The Medomak Valley and Camden Hills junior varsity diamond squads battled in games May 17, with the Windjammer baseball team winning 12-7 and Panther softball squad coming away victorious 7-3.

In the baseball game, there was considerable early scoring, but relief pitching for both teams was solid. Camden Hills jumped to an early lead by scoring six runs in the top of the first inning. The Panthers stayed in the game, though, scoring three in the bottom of the stanza. The Windjammers scored four more in the top of the second and then remained scoreless until tallying two in the top of the seventh. Medomak Valley scored one in the second and three in the third.

Camden Hills’ offense was paced by Predham (2 runs, single, 2 stolen bases), Grindle (2 runs, 2 singles, walk), Crans (2 runs, 2 singles, walk, steal, RBI), Hall (home run, 3 RBIs), Gushee (2 runs, 3 walks, 2 steals), Powers (run, walk, steal), Nason (run, single, 2 walks) and Beal (3 singles, 2 stolen bases, 2 RBIs)

Hall (6 earned runs on 8 hits, 3 walks, 6 strikeouts in 4 innings for the win) and Grindle (no runs on no hits, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts in 3 innings) pitched for the Windjammers.

For the Panthers, Kerry Madden (RBI), Brandon Gresham (run, 2 singles, 2 steals ), Ryan Ripley (2 runs, single, 2 walks, 2 steals, RBI), Adam Lynch (2 runs, 2 single, steal, 2 RBIs), Gabe Delano (run, 2 walks), Kyle Baubonis (single, walk), Mike Kee (double, 2 RBIs) and Vincent Vannah (run, single, stolen base) led the offense.

Pitching for MVHS were Ripley (4 earned runs on 5 hits, 5 walks, 2 strikeouts in 2 innings for the loss) and Chris Parlin (2 earned runs on 6 hits, 2 walks in 5 innings).

Softball

Medomak Valley extended its winning streak to 8-0 on the season with a hard-fought 7-3 victory over Camden Hill. The Panthers took a 1-0 lead in the first inning as Charlene Wilbur led with a hit, stole second base and scored on a fielder’s choice. Two additional runs crossed the plate in the second for the Panthers as Taylor Simmons walked and Greta Brown reached on an error. Both scampered home when a fly ball off the bat of Kasey Doolan dropped in.

Maria Ennamorati scored in the third for the Panthers, as Wilbur tallied another in the fifth and Jasmine Kauffman and Missy Philbrook scored in the sixth as McKenzie Belcher brought in the two.

Camden Hills tallied two runs in the fifth inning and one in the sixth as Finkelstein, Patten, and Silverio all scored.

Camden Hills and Medomak Valley both had four hits.

For Medomak Valley, Desiree Benner gave up no earned runs, with a walk and 13 strikeouts, For Camden Hills, Farley allowed seven unearned runs on four hits and two walks, with five strikeouts.

Medomak Valley’s hits came from Wilbur, Danni Hunt, Philbrook and Alyssa Griggs, For Camden Hills, Gibson, Silverio, Myrick and Seymour each had a hit.

The Panthers also defeated Oak Hill of Sabattus 2-1 May 14. Medomak Valley picked up runs in the third and sixth innings, while the Raiders tallied their run in the bottom of the seventh.

Desiree Benner had another strong pitching performance as she allowed three hits, a walk and fanned 12. The sole run was unearned. Maria Ennamorati again was solid behind the plate as she completed a double play on a suicide squeeze attempt in the sixth inning as she caught a popped up bunt and tagged the runner coming home. Greta Brown and Abbie McGuire also had solid defensive performances.

For the Panthers, Missy Philbrook and Charlene Wilbur scored, Philbrook with her heads-up base running on a fielder’s choice by Charlene Wilbur and Wilbu  off a Benner hit after recording a hit of her own to reach base. McKenzie Belcher also doubled for the Panthers.

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