District 2 Little League baseball

Tough to beat: Medomak surges past Oceanside for 11-12 title

Champions' offense, pitcher Gabe Lash — second no-hitter of tourney — too much for foes
By Staff | Jul 13, 2019
Photo by: Ken Waltz Scene from Medomak Valley and Oceanside on July 12 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. Medomak's Gabe Lash delivers a pitch. He tossed his second no-hitter of the tournament as Medomak beat Oceanside 12-1 in four innings to win the championship.

Throughout the District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament, Medomak Valley used timely hitting, strong fielding, aggressive base running and, of course, their ace in the hole — namely, tall, hard-throwing, right-handed pitcher Gabe Lash — to stay one or more steps ahead of the competition.

Medomak again used that combination of impressive skills on Friday night, July 12 en route to a 12-1, four-inning victory over Oceanside in the district championship game at E. Allen Gordon Field in Rockland.

Medomak, which finished 3-0 and had two lopsided victories and one nip-and-tuck win during its strong district title run, moves on to the state tournament, which begins on Saturday, July 20 in Lewiston.

Medomak finished 3-0 in the district tourney, while Oceanside, which made a strong run after it fell in its first game, ended 3-2.

Watch video and see more photos below.

A tournament that started with five champion hopefuls was whittled to two, with one team — unbeaten Medomak Valley — in the driver's seat for the coveted district crown before Friday's game, played on a somewhat wet field after heavy rain in the area earlier in the day.

The double-elimination baseball tournament continued on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 9-10 with games in Rockland and Thomaston, as two squads — Medomak and Oceanside — emerged in the hunt for the district title.

On Tuesday, Medomak Valley advanced to the championship game with a 2-1 win over Waldo County (1-2) at Gordon Field in Rockland, while Oceanside eliminated Lincoln County (1-2) with an 11-6 victory at the Little League field in Thomaston.

On Wednesday, Oceanside also beat Waldo County 9-2 in an elimination game at Gordon Field, to advance to Friday’s final to face Medomak Valley, also at Gordon Field.

Click for previous game reports, photos and video.

See photos from the Medomak and Waldo County game below.

Previously in the district tourney, Lincoln County started with a 7-5 win over Five Town on Saturday, July 6, while on Sunday, Waldo County bested Oceanside 11-5 and Medomak Valley defeated Lincoln County 10-0 in five innings.

Next up was an elimination game between Five Town and Oceanside on Monday, July 8, as Oceanside won 13-12 in a thrilling, down-to-the-wire game.

The following is a list of players in this year’s District 2 tournament:

Oceanside — Jacob Barstow, Robert Blair, Dylan Chiaramonte, Parker Darge, Jack Fifield, Dominic Frisone, Jackson Kay, Evan Morse, Joshua Pratt, Brady Proctor, Jacob Watkinson, Dylan Winslow and Zachary Woodman. The team is coached by Chris Barstow, William Darge, Matthew Kay and Jeremy Proctor.

Five Town — Nolan Ames, Colby Bennett, Simon Bishop, A.J. Collins, Hayden Davis, Boston Enggass, Micah Fagonde, Bennett Gardner, Jasper Hackett, Walker Hedrich, Thomas Leadbetter, Brian Leonard, Charlie Nicolet and Kai Young. The team is coached by Andrew Hedrich, Stephen Enggass and Daniel Davis.

Waldo County — Ashton Ellis, Charlie Lewis, Dakota Harriman, Brady Bryant, Ethan Abbott, Joseph Parker, Sam Duval, Jake Lindelof, Gary Gale, Dawson Tripp, Luke Littlefield and Colton Luce. The team is coached by Randy Abbott.

Medomak Valley — Isaac Bickford, Josh Blake, Seamus Donaghy, Porter Geaghan, Donald Havener, Jacob Hendrickson, Aidyn Herring, Gabe Jones, Austin Lash, Gabe Lash, Kristian Schumann, Walker Simmons and Jacques Thomas. The team is coached by Andy Havener, Matt Lash and Jason Simmons.

Lincoln County — Abe Blanc, Gabe Hanley, Tyler Blanc, A.J. Giberson, Roan Donaghy, Tucker Oliver, Lincoln Ball, Will Bradley, Hamilton Pierpan, Jordan Blanc, and Nicholas Heaberlin.

The following is a recap of recent games:

Championship: Medomak 12, Oceanside 1 (4 inns.)

At Rockland July 12, Gabe Lash was at it again. He simply stymied and overpowered Oceanside to record his second complete-game, no-hit performance of the district tourney. The talented all-around diamond athlete finished his four innings of mound work with no hits, two walks and six strikeouts.

Darge started and worked the bump for several innings before Proctor came on in relief for Oceanside. The teammates combined to allow 11 hits, walked five, hit a batter and fanned three.

Medomak grabbed the momentum — and put a stranglehold on the title — with five runs in the first inning, four in the second and three in the third. Oceanside scored one in the third as Blair crossed the plate.

Medomak's offense was keyed by Bickford, Havener and Gabe Lash. Bickford had two singles, a line-drive home run to center field and three runs, while Gabe Lash finished with a single, double and two runs and Havener two singles, double and run.

Others Medomak players who contributed were Blake (2 singles, run), Shuman (single, 2 runs), Geaghan (run), Simmons (run) and Austin Lash (run).

Oceanside 9, Waldo County 2

At Rockland July 10, Oceanside advanced to the District 2 championship game with a win over Waldo County. Oceanside scored two in the first, one in the second, two in the third, three in the fourth and one in the fifth, while Waldo County scored both its runs in the second.

Leading Oceanside at the plate was Winslow (single, run), Darge (run), Pratt (single, run), Proctor (double, 2 runs), Chiaramonte (run), Fifield (single, run), Watkinson (2 singles, run), Woodman (2 singles) and Blair (triple, double, run).

For Waldo County, Harriman (single), Gale (2 singles), Luce (single, run), Bryant (single, run), Parker (single) and Lindelof (single) paced the offense.

Oceanside pitchers allowed seven hits and no walks, with three strikeouts. Waldo County pitchers 10 hits and nine walks, with eight strikeouts.

Medomak Valley 2, Waldo County 1

At Rockland July 9, the first two batters of the game scored for Medomak Valley, which proved enough in a narrow, one-run win over Waldo County. Medomak Valley’s runs came in the first, as did Waldo County’s.

Medomak Valley was paced at the plate by Blake (run), Schumann (run) and Gabe Lash (single).

For Waldo County, Abbot (run, stolen base), Harriman (single) and Littlefield (single) paced the offense.

Harriman pitched for Waldo County and allowed only one hit, while walking three and hitting one batter, while striking out nine. Geaghan and Bickford pitched for Medomak Valley, as the duo allowed two hits and four walks, with six strikeouts.

Blake drew a walk and Schumann was hit by a pitch ahead of Gabe Lash, who singled to load the bases. Porter and Havener plated runs on bases-loaded walks, which proved the difference in the win for Medomak Valley.

Oceanside 12, Lincoln County 7

At Thomaston July 9, Oceanside, which lost its opening game before it battled back to win three straight, survived and knocked Lincoln County out of the tournament. Oceanside scored six runs in the first inning, three in the second and three in the fourth, while Lincoln County scored one in the first, two in the second, three in the fourth and one in the fifth.

Leading Oceanside at the plate were Winslow (single, 2 runs), Darge (2 runs), Pratt (run), Chiaramonte (run), Watkinson (triple, 2 runs, stolen base) and Woodman (double, 3 runs, stolen base).

For Lincoln County, Gabe Hanley (single, run), Nick Heberlan (double, run), Lincoln Ball (triple, single), A.J. Giberson (double, run), Tucker Geyer (run), Will Bradley (single, 2 runs, stolen base) and Abe Blanc (triple, double, run) paced the offense.

Oceanside pitchers allowed eight hits and seven walks, with seven strikeouts. Lincoln County pitchers allowed three hits, 14 walks and four hit batters, with 10 strikeouts.

Information for Oceanside's win over Waldo County was unavailable but will be added when provided.

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

Medomak and Oceanside baseball
Medomak and Oceanside on July 12 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball in Rockland. (Video by: Ken Waltz and Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Oceanside on July 12 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Oceanside on July 12 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Oceanside on July 12 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Oceanside on July 12 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Oceanside on July 12 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Oceanside on July 12 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Oceanside on July 12 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Oceanside on July 12 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Oceanside on July 12 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Oceanside on July 12 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Oceanside on July 12 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Oceanside on July 12 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Oceanside on July 12 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Oceanside on July 12 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Oceanside on July 12 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Oceanside on July 12 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Oceanside on July 12 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Oceanside on July 12 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Oceanside on July 12 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Oceanside on July 12 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Oceanside on July 12 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Oceanside on July 12 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Oceanside on July 12 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Oceanside on July 12 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Oceanside on July 12 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Oceanside on July 12 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Oceanside on July 12 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Oceanside on July 12 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Oceanside on July 12 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Oceanside on July 12 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Oceanside on July 12 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Oceanside on July 12 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Oceanside on July 12 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Oceanside on July 12 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Oceanside on July 12 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Oceanside on July 12 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Oceanside on July 12 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Oceanside on July 12 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Oceanside on July 12 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Oceanside on July 12 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Oceanside on July 12 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Oceanside on July 12 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Oceanside on July 12 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Oceanside on July 12 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Oceanside on July 12 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Oceanside on July 12 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Oceanside on July 12 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Oceanside on July 12 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Oceanside on July 12 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Oceanside on July 12 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Oceanside on July 12 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Oceanside on July 12 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Oceanside on July 12 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley team members with their District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament championship banner on July 12 in Rockland. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Waldo County on July 9 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Waldo County on July 9 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Waldo County on July 9 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Waldo County on July 9 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Waldo County on July 9 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Waldo County on July 9 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Waldo County on July 9 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Waldo County on July 9 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Waldo County on July 9 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
(Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Waldo County on July 9 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Waldo County on July 9 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Waldo County on July 9 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Waldo County on July 9 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Waldo County on July 9 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Waldo County on July 9 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Waldo County on July 9 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Waldo County on July 9 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Waldo County on July 9 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Waldo County on July 9 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Waldo County on July 9 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Waldo County on July 9 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Waldo County on July 9 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Waldo County on July 9 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Waldo County on July 9 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Waldo County on July 9 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Waldo County on July 9 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Waldo County on July 9 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Waldo County on July 9 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Waldo County on July 9 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Waldo County on July 9 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Waldo County on July 9 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Medomak Valley and Waldo County on July 9 in District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament play in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
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