High school baseball and softball

Panthers sweep, Mariners split, Windjammers swept in diamond dandies

Medomak Valley squads, Oceanside softball enjoy tasty home victories
By Staff | May 09, 2019
Photo by: Zack Miller Medomak Valley's Stephanie Morse throws a pitch against Belfast on May 8 in high school softball in Waldoboro. The Panthers beat the visiting Lions 10-1.

Half of the area high school diamond tasted sweet victory, while the others were dealt losses in games played on Wednesday, May 8.

Medomak Valley collected home wins over Belfast, as did Oceanside softball over Lincoln Academy of Newcastle.

Mariner baseball fell at home to the Eagles, despite working overtime, while the Camden Hills baseball and softball teams fell on the road against Bangor.

Watch video and see more photos from Medomak Valley games below.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Baseball

Medomak Valley 5, Belfast 0

At Waldoboro May 8, the Panthers went on the offensive early and prowled past the Lions. Medomak Valley scored two runs in the first inning and one in the second, third and fourth frames.

Leading Medomak Valley at the plate were Duncan Widdecombe (RBI), Wyatt Fillmore (2 hits, run, RBI), Ethan Reed (run), Ryan Creamer (run), Jordan Powell (hit, 2 RBIs), Eli McCollett (hit, RBI) and Gabe Allaire (hit, 2 runs).

For Belfast, Dakota Payson (2 hits), Dylan Abbott (hit), Samuel Davis (hit) and Brandon Cournoyer (hit) paced the offense.

Ryan Creamer and Andrew Pruell tossed a five-hit shutout, as Creamer worked six innings and Pruell the final frame. The duo yielded five hits and one walk, with nine strikeouts. Jason Bartlett went five innings and Brandon Cournoyer one, as the pair allowed five hits and five walks, with four strikeouts.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Medomak Valley (6-1, 26.2891 points) is fifth, while Hermon (9-0, 45.9375 points) is first in the 21-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Lincoln Academy 11, Oceanside 9 (8 inns.)

At Rockland May 8, the Eagles broke through in the extra inning and emerged with the win in a battle of one-win clubs. Oceanside scored three in the third and six in the fourth, while Lincoln Academy plated three in the second, two in the third, four in the fifth and two in the eighth.

Leading the Oceanside offense werre Tim Mazzeo (2 singles, RBI), Zach Cody (2 singles, RBI), Ben Ripley (3 singles, double, 2 RBIs), Jonah Carlson (3 RBIs) and Maguire LeBlanc (single, doubles, 2 RBIs).

For Lincoln Academy, Tiger Cumming (2 singles, 3 RBIs), Nathan True (single, double, RBI), Quincy Perry (2 singles, RBI) and Nick Prior (2 singles, RBI) paced the offense.

Ben Ripley and Karl Ilvonen pitched for the Mariners, as the tandem allowed 13 hits. Aidan McCullen and Cumming allowed the same number of hits on the hill for Lincoln Academy.

Sullivan Fink rapped an RBI-single in the eighth and then scored on an error, which proved the difference in the win for the Eagles.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Oceanside (1-8, 2.9688 points) is 20th, while Hermon (10-0, 45.9375 points) is first in the 21-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Softball

Medomak Valley 10, Belfast 1

At Waldoboro May 8, the Panthers scored in waves during the seven-inning affair and earned their fifth win of the season. Medomak Valley scored three runs in the first inning, two in the second, one in the fourth and four in the fifth, while Belfast’s lone run came in the fourth.

Leading the Panthers at the plate were Addie Jameson (double, single, 3 RBIs, 2 runs, stolen base), Eliza Nelson (3 singles, 2 RBIs, 2 runs), Cassi Smeltzer (single, double, 2 RBIs), Lydia Simmons (single, 2 RBIs, run), Natalie Stewart (2 singles, 3 runs, 2 stolen bases), MacKenzie Emerson (2 singles, 2 runs) and Emily Wotton (single, RBI).

Maya Cunningham and Emma Richards rapped two singles and Brooke Richards one for Belfast.

Stephanie Morse pitched for Medomak Valley, as she allowed five hits and four walks, with three strikeouts. Gia Davila pitched for Belfast, as she scattered 12 hits and five walks, with eight strikeouts.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Medomak Valley (5-2, 18.5938 points) is ninth, while Brewer (8-0, 49.3750 points) is first in the 21-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Oceanside 6, Lincoln Academy 0

At Rockland May 8, the Mariners enjoyed the second no-hitter of the spring in the pitching circle from senior fireballer Chloe Jones and blanked the visiting Eagles. Oceanside scored once in the second and fifth innings and twice in the third and fourth frames.

Jones walked one and struck out 12 batters for Oceanside, while Payson Kaler allowed six hits and six walks, with seven strikeouts for Erskine Academy.

Leading the hosts at the dish were Raechel Joyce (2 singles, RBI), Abby Veilleux (double, 4 stolen bases), Jones (double, RBI), Lily Judecki (single) and Jessica Watkinson (single).

Assistant coach Rachel Burns said the Mariners played a “great overall game offensively,” particularly by the battery of Jones and Veilleux.

“Joyce also played an outstanding defensive game, making two very close snags at shortstop and making the play to first base to Kalli Grover, who also made great catches on first,” she said. “It was an overall great defensive game with our offense improving and bats coming together more and more each inning.”

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Oceanside (8-1, 42.3438 points) is second, while Brewer (8-0, 49.3750 points) is first in the 21-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

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

Belfast at Medomak Valley baseball
Medomak Valley hosts Belfast on May 8 in high school baseball in Waldoboro. (Video by: Zack Miller)
Belfast at Medomak Valley softball
Medomak Valley hosts Belfast on May 8 in high school softball in Waldoboro. (Video by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Cassi Smeltzer. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Emily Wotton, left, and Lydia Simmons. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Cassi Smeltzer. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Lydia Simmons. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Natalie Stewart. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Natalie Stewart. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Natalie Stewart. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Mackenzie Emerson. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Mackenzie Emerson. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Mackenzie Emerson. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Mackenzie Emerson. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Addie Jameson. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Belfast's Oceana Pachoski, left, and Brooke Richards, right, as well as Medomak Valley's Stephanie Morse, front. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Stephanie Morse. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Stephanie Morse. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Stephanie Morse. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Stephanie Morse. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Ethan Reed. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Ryan Creamer. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Eli McCollett. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Eli McCollett. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Eli McCollett, right. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Kevin White. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Belfast's Dylan Abbott, left, and Medomak Valley's Jordan Powell. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Jordan Powell, left, and Belfast's Dylan Abbott. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Jordan Powell, left, and Belfast's Dylan Abbott. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Jordan Powell, left, and Belfast's Dylan Abbott. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Jordan Powell, left, and Belfast's Dylan Abbott. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Duncan Widdecombe. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Gabe Allaire, left, and Belfast's Chris Kelley. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Gabe Allaire. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Gabe Allaire, left, and Belfast's Chris Kelley. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Gabe Allaire, left, and Belfast's Chris Kelley. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
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