It was a good day on the diamond for Georges Valley and Medomak Valley Monday as their softball and baseball teams bested opponents. Meanwhile, Camden Hills earned a split, while Rockland was swept.

The Panther baseball team defeated Maranacook of Readfield 10-8, while the Medomak Valley softball squad notched a 3-2 victory over the Black Bears.

In games against Winthrop, the Georges Valley baseball team won 6-4 and the softball team dominated the Ramblers to the tune of 17-0 in five innings.

Camden Hills split with Oak Hill of Sabattus, with the baseball team winning 8-2 and the softball squad dropping a 4-3 decision.

However, luck was not on the side of Rockland, with the baseball squad losing 6-4 to Gardiner, and the Rockland softball team falling 16-3.

Information for the Camden Hills baseball team was unavailable, but will be included if it becomes available.


Medomak Valley 10, Maranacook 8 (11 inns.) … At Readfield, after trailing 7-0 in the bottom of the fifth inning, the Panthers rallied to win an 11-inning battle.

After watching four Black Bear runs score in the first inning and three more in the fourth, the Panthers came back.

The visitors scored four runs in the sixth inning and three in the seventh, then tallied another run in the ninth before adding two final scores in the 11th.

Medomak Valley finished with nine hits and five errors and Maranacook 11 hits and six fielding miscues.

For the Panthers, Isaac Durkee slapped two singles, John Murray ripped a three-run home run and Adam Lynch added a double to lead the offensive charge.

Nathan Johnson finished with a single and double for Maranacook, while Dakota Duplisse had a single and triple and Eben Ballard two singles.

Alex Greenrose pitched 3 1/3 innings for the Panthers. He allowed six earned runs on five hits and four walks, with a strikeout. Isaac Durkee worked 7 2/3 innings, allowing no earned runs on three hits and seven walks (2 intentional), with seven strikeouts.

Zach Elwell, Tucker Whitman and Even Ballard combined on the hill for Maranacook, allowing five earned runs on nine hits and six walks, with a combined 14 strikeouts.

The winning rally in the 11th came when Murray reached after striking out and Brandon Gresham singled Murray to third. Gresham moved to second on the throw to third. Adam Lynch reached on an error as Murry and Gresham crossed the plate.

“Yet another game where we got behind early and rallied back,” said Panther coach Scott Hasting. “We had eight different players have hits throughout the game. Every batter reached base at some point during the game. It was a great all-around team effort and another great extra-inning win for us.”

Medomak Valley (4-3, 15.6641 points) is eighth in the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B. Bucksport (4-2, 28.1771 points) is first in the 19-team region.

Georges Valley 6, Winthrop 4 … At Thomaston, the Buccaneers squeezed out a two-run victory, after leading 6-0, before the Ramblers rallied for four runs in the final stanza. Georges Valley finished with nine hits and two errors and Winthrop 11 hits and four fielding miscues.

Ben Wallace pitched for the Bucs, allowing four earned runs on 11 hits, a walk and a hit batter, with seven strikeouts.

Tyler Foster and Ryan Conant combined for Winthrop to allow nine hits, five walks and five strikeouts.

For Geroges Valley, Drew Townsend had a particularly strong game with three hits, including his first home run of the year, a two-run shot over the left-field fence in the first inning. Brandon Knight also cracked his first home run of the season, with a two-run drive to center field in the fifth. Also, Dylan Maloney (triple, single) and Aaron Beal (2 singles) contributed to the hosts’ offense.

Hitters for Winthrop included Tyler Reene (double, 2 singles), Ryan Conant (2 singles), Tyler Foster (home run, single) and Ryan Castonguay (home run, single).

Georges Valley (2-3, 4.0306 points) is 13th in Western Class C, while Dirigo of Dixfield (7-0, 28.6496 points) is first in the 18-team region.

Gardiner 6, Rockland 4 … At Rockland, the Tigers came close but could not muster enough runs in the later innings to beat the visitors.

Rockland, which had eight hits and four errors, scored two runs in the first inning, one in the third and one in the fourth. Gardiner, which had three hits and two errors, tallied one in the first inning, four in the third and one in the fifth.

Steve Widdecombe pitched the first four innings for the host Tigers, allowing five runs on three hits and three walks, with three strikeouts. Billy Joyce worked two innings and allowed a run and a walk. Luke Morrill finished the game in the seventh and had a strikeout.

Allen Spencer pitched for Gardiner and allowed eight hits, two walks and hit a batter, with nine strikeouts.

For Rockland, Joe Nelsen (double, 2 singles, 2 runs), Morrill (double, run), Joyce (single, run), Jake Perry (single), Widdecombe (single) and Tony Campagnoli (single) led the offensive charge.

For Gardiner Jake Palmer (single, run), Allen Spencer (single, run), Josh Ouelette (single), Mike Phelps (2 runs), Brandon Chaput (run), and Hunter Belanger (run) helped with the win.

Rockland (4-3, 17.7734 points) is seventh in Eastern Class B, while Bucksport (4-2, 28.1771 points) is first in the 19-team region.


Georges Valley 17, Winthrop 0 (5 inns.) … At Thomaston, Georges Valley had its offensive clicking on all cylinders and blanked the Ramblers, as Rachel Frye (3 walks, 9 strikeouts) tossed a no-hitter.

For Winthrop, pitchers Krissy Doughty, Maureen Tierney and Amy Belanger combined to allow 16 hits and six walks, with three strikeouts.

For the Bucs, Katlyn Rich (double, 2 singles, 2 RBIs), Jessie Veilleux (double, single, 2 RBIs), Jill Bradbury (double, single, 3 RBIs), Kennadi Grover (double, single, RBI), Natalie Russell (2 singles, 2 RBI), Frye (2 single, 2 RBIs), Kelsie Thompson (double, RBI) and Tamra Wallace (single) led the impressive offensive effort.

“I was very pleased with the performance of the team today,” said Buc coach Rusty Worcester. “We hit the ball very well and the exciting part was all hitters went with the pitch and hit the ball on a line. We have talked about this and worked on it in the cage. It was nice to see on the field.”

The coach added that Frye did a superb job in the pitching circle. “Rachel Frye threw well considering the conditions — wind and cold isn’t helpful to the pitching staff,” he said. “We hope it warms up in the near future. She had nine strikeouts and, at times, had some very good pop on her fastball.”

Georges Valley (5-0, 12.1939 points) is fourth in Western Class C, while Telstar of Bethel (7-0, 24.6171 points) is first in the 18-team region.

Medomak Valley 3, Maranacook 2 (8 inns.) … At Readfield, Ericka Christensen belted an RBI-single in the eighth inning to lift the No. 1, unbeaten Panthers to another victory.

The Panthers also scored one run in both the fourth and sixth innings. Maranacook tallied runs in the first and seventh stanzas.

Desiree Benner allowed seven hits and six walks, with six strikeouts pitching for the Panthers. For Maranacook, Sarah Boynton allowed eight hits and two walks, with six strikeouts.

For the Panthers. Christensen (single, RBI), Kasey Benner (single, RBI), Lindsay Ranquist (2 singles) contributed to the offense. Also, Vanessa Davis, Heidi Obuchon and Amanda Hendrickson added singles.

Boynton and Kelsey Collins keyed the Black Bears with two singles each.

Medomak Valley (7-0, 26.6016 points) is first in the 19-team Eastern Class B region.

Oak Hill 4, Camden Hills 3 … Marissa Caskin had an RBI-double in the bottom of the seventh inning to plate teammate Kortni Michaud as the Raiders nipped the Windjammers.

Lauren Hall earned the pitching win for Oak Hill, allowing three runs on three hits, while striking out two and walking one. Michaud also had a double.

Olivia Hamalainen slugged another home run and singled to pace Camden Hills.

Camden Hills (4-3, 7.4609 points) is 12th in Eastern Class B, while Medomak Valley (7-0, 26.6016 points) is first in the 19-team region.

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