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Student-athletes make pitch — and catch — to start season

Midcoast high school diamond teams back in swing after missing out in 2020 due to pandemic
By Staff | Mar 26, 2021
Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer Oceanside's Bella Stasulis works out with teammates on March 23 at high school softball practice in Rockland.

Spring has sprung and eligible high school baseball and softball players who missed the 2020 season due to the pandemic hope improved conditions will allow them to blossom on the diamond in 2021.

Student-athletes have participated in "throwers week" Monday through Friday, March 22-26, which gives those who do extended throwing — typically pitchers and catchers — a jump start on spring training.

As is typical, early training has been in gymnasiums and, in some cases, outdoors on tracks, in parking lots or on portions of drying fields.

The remainder of the spring athletes, including from baseball, softball, lacrosse, tennis and track and field, will begin workouts on Monday, March 29, with games/events expected to start in April.

There is expected to be a somewhat "normal" spring athletic season, with Maine Principals' Association championship events at the end.

Below are videos and more than 230 photos from practices at Midcoast high schools.

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

Oceanside baseball practice
Oceanside baseball practice on March 22 in Rockland. (Video by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley baseball and softball
Medomak Valley baseball and softball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Video by: Ken Waltz and Zack Miller)
Oceanside softball practice
Oceanside softball practice on March 23 in Rockland. (Video by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Belfast baseball and softball
Baseball and softball practice on March 23. (Video by: Zack Miller)
Mount View baseball and softball
Mount View baseball and softball practice on March 23 in Thorndike. (Video by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Oceanside High School baseball practice on March 22 in Rockland. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Oceanside High School baseball practice on March 22 in Rockland. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Oceanside High School baseball practice on March 22 in Rockland. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Oceanside High School baseball practice on March 22 in Rockland. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Oceanside High School baseball practice on March 22 in Rockland. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Oceanside High School baseball practice on March 22 in Rockland. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Oceanside High School baseball practice on March 22 in Rockland. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Oceanside High School baseball practice on March 22 in Rockland. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Oceanside High School baseball practice on March 22 in Rockland. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Oceanside High School baseball practice on March 22 in Rockland. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Oceanside High School baseball practice on March 22 in Rockland. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Oceanside High School baseball practice on March 22 in Rockland. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Oceanside High School baseball practice on March 22 in Rockland. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Oceanside High School baseball practice on March 22 in Rockland. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Oceanside High School baseball practice on March 22 in Rockland. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Oceanside High School baseball practice on March 22 in Rockland. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Oceanside High School baseball practice on March 22 in Rockland. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Oceanside High School baseball practice on March 22 in Rockland. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Oceanside High School baseball practice on March 22 in Rockland. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Oceanside High School baseball practice on March 22 in Rockland. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Oceanside High School baseball practice on March 22 in Rockland. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Oceanside High School baseball practice on March 22 in Rockland. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Oceanside High School baseball practice on March 22 in Rockland. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Oceanside High School baseball practice on March 22 in Rockland. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Oceanside High School baseball practice on March 22 in Rockland. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Oceanside High School baseball practice on March 22 in Rockland. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Oceanside High School baseball practice on March 22 in Rockland. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Oceanside High School baseball practice on March 22 in Rockland. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Oceanside High School baseball practice on March 22 in Rockland. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Oceanside High School baseball practice on March 22 in Rockland. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Oceanside High School baseball practice on March 22 in Rockland. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Oceanside High School baseball practice on March 22 in Rockland. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Oceanside High School baseball practice on March 22 in Rockland. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Oceanside High School baseball practice on March 22 in Rockland. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Belfast Area High School baseball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Belfast Area High School baseball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Belfast Area High School baseball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Belfast Area High School baseball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Belfast Area High School baseball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Belfast Area High School baseball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Belfast Area High School baseball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Belfast Area High School baseball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Belfast Area High School baseball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Belfast Area High School baseball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Belfast Area High School baseball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Belfast Area High School baseball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Belfast Area High School baseball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Belfast Area High School baseball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Belfast Area High School baseball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Belfast Area High School baseball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Belfast Area High School baseball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Belfast Area High School baseball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Belfast Area High School baseball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Belfast Area High School baseball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Belfast Area High School baseball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Belfast Area High School baseball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Belfast Area High School baseball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Belfast Area High School baseball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Belfast Area High School baseball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Belfast Area High School baseball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Belfast Area High School baseball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Belfast Area High School baseball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Belfast Area High School softball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Belfast Area High School softball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Belfast Area High School softball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Belfast Area High School softball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Belfast Area High School softball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Belfast Area High School softball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Belfast Area High School softball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Belfast Area High School softball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Belfast Area High School softball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Belfast Area High School softball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Belfast Area High School softball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Belfast Area High School softball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Belfast Area High School softball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Belfast Area High School softball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Belfast Area High School softball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Belfast Area High School softball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Belfast Area High School softball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Belfast Area High School softball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Belfast Area High School softball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Belfast Area High School softball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Belfast Area High School softball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Belfast Area High School softball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Belfast Area High School softball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Belfast Area High School softball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Belfast Area High School softball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Belfast Area High School softball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Belfast Area High School softball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Mount View High School baseball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Mount View High School baseball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Mount View High School baseball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Mount View High School baseball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Mount View High School baseball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Mount View High School baseball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Mount View High School baseball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Mount View High School baseball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Mount View High School baseball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
(Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Mount View High School baseball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Mount View High School baseball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Mount View High School baseball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Mount View High School baseball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Mount View High School baseball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Mount View High School baseball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Mount View High School baseball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Mount View High School baseball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Mount View High School baseball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Mount View High School baseball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Mount View High School baseball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Mount View High School baseball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Mount View High School baseball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Mount View High School baseball practice on March 23. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Mount View High School softball practice on March 23 in Thorndike. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Mount View High School softball practice on March 23 in Thorndike. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Mount View High School softball practice on March 23 in Thorndike. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Mount View High School softball practice on March 23 in Thorndike. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Mount View High School softball practice on March 23 in Thorndike. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Mount View High School softball practice on March 23 in Thorndike. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Mount View High School softball practice on March 23 in Thorndike. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Mount View High School softball practice on March 23 in Thorndike. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Mount View High School softball practice on March 23 in Thorndike. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Mount View High School softball practice on March 23 in Thorndike. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Mount View High School softball practice on March 23 in Thorndike. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Mount View High School softball practice on March 23 in Thorndike. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Mount View High School softball practice on March 23 in Thorndike. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Mount View High School softball practice on March 23 in Thorndike. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Mount View High School softball practice on March 23 in Thorndike. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Mount View High School softball practice on March 23 in Thorndike. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Mount View High School softball practice on March 23 in Thorndike. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Mount View High School softball practice on March 23 in Thorndike. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Mount View High School softball practice on March 23 in Thorndike. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Mount View High School softball practice on March 23 in Thorndike. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Mount View High School softball practice on March 23 in Thorndike. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Mount View High School softball practice on March 23 in Thorndike.
Scene from Mount View High School softball practice on March 23 in Thorndike.
Scene from Mount View High School softball practice on March 23 in Thorndike.
Scene from Mount View High School softball practice on March 23 in Thorndike.
Scene from Oceanside High School softball practice on March 23 in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Oceanside High School softball practice on March 23 in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Oceanside High School softball practice on March 23 in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Oceanside High School softball practice on March 23 in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Oceanside High School softball practice on March 23 in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Oceanside High School softball practice on March 23 in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Oceanside High School softball practice on March 23 in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Oceanside High School softball practice on March 23 in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Oceanside High School softball practice on March 23 in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Oceanside High School softball practice on March 23 in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Oceanside High School softball practice on March 23 in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Oceanside High School softball practice on March 23 in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Oceanside High School softball practice on March 23 in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Oceanside High School softball practice on March 23 in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Oceanside High School softball practice on March 23 in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Oceanside High School softball practice on March 23 in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Oceanside High School softball practice on March 23 in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Oceanside High School softball practice on March 23 in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Oceanside High School softball practice on March 23 in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Oceanside High School softball practice on March 23 in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Oceanside High School softball practice on March 23 in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Oceanside High School softball practice on March 23 in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Oceanside High School softball practice on March 23 in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Oceanside High School softball practice on March 23 in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Oceanside High School softball practice on March 23 in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Oceanside High School softball practice on March 23 in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Oceanside High School softball practice on March 23 in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Oceanside High School softball practice on March 23 in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Oceanside High School softball practice on March 23 in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Oceanside High School softball practice on March 23 in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Oceanside High School softball practice on March 23 in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Oceanside High School softball practice on March 23 in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Oceanside High School softball practice on March 23 in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Oceanside High School softball practice on March 23 in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Oceanside High School softball practice on March 23 in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Oceanside High School softball practice on March 23 in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley High School baseball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Valley High School baseball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Valley High School baseball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Valley High School baseball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Valley High School baseball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Valley High School baseball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Valley High School baseball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Valley High School baseball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Valley High School baseball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Valley High School baseball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Valley High School baseball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Valley High School baseball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Valley High School baseball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Valley High School baseball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Valley High School baseball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Valley High School baseball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Valley High School baseball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Valley High School baseball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Valley High School baseball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Valley High School baseball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Valley High School baseball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Valley High School baseball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Valley High School baseball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Valley High School baseball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Valley High School softball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley High School softball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley High School softball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley High School softball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley High School softball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley High School softball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley High School softball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley High School softball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley High School softball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley High School softball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley High School softball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley High School softball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley High School softball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley High School softball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley High School softball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley High School softball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley High School softball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley High School softball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley High School softball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley High School softball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley High School softball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley High School softball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley High School softball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley High School softball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley High School softball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley High School softball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley High School softball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley High School softball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley High School softball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley High School softball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley High School softball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley High School softball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley High School softball practice on March 24 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
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