Busline League diamond games in full swing
The Busline League middle school baseball and softball seasons have been moving along at a fevered pitch the past week, with Midcoast teams in action on the diamonds.
Coaches can report results to Courier Publications/VillageSoup by emailing game information or by sending photos, taken by a smartphone, of the home and away books, to email@example.com. Results also can be reported by calling 594-4401, extension 116.
The following is a recap of recently-reported results:
Hope/Appleton 19, Troy Howard 1 (5 inns.)
At Belfast May 7, Hope/Appleton scored runs in droves and surged to victory. Hope/Appleton scored three runs in the first inning, two in the third, six in the fourth and eight more in the fifth. Troy Howard’s lone run came in the fifth inning.
Leading the visitors at the plate were Laticia Billings (3 singles, home run, 2 runs, 2 RBIs), Nicole Brown (2 singles, 3 runs, RBI), Alyson Glasier (2 singles, 3 runs), Jeanette Benner (2 singles, run, RBI), Mckenna Maxwell (single, run), Maggie Maxwell (run), Frances Ostensen (2 singles, run), Abbey Harrington (run), Payton Wiley (3 runs), Madison Maxwell (run) and Cyndal Emerson (run).
Billings pitched for Hope/Appleton, walking two and striking out nine. Troy Howard pitching allowed 12 hits and 11 walks, with two strikeouts.
Medomak 13, Camden-Rockport 1
At Waldoboro May 5, the Riverhawks had their bats working and won by 12 runs over the visiting Schooners.
Leading Medomak's offense were Abby Nelson (3 singles), Hallie Kunesh (3 singles), Josie Jameson (3 singles), Cassidy Benner (2 singles), Megan Wright (single), Alyssa Blackler single) and Gabby DePatsy (2 singles, home run).
DePatsy struck out 13 batters from the pitching circle for Medomak.
Hope/Appleton 6, Oceanside 1
At Appleton May 5, the hosts prevailed over the Mariners by five runs.
Gillian Lafleche pitched for Hope/Appleton, allowing five hits and three walks, with 11 strikeouts. Casey Pine and Kristina Ferguson pitched for Oceanside, allowing eight hits and five walks.
Leading the hosts at the plate were Laticia Billings (3 singles, 2 runs), Gillian Lafleche (double, 2 runs), Alyson Glasier (2 singles), Nicole Brown (2 singles) and Madison Maxwell (run).
For Oceanside, Pine (single), Lauren Arsenault (single), Kim Roman (single) and Jordan Brackett (2 singles, run) paced the offense.
Hope/Appleton 25, Camden-Rockport 1 (5 inns.)
At Appleton May 2, the hosts had no trouble with the Schooners and won in convincing fashion. Hope scored three times in the first inning, six in the second, 10 in the third and six in the fourth. Camden-Rockport's lone run came in the fourth frame.
Leading Hope/Appleton at the plate were Nicole Brown (2 singles, 4 runs), Gillian Lafleche (home run, single, 3 runs), Laticia Billings (single, double, home run, 3 runs), Payton Wiley (3 singles, double, 3 runs), Jeanette Benner (4 singles, 2 runs), Abbey Harrington (3 singles, 2 runs), Maggie Maxwell (single, double, 2 runs) and Frances Ostensen (2 singles, 3 runs).
Abbey O'Donal singled and scored the lone run for the Schooners.
Lafleche pitched for Hope/Appleton, allowing one hit and seven walks, with eight strikeouts. Emily Long, Capri Buck and Eliza Brown pitched for Camden-Rockport, allowing 22 hits and 11 walks.
Hope-Appleton-Lincolnville 10, Searsport 9
At Lincolnville May 5, the hosts held off the Vikings and prevailed in a high-scoring affair. The hosts scored one run in the first inning, four in the second, one in the third, two in the fourth and one in the sixth, while Searsport scored one in the first, one in the second, four in the third, two in the fifth and one in the seventh.
Leading HAL at the plate were Ionut Lodge (3 singles, 4 runs), Aiden Roberts (2 doubles, single, run), Daniel Peabody (2 singles, 3 RBIs, run), Mya Wiley (2 singles, 2 RBIs, run), Justin Seacotte (single, RBI) and Issac Luce (single, run).
For Searsport, Liam MacMillan (2 singles, 2 runs), Ben Powell (double, 2 singles, 3 runs) and Chris Evans (single) all rapped hits.
MacMillan, Connor Kneeland and Powell pitched for Searsport, while Roberts and Peabody worked on the hill for HAL.
Jefferson 18, Medomak 5
At Jefferson May 5, the Chargers jumped to a 7-0 lead in the first inning and surged to victory over the Riverhawks. Jefferson added three runs in the second inning, two in both the third and fourth frames and four more in the fifth. Medomak scored three runs in the second inning and two more in the third.
Wyatt Fillmore (double) and Chris Bowman (single) paced Medomak at the dish, while Basel White (2 singles), Justin Rollins (single) and Hayden Wood (double, single) led Jefferson.
Nathan Emerson and Patrick White pitched for Medomak, allowing five hits and 13 walks, with six strikeouts. Jack Hayden pitched for Jefferson, allowing four hits and two walks, with one strikeout.
Wiscasset 12, Medomak 11
At Waldoboro May 2, the Warriors prevailed by one run over the host 'Hawks. Wiscasset scored four times in both the first and third innings, once in the fifth and sixth innings and two times in the seventh, while Medomak scored two runs each in the first, second and third frames and tacked on five more in the seventh.
Leading Medomak at the plate were Nathan Emerson (2 singles, RBI), Eli McCollett (single, 3 runs), Wyatt Fillmore (single, run), Chris Bowman (single, RBI) and Alden McLain (2 singles, RBI).
Emerson and McClain pitched for Medomak, allowing eight hits, while striking out seven.