District 2 Little League

Medomak rises to top en route to unbeaten 11-12 softball championship run

Medomak, which won 9-10 title last year, finishes 3-0 with final win over Five Towns
By Staff | Jul 01, 2019
Photo by: Mark Haskell Five Town's Mikayla Talbot, left, and Medomak's Hope Mason on June 29 in the District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old softball championship game in Rockland.

Rockland — There was no stopping Medomak Valley on its quest to win the District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old softball all-star championship.

Medomak proved dominant in three wins without a loss, which included a 15-1 victory over Five Town on Saturday night, June 29 at George Hall Field.

The district champion advances to the state tournament on Sunday, July 7 in Glenburn.

Medomak, which also won the 9- and 10-year-old district crown the previous two years with many of the same players, finished 3-0 and outscored opponents 33-8 in those games last week.

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The district championship game was at George Hall Field in Rockland, site of all but one contest in the double-elimination, week-long tournament.

Five Town finished 2-2, Oceanside1-2 and Lincoln County 0-2.

Previously in the tourney, on Thursday, June 27, Five Town beat Oceanside 5-2 in an elimination game in Rockland. On Wednesday June 26, in another elimination game, Five Town beat Lincoln County 18-8 in four-innings at Marge Jones Recreational Facility in Rockport (field change due to unplayable conditions in Rockland), while on Monday, June 24, Medomak bested Oceanside 13-3 in five-innings.

On Sunday, June 23 in Rockland, Oceanside posted a 13-1, four-inning win over Lincoln County, while Medomak Valley swung to a 5-4 victory over Five Town.

Team members for area squads were:

Medomak Valley — Madison Boynton, Ava Collamore, Kaylee Collamore, Claudia Feeley, Cora Lee, Hope Mason, Haley Puchalski, Sidney Nicholls, Olivia Pelkey, Kendall Simmons, Arianna Sproul and Kytana Williamson. The team is coached by Andrea Williamson and Richard Williamson.

Oceanside — Elizabeth Barstow, Bailey Breen, Kloey Deabler, Aubrianna Hoose, Jordan Hoose, Hallye King, Hannah Leavitt, Alayla Marchessault, Shayla McMahon, Emma Morrison, Karly Putansu, Lyleigh Reed and Ella Willis. The team is coached by Davin Putansu, Kate Marchessault and Albert Willis.

Five Town — Kirsten Jones, Leah Jones, Sierra Laukka, Thea Laukka, Alexis Leon, Emma McFarland, Kerrigan Peterson, Raelynn Roy, Jane Stanley, Maya Stone, Mikayla Talbot, Charlotte Thackeray and Alex Turner.

The following is a recap of six games in the tournament:

Medomak Valley 15, Five Town 1

At Rockland June 29, Medomak continued its stellar all-around play, which including solid pitching, hitting, fielding and base running.

The offensive leaders for Medomak were Hope Mason (4 walks, single), Kytana Williamson (walk, 3 singles, 4 RBIs), Haley Puchalski (3 walks), Olivia Pelkey (walk,  single, double, 4 RBIs), Kendall Simmons (single, 2 walks, 2 RBIs), Madison Boynton (walk, RBI) Cora Lee (2 singles, 4 RBI), Claudia Feeley (3 walks) and Arianna Sproul (walk).

For Five Town, Maya Stone (walk), Mikayla Talbot (2 singles), Alexis Leon (single, RBI), Emma McFarland (walk) and Kerrigan Peterson (single) led the way.

In the pitching circle, Williamson finished with nine strikeouts and two walks, while McFarland (6 walks, 2 strikeouts) and Stone (6 strikeouts, 10 walks) worked for Five Town.

In the top of the first, walks to Mason, Williamson and Puchalski loaded bases. Simmons followed with a one-out single to plate Mason. Lee's single scored three more to give Medomak a quick 4-0 lead and momentum it never relinquished.

Talbot had a one-out single for Five Town in the second, but was stranded.

In the top of the second, Mason walked and Williamson followed with a single to score Mason. Puchalski walked and Five Town made a pitching change. Stone retired three of the four batters she faced as the score stood at 5-0.

In the bottom of the second, Five Town stranded McFarland, who had walked.

Medomak added a sixth run in the top of the third inning. Feeley and Mason walked, before Williamson singled to score Feeley.

Five Town stranded another runner in the bottom of the stanza as Medomak led 6-0 after three — and then four — innings.

Medomak increased its advantage to 10-0 in the top of the fifth as Mason singled and Williamson was safe on a fielder choice. Puchalski walked and Pelkey belted a double to plate three runs. Simmons walked and Boynton plated the 10th run — Pelkey — on a fielder's choice.

Five Town could not convert Peterson's single in the bottom of the inning as Medomak's advantage held at 10-0.

Medomak added five final runs in the top of the sixth inning as Sproul and Mason walked with one out, and Williamson's single scored Sproul. Pelkey singled with two outs to plate Williamson. Simmons walked, Boynton reached on an error and Lee's single scored three to make it 15-0.

Five Town finally saw a runner cross the plate in the bottom of the final stanza as Talbot and Leon had singles for the run. Williamson struck out the final three batters.

"I am so very proud of the girls," said Andrea Williamson. "They work hard each night at practice, taking infield and batting. They are truly a talented bunch of girls. On Saturday they had no errors in the field. We told them after the game this truly shows how hard they have been working. When your pitcher has a tough infield behind them it makes her job easier and together they work like a well-oiled machine. Numerous times during the game coach Richard [Williamson] nor I had to tell them to move and back each other up. They are finally getting that softball is not a standing still sport, it is a sport where constant movement and back up is needed. It was so fun to watch them play such a great game.

The coach said after winning the district 9-10 title by default the previous two years — there were no other teams in the district — and then the experience of playing topnotch competition at the state level, played a key role for Medomak in winning the district crown this season.

"To 'earn' our win to go be District 2 state [representative] feels awesome," she said. "We not only 'earned' it, but we now have three games under our belt so we are ready for states. Only four out of the 12 girls have not gone to states during the last two years. Out of the eight girls that have been to states in the last two years, four of the girls have been at states the last two years in a row. This will give them the confidence to play and play strong and encourage the others with their nerves. States is a fun time, a learning opportunity for all. Not only to face great talent from around the state but to be recognized as elite softball players as well. All the girls have worked hard all season and we are going to represent Medomak proudly at states. Go Medomak!"

Five Town 5, Oceanside 2

At Rockland June 27, Five Town scored in the middle innings, while holding the Oceanside bats at bay, to advance to the championship contest.

Five Town scored one run in the second inning, three in the third and one in the fourth. Oceanside scored both of its runs in the sixth.

Leading Five Town at the plate was Maya Stone (run), Mikayla Talbot (double, run), Sierra Laukka (2 singles), Emma McFarland (run), Raelynn Roy (single, run), Alex Turner (run) and Thea Laukka (single).

For Oceanside, Aubrianna Hoose (single), Emma Morrison (single, run) and Kloey Deebler (single, run) had strong at bats.

Sierra Lauuka pitched for Five Town, and allowed three hits and seven walks, with 11 strikeouts. Aubrianna Hoose pitched for Oceanside, and allowed five hits and 11 walks, with eight strikeouts.

Five Town 18, Lincoln County 8 (4 inns.)

At Rockport June 26, Five Town jumped out early in the contest and didn't look back. The game was moved to the Marge Jones field in the afternoon due to poor field conditions at George C. Hall Field because of rain. Five Town scored one in the first inning, nine in the second, five in the third and three in the fourth. Lincoln County scored two in the second inning and six in the fourth.

Leading Five Town at the plate was Maya Stone (3 singles, 2 RBIs, 3 runs, 4 stolen bases), Alex Turner (single, RBI, 3 runs, 4 stolen bases), Mikayla Talbot (2 RBIs, run, stolen base), Raelynn Roy (run), Alexis Leon (RBI, run, 2 stolen bases), Kirsten Jones (2 walks, 2 runs, 2 stolen bases, RBI), Emma McFarland (single, RBI, 2 runs, stolen base), Sierra Laukka (3 runs, stolen base) and Kerrigan Peterson (single, RBI, 2 runs, 2 stolen bases).

For Lincoln County Maggie Thompson (run), Ally Poole (2 walks, run), Scarlett O'Brien (2 walks, RBI, run, stolen base), Lucy Fowler (single, HBP, RBI, run), Ella Pendleton (run, 2 stolen bases), Grace Ward (2 walks, run, 2 stolen bases), Lola Friant (run) and Maggie Sawyer (run).

Peterson and Thea Laukka pitched for Five Town, and allowed one hit and 11 walks, with eight strikeouts. Ball and O'Brien pitched for Lincoln County, and allowed six hits and seven walks.

Medomak 13, Oceanside 3 (5 inns.)

At Rockland June 24, Medomak used patient at-bats to move past Oceanside. Medomak scored one run in the second inning, four in the third and eight in the fifth. Oceanside scored two in the fourth and one in the fifth.

Leading Medomak at the plate were Kytana Williamson (double, triple, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, stolen base), Puchalski (3 walks, 2 runs, stolen base), Mason (3 walks, run, 2 stolen bases), Pelkey (single, double, 2 runs, 2 RBIs), Simmons (3 walks, 2 runs, 3 stolen bases), Boynton (2 walks, run, stolen base), Feeley (3 walks, run, stolen base) and Kaylee Collamore (2 runs).

For Oceanside Aubrianna Hoose (single), Jordan Hoose (2 singles, run, 2 stolen bases), Morrison (single, RBI, 2 stolen bases), Barstow (run, stolen base), Reed (single, stolen base, RBI),and Deebler (run) paced the offense.

Kytana Williamson pitched for Medomak, and allowed five hits and three walks, with seven strikeouts. Aubrianna Hoose and Leavitt pitched for Oceanside, as they combined for three hits and 17 walks, with eight strikeouts.

Medomak took a lead in the second inning, when Boynton hit a line drive to short, got thrown out at first, which plated Pelkey, for the team's first run.

Medomak increased its lead in the third, when Kytana Williamson hit a triple to plate Kaylee Collamore and Mason. After Puchalski walked, Pelkey hit a single to score Williamson. Puchalski also crossed the plate, which gave Medomak a 5-0 lead.

Oceanside cut its deficit in the bottom of the third with a single from Reed to plate Barstow, and an Aubrianna Hoose RBI-single, which made the score 5-2 in favor of Medomak.

After a scoreless fourth frame from both teams, Medomak broke open the contest in the fifth, which started when Simmons stole home. Williamson drove in two more runs with a single, followed by Pelkey's two-run double. Medomak used a bevy of walks to plate four more runs in the inning.

Oceanside scored its third, and final, run of the game in the bottom of the fifth, when Morrison hit a single to plate Jordan Hoose.

Oceanside 13, Lincoln County 1 (4 inns.)

At Rockland June 23, Oceanside broke the game open in the early going and slugged past Lincoln County. Oceanside scored two runs in the first inning, six in the second and five in the third, while Lincoln County scored its run in the fourth.

Leading the Oceanside offense were Aubrianna Hoose (run), McMahon (single, 2 runs), Jordan Hoose (2 singles, 3 runs, 3 stolen bases), Putansu (single, 2 runs, 2 stolen bases), Morrison (single, 2 stolen bases), Leavitt (run, stolen base), Barstow (single, run, stolen base), Deabler (run), King (run) and Reed (double, run).

For Lincoln County, Lucy Fowler (single, stolen base) and Rose Waltz (run, stolen base) paced the offense.

Aubrianna Hoose pitched for Oceanside, as she allowed one hit and eight walks, with 10 strikeouts. Scarlett O’Brien pitched for Lincoln County, as she allowed seven hits and six walks, with two strikeouts.

Medomak Valley 5, Five Town 4

At Rockland June 23, Medomak Valley held off Five Town late and emerged with a one-run win. Medomak Valley scored two runs in the first inning and three in the fifth, while Five Town scored one in the second and third and two in the fifth.

Leading Medomak Valley at the plate were Williamson (2 singles, 2 runs, 3 stolen bases), Puchalski (2 runs, stolen base) and Pelkey (run, 2 stolen bases).

For Five Town, Jones (single, run, stolen base), Talbot (single, run, stolen base), Roy (single, run, 2 stolen bases), Peterson (double) and Thackeray (run, stolen base) paced the offense.

Sierra Laukka pitched for Five Town, as she allowed two hits and eight walks, with 14 strikeouts. Williamson pitched for Medomak Valley, as she allowed four hits and three walks, with 13 strikeouts.

Medomak Valley got things started early when Williamson singled and Puchalski walked ahead of Pelkey, who plated Williamson with a double. Puchalski later stole home to put Medomak Valley up two runs.

Five Town cut its deficit in half in the second when Roy singled and was later doubled home by Peterson. Sierra Laukka plated Jones in the third to tie the game.

In the fifth, Five Town was able to take a 4-2 lead when Talbot plated Thackeray with a hit — and Talbot later stole home — to give it a two-run lead.

However, Medomak Valley plated three runs in the fifth after Pelkey hit a two-run single — which plated Williamson and Puchalski — to tie the game and she later came in on a steal of home plate to seal the win.

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Five Town versus Lincoln County softball
Five Town and Lincoln County on June 26 in Little League softball in Rockport. (Video by: Zack Miller)
Medomak versus Oceanside softball
Medomak and Oceanside on June 24 in Little League softball game in Rockland. (Video by: Zack Miller)
Medomak versus Five Town softball
Medomak versus Five Town on June 29 in Little League 11- and 12-year-old softball in Rockland. (Video by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak's Kytana Williamson, left, and Five Town's Kirsten Jones. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Five Town's Maya Stone, front, and Medomak's Haley Puchalski. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Five Town's Kerrigan Peterson, left, and Medomak's Haley Puchalski. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Five Town's Alexis Leon. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak's Hope Mason. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Five Town's Emma McFarland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Five Town's Maya Stone, left, and Medomak's Hope Mason. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak's Kytana Williamson. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak's Kytana Williamson. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak's Haley Puchalski, left, and Five Town's Emma McFarland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Madison Boynton, left, and Five Town's Emma McFarland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak's Kytana Williamson, left, and Haley Puchalski. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Five Town's Kerrigan Peterson. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Five Town's Kerrigan Peterson. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Five Town's Maya Stone. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Five Town's Maya Stone. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak's Claudia Feeley. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak's Claudia Feeley. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak's Claudia Feeley. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Five Town's Kerrigan Peterson, left, and Medomak's Claudia Feeley. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Five Town's Emma McFarland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Five Town's Kerrigan Peterson. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Five Town's Maya Stone. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak's Arianna Sproul. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak's Arianna Sproul. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak's Kendall Simmons. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Five Town's Kerrigan Peterson. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Five Town's Kerrigan Peterson. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Five Town's Alexis Leon, left. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Five Town's Kerrigan Peterson. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Five Town's Kerrigan Peterson. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Five Town's Kerrigan Peterson. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Five Town's Leah Jones. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak's Haley Puchalski, left, and Kytana Williamson. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Five Town's Leah Jones, left, and Medomak's Haley Puchalski. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Five Town's Kirsten Jones. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Five Town's Kirsten Jones. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Five Town's Thea Laukka. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Five Town's Thea Laukka. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Five Town's Thea Laukka. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak's Kendall Simmons (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak's Haley Puchalski. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak's Cora Lee. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Five Town's Olivia Pelkey, left, and Madison Boynton. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak's Kendall Simmons, left, and Five Town's Kirsten Jones, middle, and Maya Stone. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Five Town's Mikayla Talbot. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley Little League 11- and 12-year-old softball all-star team members, who finished 3-0 to win the District 2 championship. The team includes, from left, coach Andrea Williamson, Haley Puchalski, Claudia Feeley, Kendall Simmons, Kytana Williamson, Madison Boynton, Cora Lee, Arianna Sproul, Hope Mason, Olivia Pelkey and coach Richard Williamson. Not pictured are Kaylee Collamore, Ava Collamore and Sidney Nicholls (Courtesy of: Andrea Williamson)
Medomak Valley team members and Dana Verge, left, district administrator. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Five Town's Thea Laukka. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Five Town's Sierra Lauuka. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Five Town's Thea Laukka, left, and Charlotte Thackeray. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Five Town's Thea Laukka. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Five Town's Kirsten Jones. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Five Town's Emma McFarland. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Five Town's Emma McFarland. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Five Town's Emma McFarland. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Five Town's Emma McFarland, front, and Alexis Leon. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Five Town's Kirsten Jones. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Five Town's Sierra Laukka. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Five Town's Sierra Laukka. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Five Town's Emma McFarland, right, and Lincoln County's Scarlett O'Brien. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Five Town's Sierra Laukka. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Five Town's Kerrigan Peterson. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Five Town's Maya Stone. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Five Town's Alex Turner. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Five Town's Maya Stone. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Five Town's Alex Turner. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Five Town's Mikayla Talbot. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Five Town's Raelynn Roy. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Five Town's Raelynn Roy. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Five Town's Raelynn Roy. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Five Town's Alexis Leon. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Five Town's Alexis Leon. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Five Town's Alexis Leon. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Five Town's Alexis Leon. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Five Town's Alexis Leon. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Five Town's Alexis Leon. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Five Town's Alexis Leon. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Five Town's Kirsten Jones. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Five Town's Raelynn Roy. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Five Town's Emma McFarland. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Five Town's Mikayla Talbot. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Five Town's Charlotte Thackeray. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Five Town's Mikayla Talbot, left, and Kirsten Jones. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Five Town's Charlotte Thackeray. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Five Town's Charlotte Thackeray. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Five Town's Leah Jones. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Five Town's Maya Stone. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Five Town's Emma McFarland. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Five Town's Emma McFarland. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Five Town's Thea Laukka. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak's Madison Boynton, top, and Oceanside's Hallye King. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Hannah Leavitt. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak's Claudia Feeley. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak's Kaylee Collamore. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak's Kaylee Collamore. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak's Kaylee Collamore, left, and Oceanside's Elizabeth Barstow. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak's Hope Mason. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak's Kaylee Collamore, left, and Oceanside's Hannah Leavitt. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak's Hope Mason. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak's Hope Mason, left, and Oceanside's Hannah Leavitt. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak's Kytana Williamson. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak's Hope Mason. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak's Haley Puchalski. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Hallye King. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak's Olivia Pelkey. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak's Kendall Simmons. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Jordan Hoose. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak's Kendall Simmons. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Shayla McMahon. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Kloey Deabler. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak's Hope Mason. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak's Hope Mason. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak's Madison Boynton. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak's Madison Boynton. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak's Hope Mason. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak's Hope Mason. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak's Kendall Simmons. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak's Kendall Simmons. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak's Olivia Pelkey. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Haylee King. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Aubrianna Hoose. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Shayla McMahon. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak's Madison Boynton, top, and Oceanside's Hallye King. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak's Madison Boynton, top, and Oceanside's Hallye King. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak's Madison Boynton, top, and Oceanside's Hallye King. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak's Madison Boynton. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak's Madison Boynton. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Karly Putansu. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Emma Morrison. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Hannah Leavitt. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Karly Putansu. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Aubrianna Hoose. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Aubrianna Hoose. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Aubrianna Hoose. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Hannah Leavitt, left, and Karly Putansu. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak's Kytana Williamson. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak's Kytana Williamson. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak's Kytana Williamson. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak's Kytana Williamson. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
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