single), Kyle Crans (triple) and Ryan Pierce (single) keyed the offense.
The game was tied 5-5 in the bottom of the seventh inning when Crans tripled and scored on a Pierce RBI-single.
Pierce got the win on the hill for Rockport Automotive, striking out four batters through four innings of work. Hall was tagged with the loss for Camden-Rockport, striking out two.
Rockland Cafe 18, Georges Valley 2 (5 inns.)
At Thomaston June 15, the visitors had their bats working in a big way — to the tune of 14 hits and a 10-run fourth inning — en route to a 16-run victory.
Ryan Allender went the distance for Rockland Cafe, allowing four hits with five strikeouts. Caleb Jacob, Jimmy Strong and Sam Townsend all pitched for Georges Valley, scattering 14 hits.
Leading the Rockland Café offense were Allender (3 singles, 3 RBIs), Zach Peaco (3 singles, 3 runs, 3 RBIs), Isaiah Green (2 hits, 4 RBIs), Alex Rackliffe (3 singles, 3 RBIs), Mazurek (single, 3 runs), Jacob Barrett (single, RBI) and Emanuel Simmons (single, RBI, 3 runs).
Titus Kaewthong homered for Georges Valley, while Thomas Curtis, Scott Strong and Dallas Ball all singled.
Penobscot Bay Dentistry 9, Rockland Café 6
At Belfast June 14, the hosts plated nine runs in the second inning and the visitors whittled away at the lead, but ultimately fell by three runs.
Leading the Rockland Café offense was Nick Mazurek with three hits, while Zac Roman added two and Ryan Allender, Zach Peaco, Noah Slivinsky, Bartlett, Green and Simmons, all one.
For Penobscot Bay Dentistry, Matt Smith (single, double), Jake Powell (double), Will Hyland (double), Dakota Walker (single), Alex Flagg (2 singles), Zavier Roman (2 singles) and Alex Canning (2 singles) paced the offense.
Peaco and Bartlett pitched for Rockland Café, while Lucien Gordley-Smith, Lewis, Smith and Flagg all pitched for Penobscot Bay Dentistry.
Penobscot Bay Dentistry 5, Camden-Rockport 4
At Belfast June 12, the hosts held off a late C-R rally and came away with a one-run victory.
Jake Powell (triple, single), Sam Kulikowski (double), Anthony Defeo (double), Emery Dinsmore (single), Alex Canning (single) and Marlin Hansen (2 singles) led Penobscot Bay Dentistry, while Aubrey Pennington (single, double), Cam LaFleche (single) and Merrill Hall (single) were among the C-R hitters.
Defeo, Dinsmore and Zavier Roman all pitched for Penobscot Bay Dentistry. Full statistics for Camden-Rockport pitchers were unavailable.
Penobscot Bay Dentistry 6, Waldoboro 2
At Waldoboro June 10, the visitors broke a 2-2 tie with a four-run second inning and held this hosts scoreless for the remainder of the contest en route to the win.
Matt Smith went five innings on the hill for Penobscot Bay Dentistry, striking out seven batters, while Zavier Roman had two strikeouts in two innings of relief. Tyler Emerson went the distance for Waldoboro, striking out six batters.
Smith and Dakota Walker each rapped two hits for Penobscot Bay Dentistry, while Alex Flagg, Asa Lewis, Jake Powell, Lucien Gordley-Smith and Emery Dinsmore each had one hit for the visitors.
Rockport Auto 8, Georges Valley 2
At Thomaston June 10, the visitors broke a 2-2 tie late in the game, scoring three runs in both the sixth and seventh innings to come away with the six-run victory.
Rico Baudanza, Jimmy Strong, Zack Robinson and Scott Strong all pitched for Georges Valley, allowing five hits and seven walks, with two strikeouts. Drew Stanley and Sean Pierce pitched for Rockport Automotive, scattering five hits and four walks, with 10 strikeouts.
Brandon Benson homered for Rockport Auto, while Cailean Schecter (2 singles), Sam Gimlewicz (single, stolen base), Pierce (single, run) and Collin McDonald (single, run) paced the offense. Travis Frye had two RBIs for Georges Valley.
Georges Valley 9, Waldoboro 8
At Thomaston May 27, the hosts plated four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, to walk off with a one-run win over Waldoboro.
Rico Baudanza went 3 2/3 innings for Georges Valley, allowing six runs (all earned) on seven hits and five walks, with one strikeout. Jimmy Strong went 2 1/3 innings in relief, allowing two unearned runs on one hit and one walk, with three strikeouts. Dallas Ball got the win on the hill, allowing one hit in one inning of relief.
Thomas Curtis had two singles for Georges Valley, while Andrew King (single) and Sam Townsend (game-winning single) led the offense. Wheeler homered for Waldoboro, while Nick DePatsy and O. Braxton both doubled and Jackson Vail singled.
Rockport Automotive 11, Rockland 2
At Rockland May 20, Rockport Automotive motored to a nine-run victory on the strength of a six-run fifth inning en route to their first win of the year.
Leading Rockport Automotive at the plate were Kyle Crans (double, 3 runs, RBI), Drew Stanley (single), Sean Pierce (2 singles, 2 runs), Sam Gimlewicz (double, single, run, 4 RBIs), Dalton Oakes (single, run) and Collin McDonald (single).
Gimlewicz, Stanley, Pierce and Owen Hilt all pitched for Rockport Automotive, allowing only one hit and seven walks, with 11 strikeouts.
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