Youth baseball

Midcoast Junior Legion swings to 8-5 record with recent success

Area players look to solidify strong postseason position
By Staff | Jul 10, 2018

Belfast — The Midcoast Junior Legion baseball team rapidly approaches the end of its regular season as only a few games remain before the postseason.

Currently, on the heels of its doubleheader home victories over the Hartt Transportation Longhaulers, Midcoast sports an 8-5 record and is fifth among 11 teams in the region.

Team members for Midcoast include Brandon Cournoyer, Cody Reynolds, Jason Bartlett, Eamon Goscinski, Quincy Mosher, Jon Duso, Luke Hamlin, Aiden Schecter, Sam Moody, Dakota Payson, Sam Davis, Theo Dodge, Patick McConnell, Liam McConnell, Neil Kenney, True Crane, Sam Conlan and Jason Greenleaf. The team is managed by Scott Cournoyer and coached by Chris Lavalle, Tim Moody, Penson Bartlett and Kurt Payson.

The following is a recap of recent contests:

Midcoast 22, Longhaulers 2 (5 inns.)

At Belfast July 8, Midcoast made it a doubleheader sweep with a lopsided win over the Longhaulers. Midcoast scored 10 runs in the first inning, four in the second and eight in the fourth, while the Longhaulers scored two in the second.

Leading Midcoast on offense were Crane (double, 3 singles, 4 runs, 2 stolen bases), Hamlin (3 singles, 3 runs, 3 stolen bases), Bartlett (2 singles, run, stolen base), Payson (3 singles, run, stolen base), Kenney (2 singles, 2 runs), Moody (single, 2 runs), Greenleaf (2 singles, 3 runs), Conlan (double, single, 2 runs), Dodge (2 singles, 3 runs, stolen base) and Cournoyer (single, run).

For the Longhaulers (first names unavailable), E. Reed (single), J. Wildman (single), W. Daley (single, run, stolen base), P. Foley (stolen base), W. Stearns (run) and M. Delahanty (single) paced the offense.

Reed and T. Spencer pitched for the Longhaulers, allowing 22 hits and 12 walks, with four strikeouts. Crane and Kenney pitched for Midcoast, allowing four hits and one walk, with eight strikeouts.

Midcoast 11, Longhaulers 0 (5 inns.)

At Belfast July 8, Midcoast wasted little time and surged past the Longhaulers in five innings. Midcoast scored three in the first, one in the third and seven in the fourth.

Leading Midcoast at the plate were Crane (run), Schecter (single, 2 runs, 2 stolen bases), Hamlin (run), Payson (2 doubles, single, 3 runs), Kenney (single, 2 runs), Davis (double, 2 singles), Conlan (single, run) and Cournoyer (single, run, stolen base).

For the Longhaulers, B. Moses (single) and P. Foley (single) paced the offense. T. Knott and J. Wildman pitched for the Longhaulers, as the teammates allowed 10 hits and five walks, with six strikeouts.

Cournoyer and Bartlett pitched for Midcoast, as the two allowed two hits and no walks, with two strikeouts.

Post 14 11, Midcoast 1 (6 inns.)

At Waterville July 5, Midcoast could not keep pace with Post 14 and were mercied by the hosts. Post 14 scored 10 in the fourth and another in the sixth, while Midcoast scored its lone run in the third.

Leading Midcoast at the plate were Crane (2 singles), Greenleaf (single), Davis (2 singles, run) and Cournoyer (2 singles).

For Post 14, Kody Vallee (run), Dom Wilson (2 singles, 2 runs), David Berre (3 singles, 2 runs), Jacob Ryder (single, run), Hayden Caldwell (single, run), Zach Nickerson (single, run), Mason Lunt (single, run), Mike Roy (single, run) and Jon Roy (single, run) paced the offense.

Nick Robertson pitched for Post 14, as he allowed seven hits and two walks, with four strikeouts. Payson, Greenleaf, Schecter and Bartlett pitched for Midcoast, as the group allowed 11 hits and five walks, with one strikeout.

Midcoast 13, Penquis 1

At Mansfield Stadium in Bangor June 27, Midcoast scored runs in bunches and surged past Penquis. Midcoast scored two in the first, three in the third, two in the fourth, three in the fifth and three in the sixth, while Penquis scored one in the sixth.

Leading Midcoast at the plate were Crane (single, run), Duso (run), Schecter (single, run), Dodge (single, run), Bartlett (2 singles, 2 runs), Payson (triple, 2 singles, 3 runs), Kenney (double, 2 singles, run), Greenleaf (double, run), Davis (run), Moody (2 singles, run) and Cournoyer (single).

For Penquis, Juan Tibbetts (single), Fisher Cobb (single, run) and Gideon Topdski (single) paced the offense.

Crane and Greenleaf pitched for Midcoast, as they allowed three hits and one walk, with 12 strikeouts. Luke Stedman pitched for Penquis, as he allowed 15 hits and no walks, with seven strikeouts.

Midcoast 11, Machias 9

At Machias June 24, Midcoast rallied with an eight-run seventh inning and bested the hosts. Midcoast also scored one in the first and two in the sixth, while Machias scored five in the fourth and four in the sixth.

Leading Midcoast at the plate were Reynolds (run), Crane (single, run), Bartlett (single, 2 runs), Schecter (2 singles, 2 runs), McConnell (2 singles, run), Kenney (single), Davis (double, run), Moody (2 singles, run), Payson (2 doubles, run) and Greenleaf (run).

Payson and Moody pitched for Midcoast, as the two allowed 15 hits and three walks, with three strikeouts. Full names for Machias players were unavailable.

Midcoast 14, Machias 2

At Machias June 24, Midcoast had another big inning late and toppled Machias. Midcoast scored three in the first, one in the second, one in the fourth and nine in the sixth, while Machias scored two in the first.

Leading Midcoast at the plate were Crane (single, 2 runs), Hamlin (triple, single, 2 runs), Bartlett (double, single, 2 runs), Payson (2 singles, run), Dodge (single), Schecter (double, single, 2 runs), Greenleaf (run), S Moody (single, run), S. Moody (single, 2 runs) and Duso (single, run).

Bartlett and Hamlin pitched for Midcoast, as the teammates allowed seven hits and three walks, with three strikeouts. Full names for Machias players were unavailable.

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