In final regular-season games for both squads, the Georges Valley baseball and softball teams made it look easy Saturday as they traveled to Boothbay to face the Seagulls.

Georges Valley High School will merge with Rockland District High School to form Oceanside High School next year, but that did not matter Saturday as the Buccaneers went out in style with a pair of five-inning romps over Boothbay Region.

The Buc softball team, which will compete for the Mountain Valley Conference championship against Telstar or Jay on Monday, June 6 at 5 p.m. on Hippach Field at the University of Maine at Farmington, won their 61st straight regular-season contest Saturday in a 26-0 rout of the Seagulls.

The Rebels and Tigers, currently second and third respectively in Western Class C and each sporting a record of 13-1, will end the regular season in a showdown at Bethel Tuesday, May 31, which ultimately will determine who will face the Bucs in the MVC championship. The Rebels are the defending state Class C champs and they fell to Georges Valley in last year’s MVC title game.

On Saturday, the Buc softball team pieced together a 15-run second inning and scored in four of the five complete innings to secure the victory over Boothbay Region. The Bucs will also be competing in the upcoming Western Class C playoffs.

The Buc baseball team also got a big inning in the form of a 13-run third and cruised to a 18-3 victory over Boothbay Saturday. The game ultimately proved to be Georges Valley’s last, as the Bucs finished a few Heal Points short of earning the region’s final playoff seed. Eight of Georges Valley’s losses this season were by four or fewer runs, but the Bucs left it all on the field in the past week by ending the program on a three-game wins streak.

Both teams also continued their winning ways Friday, each coming away with victories on the road at Winthrop.

Softball

Georges Valley 26, Boothbay Region 0 (5 inns.) … At Boothbay, the Buccaneers capped another undefeated regular season and appear to be clicking on all cylinders as the postseason is around the corner.

The win was the 61st straight regular-season decision for Georges Valley, which is hoping to make one final run at a state Class C championship (an accomplishment the Bucs have earned twice in recent years).

“We talked about it briefly after the game and the fact it was the Bucs’ last game of the regular season,” said Georges Valley coach Rusty Worcester. “They were saddened but excited for the long weekend and rest, plus the playoffs are coming. They are focused and ready to work.”

Natalie Atwood got her first victory of the season in the pitcher’s circle for the Bucs, allowing three hits and one walk, with six strikeouts through five innings of work. Allison Crocker pitched for Boothbay, walking three and striking out three.

Leading Georges Valley at the plate were Chelsea Glidden (3 singles, 5 RBIs), Tamra Wallace (3 singles, RBI), Kelsie Thompson (2 home runs, single, 2 RBIs), Rachel Frye (home run, double, single, 4 RBIs), Kennadi Grover (home run, double, single, 3 RBIs), Natalie Russell (3 singles, RBI), Kristen Sawyer (2 singles, 2 RBIs) and Katlyn Rich (2 singles, RBI).

Becca Giles doubled for the Seagulls, while Tori Schmid and Allison Crocker each singled.

Georges Valley 16, Winthrop 0 … At Winthrop Friday, the Bucs led 8-0 through six innings and doubled their score with an eight-run seventh to cruise past the host Ramblers.

Rich (triple, 2 singles, 5 RBIs), Grover (3 singles, 2 RBIs), Jill Bradbury (2 singles, RBI), Russell (single, 2 RBIs), Jessie Veilleux (triple) and Megan Beal (single) each contributed to the Georges Valley offense.

Tera Tricarico (2 singles) and Meg Scully (single) keyed Winthrop.

Frye tossed five innings for the Bucs, allowing three hits and one walk, while striking out four. Bradbury worked the final two frames, also striking out four batters.

Amy Belanger pitched six innings for the Ramblers, walking nine batters and striking out three, while Krissy Doughty tossed an inning of relief and walked five batters.

Georges Valley (14-0, 123.4524 points) is first in the 18-team Western Class C region.

Baseball

Georges Valley 18, Boothbay Region 3 (5 inns.) … At Boothbay, in the final Georges Valley game, the Bucs put on an offensive clinic to the tune of 14 hits and marched past the host Seagulls by a 15-run margin.

Leading the Buccaneers at the plate were Alex Wallace (single, double), Drew Townsend (2 singles), Bryant Matthews (single, double), Dylan Maloney (2 singles), Brandon Knight (2 singles) and Ben Wallace (2 singles).

Ryan Murphy doubled and singled for the Seagulls, while Nate Colcord added a double.

Ethan Hyvarinen tossed a complete game for Georges Valley, allowing six hits and one walk, while striking out three. Rance Mills, Alan Drummond and Calvin Crocker combined to allow 14 hits and six walks, while striking out three for the Seagulls.

The Bucs plated five runs in the first inning on the strength of RBI-hits from Matthews, Maloney and Knight and RBI-groundouts from Sam Tarbox and Hyvarinen, then the visitors exploded for 13 runs in the top of the third to take a commanding 18-0 lead. The inning was capped by a three-run double from Matthews, a two-run single by Ben Wallace and RBI-singles from Alex Wallace, Maloney and Tarbox.

Townsend recorded the final hit in the history of the program, while Ben Wallace scored the final run and Ellery Montgomery the final out.

Georges Valley 3, Winthrop 2 … At Winthrop Friday, the Bucs broke a 2-2 tie in the seventh inning and got a game-winning hit from Knight as they won their second straight contest.

Matthews and Maloney clubbed back-to-back singles to lead the second inning, while Knight added one of his own to plate Matthews with what proved to be the winning run.

Maloney (2 singles, double), Townsend (2 singles), Matthews (single), Hyvarinen (single) and Knight (game-winning, run-scoring single) were among the Buc hitters, while Travis Luce doubled to pace the Ramblers.

Maloney pitched the distance for the visitors, allowing five hits and three walks, while striking out two batters. Tyler Reeve allowed nine hits and two walks, while fanning six for the hosts.

Georges Valley (6-8, 30.1283 points) is 11th in Western Class C, while Dirigo of Dixfield (14-1, 111.5718 points) is first in the 18-team region.

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