In cold, blustery conditions, it was opening day for three Midcoast high school diamond teams on Wednesday, April 20, a scenario that proved good news for Medomak Valley of Waldoboro and not as positive a result for Oceanside of Rockland.

The Panthers collected wins over Waterville as the baseball team used patience at the plate to earn a 9-4 victory, while the softball squad emerged with a 6-4 victory in games at Waldoboro.

Medomak Valley’s Madison Boynton. Photo by Holly Vanorse Spicer

The Oceanside baseball team also opened at home and dropped a 6-2 decision to Cony of Augusta in Rockland.

The action continued on Friday, April 21 as Medomak Valley, Oceanside and Camden Hills of Rockport churned out a mixed bag of results, as the Panthers emerged victorious.

At home, Panther baseball walked off with a 3-2, nine-inning win over Leavitt of Turner, while Panther softball swung to a 7-3 win over the Hornets.

Camden Hills’ Olivia Ogier, facing, and Kyra Anderson have fun after a tough, sliding catch by Ogier. Photo by Ken Waltz

In road games, the Mariners lost 4-0 (baseball) and 27-2 (softball) to Lawrence of Fairfield, while the home-standing Windjammers lost by identical 9-0 scores to Oxford Hills of South Paris.

Camden Hills’ Hunter Bell. Photo by Ken Waltz

The following is a recap of reported results:

Baseball

Medomak Valley 3, Leavitt 2 (9 inns.)

At Waldoboro April 22, the Panthers got a walkoff hit in the bottom of the ninth inning from Isaac Simmons and bested the Hornets. Medomak Valley’s runs came in the fourth, fifth and ninth frames, while Leavitt scored in the first and second innings.

The Panther offense was led by Blake Morrison (hit), Hayden Staples (hit, run), Aaron Reed (2 hits, run, RBI), Isaac Simmons (2 hits, RBI), Wyatt Simmons (RBI), Brady Carter (2 hits) and Tucker Holgerson (run).

For the Hornets, with first names unavailable, J. Mellen (hit), C. Taylor (2 hits, run), N. Carpenter (hit), J. Negley (2 hits), B. McCormick (hit) and B. Springer (run) paced the offense.

Porter Gahagan and Matt Holbrook pitched for Medomak Valley and allowed a combined seven hits and three walks, with seven strikeouts. W. Keach and C. Taylor pitched for Leavitt and allowed eight hits and five walks, with six strikeouts.

Oceanside’s Duncan Oakes-Nelsen tosses a pitch against Cony of Augusta on April 20 in high school baseball in Rockland. The Rams beat the Mariners 6-2. Photo by Ken Waltz

Lawrence 4, Oceanside 0

At Fairfield April 22, the Mariners were held to three hits as the Bulldogs swung to a shutout win. Lawrence scored thrice in the third inning and added an insurance run in the sixth.

The hurlers went the distance on the hill as Hunter Lee tossed a three-hitter for Lawrence, with one walk and 11 strikeouts, while Jacob Watkinson allowed six hits and no walks, with two strikeouts for Oceanside.

Gavin Ripley, Connor Calderwood and Gil Stewart singled for the Mariners, while Michael Hamlin (double, RBI), Gavin Wilson (RBI), Lee (double) and Nate Griand (RBI) paced the Bulldog offense.

Oceanside committed three errors and left five runners on base, while Lawrence had no fielding miscues and stranded three runners.

Oxford Hills 9, Camden Hills 0

At Rockport April 22, the Vikings pushed their leadoff runner across the plate early and rode that momentum to a shutout win over the Windjammers. Oxford Hills scored one run in the first, three in the second, two in the fourth and fifth frames and one more in the seventh.

Matt Kremin (single), Liam O’Neal (single), Hunter Bell (single) and Eric LeBlond (single) rapped hits for the hosts, while N. Binette (run, stolen base), E. Soehren (2 singles, 2 runs), A. Merrill (2 singles, run), K. Brown (single), H. Tardiff (run) and B. Truman (double, run) led the visitors at the dish.

Bell and Ryan Clifford pitched for Camden Hills and allowed six hits and four walks, with two strikeouts. W. Knightly and K. Delano pitched for Oxford Hills and allowed four hits and one walk, with 15 strikeouts.

First names for Oxford Hills were unavailable.

Camden Hills’ Liam O’Neal plays behind an Oxford Hills runner. Photo by Ken Waltz

Medomak Valley 9, Waterville 4

At Waldoboro April 20, the hosts used patience at the plate to jump to a three-run lead in the first inning and never looked back en route to a season-opening victory over the Purple Panthers. Medomak Valley scored thrice in the first inning, once in the third and five in the fourth, while Waterville scored twice in the third and once in the fifth and sixth.

Medomak Valley’s Hayden Staples, right, and Waterville’s Joe Hamelin. Photo by Holly Vanorse Spicer

For the host Panthers, Isaac Simmons tossed six innings on the hill and allowed five hits and two walks, with four strikeouts, while Mitchell Holbrook worked a scoreless seventh inning with two strikeouts for Medomak Valley.

Spencer Minihan and Garrett Gendreu pitched for Waterville and combined to allow two hits and 10 walks, with one strikeout.

The Panthers were led at the plate by Blake Morrison (RBI), Hayden Staples (run), Isaac Simmons (2 runs), Garret Hutchins (2 runs), Wyatt Simmons (2 runs, RBI), Aaron Reed (hit, run, 3 RBIs), Brady Carter (hit, 3 RBIs) and Tucker Holgerson (run).

Medomak Valley’s Porter Gahagan. Photo by Holly Vanorse Spicer

For the Purple Panthers, Ben Foster (hit, run), Joe Hamelin (hit, RBI), Billy Place (2 hits, 2 RBIs), Adam Sirois (hit, run) and Chris Nawfel (RBI) paced the offense.

Cony 6, Oceanside 2

At Rockland April 20, the Rams benefited from a four-run fifth inning, a frame which proved the difference in a win over the host Mariners. Cony also scored in the third and seventh, while Oceanside’s runs were plated in the first and third frames.

Oceanside’s Alex Bartlett. Photo by Ken Waltz

Duncan Oakes-Nelsen worked 4 2/3 innings on the hill for Oceanside, while Bryston Mattox and Connor Calderwood pitched in relief. Oakes-Nelsen fanned nine batters in the tough-luck loss.

James Presti and Braydon Barbeau pitched for Cony, as the latter tossed four shutout innings in relief to earn the win.

Jacob Watkinson rapped two singles and double to pace the the Mariner offense. Gavin Ripley scored Oceanside’s runs.

Oceanside’s Jacob Watkinson. Photo by Ken Waltz

Cony’s fifth inning was keyed by a two-run single by Kam Douin and a pair of bases-loaded walks issued to Aiden Fleck and Presti.

Softball

Medomak Valley 7, Leavitt 3

At Waldoboro April 22, the Panthers swung past the visiting Hornets. Medomak Valley plated single runs in the first, second and third innings and two in the fourth and fifth frames, while Leavitt’s runs came in the seventh.

The Panthers were led at the dish by Aly Creamer (single, 2 runs), Haley Puchalski (double, single, run, stolen base), Kaylee Kurr (single, 2 RBIs), Addison McCormick (2 singles, RBI), Grace White (2 singles, run), Madi Boynton (run), Olivia Pelkey (single, run), Sara Nelson (run) and Kytana Williamson (single, RBI).

For the Hornets, Sam Debbins (RBI), Sarah Perkins (2 singles), Abby Abelt (run), Emily Poland (double, run) and Maddie Dutil (single, run, 2 RBIs) paced the offense.

Boynton pitched for Medomak Valley and allowed four hits and four walks, with 11 strikeouts. Abelt pitched for Leavitt and allowed 10 hits and four walks, with four strikeouts.

Oxford Hills 9, Camden Hills 0

At Rockport April 22, the Vikings scored their runs in the first two frames and shipwrecked the host Windjammers. Oxford Hills scored two in the first inning and seven in the second.

Camden Hills’ Alyssa Bland. Photo by Ken Waltz

Olivia Brown, Olivia Ogier, Ava Dube, Lily Enggass, Sierra Laukka and Alyssa Bland singled for Camden Hills, while G. Devio (single, 2 runs), M. Gallan (2 runs), T. Bernard (run), K. Morse (home run, single), L. Deiterich (single, run), M. Miller (2 singles, run, stolen base) and T. Derenburger (single, run) led the Oxford Hills offense.

Brown, Stone and Laukka pitched for the Windjammers as the trio allowed seven hits and one walk, with six strikeouts. Miller pitched for Oxford Hills and allowed six hits and three walks, with six strikeouts.

First names for Oxford Hills were unavailable.

Camden Hills coach Rowena Motylewski, left, puts the stop sign on for Ava Dube, right, as Windjammers react in the dugout. Photo by Ken Waltz

Lawrence 27, Oceanside 2 (5 inns.)

At Fairfield April 22, the undermanned Mariners were downed in lopsided fashion by the host Bulldogs. Lawrence plated 13 runs in the first inning, seven in the second, two in the third and five in the fourth, while Oceanside scored runs in the first and fourth frames.

The Lawrence offense was paced by K. Elkins (home run, 5 runs), T. Wilkie (home run, 4 runs), J. Sullivan (2 runs), J Johnson (2 runs), J. Reed (3 runs), M. Knox (2 runs), G. Nickerson (3 runs), K Quirion (2 runs) and E. Hagerty (4 runs).

Ava Philbrook homered for the lone hit of the afternoon for Oceanside.

Aubrianna Hoose pitched for the Mariners and allowed four hits, 16 walks and three hit batters, with two strikeouts. Johnson pitched for Lawrence and allowed one hit and no walks, with seven strikeouts.

First names for Lawrence were unavailable.

Medomak Valley 6, Waterville 4

At Waldoboro April 20, the Panthers scored six runs in the third inning and used that offensive surge to swing past the Purple Panthers. Waterville scored three in the third and one in the fourth.

Medomak Valley’s Addison McCormick, right, and Kytana Williamson. Photo by Holly Vanorse Spicer

The Panthers were led at the plate by Haley Puchalski (single, run), Kytana Williamson (single, run), Addison McCormick (run, 2 RBIs), Kaylee Kurr (run, RBI), Madison Boynton (run) and Sara Nelson (run, RBI, stolen base).

For the Purple Panthers, Kodah Aldrich (double, single, 2 runs, 2 stolen bases, RBI), Raylee Gilbert (double, run, RBI, 2 steals), Savannah Gormier (run, steal), Gillian Poulin (2 singles, 2 steals), Rylee Lint (single, steal) and Yuliya Paquette (single) paced the offense.

Medomak Valley’s Haley Puchalski. Photo by Holly Vanorse Spicer

Boynton pitched for Medomak Valley and allowed seven hits and three walks, with nine strikeouts. Gilbert pitched for Waterville and allowed two hits and two walks, with nine strikeouts.

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