The final pitches of the American Legion baseball campaign in the 17u age group have been thrown, and with the regular season wrapped Rock Coast Rip Tide and Tidewater Oil turn their attention to the North Division zone playoffs.

Rock Coast Rip Tide, a Rockport-based team, will be the No. 1 seed, while the Tidewater Oil Belfast-based squad will be the No. 5 seed in the double-elimination zone playoffs.

The final 17u North Division standings were: Rock Coast Rip Tide 15-3, Bouchard Cleaning Riverhawks 13-5, Quirk Motor City 11-5, Hermon Hawks 8-9, Tidewater Oil 6-10, Downeast Storm 3-13 and Machias 1-12.

Rock Coast Rip Tide’s Connor Calderwood, middle, among others. Mark Haskell

The final 17u South Division standings were: Skowhegan 13-3, Fairfield 12-4, Ware Butler Eagles 12-6, Topsham Post 202 9-9, Capital Area Bombers 8-10, Oxford Hills Vikings 3-12 and Turner Bandits 2-15.

Machias is the only team from the North Division to not qualify for the North zone playoffs, while Oxford Hills and Turner did not qualify in the South.

Junior League (17u) zone playoffs will be a double-elimination tournament Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 5-8. The South playoffs will be at the CARA Complex in Augusta and the North playoffs at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor.

Thus, No. 5 Tidewater Oil will face No. 4 Hermon Hawks in the first game of the tourney on Thursday, Aug. 5 at 5 p.m, with the winner to meet No. 1 Rock Coast Rip Tide the same night at 7:30 p.m.

If Rock Coast wins its first game on Thursday, the squad plays again on Saturday, Aug. 7, at 4 p.m.

The loser of the Tidewater Oil and Hermon Hawks contest plays on Saturday, Aug. 7, at 1:30 p.m. against the loser of No. 2 Riverhawks and the winner of No. 3 Quirk Motor City and No. 6 Downeast Storm.

The championship contest is set for Sunday, Aug. 8, at 2 p.m.

The top four finishers from the zone tournaments will advance to the state tournament, which will be played at Mansfield Stadium and begin on Thursday, Aug. 12.

The final 19u standings included: Central Maine and Bangor Comrades 15-3, Quirk Motor City 14-3, Queen City Athletic Riverdogs 11-7, Trenton Acadians 9-9, Tidewater Oil 5-12, Machias Post 9 2-14 and Sebasticook 1-17.

No. 3 Quirk Motor City defeated No. 1 Central Maine 10-0 on Thursday, July 29 in the championship contest.

Quirk Motor City advances to the Northeast Regional, which begins on Wednesday, Aug. 4, at Fitton Field in Shrewsbury, Mass., where Quirk Motor City will play Beverly, Mass. in the opening round.

The 19u Belfast-based Tidewater Oil did not qualify for the playoffs this summer.

Rock Coast Rip Tide’s Duncan Oakes-Nelsen. Mark Haskell

The following is a recap of recently-reported results for area teams:

17u

Rock Coast Rip Tide 8, Tidewater Oil 1

At Rockport July 31, the Rip Tide jumped out early over Tidewater Oil and kept the visitor’s bats shut down for most of the contest.

Rock Coast scored one run in the second inning, six in the fourth and one in the fifth, while Tidewater Oil plated its lone run in the seventh inning.

For Rip Tide, Cameron Brown (2 singles, run, RBI) and Duncan Oakes-Nelsen (2 singles, double) led the offense, while Connor Calderwood (single, 2 RBIs, run), Alex Bartlett (single, run), Hunter Norton (single, RBI), Eben Fagonde (single, 2 runs), Owen Berez (single, RBI), Franklin Coffey (single, RBI), Lucas Moody (single, run) and Benjamin Tohanczyn (run) had strong plate appearances.

Pat McConnell (double, run) was the only Tidewater Oil player to record a hit.

Oakes-Nelsen and Brown toed the rubber for Rock Coast, and combined for one run on one hit, with four walks and 11 strikeouts. Gage Ellis and Austin Ellis pitched for Tidewater Oil, and combined for eight runs on 12 hits, with three walks and eight strikeouts.

Rock Coast Rip Tide 12, Tidewater Oil 3

At Rockport July 31, Rock Coast scored in all but on inning to cruise to victory on its home diamond.

Rip Tide tallied two runs in the first and third innings, one in the fourth, four in the fifth and three in the sixth. Tidewater Oil scored one run in the fourth inning and two in the sixth.

Cameron Brown (3 singles, 2 runs, 2 RBIs) led Rock Coast’s offense, while Benjamin Tohanczyn (2 singles, 2 RBIs, run), Franklin Coffey (single, double, 2 RBIs), Eben Fagonde (single, 2 runs, RBI), Connor Calderwood (double, 2 runs, RBI), Duncan Oakes-Nelsen (single, 2 runs), Lucas Moody (2 RBIs), Alex Bartlett (run), Owen Hotchkin (run), and Elias Pluecker (run) had strong at-bats.

Pat McConnell (double, 2 runs) led Tidewater Oil at the plate, as Gage Ellis (single, run), Liam McConnell (double), Elias Howard (single), Curtis Littlefield (RBI) and Austin Ellis (RBI) played key roles.

Calderwood and Coffey pitched for Rock Coast, and allowed three runs on four hits, with two walks and nine strikeouts. Liam McConnell, Kyle Larrabee and Alec Rolfe worked the bump for Tidewater Oil, and combined for 12 runs on 10 hits, with three walks and four strikeouts.

Riverhawks 10, Tidewater Oil 3

At Belfast July 28, the Riverhawks jumped out to an early lead in the second inning and continued to pile on the runs en route to victory.

The Riverhawks scored three runs in the second inning, two in the third, four in the fourth and on in the sixth, while Tidewater Oil scored two in the fifth inning and one in the seventh.

Ashton Ellis (2 hits, run) led Tidewater Oil at the plate, while Gage Ellis (hit), Pat McConnell (hit) and Curtis Littlefield (hit) had key at-bats.

For the Riverhawks, with first names unavailable, A. Cote (2 hits, 2 runs, RBI) led the offense, while T. Lerena (2 hits, 2 runs), A. Lyons (hit, 2 RBIs, run), F. Phelps (2 hits, RBI), L. Burns (2 hits), M. Desjardirs (hit, run), Martin (hit), Bates (hit) and D. Crouse (hit) had strong plate appearances.

Nate Ashey and Ashton Ellis pitched for Tidewater Oil, and combined for 10 runs on 15 hits, with two walks and three strikeouts. Lerena and Burns toed the rubber for the Riverhawks, and combined for three runs on six hits, with three walks and seven strikeouts.

Rock Coast Rip Tide 19, Downeast Storm 6 (5 inns.)

At Bangor July 25, Rock Coast fell behind out of the gate, but exploded for 19 runs in two innings to earn a mercy victory in game two of the doubleheader.

Rock Coast scored 12 runs in the third inning, three in the fourth and four in the fifth. Storm scored one in the first inning and five in the second.

Elias Pluecker (single, double, run) led Rock Coast at the plate, while Cameron Brown (single, 2 runs), Austin Chilles (single, run), Elias Libby (2 runs), Hunter Norton (2 runs), Benjamin Tohanczyn (single, 2 runs), Eben Fagonde (single, run), Lucas Moody (single, 2 runs), Franklin Coffey (single, run), Eric LeBlond (2 runs), Owen Hotchkin (2 runs) and Blade Brann (single) had strong at-bats.

For Downeast, with first names unavailable, C. Sewell (single, double, 2 runs) led the offense, while K. Trainor (run), K. Saunders (single, run), S. Nicholas (run) and B. Schaefer (run) had strong showings.

Chilles and Libby pitched for Rock Coast, and allowed six runs on three hits, with seven walks and four strikeouts. Sewell, Newell and McIver worked the bump for Downeast, and combined for 19 runs on nine hits, with 13 walks, two hit batters and four strikeouts.

Rock Coast Rip Tide 13, Downeast Storm 3 (6 inns.)

At Bangor July 25, Rock Coast and Downeast could not pull ahead early in the contest, until Rip Tide ripped the game open with a seven-run fifth inning to take the lead for good in game one of the doubleheader.

The Rip Tide scored one in the second inning, seven in the fifth and five in the sixth, while Downeast Storm scored one in the first inning and two in the fifth.

For Rock Coast, Connor Calderwood (2 singles, 2 walks, 2 runs) led the offense, as Alex Bartlett (single, run), Austin Chilles (single, run), Duncan Oakes-Nelsen (single, 2 runs), Elias Libby (run), Eric LeBlond (run), Franklin Coffey (single), Cameron Brown (2 runs), Elias Pluecker (single, run) and Owen Hotchkin (run) had strong showings.

For Downeast Storm, with first names unavailable, C. Newell (2 singles, run) led the offense, while T. Bennett (single, run) and C. Sewell (run) had key at-bats.

Oakes-Nelsen and Bartlett toed the rubber for Rock Coast, and combined for three runs on three hits, with seven walks and seven strikeouts. E. Curtis, Sewell, S. McIver, R. Case and Newell pitched for Downeast Storm, and combined for 13 runs on seven hits, with 15 walks, two hit batters and three strikeouts.

Riverhawks 7, Tidewater Oil 2

At Bangor July 23, the Riverhawks used a six-run fifth inning to erase a Tidewater Oil lead and grabbed the victory.

Riverhawks scored six runs in the fifth inning and one in the sixth. Tidewater Oil scored one run in the second and third innings.

For Tidewater Oil, Cole Ellis (2 hits, run) led the offense, while Eli Veilleux (2 hits, RBI), Pat McConnell (2 hits), Gage Ellis (2 hits), Curtis Littlefield (hit, RBI), Nate Ashey (hit, run), Drew Bagley (hit) and Gary Gale (hit) had strong plate appearances.

For the Riverhawks, with first names unavailable, A. Cote (2 hits, run, RBI) led the charge at the plate, as Donavan (hit, run), T. Lerena (hit, 2 RBIs), Martin (hit, run), N. Bates (hit, run), B. Grove (run, RBI), Adams (hit, RBI), M. Desjardirs (hit), B. Bishop (run) and Bates (run) had key at-bats.

Littlefield and Gage Ellis worked the hill for Tidewater Oil, as they combined for seven runs on eight hits, with one walk and two strikeouts. Lerena went the distance for Riverhawks, and allowed two runs on 12 hits, with three walks and 11 strikeouts.

Rock Coast Rip Tide 4, Hermon Hawks 2

At Rockport July 22, the Rip Tide doubled up the Hawks. The game originally was scheduled for July 21, but that game was halted in the early innings due to thunder and restarted July 22.

The Rip Tide scored three runs in the second inning and one in the sixth, while Hermon scored its runs in the third.

The Ride Tide were led at the plate by Alex Bartlett (2 singles), Connor Calderwood (2 singles), Eli Libby (double, single, run), Lucas Moody (run), Franklin Coffey (run) and Ezra Landry (2 singles, run).

For the Hawks, with first names unavailable, Hopkins (run), Simcox (single) and Andrei (run) paced the offense.

Calderwood tossed a one-hitter for the Rip Tide as he yielded four walks, hit two batters and struck out six. Marquis pitched for the Hawks and allowed eight hits and three walks, with two strikeouts.

Rock Coast Rip Tide’s Hunter Norton, front, among another. Mark Haskell

Tidewater Oil 8, Downeast Storm 4 (8 inns.)

At Bangor July 16, Tidewater Oil doubled up the storm with an extra-inning win. Tidewater Oil scored two runs in the first inning, one in the third, one in the sixth and four in the eighth, while Downeast Storm plated two in the first and one in the third and sixth.

Tidewater Oil was led at the plate by Eli Howard (hit, 3 runs), Nate Ashey (3 runs), Pat McConnell (hit, run, 2 RBIs), Cole Ellis (run, RBI), Curtis Littlefield (2 hits, 2 RBIs) and Liam McConnell (hit).

For Downeast Storm, with first names unavailable, C. Sewell (2 hits, run), E. Curtis (run), T. Bennett (hit, run), K. Saunders (2 RBIs), R. Sabattus (2 hits, run), S. Mciver (hit, RBI), S. Nikolas (RBI) and R. Case (hit) paced the offense.

Littlefield, Ashey, Gage Ellis and Pat McConnell pitched for Tidewater Oil and allowed seven hits and three walks, with nine strikeouts. Bennett, Curtis and Sewell toed the rubber for Downeast Storm and allowed five hits and 11 walks, with nine strikeouts.

Riverhawks 7, Rock Coast Rip Tide 5

At Rockport July 16, the Rip Tide rally fell short as the Riverhawks soared to a two-run victory. The Rip Tide scored five runs in the sixth, while the Riverhawks tallied three in the second, two in the fifth and two in the seventh.

The Rip Tide were led at the plate by Alex Bartlett (single), Austin Chilles (run), Connor Calderwood (run), Duncan Oakes-Nelsen (double, run), Ben Tohanczyn (run), Lucas Moody (single) and Franklin Coffey (2 singles, run).

For the Riverhawks, with first names unavailable, Desjardins (single, 2 runs, 2 stolen bases), MacLeod (run), Burns (double, run), Martin (run), Bates (run), Donovan (run) and Bishop (single) paced the offense.

Oakes-Nelsen, Bartlett and Calderwood pitched for the Rip Tide and allowed three hits, nine walks and three hit batters, with four strikeouts. Lievana and MacLeod pitched for the Riverhawks and allowed five hits and two walks, with 11 strikeouts.

Rock Coast Rip Tide’s Eli Libby, front, and Lucas Moody. Mark Haskell

Hermon 9, Tidewater Oil 7

At Hermon July 14, the Hawks benefited from a seven-run second inning and rode that momentum to a win over Tidewater Oil. Hermon also scored two runs in the third, while Tidewater Oil plated three in the first, one in the third and three in the fifth.

Tidewater Oil was led at the plate by Nate Ashey (hit, 2 runs), Pat McConnell (hit, RBI, 2 runs), Cole Ellis (hit, RBI, 2 runs), Eli Veilleux (hit, run), Eli Howard (2 hits, RBI) and Curtis Littlefield (2 hits, 2 RBIs).

For Hermon, with first names unavailable, M. Hopkins (2 runs, RBI), D. England (hit, 2 runs), D. Fowler (hit, RBI), C. Willis (run, RBI), J. Wickett (2 hits, run, RBI), B. White (hit, run, RBI), C. Andrei (run) and J. Morissette (run, RBI) paced the offense.

Ashton Ellis, Veilleux and Ashey pitched for Tidewater Oil and allowed five hits and 10 walks, with two strikeouts. A. Crisafulli and C. Willis pitched for Hermon and allowed eight hits and five walks, with 12 strikeouts.

Rock Coast Rip Tide’s Austin Chilles. Mark Haskell

19u

Tidewater Oil 10, Trenton Acadians 5

At Bangor July 20, Tidewater Oil doubled up the Acadians and collected their fifth win of the season. Tidewater Oil scored three in the third and fifth innings and four in the seventh, while Trenton scored two in the first and third frames and one in the seventh.

Tidewater Oil was led at the plate by Sam Moody (hit, run), Jason Bartlett (4 hits, 2 runs, 2 RBIs), Liam O’Neal (hit, run), Dylan Abbott (hit, run), Joey Curtis (hit, run, RBI), Aiden Schecter (hit, run), Tommy Walker (hit, run, RBI), Zepherin Leppanen (RBI), Eamon Goscinski (RBI), Tanner Veilleux (hit, run) and Isaac Bernosky (run).

For the Acadians (first names unavailable), Bragdon (2 hits, run), Curtis (2 hits, 2 runs, RBI), H. Curtis (run), P. Isaacs (2 hits, RBI), N. Smith (hit, run), Baugh (hit, RBI) and Z. Fitzsimmons (hit) paced the offense.

Curtis and Moody pitched for Tidewater Oil as the duo allowed nine hits and five walks, with six strikeouts. C. Burnett and Baugh pitched for Trenton and allowed 11 hits and eight walks, with eight strikeouts.

Central Maine 10, Tidewater Oil 5

At Belfast July 19, Central Maine jumped out to an early 4-0 lead and rode that momentum to a win over the hosts. Tidewater Oil scored two in the third and fourth innings and one in the seventh, while Central Maine scored two in the first, third and sixth innings, three in the fourth and one in the fifth.

Tommy Walker (hit, RBI), Jason Bartlett (hit, 2 runs), Liam O’Neal (3 hits, run, 2 RBIs), Curtis (2 hits, run, RBI), Aiden Schecter (hit, run), Zepherin Leppanen (hit) and Brandon Cournoyer (hit, RBI) led the Tidewater Oil offense, while Central Maine (first names unavailable) was paced by J. Reed (2 hits, run), A. Mayo (2 hits, 2 runs), R. Gagnon (2 hits, run), J. Thomas (2 hits, 3 RBIs), H. McEwan (2 hits, run), Z. Nickerson (hit, run), B. Willette (run), M. Berry (hit, 2 runs, 2 RBIs) and N. Bickford (hit, run, 2 RBIs).

Walker, Cournoyer and Abbott pitched for Tidewater Oil and allowed 13 hits and two walks, with five strikeouts. J. Smith and B. Willette pitched for Central Maine and allowed 10 hits and three walks, with five strikeouts.

Turner Bandits 5, Tidewater Oil 3

At Belfast July 17, the Bandits plated the final four runs of the game and stole one against Tidewater Oil. The hosts scored two runs in the first inning and one in the fifth, while Turner plated one in the third, three in the sixth and one in the seventh.

Tidewater Oil was led at the plate by Tommy Walker (hit, 2 runs), Jason Bartlett (hit, run), Aidan Schecter (hit) and Zepherin Leppanen (hit, 2 RBIs).

Cody Reynolds, Bartlett and Dylan Abbott pitched for Tidewater Oil and allowed nine hits and three walks, with six strikeouts.

Information for Turner was unavailable.

Central Maine 6, Tidewater Oil 3

At Belfast July 17, Tidewater Oil was doubled up by Central Maine. Tidewater Oil scored two runs in the fourth inning and one in the sixth, while Central Maine plated one in the first and five in the fifth.

Tidewater Oil was led at the plate by Tommy Walker (2 hits, RBI), Jason Bartlett (hit), Joey Curtis (hit), Dylan Abbott (hit), Cody Reynolds (hit, 2 runs), Eamon Goscinski (run) and Brandon Cournoyer (hit, 2 RBIs).

For Central Maine, with first names unavailable, J. Reed (hit, run), A. Mayo (run), R. Gagnon (hit, 2 runs), J. Thomas (hit, run, 2 RBIs), H. McEwan (RBI), Z. Tibbetts (RBI), M. Berry (RBI), P. Bickford (run) and N. Bickford (hit) paced the offense.

Curtis, Goscinski and Cournoyer toed the rubber for Tidewater Oil as the trio allowed four hits and seven walks, with one strikeout. M. Berry and J. Thomas pitched for Central Maine and allowed seven hits and two walks, with four strikeouts.

Hampden Riverdogs 5, Tidewater Oil 2

At Belfast July 13, Hampden benefited from a three-run first inning, which proved the difference in a three-run win over Tidewater Oil. The teams scored individual runs in the sixth and seventh innings.

Tidewater Oil was led at the plate by Tanner Veilleux (hit, RBI), Zepherin Leppanen (hit), Tommy Walker (hit), Aidan Schecter (2 hits, run), Matt LeBlanc (run) and Joey Curtis (3 hits, RBI).

For Hampden, with first names unavailable, E. Nadeau (hit), A. Chiappone (hit, 2 runs), K. Moore (hit, run), E. Reed (hit, run, RBI), J. Thayer (2 hits, 3 RBIs), L. Levensalor (hit, run) and T. Knott (hit) paced the offense.

Curtis, Cody Reynolds and Jason Bartlett pitched for Tidewater Oil and allowed eight hits and four walks, with 10 strikeouts. Knott and Chiappone pitched for Hampden and allowed eight hits and three walks, with seven strikeouts.

Bangor Comrades 6, Tidewater Oil 1

At Belfast July 12, Bangor scored first and most often in a five-run triumph over the hosts. Bangor added three in the fifth and two in the sixth, while Tidewater Oil’s lone tally came in the fourth.

Tidewater Oil was led at the dish by Jason Bartlett (hit), Dylan Abbott (hit, run, RBI), Joey Curtis (hit), Aidan Schecter (hit) and Matt LeBlanc (hit).

For the Comrades, with first names unavailable, K. Cyr (3 hits, run, 2 RBIs), B. McLaughlin (2 hits, run, RBI), M. Holmes (hit, run), B. Hand (hit, run, RBI), B. Caron (2 hits, 2 RBIs), B. Caron (hit), Y. Emerson (hit), M. Clark (run) and R. Howard (hit, run) paced the offense.

Sam Moody and Abbott pitched for Tidewater Oil and allowed 13 hits and one walk, with two strikeouts. W. Stevens pitched for Bangor and allowed five hits and one walk, with five strikeouts.

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