High school baseball and softball

Diamond dandies: Bundle of Midcoast squads prevail in May 5 action

Mazurek, Tobin, Graffam belt home runs on day
By Staff | May 06, 2014
Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer Medomak Valley's Ollie Brown looks up at the umpire to find out he has been ruled safe sliding across the plate during a May 5 high school baseball game with visiting Mount View of Thorndike in Waldoboro. The host Panthers won 7-1.

High school baseball and softball diamonds throughout the Midcoast were humming with activity Monday, May 5 with teams throughout Knox, Waldo and part of Lincoln counties squaring off in several Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B showdowns.

Among Monday's winners were the Oceanside, Camden Hills and Medomak Valley baseball teams, along with the Belfast and Medomak Valley softball teams.

The Searsport baseball and softball teams also came up short in their respective Western Class D contests.

Click for photos from the Belfast at Camden Hills baseball game.

Click for photos from the Belfast at Camden Hills softball game.

Click for photos from the Mount View at Medomak Valley baseball game

Click for photos from the Mount View at Medomak Valley softball game.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Baseball

Oceanside 7, Lincoln Academy 2

At Waldoboro May 5, the Mariners continued their hot start to the season with a five-run victory over the Eagles. Oceanside scored two runs in the third inning, one in the fifth and four in the sixth, while Lincoln Academy scored twice in the sixth inning.

Nick Mazurek went the distance on the hill for Oceanside, allowing four hits and one walk, with eight strikeouts. Sawyer Pinkham and Devin Scherer pitched for Lincoln Academy, scattering 10 hits, five walks and two hit batters, with four strikeouts.

Leading the Mariners at the plate were Mazurek (home run, single), J.T. Tobin (home run), Nick Judge (2 singles) and Zac Roman (2 singles). A.J. Oliver doubled to pace the Eagles.

Tobin belted a two-run blast in the third inning to put the Mariners on top, while Mazurek added a solo home run in the fifth.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Oceanside (6-0, 18.7500 points) is first in the the 19-team region and the only remaining unbeaten team in Class B. The top 13 teams qualify for the Eastern Class B playoffs.

Camden Hills 14, Belfast 0 (5 inns.)

At Rockport May 5, the Windjammers scored early and often and held the visiting Lions to one hit in a rout of the visitors. Camden Hills scored two runs in the first inning, five in the second and seven in the third to put Belfast away.

Leading the potent Camden Hills offense were Connor Graffam (2 home runs, 3, runs, 4 RBIs), Aubrey Pennington (2 singles, 2 runs, 3 RBIs), Joe Chamberlain (single), Ben Rollins (single, run, RBI), Daulton Wickenden (single, run), Michael Wolff (single, run, stolen base) and John Hall (single, 2 runs, stolen base).

Lucien Gordley-Smith singled for the lone Belfast hit on the day.

Chandler Crans tossed a one-hit shutout for Camden Hills, walking three and striking out six. Gordley-Smith and Drew Stanley pitched for Belfast, allowing a combined nine hits and seven walks, with one strikeout.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Camden Hills (3-2, 13.6719 points) is third, while Belfast (3-2, 9.5703 points) is seventh. Oceanside (6-0, 18.7500 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Medomak Valley 7, Mount View 1

At Waldoboro May 5, the Panther offense proved consistent throughout the contest as they bested the Mustangs by six runs. Medomak Valley scored three runs in the first inning, two more in the second and one in both the fourth and fifth frames. Mount View's lone run came in the seventh inning.

Leading Medomak Valley at the plate were Riley McCollett (single, 2 stolen bases, 2 runs), Micah Williamson (3 singles, 3 stolen bases, 3 runs, RBI), Ollie Brown (3 singles, stolen base, run, 3 RBIs), Tyler Emerson (single), Nicholas DePatsy (single,), Josh Lee (2 singles), Zach Little (single), Colton Spear (single) and Michael Wadsworth (single).

For Mount View, David Clark (single, stolen base), Cole Hannan (single, stolen base), Kevin Richards (single, run) and Emmett Shell (single) paced the offense.

DePatsy, McCollett and Adam Wilcox pitched for the hosts, allowing a combined five hits and three walks, with 11 strikeouts. Joey Danna, Mikey Hustus and Shell pitched for the 'Stangs, allowing a combined 14 hits and three walks, with three strikeouts.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Medomak Valley (2-4, 4.1016 points) is 13th, while Mount View (2-4, 1.9922 points) is 17th. Oceanside (6-0, 18.7500 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Penobscot Valley 4, Searsport 2

At Searsport May 5, the Howlers doubled up the Vikings and picked up the victory. Searsport scored one run in both the sixth and seventh innings, while Penobscot Valley scored once in the second and three times in the third.

Leading Searsport at the plate was Eric Phillips (single), Barrett Grant (2 singles, RBI, run, 2 stolen bases), Kyle Moore (single), Jay Burkard (double) and Mitchell Philbrook (single, run).

For Penobscot Valley, Thomas Spencer (double, run), Austin Clement (single, run), Eric Batchelder (single, run, RBI), Dakota Batchelder (run), Jarrett Priest (single, RBI) and Grant Doane (single) paced the offense.

Jake Powell pitched for the Vikings, allowing five hits and two walks, with five strikeouts. Priest and Eric Batchelder pitched for the Howlers, allowing six hits and four walks, with six strikeouts.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, Searsport (0-3, no points) is ninth, while Richmond (3-0, 7.1795 points) is first in the 10-team region. The top six teams qualify for the playoffs.

Softball

Medomak Valley 15, Mount View 7

At Waldoboro May 5, the Panthers took a lead in the first inning and never trailed as the hosts picked up their second win of the season. Medomak Valley scored four runs in the first inning, two in the second, four in the fourth, two in the fifth and three in the sixth. Mount View scored two in the third inning and five in the fourth.

Leading the Panthers at the dish were Hope Lash (2 singles), Stephanie Hill (2 singles, 2 RBIs), Hannah Marks (2 doubles, single, 4 RBIs), Lauren Guptill (3 singles, 2 RBIs), Sophie Cohen (2 singles, 3 RBIs), Megan Sykes (single) and Casey Wagner (single, 2 RBIs).

For Mount View, Kersey Boulay (single, 2 RBIs), Taylor Shunk (single, RBI), Krysta Porter (single, double, 2 RBIs), Reanna Boulay (2 singles), Hallie Reynolds (single) and Brittany Dugal (single) were keys.

Hannah Marks pitched for the Panthers and allowed eight hits and three walks, with 13 strikeouts. Dinah Bilodeau pitched for the 'Stangs, allowing 15 hits and eight walks, with six strikeouts.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Medomak Valley (2-4, 4.7266 points) is ninth, while Mount View (0-6, no points) is 18th. Old Town (6-0, 16.6016 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Belfast 10, Camden Hills 2

At Rockport May 5, the Lions exploded for an eight-run fifth inning and roared to the victory. Belfast added one run in both the second and seventh innings, while Camden Hills' runs came in the same frames.

Leading the Lions at the dish were Casey Thayer (2 singles, run), Kelci Faulkingham (single, run), Breann Cummings (double, 2 singles, 2 runs, RBI), Mariah Sturgis (single), Grace Davis (3 singles), Ashley Littlefield (single, run), Anna Simmons (2 singles, run RBI), Paige Pray-Smith (single, run, RBI) and Hannah Nichols (2 singles, run, RBI).

For Camden Hills, Natalie Hamalainen (single), Maddie Bowman (single, run) and Taylor Peasley (2 singles) paced the offense.

Ashley Littlefield pitched for Belfast and allowed five hits and three walks, with six strikeouts. Camden Hills pitching allowed 16 hits and five walks, with three strikeouts.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Belfast (3-2, 8.6328 points) is fifth, while Camden Hills (2-3, 8.2031 points) is sixth. Old Town (6-0, 16.6016 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Lincoln Academy 7, Oceanside 1

At Newcastle May 5, the Eagles benefited from a five-run third inning and soared to a win over the Mariners. Lincoln Academy added two more runs in the fifth inning, while Oceanside scored one run in the seventh.

Paige Tyler and Alexis Davis split pitching duties for the visitors as the duo allowed four hits and eight walks, while striking out 12 batters. Abby Farrin went the distance in the pitching circle for the hosts, allowing four hits and two walks, while striking out seven.

Brianna Dugan doubled and singled to lead Oceanside, while Trittany Penn and Kalyn Grover also knocked base hits for the Mariners. Miranda Achorn (double, single, 3 RBIs), Morgan Achorn (single, RBI) and Farrin (single) paced Lincoln Academy.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Oceanside (4-2, 9.8047 points) is second, while Old Town (6-0, 16.6016 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

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