Little League softball

Medomak Valley 9-10s hit speed bumps in final state games

District 2 champions finish state tournament bid with 2-2 mark
By Ken Waltz | Jul 23, 2018
Photo by: Mark Haskell Medomak's Kendall Simmons fires a throw to first base on July 19 in a state Little League 9- and 10-year-old softball game against Windham in Glenburn. Windham beat Medomak 2-0.

Glenburn — After the joy of two hard-fought, down-to-the-wire victories to start the state Little League 9- and 10-year-old softball tournament, Medomak Valley ran into a pair of proverbial speed bumps in Windham and Kennebunk-Wells, which, ultimately, led to its elimination in what was an otherwise wild ride on a field just outside of Bangor several hours from home.

Medomak (2-2) began the tournament with a 5-4 win over Ellsworth on  Saturday, July 14 and prevailed in an exciting 8-2, 12-inning victory over Hermon on Sunday, July 15 before falling to Windham 2-0 on Thursday, July 19 and eventually knocked off by Kennebunk-Wells 12-0 in four innings on Saturday, July 21.

Windham (3-0) defeated Kennebunk-Wells (3-2) 5-2 to win the state tournament on Sunday, July 22. Windham advances to the East Regional Championship in Jenkins Township, Pa.

Scores from the tournament included: Medomak 5, Ellsworth 4; Windham 2, Kennebunk-Wells 1; Medomak 8, Hermon 2 (12 inns.); Kennebunk-Wells 4, Ellsworth 1; Windham 2, Medomak 0; Kennebunk-Wells 8, Hermon 3 (13 inns.); Kennebunk-Wells 12, Medomak 0 (4 inns.); and Windham 5, Kennebunk-Wells 2.

Medomak, managed by Andrea Williamson and coached by Richard Williamson and Katie Nicholls, includes Peyton Eaton, Sidney Nicholls, Rachel Barbour, Kytana Williamson, Haylee Chandler, Kendall Simmons, Ariel Castner, Arianna Sproul, Arianna Kennard, Emma Haney, Chloe Fox and Audrianna Jackson.

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The following is a recap of Medomak Valley's final two games of the state tourney:

Kennebunk-Wells 12, Medomak Valley 0 (5 inns.)

At Glenburn July 21, Kennebunk-Wells went on the offensive and bounced Medomak from the state tourney. Kennebunk-Wells scored one in the first and second innings before it plated five in the fourth and fifth more in the fifth.

Leading Kennebunk-Wells at the plate were Adeline Roper 2 runs), Delani Brown (single, 2 runs), Kylie Corbett (run), Nat Springer (run), Savannah Tardiff (double 2 runs), Jada Pullen (run) and Eliza Arward (run).

Pike pitched for Kennebunk-Wells and caught herself a no-hitter in the pitching circle, as she wielded one walk and fanned eight. Kytana Williamson and Sidney Nicholls pitched for Medomak, as she allowed two hits and seven walks, with six strikeouts.

Windham 2, Medomak Valley 0

Against Windham, Medomak played another excellent, competitive game, but could not solve the puzzle that was pitcher Kimball, who finished with no hits, six walks and 16 strikeouts.

In fact, pitcher Kennedy Kimball gave up only one batted fair ball, that from Kytana Williamson, which resulted in a second-to-first ground out. All other batters Kimball faced walked or struck out

Keying Windham's offense were Kimball with a single, two doubles and a run batted in, while Cami Casserly added a single. Hannah Lee and Kimball scored. Windham scored one run in the first and third innings.

Kytana Williamson, who pitched all four state games for Medomak, again worked well from the circle, as she allowed seven walks and struck out six.

Medomak had three runners advance to third base, including having one thrown out at the plate.

Coach Andrea Williamson said Jackson was strong at first base. "She made all her catches and plays at first today, as she has all this tournament. She had two grounders to herself where she made the stop and tagged the bag. She then had Kendall Simmons at shortstop make three awesome grounding plays and throws to first for three more great catches at first," the manager said.

Simmons "has a laser-of-a-throw from short," the coach said. Simmons also caught a fly ball and it was a close call at first as she tried to throw out the runner headed back to the base for a potential double play.

Kytana Williamson, in the circle, fielded two ground ball and threw batters out a first base.

Coach Williamson said Ariel Castner played third base and fielded a ground ball nicely and threw out a batter at first base.

In all, Medomak made nine plays in the field, struck out six other batters and allowed only four hits.

"Medomak was ready on the field, they just could not hit tonight and they left six runners on the bases that were not able to score," coach Williamson said.

Medomak's Haylee Chandler. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak's Sidney Nicholls. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak's Sidney Nicholls. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Windham's Kennedy Kimball, right. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak's Ariel Castner. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak's Sidney Nicholls. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak's Sidney Nicholls, right, and Audrey Jackson. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak's Kendall Simmons. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak's Kendall Simmons. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak's Kytana Williamson. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak's Kytana Williamson. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak's Sidney Nicholls. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak's Kendall Simmons. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak's Kytana Williamson. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak's Peyton Eaton. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak's Peyton Eaton. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak's Peyton Eaton. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak's Haylee Chandler. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak's Peyton Eaton. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak's Peyton Eaton, right. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak's Audrey Jackson. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak's Kytana Williamson. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak's Kendall Simmons. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak's Kendall Simmons. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak's Audrey Jackson, right. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak's Ariel Castner, right, and Windham's Hannah Lee. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
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