With the postseason just around the corner for many teams, the playoff picture is beginning to take shape as we come into the home stretch of the high school baseball and softball regular season.

Among the Midcoast winners on the baseball diamond Monday were Rockland, Camden Hills, Searsport and Georges Valley, while Georges Valley and Medomak Valley were among the local softball winners.

The following is a recap of reported results of Monday’s games played by Midcoast teams:


Camden Hills 6, Medomak Valley 3 … At Rockport, the host Windjammers (7-3) continued to ascend up the Eastern Class B regional ladder by doubling up Midcoast rival Medomak Valley (4-6) with a three-run win.

Pacing the ‘Jammers at the plate were Zach Dufour (home run, 4 RBIs), Cam Gartley (2 singles, RBI, run), Isaac Grinle (2 hits, 2 runs), Kevin Pierce (hit, run), Mike Crockett (double, run), Adam Landwehr (double) and Billy Ray Denman (single).

For the Panthers, Taylor Williamson (2 singles, run), Dustin Osier (2 singles), Isaac Durkee (2 singles), Shane Osier (single, run), John Murray (single) and Sam Spahn (single) led the offensive attack.

Landwehr pitched 4 2/3 innings for the ‘Jammers, allowing six hits and two walks, while striking out five. Denman went the final 2 1/3, allowing four hits and a walk, with two strikeouts.

For Medomak Valley, Williamson allowed seven hits and a walk, while striking out two over 4 1/3 innings of mound work. Isaac Durkee went the final 1 2/3 innings, allowing two hits and a walk, while fanning one.

Camden Hills jumped to a 2-0 lead in the third inning after Crockett doubled to lead the stanza and moved to third on a wild pitch. After Grindle reached on an error, Gartley singled in Crockett and Grindle crossed the plate on a sacrifice fly from Dufour to put the hosts up by two runs.

Dustin Osier plated brother Shane Osier and teammate Williamson on a two-run single in the fifth inning to tie the game 2-2, but the Windjammers jumped back in front in the bottom of the inning with a four-run frame.

After Grindle and Gartley reached on back-to-back singles, Dufour blasted a three-run homer to put Camden Hills up 5-2. Pierce later came in to score on a wild pitch, adding to the lead.

Shane Osier later drove home Spahn with a single in the sixth, but the Panthers could not make up the difference and fell by three runs.

Click for photos from the Medomak Valley at Camden Hills baseball game.

Rockland 5, Maine Central Institute 3 … At Pittsfield, the visiting Tigers (4-6) jumped to an early 4-0 lead and never trailed as they earned their fourth win of the season over the Huskies.

Top hitters for Rockland were Joe Nelsen (double, single, 2 RBIs, run), Luke Morrill (triple, RBI, 2 runs), Jake Perry (2 singles), and Daniel Hendricks (single, 2 runs). Ryan Crocker had two singles to lead MCI. Nelsen also threw out three runners from behind the plate.

Morrill tossed the first four innings on the hill for Rockland, allowing one hit and three walks, with nine strikeouts. Derek Gustin worked the final three frames, allowing one hit and three walks, with one strikeout.

Casey Egerton went the distance for the Huskies, scattering eight hits and fanning four.

Georges Valley 5, Boothbay Region 1 … At Thomaston, the Buccaneers (4-5) added three insurance runs late in the game and thwarted any chance for a Seahawk comeback and prevailed by a four-run margin.

The Bucs led 2-0 leading in the sixth inning before plating three more runs in the bottom of the frame. Boothbay Region plated one run in the seventh inning, but could not overtake the hosts.

Top hitters for Georges Valley were Brandon Knight (2 doubles, RBI), Sam Tarbox (double, 2 RBIs) and Drew Townsend (2 singles).

Alec Young pitched a complete game for Georges Valley, allowing three hits and five walks, while striking gout four.

Dan Gagnon took the loss for Boothbay, allowing six hits and five walks, while striking out 12.

Searsport 9, Deer Isle-Stonington 8 … At Deer Isle, the visiting Vikings (6-4-1) plated five runs in the fifth inning that proved to be just enough to overtake the host Mariners by a one-run margin.

Top hitters for Searsport were Josiah Brazier (home run, double, single, 2 RBIs, 2 runs), Buddy Ellis (2 singles, 3 RBIs), Rocky Faunce (double, run), Jake Allenwood (2 singles, run), Shane Seekins (double, single, 2 runs) Evan Kingsbury (double, single, 2 RBIs, run) and Zach Beaudry (single, 2 runs)

For the Mariners, Oliver Lawson (double, 2 RBIs), Connor Morey (double, RBI) and Joe Condon (2 singles, 2 RBIs) led the charge.

Evan Kingsbury allowed 11 hits and one walk, while striking out nine pitching for Searsport.

Rollins and Grindle pitched for Deer Isle-Stonington, surrendering a combined 13 hits and two walks, with two strikeouts.


Medomak Valley 5, Camden Hills 1 … At Rockport, the Panthers (8-2) tiptoed out of danger in the seventh inning as the Windjammers (4-6) brought the tying run to the plate, but could not convert as the visitors departed with their eighth win of the season.

Top hitters for Medomak Valley were Mallory Conary (single, run), Kayla Santheson (double, run), Lindsay Ranquist (double, single), Ericka Christensen (single, run) and Elise Wallace (single).

For Camden Hills, Kara Legage, Iva Henke and Robin Botley all had singles.

Santheson took the pitching circle for the Panthers, allowing three hits and two walks, while striking out six. Hayley Buckheit pitched for the Windjammers, scattering five hits and a walk, while fanning four.

The Panthers jumped to a 2-0 lead in the first inning on a two-run double by Ranquist after both Vose and Santheson reached on errors. Medomak Valley scored three more in the fifth after Amanda Hendrickson-Belloguet sacrificed in Christensen, Conary plated Heidi Obuchon with an RBI-single and Conary came in to score on Santheson’s double.

Buckheit scored the lone run for Camden Hills after she walked, moved to second on a passed ball and came in to score on an RBI-single by LeGage. Teammate Olivia Hamalainen was gunned down at third base on a throw for the final out of the inning moments after Buckheit scored.

Camden Hills made it interesting in the bottom of the seventh inning, with Heather Eaton and Botley each reaching on errors and Henke rapped a single to right field to load the bases with one out. However, the next two batters were retired, ending the game.

Click for photos from the Medomak Valley at Camden Hills softball game.

Georges Valley 13, Boothbay Region 1 (5 inns.) … At Thomaston, the host Buccaneers (9-0) continued their winning ways as they piled on the runs and held the Seahawks to one hit in a mercy-rule shortened victory.

Top hitters for the Bucs were Kennadi Grover (3 doubles, 2 RBIs), Danielle Frye (3 singles, 3 RBIs), Jill Bradbury (2 doubles, 2 RBIs), Rachel Frye (double, single, 2 RBIs), Amber Elwell (single), Kelsie Thompson (single, 2 RBIs), Tamra Wallace (single, RBI) and Kristen Sawyer (single).

Mikayla McFetridge doubled for the lone Boothbay hit.

Danielle Frye tossed three innings for the Bucs, walking three and striking out seven. Bradbury went the final two frames, walking one and fanning five.

Allison Crocker and Meghan Smith allowed 14 hits, walked 10 and struck out two for Boothbay.

Deer Isle-Stonington 4, Searsport 1…At Searsport, the host Vikings (3-8) could not knock off the point-worthy Mariners and fell by three runs.

Top hitters for Searsport were Katherine Cotter (2 singles), Sara Bradshaw (3 singles, run) and Olivia Quigley (2 singles, RBI), while Heidi Brewer (single, double, run) and Abby Grindle (double, run) led Deer-Isle Stonington.

Quigley pitched for Searsport, allowing seven hits and no walks, while striking out five. Sydney Outzs pitched for the Mariners, allowing seven hits and no walks, while fanning 11.

Village NetMedia Associate Sports Director Mark Haskell can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail at mhaskell@villagesoup.com.