Middle school baseball and softball

Busline League championships set for June 12

Baseball finals at Medomak Valley, softball at Great Salt Bay
By Staff | Jun 12, 2012
Photo by: Ken Waltz Oceanside shortstop Krissy McNichol, top, applies the tag on Camden-Rockport's Maddie Bowman during a June 5 Busline League middle school softball playoff game. Bowman was out on the play. However, visiting Schooners won 9-7 in Thomaston.

All four participating schools for the Busline League baseball and softball championship games have been determined, with the North and South Division softball champions being crowned June 11.

The Busline League championship games are slated for Tuesday, June 12, with different sites for both games.

The baseball final will be at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro, while the softball final will be at Great Salt Bay School in Damariscotta.

The baseball final will feature North Division champion Medomak Middle School 8th against South Division champion Great Salt Bay of Damariscotta. The championship game will begin at 3:30 p.m.

The softball final will feature North Division champion Troy Howard against South Division champion Richmond. The championship game will be played at 3:45 p.m.

No. 2 Troy Howard defeated No. 4 Camden-Rockport 16-12 at Belfast, while No. 1 Richmond bested No. 3 Oceanside 8-0 in semifinal softball games June 11.

Baseball

In the North, No. 2 Medomak 8th pulled off the mild upset of No. 1 Oceanside 8th June 6, claiming the North Division title with an 11-7 victory.

Medomak will play No. 2 Great Salt Bay in the Busline League championship game Tuesday.

Great Salt Bay defeated No. 4 Camden-Rockport (South) in the South Division final June 8 in Damariscotta.

In the North Division, No. 2 Medomak defeated No. 3 Camden-Rockport (North) 12-3, while No. 1 Oceanside 8th defeated No. 4 Troy Howard of Belfast in June 5 playoff games to advance.

In the South Division, No. 4 Camden-Rockport (South) upset No. 1 Wiscasset June 5, setting up the South Division final with No. 2 GSB, which defeated No. 7 Oceanside 7th, also in a game June 5, and later defeated No. 3 Richmond.

Softball

In the North, No. 2 Troy Howard defeated No. 4 Camden-Rockport 16-12, claiming the North Division title June 11.

Troy Howard will play No. 1 Richmond in the Busline League championship game Tuesday.

No. 2 Troy Howard defeated No. 3 Medomak 11-9, while No. 4 Camden-Rockport defeated No. 1 Oceanside 8th 9-7, in games played June 5, to advance.

In the South, No. 1 Richmond defeated No. 3 Oceanside 8-0, claiming the South Division title June 11. The game originally was scheduled for June 8, but was postponed due to rain.

No. 3 Oceanside defeated No. 2 GSB 7th, while No. 1 Richmond defeated No. 5 GSB 8th, in games played June 5, to advance.

The following is a recap of recently-reported playoff results:

South Division softball

No. 1 Richmond 8, No. 3 Oceanside 0

At Richmond June 11, the Bobcats made their hits count and shut out the visiting Mariners en route to the South Division title.

Jamie McMahon, Lauren Hatch and Haley Witham singled for Oceanside, while Patterson, Anair, Tilton and Acord singled for Richmond.

Hatch pitched for the Mariners, allowing four hits and four walks, with seven strikeouts. Miranda Martin pitched for the Bobcats, allowing three hits and no walks, with eight strikeouts.

Richmond jumped to a 2-0 lead in the second inning and tacked on six more in the third.

North Division softball

No. 2 Troy Howard 16, No. 4 Camden-Rockport 12

At Belfast June 11, the host Lions rallied from nine runs down and won a thriller against the Schooners, to claim the North Division crown.

Troy Howard took an early 2-0 lead, but the Schooners plated nine runs in the second inning and two more in the third to take an 11-2 edge. The Lions then roared for 11 runs in the sixth inning to overtake the Schooners and pick up the win.

Mariah Sturgis pitched for Troy Howard, allowing four hits and 12 walks, with 13 strikeouts. Hilary Merrifield pitched for Camden-Rockport, allowing 11 hits and four walks, with two strikeouts.

Juliana Haynes, Taylor Peasley, Maddie Bowman and Alice Podolsky all had singles for the Schooners, while Hannah Nichols, Breann Cummings, Ashley Flanders, Kelci Faulkingham, Mariah Sturgis and Alexis Racioppi all contributed to the Lion offense.

North Division baseball

No. 2 Medomak 8th 11, No. 1 Oceanside 8th 7

At Thomaston June 6, the Riverhawks soared into the Busline League finals with a four-run victory, claiming the North Division title.

Medomak took a 2-0 lead early before Oceanside cut its deficit in half at 2-1 after two innings. The Riverhawks then scored two more to go ahead 4-1, but the Mariners rallied and took a 6-4 advantage after three innings.

The visitors then closed the gap at 6-5 after four before exploding for a six-run sixth inning to run away with the game. The Mariners added a run in the bottom of the sixth inning but got no closer.

Leading the newly-crowned North Division champs were Riley McCollett (single, 2 runs, RBI), Ollie Brown (double, 2 singles, 2 RBIs, 2 runs), Nick DePatsy (double, single, 3 runs, 4 RBIs), Ben Turner (2 singles), Jackson Vail (single, run), Justin Bowman (single, run) and Owen Gilbert (2 RBIs).

Riley McCollett worked 2 2/3 innings, allowing seven hits and one walk, with one strikeout. Adam Wilcox went the final 4 1/3 innings in relief, allowing one hit and four walks, with five strikeouts.

Information for Oceanside was unavailable.

No. 2 Medomak 8th 12, No. 3 Camden-Rockport (North) 3

At Waldoboro June 5, the Riverhawks had little trouble with the Schooners and advanced to the North Division finals with a nine-run triumph.

Camden-Rockport took an early 1-0 lead, but the Riverhawks grabbed a 3-1 lead after two innings. The Schooners then closed the gap to 3-2 before the 'Hawks extended their cushion to 5-2 after three innings. Medomak then put the game out of reach with a five-run fourth inning and Camden-Rockport never recovered.

Leading the Riverhawks at the plate were McCollett (double, single, run), Brown (double, RBI, 2 runs), DePatsy (double, single, 2 runs), Ben Turner (single, 2 runs), Brendan Turner (single, RBI) and Jesse Dunn (single, run).

DePatsy went the distance on the hill for Medomak, allowing six hits and five walks, with 14 strikeouts.

Information for CRMS was unavailable.

Courier Publications sports staff can be reached by phone at 207-594-4401 or by email at sports@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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