DAMARISCOTTA — The District 2 Little League ages 9-10 double-elimination softball tournament began on Wednesday, June 22 as two Midcoast teams vied for the title — and coveted trip to the state tournament — in a best-of-three format.

And, in short order, Medomak punched its ticket to the “big dance.”

Medomak’s Rheanne Simmons. Photo by Mark Haskell

Facing Lincoln County on Tuesday, June 28 in game two of the series at Great Salt Bay School, Medomak used patience at the plate and savvy on the bases to emerge with a 27-4, four-inning victory, which clinched the District 2 Little League crown.

In game one, Lincoln County scored the first 11 runs of the game, but Medomak rallied and collected a 21-12 victory on Wednesday, June 22.

Medomak and Lincoln County were the only two leagues in the district that fielded teams at the 9-10 level this season.

The state tourney is Sunday through Friday, July 12-17 in Westbrook.

Medomak’s Caroline Snell. Photo by Mark Haskell

Team members for Medomak, coached by Mike Dostie and Michelle Boggs, include Rheanne Simmons, Haddee Brown, Sydney Boggs, Caroline Snell, Addison Hyler, Eliza Prock, Maddie Dostie, Savanah Griffin, Lylah Campbell, Brianna Knutson, Kallie Wyman, Kinzie Ruffner and Kayleigh Lemar.

Team members for Lincoln County, coached by Sam Harlow, include Anna Brackett, Aubree Brewer, Taylor Donahue, Agnes Eddy-Brown, Rose Eraklis, Ellie Flagg, Emma Herrick, Mirabelle Hunt, Peyton Johnson, Norah Lord, Maddison Riley and Dory Westhaver.

Medomak’s Brianna Knutson. Photo by Mark Haskell

The following is a recap of games in the tournament:

Medomak 27, Lincoln County 4 (4 inns.)

At Damariscotta June 28, Medomak used a 14-run first inning to surge into control of the game and rode that momentum to the District 2 title. Medomak added seven more in the second, two in the third and four in the fourth, while Lincoln County plated three in the first and one in the second.

Medomak was led on offense by Brown (3 singles, 3 runs), Hyler (4 runs), Sydney Boggs (single, 4 runs), Simmons (double, 4 runs), Knutson (2 runs), Wyman (run), Snell (3 runs), Campbell (2 runs), Lemar (run), Prock (run) and Griffin (run).

For Lincoln County, Herrick (2 singles, run), Lord (2 runs), Brewer (single) and Westhaver (2 singles, run) paced the offense.

Simmons pitched for Medomak and allowed five hits and one walk, with 11 strikeouts. Westhaver and Brackett pitched for Lincoln County and allowed five hits and 28 walks, with eight strikeouts.

Medomak 21, Lincoln County 12

At Damariscotta June 22, Lincoln County scored the first 11 runs, but Medomak plated 21 of the game’s next 22 tallies and surged to a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three series. Lincoln County scored 11 in the first and one in the second, while Medomak tallied three in the first, three in the second, seven in the third, five in the fourth and three in the fifth.

Medomak was led at the plate by Simmons (double, single, 3 runs), Knutson (3 runs), Lemar (run), Sydney Boggs (single, 2 runs), Brown (single, 3 runs), Ruffner (run), Snell (3 runs), Hyler (double, 3 runs), Maddie Dostie (run) and Campbell (run).

For Lincoln County, Herrick (run), Lord (2 runs), Westhaver (2 runs), Brewer (2 doubles, 2 runs), Brackett (2 singles, run), Johnson (double, single, run), Donahue (run), Riley (run, RBI) and Eddy-Brown (run) paced the offense.

Lincoln County pitchers allowed five hits and 26 walks, with five strikeouts. Medomak pitchers allowed six hits and 11 walks, with 11 strikeouts.

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