Updated with link to photos

Mariners take advantage of depleted Panthers

Defending state softball champ Oceanside uses bats to cruise to 2-0 record
By Mark Haskell | Apr 25, 2014
Photo by: Mark Haskell Oceanside's Kayln Grover, left, and Medomak Valley third baseman Hope Lash watch a pitch during an April 25 high school softball game in Waldoboro. The visiting Mariners beat the Panthers 24-7 in five innings.

Waldoboro — As if hosting the defending state Class B champion Oceanside Mariners was not tall enough an order.

The Medomak Valley softball team, down seven players as many students were still on a school-sponsored, spring vacation week trip to Costa Rica, more than had its hands full against its Midcoast rivals on Friday afternoon, April 25.

The Panthers (0-1), playing in their home- and season-opener, were staked to a 4-1 lead after the first inning, but then the high-octane Mariner offense shifted into gear in the later innings as Oceanside (2-0) sailed to a 24-7, 5-inning high school diamond win over the hosts.

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Alexis Davis and Haley Richardson pitched for Oceanside, allowing a combined two hits, nine walks and one hit batter, with six strikeouts.

Casey Wagner pitched for Medomak Valley, scattering 18 hits, 11 walks and one hit batter, with two strikeouts.

Leading the potent Mariner offense were Trittany Penn (single, 2 runs), Ari Curtis (double, 2 singles, 3 runs), Brooke Dugan (home run, double, single, 2 runs), Davis (single, run), Richardson (single, run), Rachel Robinson (single), Kalyn Grover (triple, 2 singles, 4 runs), Madelyn Young (single, 2 runs), Maggie Drinkwater (single, run), Alexis Mazurek (2 runs), Krissy McNichol (double, 3 runs) and Caitlin Raye (3 singles, 4 runs).

For Medomak Valley, McKenzie Wing (single, run) and Vanessa Rancourt (single, 2 runs) each had hits, while Hannah Watmough, Hope Lash, Casey Wagner and Amanda Poland all plated runs.

Medomak Valley catcher Vanessa Rancourt. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley second baseman Olivia Wheeler. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Oceanside assistant coach Rachel Campbell, right, gives Madelyn Young a high-five at first base. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Oceanside's Kayln Grover, left, slides safely across the plate as Medomak Valley pitcher Casey Wagner, right, and third baseman Hope Lash move in. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Oceanside's Madelyn Young breaks off third base. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley pitcher Casey Wagner. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Oceanside's Caitlin Raye dances off second base. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
A trio of Medomak Valley defenders, including first baseman Hannah Watmough, left. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Oceanside's Brianna Dugan looks at her bench after a plate appearance. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Oceanside shortstop Krissy McNichol. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Shania Secotte in the on-deck area. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Oceanside pitcher Alexis Davis. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Oceanside's Brooke Dugan rounds third base and passes coach Rusty Worcester en route to a home run, her second of the young season. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Oceanside pitcher Haley Richardson. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
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