High school baseball and softball

Mainland, island ball teams play catch up to make pitches for success

Mariners, Panthers, Vikings, Windjammers stay in swing of things in recent days
By Staff | May 20, 2019
Photo by: Mark Haskell Oceanside's Chloe Jones.

Mainland high school baseball and softball squads proved mostly successful in recent quests for victories, while the island squads came up short in diamond affairs.

Despite consistent and persistent rain, Medomak Valley, Oceanside, Camden Hills and Vinalhaven-North Haven teams found ways to play a bundle of recent games.

Watch videos below. Photos from Vinalhaven-North Haven baseball will appear later with this story.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Baseball

Oceanside 5, Winslow 2

At Rockland May 17, the Mariners benefited from a four-run second inning and sailed past the Black Raiders. Oceanside also scored one in the sixth, while Winslow plated two in the seventh.

Jonah Carlson went the distance on the hill for the hosts, as he allowed five hits and two walks, with four strikeouts. Cam Winslow and Caden Fitzpatrick pitched for the visitors, as they allowed five hits and six walks, with six strikeouts.

Leading the Oceanside offense was Ben Ripley (2 singles, 2 RBIs, run) and Cole Stevens (2 RBIs).

Cody Ivey doubled for Winslow.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Oceanside (3-9, 10.3906 points) is 21st, while Hermon (11-0, 95.1563 points) is first in the 14-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Medomak Valley 6, Belfast 2

At Belfast May 17, the Panthers and Lions broke out the bats in the latter stages of the game, as the visitors emerging with a four-run win. Medomak Valley scored two runs in the fourth inning, three in the sixth and one in the seventh, while Belfast scored its runs in the fifth and seventh.

Leading the Panthers at the plate were Duncan Widdecombe (3 hits, RBI), Jordan Powell (hit, run, RBI), Ethan Reed (hit, run), Wyatt Fillmore (2 runs), Eli McCollett (2 RBIs, run) and Carson Murphy (RBI, run).

For the Lions, Jason Bartlett (hit, run), Luke Hamlin (2 hits, run), Dylan Abbott (hit), Dakota Payson (hit, RBI) and Logan McHaney (2 hits) paced the offense.

Ryan Creamer, Reed and Gabe Allaire pitched for Medomak Valley, as the group allowed seven hits and two walks, with six strikeouts. Chris Kelley, Dakota Payson and Bartlett worked the hill for Belfast, as they allowed five hits and four walks, with four strikeouts.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Medomak Valley (9-3. 59.8438 points) is fifth, while Hermon (12-0, 95.1563 points) is first in the 21-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Richmond 13, Vinalhaven-North Haven 0

At Richmond May 18, the Bobcats benefited from a 10-run third inning and swung past the islanders. Richmond also scored three in the first.

Leading the Vikings at the plate were Joe Hopkins (single), Alec Radley (single), Keaton Lear (single) and Connor Lazaro (single).

For the Bobcats, Dakotah Gilpatric (single, run), Andrew Vachon (2 singles, 2 runs), Mitch Coururier (single, 2 runs), Daniel Stewart (double, single, 3 runs), Justin Vachon (2 singles, 2 runs), Chance Taylor (triple, 2 singles, run), Adam Beaulieu (run) and Nick Adams (single, run) paced the offense.

Tim Farrelly pitched for the visitors, as he allowed 12 hits and two walks, with two strikeouts. Gilpatric and Cole Alexander pitched for the hosts, as the duo allowed four hits and one walk, with four strikeouts.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class D South, Vinalhaven (4-2, 11.1111 points) is fifth, while Searsport (9-1, 64.1964 points) is first in the nine-team region. The top six teams qualify for the playoffs.

Richmond 10, Vinalhaven-North Haven 0 (6 inns.)

At Richmond May 18, the Bobcats slugged past the Vikings. Richmond scored two runs in the first inning, one in the third, two in the fourth, two in the fifth and three in the sixth.

Leading the islanders at the plate were Tim Farrelly (single) and Robbie Swears (single), while Richmond was led at the dish by Andrew Vachon (run), Dakota Gilpatric (2 runs), Mitch Courtier (single, run), Danny Stewart (run), Justin Vachon (triple, double, 3 runs), Adam Beaulieu (run), Ben Gardner (single) and Nick Adams (run).

Vinalhaven-North Haven pitchers allowed four hits and 11 walks, with three strikeouts. Richmond pitchers allowed two hits and two walks, with six strikeouts.

Medomak Valley 4, Gardiner 1

At Gardiner May 16, the Panthers prowled past the Tigers. Medomak Valley plated all four runs in the sixth, while Gardiner scored in the fifth.

Leading the Panthers at the plate were Ryan Creamer (hit, run), Jordan Powell (run), Ethan Reed (hit, run, RBI), Gabe Allaire (hit, 2 RBIs, run), Wyatt Fillmore (hit), Eli McCollett (2 hits) and Carson Murphy (hit).

For the Tigers, Casey Bourque (hit), Isaac Gammon (hit, run), Andrew Kelley (hit, RBI) and Alex Grover (2 hits) keyed the offense.

Clayton Belcher and Andrew Pruell pitched for the visitors, as the two allowed five hits and seven walks, with four strikeouts. Andrew Kelly and Chase Kelly pitched for the hosts, as they allowed seven hits and three walks, with three strikeouts.

Messalonskee 3, Camden Hills 1

At Fairfield May 16, the Eagles got three first-inning runs, which proved enough to hold off the Windjammers. Camden Hills scored its lone run in the second. The game was played at Lawrence High School.

Leading the Windjammers at the plate were Nathaniel Johnson (2 singles, stolen base), Quinn Brown (single, run, stolen base) and Obie Miller (double, single).

For the Eagles, Dylan Cunningham (single, stolen base, run), Evan Demott (run), Ben Hellen (single, run), Mason Violette (single), Andrew Everett (single, stolen base) and Jacob Perry (single, stolen base) paced the offense.

Camden Hills pitchers allowed five hits and two walks, with two strikeouts. Messalonskee pitchers allowed five hits and three walks, with one strikeout.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class A North, Camden Hills (4-8, 23.5938 points) 10th, while Oxford Hills of South Paris (12-0, 113.0781 points) is first in the 12-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

Softball

Oceanside 13, Winslow 1 (5 inns.)

At Rockland May 17, the Mariners scored in each inning and quickly dispatched of the Black Raiders. Oceanside scored four runs in the first, three in the second, one in the third and fourth and four in the fifth. Winslow’s lone run came in the fifth inning.

Chloe Jones pitched for Oceanside, as she allowed four hits and two walks, with 11 strikeouts. Paige Trask and Leah Knight pitched for Winslow, as the teammates allowed seven hits and seven walks, with one strikeouts.

Leading the hosts at the plate were Kalli Grover (2 singles, 2 RBIs), Chloe Jones (single, 2 RBIs), Abby Veilleux (single, RBI), Adrianna Whitamore (single, RBI) and Grace Pratt (single, RBI).

Trask tripled and Jenna Rodrigue doubled to key Winslow.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Oceanside (10-2, 83.8281 points) is second, while Brewer (11-0, 101.7188 points) is first in the 21-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Medomak Valley 8, Belfast 3

At Belfast May 17, the Panthers went on the offensive late and surged past the Lions. Medomak Valley scored six runs in the sixth inning and two in the seventh, while Belfast scored two in the third and one in the sixth.

Maya Cunningham pitched for Belfast, as she allowed seven hits and six walks, with 11 strikeouts. Stephanie Morse pitched for Medomak Valley, as she allowed six hits and no walks, with four strikeouts.

Leading the Panthers at the plate were Mackenzie Emerson (single, run), Addie Jameson (2 singles, 2 runs, stolen base), Lydia Simmons (2 singles, 2 runs, RBI), Cassi Smeltzer (single, run, RBI), Emily Wotton (run, RBI), Aubrey Schaeffer (run) and Natalie Stewart (single, 2 RBIs, stolen base).

For the Lions, Kayci Faulkingham (single, run), Maya Cunningham (3 singles, stolen base) and Grace Fitzjurls (2 singles, stolen base) paced the offense.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Medomak Valley (10-2, 64.4531 points) is sixth, while Brewer (11-0, 101.7188 points) is first in the 21-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Richmond 22, Vinalhaven-North Haven 0 (5 inns.)

At Vinalhaven May 18, the Bobcats held the Vikings hitless and slugged to a lopsided win. Richmond scored seven runs in the second inning, three in the third, 10 in the fourth and two in the fifth.

Marina Davis pitched for Vinalhaven, while Bryannah Shea worked the cirlce for Richmond.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class D South, Vinalhaven (0-6, no points) is ninth, while Buckfield (9-1, 58.9154 points) is first in the nine-team region. The top six teams qualify for the playoffs.

Richmond 21, Vinalhaven-North Haven 0 (5 inns.)

At Vinalhaven May 18, the visitors held the hosts hitless for the second time on the day and emerged victorious. Richmond scored 10 runs in the first inning, five in the second, four in the third, one in the fourth and one in the fifth.

Marina Davis pitched for Vinalhaven, while Nicole Tribbet worked the circle for Richmond.

Medomak Valley 3, Gardiner 0

At Gardiner May 16, the Panthers blanked the host Tigers. Medomak Valley scored in the first, second and sixth frames.

Leading the visitors at the plate were Mackenzie Emerson (2 singles), Addie Jameson (double, run), Lydia Simmons (single, RBI), Cassi Smeltzer (single), Emily Wotton (home run, single, 2 runs), Eliza Nelson (single) and Aubrey Schaeffer (RBI).

For the hosts, Haler Brann, Maddie Farnham, Maggie Bell, Kael Philbrook and Kylee Maschino rapped singles.

Addie Jameson pitched for the Panthers, as she allowed five hits and seven walks, with two strikeouts. Jillian Bisson pitched for the Tigers, allowing eight hits and two walks, with two strikeouts.

Messalonskee 6, Camden Hills 2

At Oakland May 16, the Eagles tripled up the visiting Windjammers. Camden Hills scored runs in the second and third, while Messalonskee scored one in the first, third, fourth and sixth and two in the fifth.

Leading the Windjammers on offense were Amanda McFarland (2 singles), Olivia Brown (single), Grace O’Connell (single), Logan Craney (single), Hollie Hutcheson (single), Amy Kunzinger (run), Danica Cayouette (double, run) and Alyssa Bland (single).

For the Eagles, Alyssa Genness (single, 2 runs), Kristen Dube (2 doubles, 2 runs), Taylor Baker (single), Leah Smith (3 singles), Hannah Cummings (single), Ava Ardito (single, run), Taylor Bernier (single) and Brooke Martin (home run) paced the offense.

Brown pitched for Camden Hills, as she allowed 11 hits and three walks. Kate Douglass pitched for Messalonskee, as she allowed eight hits and three walks, with five strikeouts.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class A North, Camden Hills (0-11, no points) is 12th, while Skowhegan (12-0, 96.3281 points) is first in the 12-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

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

Winslow at Oceanside baseball
Oceanside hosts Winslow on May 17 in high school baseball in Rockland. (Video by: Mark Haskell and Zack Miller)
Winslow at Oceanside softball
Oceanside hosts Winslow on may 17 in high school softball in Rockland. (Video by: Mark Haskell and Zack Miller)
Vinalhaven-North Haven at Richmond baseball
Richmond hosts Vinalhaven-North Haven on May 18 in high school baseball. (Video by: Zack Miller)
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