With the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel now in sight as the end of the regular season looms, each game becomes more crucial than ever as a handful of Midcoast high school baseball and softball teams jockey for position to find their way into the postseason.

The Georges Valley and Medomak Valley softball teams are the only two local locks to qualify for the regional playoffs, while the Camden Hills baseball team currently is locked into the 10th and final playoff spot in Eastern Class B.

After that, the rest of the picture is a bit cloudy.

The following is a recap of reported results from Thursday’s regular-season makeup games:


Georges Valley 12, Monmouth Academy 0 (6 inns.) … At Thomaston, the Buccaneers (10-0) continued on their torrid pace to an undefeated season and had three players knock home runs as the hosts came away with a mercy rule-shortened victory. Seven of Georges Valley’s 10 victories this season have been via the mercy rule.

Top hitters for the Bucs were Jessie Veilleux (home run, double, single, 2 RBIs), Kennadi Grover (home run, double, 3 RBIs), Rachel Frye (home run, 2 RBIs), Danielle Frye (3 singles), Jill Bradbury (2 singles, 2 RBIs), Bethany Snow (2 singles, RBI), Kate Lee (single) and Molly Mellor (single).

Lindsey Smith singled for the lone hit for the Mustangs.

Danielle Frye pitched four innings for the Bucs, walking two and striking out four, while Bradbury tossed the final two frames, walking three and fanning two. Colby Wilson allowed 15 hits and five walks, while striking out two pitching for Monmouth Academy.

After the first two batters were retired to start the first inning, Grover socked a solo home run, followed by three straight singles from Veilleux, Danielle Frye and Snow. Veilleux scored on Snow’s hit to put the hosts up 2-0.

Later in the fourth inning with the hosts leading 4-0, Bradbury singled and stole second to lead the frame, followed by a two-run homer by Rachel Frye to left field, which increased the hosts’ cushion to 6-0. Veilleux doubled later in the inning and crossed the plate on an error, adding to the Buccaneer run total.

Georges Valley plated four more runs in the sixth. After Mellor reached on an error and Bradbury drew a walk, Grover plated both runners with a double, while Veilleux followed with her third hit of the game — a two-run home run — to put the hosts ahead 11-0. Bradbury finished the game in the seventh with an RBI-single to plate Lee.

The lone hit of the game for Monmouth came off Danielle Frye in the fourth inning, when Smith rapped a single.

The Bucs (51.7092 Heal Points) are second in Western Class C, while Telstar of Bethel (10-0, 70.4932 points) is first in the region.

Winslow 9, Medomak Valley 0 … At Winslow, the Panthers (8-3) fell in convincing fashion to the Black Raiders.

Top hitters for Medomak Valley were Kasey Benner (2 singles), Vanessa Davis (single) and Jessica Koon (single). Rachel Hall had four singles, while Kristin Loubier added a double and a single to lead the Black Raiders.

Kayla Santheson allowed 11 hits and three walks, while striking out six batters for the Panthers. Julie Riordan allowed four hits and no walks, while striking out 11 for the Black Raiders.

The Panthers (56.0547 points) are third in Eastern Class B, while Hermon (10-2. 79.2969 points) is first in the region.

Nokomis 8, Mount View 5 … At Newport, the Mustangs (2-9) mounted a four-run, third-inning rally, but it was not enough as the Warriors rallied late and pulled out a three-run win over the visitors.

Alonia Horton (double, run) and Fran Stevens (double, run) were among the top Mount View hitters, while Sabrina Valliancourt (2 triples, 2 RBIs, 2 runs) led the way for the Warriors.

The Mustangs (4.1016 points) are 17th in Eastern Class B, while Hermon (10-2. 79.2969 points) is first in the region.


Georges Valley 14, Monmouth 4 Academy (6 inns.) … At Thomaston, the Bucs (5-5) battled back to .500 on the season and beat up on the winless Mustangs to the tune of a 10-run win.

Top hitters for the Bucs were Sam Tarbox (home run, 2 RBIs), Ian Anderson (2 singles, double, 3 RBIs), Alex Wallace (2 doubles, RBI), Drew Townsend (double, single, 2 RBIs) and Ben Wallace (double).

David Hobson homered and singled to lead Monmouth.

Bryant Matthews toed the rubber for Georges Valley, allowing five hits and no walks, while striking out six. Roger Bachelder and Hopson pitched for Monmouth, scattering 12 hits and three walks, while striking out six.

The Bucs plated eight runs in the second inning, which helped them keep the Mustangs at bay throughout the duration of the game. After Alec Young walked and came in to score on Townsend’s single, Tarbox belted a two-run blast over the fence to put the hosts up 3-0. Georges Valley then saw Ben Wallace, Dylan Maloney, Alex Wallace, Brandon Knight and Young touch the plate in the inning to put the hosts up big.

The Bucs (8.8776 points) are 12th in Western Class C, while St. Dominic of Lewiston (9-2, 52.5112 points) is first in the region.

Winslow 11, Medomak Valley 1 (6 inns.) … At Winslow, the Black Raiders made quick work of the visiting Panthers (4-7) and earned the win in six innings.

Top hitters for Medomak Valley were Taylor Williamson (home run, single), Steven Genthner (2 singles) and Dillon Reed (single). Genthner broke his wrist a few games ago against Maranacook of Readfield and the catcher is now contributing as the team’s designated hitter.

For Winslow, Donald Camp doubled and tripled, while MacKenzie Michaud belted a three-run home run.

Dustin Osier and Isaac Greenrose combined to pitch for the Panthers, allowing six hits on seven walks, while hitting two and striking out seven. Jordan Holt gave up five hits and four walks, while fanning five pitching for the Black Raiders.

The Panthers (21.8750 points) are 14th in Eastern Class B, while Waterville (10-1. 76.5625 points) is first in the region.

Leavitt 4, Rockland 3 … At Rockland, the visiting Hornets plated four runs in the fourth inning, which provided all the offense they would need as the visitors held on to beat the Tigers (4-7).

Top hitters for Rockland were Luke Morrill (2 home runs, single, 3 runs), Dylan Meklin (single) and Nick Beal (single). For Leavitt, Bilodean doubled and singled, while Poulin singled twice.

Billy Joyce pitched the first 2/3 of an inning for Rockland, allowing two hits and four walks, while striking out one. Steven Widdecombe went the rest of the way, allowing three hits and two walks, while striking out two.

McBreairty went the distance, allowing five hits and three walks, with three strikeouts for the Hornets.

The Tigers (16.4063 points) are 17th in Eastern Class B, while Waterville (10-1. 76.5625 points) is first in the region.

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