High school baseball and softball

Panthers, Mariners, Windjammers, Vikings continue spring battles

Oceanside softball scores 24 runs against Eagles — 12 in one inning
By Staff | May 15, 2018

In recent days on the diamonds, it has been a mixed bag of results for Midcoast high school baseball and softball teams with some squads victorious and some not. Teams are in the second halves of their regular season, with hopes of qualifying for the regional tournaments in early June.

The following is recap of recently-reported results:

Baseball

Temple Academy 3, Vinalhaven-North Haven 2 (5 inns.)

At Waterville at Thomas College May 14, the Vikings fell in a one-run game in the first of two games on the day. Vinalhaven-North Haven, which recorded six hits and committed two errors, scored one run in the first and third innings. The Bereans, who recorded three hits and two errors, scored three runs in the fifth inning.

The game was shortened to five innings by mutual decision.

Leading the Vikings at the plate were Andrew Moody (2 singles, 2 runs), Joe Hopkins (single), Mitch Hopkins (single), Elijah Ames (single) and Keon Arey (single).

For Temple Academy Micah Riportella (single), Nikola Kekic (single, run), Nathan Wiles (run), Noah Brooks (run) and Elijah Austin (single) keyed the hosts to victory.

Tim Farrelly (3 runs on 3 hits, 9 strikeouts in 5 innings) went the distance on the mound for the Vikings. Nicholas Blaisdell (2 runs on 6 hits, 6 strikeouts in 5 innings) pitched for Temple Academy.

Vinalhaven-North Haven 21, Temple Academy 3 (5 inns.)

At Waterville at Thomas College May 14, the Vikings batted around twice in the first inning and slugged to a game two victory over the Bereans. Vinalhaven-North Haven, which recorded 10 hits and committed no errors, scored 13 runs in the first inning, three in the second, one in the third and four in the fourth.

Temple Academy, which recorded four hits and committed five errors, scored two runs in the first inning and one in the fifth.

Leading the Vikings at the plate were Andrew Moody (2 singles, 5 runs, 3 walks), Joe Hopkins (2 singles, 4 runs, 2 walks), Mitch Hopkins (2 singles, run), Elijah Ames (double, 3 runs), Frank Osgood (single, 2 runs), Keon Arey (single, 2 runs), Tim Farrelly (run), Mark Augusto (double, 2 runs) and Connor Lazaro (run).

For the Bereans Micah Riportella (3 singles, 2 runs) and Nicholas Blaisdell (double, run) keyed the hosts.

Ames (3 runs on 4 hits, 4 walks, 6 strikeouts in 5 innings) went the distance on the hill for the visitors. Riportella (21 runs on 10 hits, 13 walks, 5 strikeouts in 5 innings) pitched for Temple Academy.

In the Maine Principals’ Assocation Heal Point Standings for Class D South, Vinalhaven-North Haven (5-3, 25.6605 points) is fourth, while Searsport (7-2, 51.6406 points) is first in the 11-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

Waterville 10, Medomak Valley 1

At Waterville May 14, the Purple Panthers outgrowled the Panthers. Medomak Valley, which recorded four hits and committed five errors, scored its run in the fourth inning. Waterville, which recorded 11 hits and committed three errors, scored six runs in the first inning, one in the second and three in the third.

Leading the Panthers at the plate were Andrew Pruell (single, RBI), Gabe Allaire (single, run), Kevin White (single) and Aiden Starr (single). Medomak Valley left five runners on base.

The Purple Panthers were led by Daniel Gaunce (4 singles, 3 RBIs, run), Cody Pellerin (2 doubles, 3 runs, 2 RBIs), David Barre (single, 2 runs, RBI), Kai Radideau (single, double, run, RBI), Chase Wheeler (single, run), Jack Thompson (run, RBI), Brock Jolicoeur (double) and Kody Vallee (run).

Wyatt Fillmore (6 runs on 3 hits, 2 walks, strikeout in an inning), Pruell (4 runs on 6 hits, 3 walks, 3 strikeouts in 3 innings) and Connor Simmons (no runs, 2 hits, 4 strikeouts in 2 innings) pitched for the Panthers.

Pellerin (2 walks, 5 strikeouts in 2 innings) and Radideau (run on 4 hits, walk, 2 strikeouts in 4 innings) and one other Waterville player (2 strikeouts) pitched, but his name was available.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Medomak Valley (2-8, 4.513 points) is 18th, while Brewer (7-3, 61.0156 points) is first in the 21-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Hampden Academy 11, Camden Hills 0 (5 inns.)

At Hampden May 14, the Windjammers were held scoreless for the second straight game. Camden Hills recorded two hits and committed two errors. Hampden Academy, which registered nine hits and committed no errors, scored six runs in the first inning, one in the third and four in the fourth.

Spencer Johndro (single) and Sam Conlin (single) tallied the only hits for the Windjammers.

Leading the Broncos in batting were Gavin Partridge (2 singles, 2 runs), Samuel Economy (single, 2 runs), Derek Gendreau (single, run), Kent Oliver (single, 2 runs), Wyatt Harriman (single, run), Jackson Thayer (2 singles) and Nicholas Lorenzo (single, run).

According to the scorebook, True Crane (11 runs on 9 hits, 4 strikeouts) was the lone pitcher for the Windjammers. Gendreau (no runs on two hits, walk, 5 strikeouts) pitched for Hampden Academy.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class A North, Camden Hills (2-9, 9.9219 points) is ninth in the 12-team region, while Edward Little of Auburn (11-0, 78.8281 points) is first in the 12-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

Oceanside 11, Erskine Academy 4

At South China May 12, the Mariners slugged to victory in a road contest. Oceanside, which recorded 14 hits and no errors, scored its runs in the first four innings, with four in the first, six in the third and one in the fourth.

Erskine Academy, which also had 14 hits in the game and one error, scored one in the first and fifth innings, and two more in the seventh.

Leading the Mariners in the batter’s boxes were Uriah Thongsophaphone (double, 3 singles, run, RBI), Titus Kaewthong (2 doubles, single, 2 runs, RBI), Michael Dougherty (2 singles), Michael Norton Jr. (single, double), Jack Freeman (single, 2 RBIs), Matt Waldron (double, 2 RBIs).

Nick Barber (4 hits, RBI) led the Eagles at the plate, while Boomer Jorgensen (3 singles, run, RBI) also aided the offense.

Joey Curtis and Michael Dougherty were strong on the mound for Oceanside, while Luke Anderson, Nick Howard and Jack Allen pitched for the Eagles.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Oceanside (8-2, 46.0938 points) is fourth in the 21-team region, while Brewer (7-3, 61.0156 points) is first in the 21-team region. The top 14 teams make the playoffs.

Mount Ararat 12, Camden Hills 0 (5 inns.)

At Topsham May 11, the Eagles soared by the Windjammers. Camden Hills, recorded two hits on the day, while Mount Ararat slugged out eight hits in the victory that led to seven runs in the second inning, one in the fourth and four more in the fifth.

Obie Miller (single) and Spencer Johndro (single) were the Windjammers to register a hit.

For the Eagles, Nathan Leslie (single, double, triple, 2 runs) paced the hosts at the plate, while Devin Tobin (2 singles, 2 runs), Nick Merrill (double, run), Cameron Grant (triple, run), Kyle Brennan (2 singles, run), Garrett Moody (2 runs), Kaileb Hawkes (run) and Austin Damon (run) played key roles in the victory.

Nathan Johnson (12 runs on 8 hits, 5 walks, strikeout) went the distance on the hill for Camden Hills.

Pitching stats were unavailable for Mount Ararat.

Gardiner 14, Medomak Valley 5

At Waldoboro May 11, the Tigers outclawed the Panthers in a cat battle. Medomak Valley, which registered seven hits and committed eight errors, scored three runs in the first inning and two more in the fifth. Gardiner, which tallied 13 hits and committed three errors, scored two runs in the third, six in the fourth, three in the fifth, two in the sixth and one in the seventh.

Leading the Panthers at the plate were Jordan Powell (2 singles), Gabe Allaire (single, 2 runs, 2 walks), Kevin White (single, run), Carson Murphy (2 runs), Ethan Reed (single, 2 RBIs) and Wyatt Fillmore (single). Medomak Valley left seven runners on base.

For the Tigers, Casey Bourque (single, triple, 2 runs, 3 RBIs) led the charge, while Cole Lawrence (2 singles, 2 runs, 2 RBIs), Kolton Brochu (triple, 2 runs, RBI), Alic Shorey (2 singles, run, RBI), Anton Lawrence (2 singles, double, 3 runs), Cameron Bourassa (single, run, 2 RBIs), Logan Porter (run), Garrett Lunt (RBI) and Issac Gammon (run, walk) played key roles in the win.

Eli McCollett (4 runs on 5 hits in 3 innings), Reed (5 runs on 2 hits, strikeout in 1 2/3 innings), Clayton Belcher (run on 2 hits in an inning), Connor Simmons (2 runs on 2 hits in an inning), and White (2 runs on 2 hits in 1/3 inning) pitched for the Panthers.

Shorey (3 runs on 4 hits, 4 walks, strikeout in 2 innings), Chandler Moran (2 runs on 2 hits, 3 walks, strikeout in 3 innings) and Cole Lawrence (hit, strikeout in 2 innings) pitched for Gardiner.

Softball

Hampden Academy 13, Camden Hills 1 (6 inns.)

At Hampden May 14, the Broncos galloped past the Windjammers. Camden Hills, which recorded five hits and committed four errors, scored its lone run in the second inning. Hampden Academy, which recorded 13 hits and committed one error, scored one run in the second inning, two in the third, seven in the fourth, one in the fifth and two in the sixth.

Leading the Windjammers at the plate were Amanda McFarland (single, run), Nicole Brown (single), Grace O’Connell (single), Laticia Billings (single) and Gillian LaFleche (single).

For the Broncos, Brooklyn Scott (home run, 2 singles, 2 runs, RBI), Sydney Hatch (2 singles, 3 runs), Grace Bennett (single, run), Emily Dysart (double, run), Libby Hughes (single, double, 2 runs), Samantha Oullette (single, double, run), Erin Mitchell (home run, run, RBI), Eliza Murphy (single, triple, run) and Rachel Gardella (run) powered the hosts.

Emily Long and O’Connell pitched for the Windjammers, as the two allowed 13 hits and had a strikeout.

No pitching stats were available for Hampden Academy.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class A North, Camden Hills (1-10, 0.6250 points) is 11th, while Skowhegan (9-0, 57.7344 points) is first in the 12-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

Medomak Valley 8, Waterville 0

At Waterville May 14, the Panthers blanked the Purple Panthers. Medomak Valley, which recorded 11 hits and committed no errors, scored two runs in the fourth inning, four in the fifth and two in the seventh. Waterville recorded two hits and committed six errors.

Leading the visitors at the plate were Hallie Kunesh (single, double, home run, 2 RBIs, as she finished a triple shy of the cycle), Lydia Simmons (2 singles, triple, RBI), Gabby DePatsy (2 singles, RBI), Emily Wotton (single, RBI), Sadie Cohen (single, 2 RBIs) and Cassie Smeltzer (single).

Rebecca Oakes (single) and McKayla Nelson (single) had the only two hits for Waterville.

DePatsy, Kayla Donlin and Addie Jameson combined for two hits, three walks and nine strikeouts in the pitching circle for the visitors.

Molly Wasilewski and Coby Dangler combined for eight runs on 11 hits with nine strikeouts for Waterville.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Medomak Valley (5-5, 32.8906 points) is eighth, while Brewer (10-0, 93.0469 points) is first in the 21-team region. The top 14 teams make the playoffs.

Oceanside 24, Erskine Academy 1 (6 inns.)

At South China May 12, the Mariners exploded for a dominating win over the Eagles. Oceanside, which registered 25 hits and committed one error, scored three runs in the third inning, four in the second, two in the fourth, three in the fifth and 12 in the sixth.

Erskine Academy, which tallied five hits and committed two errors, scored their lone run in the fifth inning.

Leading the Mariners at the plate were Kalli Grover (3 doubles, single, 5 RBIs), Raechel Joyce (triple, 3 singles, 4 RBIs), Abby Veilleux (4 singles, 2 RBIs), Chloe Jones (triple, 2 singles, 3 RBIs), Adrianna Whitamore (double, 2 singles, 2 RBIs), Casey Pine (3 singles, RBI) and Hannah Robinson (2 singles).

For the Eagles Olivia Wyman (single, RBI) led the charge.

Veilleux (run on 5 hits, 3 strikeouts in 6 innings) picked up her second pitching win of the season for the Mariners in the circle.

Kaylynn Hodgkins (strikeout, 2 walks in 4 innings) took the loss in the circle, while Ciarra Mahoney (strikeout, 3 walks in 2 innings) worked in relief.

“[The] Oceanside softball team exploded with the hitting today," said veteran Mariner coach Rusty Worcester. "This might be the most hits by one of my teams in all the years I have coached. We had 11 hits just in the sixth inning.

"Abby Veilleux got her second win on the year, giving up only five hits and one earned run. We played good defense behind her as well, only committing one error. We wanted to bounce back strong after a tough loss to Hermon, and we did just that. We move on to two tough games this coming week on Wednesday at home versus Nokomis, and at Winslow on Friday. Both teams [are] worth a lot of Heal Points.”

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Oceanside (8-2, 45.3125 points) is seventh, while Brewer (10-0, 93.0469 points) is first in the 21-team region. The top 14 teams make the playoffs.

Mount Ararat 13, Camden Hills 12 (8 inns.)

At Topsham May 11, the Eagles walked off with a win over the Windjammers. Camden Hills, which had 11 hits and two errors, scored one run in the first inning, off a Laticia Billings home run, one in the second, two in the fourth, four in the fifth, three in the sixth and one in the eighth.

Mount Ararat, which had 10 hits and three errors, scored four runs in the third inning, five in the fourth, one in the sixth, one in the seventh and two in the eighth inning to walk off with the victory.

Billings (home run, single, 2 runs) led the Windjammers at the plate, while Nicole Brown (2 singles, 2 runs, stolen base), Grace O’Connell (2 singles, 2 runs, stolen base), Lauren Miller (single, 3 double, 3 runs), Logan Craney (single, 2 runs), Amanda McFarland (single) and Gillian LaFleche (single) played key roles.

Zoe Stilphen (3 singles, double, 4 runs) keyed the Eagle offense, while Ema Hawkes (single, 3 runs), Kayleigh Temple (single, double, 2 runs), Emily Wormwood (single, run), Shelby Moore (single, run), Amanda O’Neil (run), Morgan Johnson (run) and Jaden Lohr (single) paced the hosts in the victory.

O’Connell, McFarland and LaFleche worked the circle for the Windjammers, while Johnson (12 runs on 11 hits, 2 strikeouts) went the distance for the Eagles.

Gardiner 8, Medomak Valley 3

At Waldoboro May 11, the Tigers pounced on the Panthers. Medomak Valley, which recorded eight hits and committed five errors, scored one run in the third inning and two in the sixth. Gardiner, which tallied seven hits and committed three fielding miscues, tallied one run in the first inning, six in the fourth and one in the sixth.

Leading the Panthers at the plate were Lydia Simmons (single, double), Hallie Kunesh (single, double), Addie Jameson (single), Gabby DePatsy (single), Maddy White (single) and Josie Jameson (single).

The Tigers were propelled by Jillian Bisson (home run, single), Jaz Clary (single, double, home run), Brooke Somes (single) and Olivia Tyler (single).

DePatsy (6 runs on 6 hits, 2 walks, 7 strikeouts in 3 1/3 innings), Addie Jameson (run on hit, strikeout in 2/3 inning) and Sadie Cohen (3 hits, 3 walks, 3 strikeouts in 3 innings) worked in the pitching circle for Medomak Valley.

Pitching statistics for Gardiner were unavailable.

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

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