OLD ORCHARD BEACH — Medomak Valley ran into a couple of dominant opponents in the state League League 11- and 12-year-old tournament, however, despite being shutout in two lopsided losses to Augusta and Saco/Dayton, there was an obvious positive for the area youngsters — namely, they got to play several additional weeks of summer baseball a year after there was none due to the pandemic.

Medomak Valley was ousted from the double-elimination state tourney with a 15-0, three-inning loss to Saco on Tuesday, July 27. That defeat came three days after the locals lost to Augusta 11-0 in four innings.

Augusta is the District 5 champion and Saco the District 4 winner. Medomak Valley won District 2 by default when there was no tourney for the second time in two years due to other leagues not participating due to the continuation of COVID-19 safety protocols.

District 6 Cumberland/North Yarmouth, District 1 Calais and District 3 Bangor round out the six-team state field.

The tourney runs through Saturday or Sunday, July 31-Aug. 1.

Team members for Medomak Valley include Konnor Schofield, Jacolby Severson, Owen Dostie, Ashton Lowe, Colby Simmons, Devin Benedix, Tucker Brown, Landon Morrison, Nolan Wellman, Wyatt Hood, Liam Feeley, Carter Jackson and Cole Esancy. The squad is coached by Patrick Hood, Chris Wellman and Keith Simmons.

Team members for Saco/Dayton include Hayden Warren, Noah Fullerton, Ben Indorf, Ryan Gagnon, Will Tripp, Colton Cross, Logan Leblanc, Owen Thompson, Ryker Boorjian, Brody Hadiaris, Connor Penney, Quinn Cook and Brennan Tabor. The squad is coached by Jamie Gagnon, Brian Thompson and nick Tabor.

In Tuesday’s game, Saco/Dayton grabbed a 4-0 first-inning advantage and took control with 10 runs in the second when the team nearly batted around twice. The game ended when Saco/Dayton tallied a 15th run in the bottom of the third.

Medomak Valley did not muster a hit, but did see Dostie, Severson, Hood and Esancy reach base via walks in the same inning. In fact, Severson got to third base in the second, but Medomak could not score. Additionally, Dostie walked but was thrown out attempting a steal.

Saco/Dayton pitchers allowed four walks and struck out four. Medomak Valley mound workers finished with a walk, two hit batters and a strikeout.

For the powerful Saco/Dayton offense, Gagnon (single, double, 3 runs), Cook (double, 2 runs), Tabor (2 doubles, triple, 2 runs), Fullerton (2 singles, 2 runs), Cross (single, double, 2 runs), Leblanc (single, run), Hadiaris (single, run), Tripp (run) and Boorjian (run) led the charge.

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