The Medomak Valley Little League 10- and 11-year-old all-star softball team had a fine showing at the state tournament on Friday and Saturday, July 24-25 as the Midcoast squad and District 2 champion squared off with District 6 champion Scarborough in a best-of-three series for the coveted crown.

While rain did play a factor on the weekend, it did not affect play on the field as the squads had no shortage of opportunities to put runs on the board, capitalizing on many.

But, in the end, Scarborough's offensive firepower was unmatched as it won the first two games of the series to clinch the state championship.

Scarborough posted a 27-12 win in four innings Friday, July 24 and wrapped up the state title with a 14-9 victory on Saturday, July 25.

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Rain was in the forecast Friday, but the squads were able to get in the first game of their scheduled doubleheader for that day, before rain, thunder and lightning forced tournament officials to move the second game, originally scheduled for Friday at 7:30 p.m. under the lights, to Saturday at 10 a.m.

The rest seemed to do Medomak Valley good as the squads were tied 6-6 into the fourth inning of Saturday morning's game before Scarborough tacked on insurance runs in the final two frames and pulled away.

“We came down last night and the girls were a little nervous it being the first time we were down here,” said Medomak Valley coach Jeff Nelson. “We didn't hit as well as we should have, but we got on the board and we scored some runs. Today they came out and everyone put in a hard effort. I'm very proud of these girls.”

Team members for Medomak Valley included Riley Instasi, Sophie Brooks, Addison McCormick, Baylee Stewart, Hannah Lee, Lucy Jameson, Taylor Podrasky, Grace White, Autumn Ripley, Eliza Nelson, Lilly Cook and Stephanie Morse. The team was coached by Jeff Nelson.

Team members for Scarborough were Caylyn Gendreau, Bailey Littlefield, Alyssa Desveaux, Mackenzie Grant, Lindsay Fiorillo, Megan McGarvey, Jordan Crosby, Jana Sanders, Avni Bhatghnagar, Angelina Pizzella, Katy Morin and Shaelyn Thornton.

The following is a recap of both state contests:

Scarborough 14, Medomak Valley 9

At Westbrook July 25, the squads battled toe-to-toe over the first four innings, but Scarborough pulled away over the final two frames and claimed the title.

Medomak scored one run in the first inning, three in the second, two in the third, two in the fifth and one in the sixth. Scarborough scored one in the first, one in the second, four in the third, four in the fifth and four in the sixth.

Leading Medomak at the plate were Ripley (single, run), Jameson (2 singles), Podrasky (3 runs), Morse (triple, single, 3 runs), Nelson (single, run), Instasi (run) and Stewart (single).

For Scarborough, Gendreau (single, run), Littlefield (run), Desveaux (2 runs), Grant (triple, double, single, 3 runs), Fiorillo (run), Morin (run), Crosby (double, 3 runs) and Pizzell (double, 2 runs) paced the offense.

Morse pitched for Medomak, allowing six hits and 10 walks, with nine strikeouts. Grant pitched for Scarborough, allowing seven hits and 13 walks, with six strikeouts.

The score was tied 6-6 in the top of the fourth inning when Desveaux appeared to have a sure RBI-single to right field for Scarborough, but Anstasi made a heads-up play and relayed quickly to Ripley at first base for the final out of the inning for Medomak.

Scarborough plated four runs in the fifth — three on wild pitches and the fourth on an RBI-groundout by Gendreau — to put the visitors ahead 10-6. Medomak got two back in the bottom of the frame when Podrasky scored on a wild pitch and Morse on an error to pull within two runs, but the team also left the bases loaded in the inning.

A two-run double by Sanders in the top of the sixth helped Scarborough pull away.

Scarborough 27, Medomak Valley 12 (4 inns.)

At Westbrook July 24, Scarborough scored runs early, often and at will as it cruised to a 15-run win over Medomak Valley to take a 1-0 lead in the series. Medomak Valley scored one in the first, one in the second, eight in the third and two in the fourth. Scarborough scored six in the first, seven in the second and 14 runs in the third.

Leading Medomak Valley at the plate were Ripley (single, 2 runs), Stewart (single, run), White (single, run), Morse (run), Podrasky (single, 2 runs), Nelson (2 runs), Jameson (2 singles, run), Lee (2 runs) and Cook (single).

For Scarborough, Gendreau (2 doubles, single, 2 runs), Littlefield (double, 2 singles, 3 runs), Desveaux (single, 4 runs), Grant (double, single, 3 runs), Fiorillo (4 runs), McGarvey (3 runs), Crosby (triple, single, 4 runs), Sanders (single, 2 runs), Pizzell (triple, run), Morin (run) keyed the charge.

Morse pitched for Medomak Valley, allowing 13 hits and 12 walks, with two strikeouts. Grant pitched for Scarborough, allowing seven hits and seven walks, with five strikeouts.