High school spring sports

Inclement weather again forces postponements of playoff clashes

At this point, Oceanside, Medomak Valley, Camden Hills, Vinalhaven-North Haven teams affected
By Staff | Jun 05, 2018

Mother Nature has shown up with a vengeance to start the month of June and that has directly impacted high school baseball, softball and tennis playoff games for Midcoast teams.

Due to rain Monday, June 5, the Oceanside baseball and softball teams, along with the Medomak Valley softball squad, originally pushed their Class B North prelim playoff games to Tuesday, June 5, but due to the persistent wet stuff, have moved the diamond contests to Wednesday, June 6.

As of now, No. 13 Presque Isle baseball will be at No. 4 Oceanside, along with No. 14 Mount Desert Island softball at No. 3 Oceanside, on Wednesday, June 6 at 4 p.m. at Morrill and Drinkwater fields in Rockland.

In addition, the No. 11 Presque Isle softball team will be at No. 6 Medomak Valley on Wednesday, June 6 at 2 p.m.

Depending on the condition of the MVHS softball field, the Panthers’ playoff game may be moved to John Foster Little League Field, which is across from Miller School.

Oceanside's graduation is scheduled for Tuesday night, June 5 and Medomak Valley graduates Wednesday night, June 6, which, always at this time of year, complicates the sports schedules.

In addition to the baseball and softball games being moved to Tuesday, adding to the postponements is the Class A North boys tennis championship, which will pit No. 1 Camden Hills against No. 2 Lewiston.

The match between the Windjammers and Blue Devils, originally scheduled for Tuesday, June 5, at 1 p.m. at Colby College in Waterville, has been pushed to Wednesday, June 6 at the same time and venue.

Finally, the Class D South quarterfinal softball playoff game between No. 5 Vinalhaven-North Haven and No. 4 Searsport, scheduled for Tuesday, June 5, has been pushed to Thursday, June 7 at noon.

Courier Publications' sports staff can be reached by email at sports@villagesoup.com or by phone at 594-4401.

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