High school baseball and softball

Different games, same outcomes as Panthers battle Mustangs

Host Medomak Valley grabs two wins — by a run in an extra inning, another with more comfort
By Mark Haskell | May 22, 2019
Photo by: Mark Haskell Mount View's Declan Knowlton, left, and Medomak Valley's Gabe Allaire on May 21 in high school baseball in Waldoboro. The host Panthers beat the Mustangs 15-5 in five innings.

Waldoboro — One game decided by the slimmest of margins and another halted due to the 10-run rule highlighted high school play on Tuesday, May 21 as Medomak Valley baseball and softball hosted Mount View of Thorndike.

Both diamond clashes saw the Panthers emerge victorious as baseball swung to a 15-5, five-inning victory, while softball slugged its way out of a three-run deficit and rallied for a 7-6, eight-inning win over the Mustangs.

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The following is a recap of both games:

Softball

Medomak Valley 7, Mount View 6 (8 inns.)

At Waldoboro May 21, the Panthers scored the final four runs of the game — including the game-winner in the bottom of the eighth — as they walked off on the Mustangs. Medomak Valley scored two in the first inning, one in the fifth, three in the sixth and one in the eighth, while Mount View scored one in the first, three in the second and one in the fifth and sixth frames.

Aubrey Schaeffer and Stephanie Morse pitched for Medomak Valley as the duo allowed six hits and eight walks, with 10 strikeouts. Morgan Fonger pitched for Mount View, as she allowed seven hits and eight walks, with seven strikeouts.

Mount View held a 6-3 advantage with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning with two runners on base when Lydia Simmons belted a three-run home run over the left-field fence to tie the score.

The teams were unable to score in the seventh before the Panthers came up in the bottom of the eighth.

Cassi Smeltzer connected with a one-out single, which set the stage for Addie Jameson, who deposited a 1-1 offering into the gap in right-center field. Smeltzer motored all the way around from first to score the game-winning run.

Leading the Panthers at the plate were Natalie Stewart (single, run, stolen base), Smeltzer (2 singles, 3 runs), Jameson (game-winning double, 3 RBIs), Simmons (home run, single, 3 RBIs, 2 runs) and Melayna Benner (single, run, stolen base).

For the Mustangs, Kate Bourgeois (single, 2 runs), Hannah Coolen (triple, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, stolen base), Taylor Hodgdon (2 singles, run, stolen base, RBI), Devon Burgess (single, RBI), Hailey Croteau (single, run, stolen base) and Emily Lancaster (RBI) paced the offense.

Mount View took an early 1-0 lead when Bourgeois scored on an single by Burgess, but Medomak Valley responded in the bottom of the frame when Stewart and Smeltzer scored on an error.

The visitors then pounced in the second after a two-run triple by Coolen, who scored on a passed ball, as the ‘Stangs took a 4-2 lead.

Mount View added to their cushion in the fifth when Lancaster drew a bases-loaded walk to give the visitors a 5-2 advantage.

The Panthers drew closer after Simmons scored on a passed ball in the fifth, but the ‘Stangs increased their lead to 6-3 in the sixth when Hodgdon ripped an RBI-single to right to plate Coolen.

That set the stage for Simmons’ heroics for Medomak Valley in the bottom of the sixth.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Medomak Valley (11-2, 72.6172 points) is sixth, while Mount View (4-9, 7.1875 points) is 19th. Brewer (11-1, 109.1406 points) is first in the 21-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Baseball

Medomak Valley 15, Mount View 5 (5 inns.)

At Waldoboro May 21, the Panthers plated seven runs in the bottom of the fifth inning and walked off on the Mustangs. Medomak Valley also started strong with a six-run first and added runs in the third and fourth, while Mount View scored one in the first and second and three in the third.

Leading Medomak Valley at the plate were Duncan Widdecombe (hit, 2 runs, RBI), Ryan Creamer (hit, run, 2 RBIs), Jordan Powell (2 hits, RBI, 2 runs), Ethan Reed (run), Gabe Allaire (2 hits, 2 RBIs, 3 runs), Eli McCollett (hit, 2 runs), Carson Murphy (run, RBI), Clayton Belcher (hit, 2 runs), Adam Berry (hit, 2 RBIs), Max Moody (2 hits, 2 RBIs) and Isaac McCollett (run).

For Mount View, Noah Jacobs (run), Darrett Fowler (hit, run), Draedyn Furrow (2 hits, run), Brady Moulton (2 hits, run, RBI), Damien Doughty (hit, RBI), Theo Dodge (hit, run) and Kyle Ingraham (hit, RBI) paced the offense.

Andrew Pruell and Kevin White pitched for the Panthers, as the duo allowed eight hits and no walks, with one strikeout. Doughty, Furrow and Fowler pitched for the Mustangs, as the trio allowed 11 hits and five walks, with one strikeout.

Mount View took an early 1-0 lead when Jacobs came in to score after Furrow stole second base, but Medomak Valley went to work in the bottom of the inning.

Powell plated Widdecombe on a single to tie the game, while Allaire's RBI-single brought in Widdecombe to give the hosts the lead. Moments later, a single by Murphy and a Mount View error resulted in two more runs as the hosts quickly took a 4-1 advantage.

Murphy and Moody scored on errors to give the hosts a five-run cushion.

Mount View did not go quietly as the Mustangs cut their deficit to 6-5 after an RBI-single by Ingraham, Fowler scored after Furrow stole second base, Moulton doubled in Furrow and Doughty singled in Moulton, but the Panthers scored the final nine runs to walk off with the victory.

The seven-run fifth inning for Medomak Valley was paced by a two-run double by Creamer and two-run singles by Belcher and Berry.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Medomak Valley (10-3, 66.6771 points) is fifth, while Mount View (2-11, 16.3281 points) is 20th. Hermon (13-0, 115.8594 points) is first in the 21-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Mount View at Medomak Valley softball
Medomak Valley hosts Mount View on May 21 in high school softball in Waldoboro. (Video by: Mark Haskell and Zack Miller)
Mount View at Medomak Valley baseball
Medomak Valley hosts Mount View on May 21 in high school baseball in Waldoboro. (Video by: Mark Haskell and Zack Miller)
Mount View's Alex Fountain. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Cassi Smeltzer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Natalie Stewart. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Natalie Stewart, left, and Mount View's Hailey Croteau. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Mount View's Alexa Coffin. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Mount View's Alexa Coffin. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Addie Jameson. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Addie Jameson, left, and Mount View's Hannah Coolen. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Stephanie Morse. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Mount View coach Mark Bennett chats with his players between innings.
Mount View's Emily Lancaster. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Mount View's Emily Lancaster. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Emily Wotton, left, and Cassi Smeltzer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Emily Wotton. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Emily Wotton, left, and Mount View's Hailey Croteau. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Emily Wotton, left, and Mount View's Hailey Croteau. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Emily Wotton, left, and Mount View's Hailey Croteau. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Emily Wotton, left, and Mount View's Hailey Croteau. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Mount View's Kate Bourgeois. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Emily Wotton. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Mount View's Hannah Coolen. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Mount View's Morgan Fonger. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Mount View's Morgan Fonger. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Mount View's Morgan Fonger. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Melayna Benner. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Melayna Benner, left, and Mount View's Alex Fountain. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Mount View's Melayna Benner. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Mount View's Hannah Coolen, left, and Medomak Valley's Melayna Benner. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Cassi Smeltzer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Kevin White. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Mount View's Damien Doughty, left, and Medomak Valley's Gabe Allaire. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Mount View's Damien Doughty, left, and Medomak Valley's Gabe Allaire. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Kevin White, left, and Mount View's Declan Knowlton. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Clayton Belcher. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Mount View's Damien Doughty. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Mount View's Kyle Ingraham and Medomak Valley's Clayton Belcher. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Duncan Widdecombe. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Mount View's Theo Dodge. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Jordan Powell. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Mount View's Kyle Ingraham prepares to fire the ball across the diamond, while Medomak Valley's Ethan Reed motors up the first base line. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Mount View's Kyle Ingraham. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Mount View players meet on the mound. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Gabe Allaire. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Gabe Allaire. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Mount View's Declan Knowlton, left, and Medomak Valley's Gabe Allaire. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Mount View's Declan Knowlton, left, and Medomak Valley's Gabe Allaire. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Mount View's Declan Knowlton, left, and Medomak Valley's Gabe Allaire. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Mount View's Declan Knowlton, left, and Medomak Valley's Gabe Allaire. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Mount View's Declan Knowlton, left, and Medomak Valley's Gabe Allaire. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Gabe Allaire. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Comments (3)
Posted by: Bea Elaine Grant | May 23, 2019 22:30

Thanks Mark!



Posted by: Bea Elaine Grant | May 22, 2019 21:42

It was also the two winning runs to make it the mercy rule.



Posted by: Bea Elaine Grant | May 22, 2019 21:40

Adam Berry also had a two-run single in the 5th.



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