Pitching, hitting and strong defense were on display throughout the Midcoast over the past few days as many baseball and softball teams were in action as the regular season is in full swing.

The following is a recap of recently played games for local teams:


Georges Valley 14, Monmouth 3 (5 inns.) … At Monmouth Monday, the visiting Buccaneers secured their second win of the season in convincing fashion with a win over the Mustangs.

Alec Young pitched the win for the Bucs, allowing six hits and no walks, while fanning eight batters. Ethan Hyvarinen went an inning in relief, allowing three hits. Blake Burnham, Josh Fournier, Roger Bachelder and David Hobson split pitching duties for Monmouth, allowing a combined 17 hits and one walk, while striking out four.

Top hitters for the Bucs were Dylan Maloney (3 singles), Bryant Matthews (double, 2 singles), Young (double, 2 singles), Alex Wallace (double, single), Brandon Knight (2 doubles) and Robbie Beverage (double, single).

Maranacook 7, Rockland 1 … At Rockland, the Tigers grabbed an early 1-0 lead but the Black Bears of Readfield scored six runs in the third inning en route to the win. Maranacook had eight hits and one error, while the Tigers finished with three hits and one fielding miscue.

Pitching for Rockland were Steve Widdecombe (6 runs on 5 hits, 3 walks, 2 strikeouts in 3 innings), Gentry Burch (run on 2 hits, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts in 2 innings) and Tony Campagnoli (no runs on a hit, 2 walks, 3 strikeouts in an inning). For the Black Bears, David Clough  (run on 3 hits, 2 walks, 14 strikeouts in 7 innings) worked the hill.

Hitters for the Tigers were Dylan Meklin (RBI-double in first) and Derek Gustin and Luke Morrill, both with a single. Joe Nelsen walked and scored for Rockland. For Maranacook, Edgar Ogren had a double, single and run, David Clough two doubles and a run and  Ballard, Goweher, Duplissie, Guild and Johnson all a run.

Waterville 11, Camden Hills 1 (6 inns.) … At Waterville Monday, the Windjammers fell behind early as the Purple Panthers continued to pile on runs throughout the game and Camden Hills fell in six innings.

Adam Landwehr rapped a double for the ‘Jammers, while Zach Dufour and Thomas Kennedy each singled.

Chris Josselyn, Cam Gartley, Landwehr and Billy Ray Denman all pitched for the Windjammers, combining to allow nine hits and eight walks, while striking out five.

The team also committed four fielding miscues, which coach Jeff Hart said overshadowed the team’s performance.

“Waterville is a really good team,” said Hart. “But when you commit four errors, walk eight batters and hit two others .. .that’s 14 people reaching base without the benefit of a hit. Tough to win games that way. We have to sure up our defense and get our bats going again.”

Greenville 9, Vinalhaven 1 … At Vinalhaven Friday, the host Vikings could not find an answer to the high-octane Laker offense and dropped their first game of the season.

Dana Tolman went five innings on the hill for Vinalhaven, allowing eight hits and a walk, with eight strikeouts. Nathan Hopkins worked the final two frames, allowing three hits and three walks in the process. Emerson Sykes went the distance for Greenville, allowing only three hits and a walk, while striking out 13 batters.

Tolman doubled to lead the Vikings, while Bobby Beckman and Ryan Jones also rapped singles. Hopkins scored the lone run for the Islanders. Sykes had three hits to lead the Lakers, while Kevin Stafford added a pair of hits and both Tristan Richards and Alex Jardine two runs apiece.

Gardiner 11, Camden Hills 1 … At Gardiner April 30, the Windjammers suffered their first loss of the season at the hands of the defending Eastern Class B champs and fell by 10 runs.

Zach Dufour and Adam Landwehr each singled for the ‘Jammers, while Kevin Pierce, Dufour and Landwehr all took the mound for the visitors. Pierce allowed four hits and a walk, with three strikeouts over two innings of work; Dufour went 3 1/3 innings, allowing five hits and a walk, with three strikeouts; and Landwehr went the final 1 2/3 innings, allowing one hit while striking out one.

Additional information for Gardiner was unavailable.


Georges Valley 8, Monmouth Academy 0 … At Monmouth Monday, the Bucs kept their typical strong regular-season start chugging along with a shutout over the Mustangs.

Pitcher Danielle Frye had a complete-game shutout for the Bucs, allowing one hit and two walks, while striking out 13 batters. Colby Wilson also went the distance for the ‘Stangs, allowing 11 hits and one walk, while striking out seven.

The Georges Valley offense was paced by Kennadi Grover (double, single), Molly Mellor (2 singles), Kelsie Thompson (double), Jill Bradbury (single), Danielle Frye (single), Jessie Veilleux (single), Bethany Snow (single), Rachel Frye (single) and Katlyn Rich (single). Wilson singled for Monmouth’s lone hit.

Camden Hills 15, Waterville 0 (5 inns.) … At Waterville Monday, the Windjammers scored early and often while pouring it on late with an eight-run fifth inning en route to a lopsided win over the Purple Panthers.

Top hitters for the ‘Jammers included Iva Henke (2 hits, 3 RBIs), Hayley Buckheit (single, 2 RBIs), Sarah Steele (single, 2 RBIs), Olivia Hamalainen (single), Mia Bergmann (single, RBI) and Sayre Savage (single, RBI).

Morgan Farley pitched the win for Camden Hills, allowing only two hits and a walk, while striking out five.

Medomak Valley 8, Gardiner 1 … At Gardiner Monday, the Panthers continued their winning ways and scored in nearly every inning on their way to a seven-run victory.

Leading the Medomak Valley hitting parade were Lindsay Ranquist (2 doubles, single, 4 RBIs), Kayla Santheson (double, single, 2 RBIs), Alanna Vose (triple, single), Jessica Koon (double, single) and Heidi Obuchon (single, 2 RBIs).

Santheson pitched the distance for the Panthers, allowing only three hits and four walks, while fanning 13 batters.

Winslow 14, Rockland 1 … At Winslow April 30, the typically strong Black Raiders displayed their wrath on the visiting Tigers as Rockland fell by 13 runs. Top hitters for the Tigers were Emma Davis (2 singles), Zoey Proctor (2 singles), Kayla McGuire (single) and Hannah Lacasse (single).

Oak Hill 22, Rockland 4 … At Rockland April 28, the Tigers could not contain the high-octane Raider offense and fell by a lopsided score. Hannah Hersom (double, single), Brittany Young (single), Emma Davis (single), Hannah Plourde (single) and Zoey Proctor (single) led the Tigers on offense.

Nokomis 14, Rockland 4 … At Newport April 26, the Tigers were upended by a talented Warriors squad by 10 runs. Leading the Tiger offense was Danica Gustin (3 singles, RBI), Brittany Young (3 singles), Emma Davis (double), Hannah Plourde (single), Hannah Lacasse (single), Zoey Proctor (single), Danessa MacDonald (single) and Hannah Hersom (single).

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