The Wildcats clawed and Hornets stung to Medomak Valley Little League baseball and softball championships for 2022.

In the softball final on Thursday, June 16 at John Foster Field, No. 1 Hornets of Warren (12-2) beat No. 2 Diamondbacks of Waldoboro/Friendship (10-6) 17-3 in five innings (Diamondbacks forced the “if” game with a 6-1 victory over Hornets on Tuesday, June 14 at Medomak Valley High School, also in Waldoboro).

In the baseball final on Thursday, June 16 in Warren, the No. 1 Wildcats of Waldoboro/Friendship (14-1) beat No. 3 Panthers of Waldoboro/Friendship (9-6) 6-0.

Scene from Medomak Valley Little League baseball championship game on June 16 in Warren. Photo by Holly Vanorse Spicer

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The Medomak Valley league includes youngsters from the towns which make up the school district, including Waldoboro, Friendship, Union, Warren and Washington. Softball also included teams from the Damariscotta area, but those squads did not participate in the playoffs.

Scene from Medomak Valley Little League softball semifinal playoff game on June 14 in Waldoboro. Photo by Holly Vanorse Spicer

The Wildcats’ players, coaches and scorekeeper include Keith Simmons, Ryan McNelly, Andrew Simmons, Jon Achorn, Devin Benedix, Garrett Simmons, Carter Jackson, Brayden McNelly, Alden Simmons, Trent Lash, Bradley Carlson, Oliver Simmons, Riley Eaton, Colby Simmons, Andrew Simmons, Jacoby Achorn and Brayden Emory-Ambridge.

Scene from Medomak Valley Little League baseball championship game on June 16 in Warren. Photo by Holly Vanorse Spicer

The Panthers’ coaches and players include Justin Korenkiewicz, Greg Rice, Adam Simmons, Grady Rice, Gardner Gillespie, Levi Winchenbach, Evan Simmons, Zachary Korenkiewicz, Elija Korenkiewicz, Noah Lash, Landon Winchenbach, Sawyer Rogers, Alexander Lash, Trent Wallace and Kaysen Palino.

For Wildcats, Benedix pitched a shutout in the championship game. Colby Simmons, Benedix, Andrew Simmons and Emory-Ambridge had hits.

For Panthers, Wallace and Palino had hits, while Landon Winchenbach pitched four innings and allowed four runs, while Palino pitched the fifth frame and allowed two runs.

The Diamondbacks’ players and coaches include Ashley Kangas, Vanessa Dunbar, Kelsey Court, Rheanne Simmons, Maya Kangas, Kaya Dunbar, Anna Reed, Alexa Trott, Haddee Brown, Eliza Prock, Ivy Lee, Alyse Court, Aubrey Court, Aleah Shay, Summer Weston and Madelynn Lash.

Scene from Medomak Valley Little League softball semifinal playoff game on June 14 in Waldoboro. Photo by Holly Vanorse Spicer

The Hornets, coached by Danielle Wyman, Zach Pease and Matt Wyman, include Jennika Schumman, Grace Townsend, Paige Gerlack, Kendall Wyman, Ariana Pierpoint, Olivia Campbell, Maggie Martin, Kiki Ames, Kyli Jones, Brianna Neal, Caroline Snell, Brianna Knutson, Addison Hyler, Liberty Leavitt and Kallie Wyman

In the softball championship game, Kendall Wyman (hit, 8 strikeouts in 5 innings), pitched for the Hornets.  The champs’ offense was led by Schumman (single, triple), Townsend (home run, single), Gerlack (single, triple), Pierpoint (single), Campbell (single), Ames (2 singles) and Snell (single).

Information for the Diamondbacks was unavailable.

The final regular-season baseball standings were: Wildcats (Waldoboro/Friendship), 11-1; Union, 8-3; Panthers (Waldoboro/Friendship), 6-4, Predators (Warren), 2-10; and Washington, 1-10.

In 12 regular-season games, Wildcats outscored opponents 144-40, while Union held a 93-55 edge and Panthers 105-80 advantage.

Scene from Medomak Valley Little League baseball championship game on June 16 in Warren. Photo by Holly Vanorse Spicer

Previously in the playoffs, No. 4 Predators beat No. 5 Washington, No. 2 Union beat No. 3 Panthers, No. 1 Wildcats beat No. 4 Predators, No. 3 Panthers beat No. 5 Washington, No. 1 Wildcats beat No. 2 Union, No. 3 Panthers beat No. 4 Predators and No. 3 Panthers beat No. 2 Union.

The final regular-season softball standings were: The First (Lincoln), 4-0, Hornets (Warren), 10-1; Diamondbacks (Waldoboro/Friendship), 7-4; GRH & Sons (Lincoln), 2-4; Colby & Gale, 1-5 (Lincoln); and Warriors (Warren), 1-11.

The Lincoln teams did not compete in the Medomak playoffs, only in a handful of regular-season crossover games.

During the regular season, the Hornets outscored opponents 207-103, Diamondbacks 178-94 and The First 59-15.

Previously in playoffs, No. 2 Diamondbacks beat No. 3 Warriors, No. 1 Hornets beat No. 2 Diamondbacks and No. 2 Diamondbacks beat No. 3 Warriors.