Midcoast Babe Ruth League regular season concludes, playoffs on-deckRockport Automotive, Penobscot Bay Dentistry of Belfast top seeds
The Midcoast Babe Ruth League baseball regular season drew to a close July 1, with the playoffs now on-deck as all nine squads in the ages 13-15 program begin to make strides toward winning the elusive championship during the upcoming single-elimination tournament.
The final regular-season standings were: Rockport Automotive 9-3, Penobscot Bay Dentistry of Belfast 9-3, Camden-Rockport 8-4, Georges Valley 8-4, Rockland Café 7-5, Wiscasset Ford 5-7, Waldoboro 3-9, Damariscotta 3-9 and Bristol 1-11. Rockport Automotive, Camden-Rockport and Waldoboro hold tiebreakers over opponents to secure the higher seeds.
The quarterfinals will begin on Thursday, July 5 and the semifinals on Saturday, July 7, with the championship game set for Sunday, July 8 at Marge Jones Recreational Facility in Rockport.
The championship clash will be at 2 p.m., while both semifinal games will be at 1 p.m. Times for quarterfinal games vary.
The only preliminary playoff game was held Tuesday, July 3, which saw No. 8 Damariscotta pull out a 7-2 win over No. 9 Bristol.
Damariscotta will now face top-ranked Rockport Automotive in the quarterfinal round.
The quarterfinals on July 5 will see No. 8 Damariscotta at No. 1 Rockport Automotive at 5:30 p.m.; No. 7 Waldoboro at No. 2 Penobscot Bay Dentistry at 5:30 p.m.; No. 6 Wiscasset Ford at No. 3 Camden-Rockport at 3:30 p.m.; and No. 5 Rockland Café at No. 4 Georges Valley at 5:30 p.m.
Rockport Automotive and Camden-Rockport play on Tolman Field at the Marge Jones Recreational Facility in Rockport, while Georges Valley plays beside Oceanside West High School in Thomaston and Penobscot Bay Dentistry at Belfast Area High School.
The following is a recap of the recently-reported regular-season games:
Georges Valley 12, Wiscasset Ford 10
At Thomaston July 1, Georges Valley picked up a win in its final game of the regular season in unconventional fashion.
A Wiscasset Ford player was injured at the plate and could not finish his at-bat. Wiscasset Ford did not have available substitutes, and, thus, the game ended as nine players must be able to take the field at all times, according to Babe Ruth rules.
Leading Georges Valley at the plate were Travis Frye (double, 2 singles, 3 runs, 2 RBIs, 4 stolen bases), Andrew King (run, RBI), Titus Kaewthong (single, double, 3 runs, stolen base), Scotty Strong (double, run, RBI, stolen base), Thomas Curtis (triple 3 RBIs), Dallas Ball (run, stolen base), Nick Davis (run, 2 stolen bases), Zach Robinson (single, run, stolen base) and Sam Townsend (single, run, 2 RBIs).
For Wiscasset Ford, Travis Padilla (single, 2 runs), Tyler Bailey (2 runs, stolen base), Daren Wood (single, 2 runs, RBI, stolen base), Mike Stewart (2 singles, run, 3 RBI), Grant Hefler (run), Nathan Howard (RBI), Conlon Randa (single, run), Andy Hutchins (single, run, 2 RBIs) and Logan Orr (RBI) paced the offense.
Caleb Jacob, Dallas Ball and Rico Baudanza pitched for Georges Valley, allowing a combined six hits and five walks, with three strikeouts. Padilla and Stewart pitched for Wiscasset Ford, allowing a combined nine hits and 11 walks, with eight strikeouts.
Penobscot Bay Dentistry 9, Wiscasset Ford 4
At Belfast July 1, the hosts jumped to a large advantage, thanks to a six-run second inning, and won their regular-season finale over Wiscasset Ford.
Leading Penobscot Bay Dentistry at the plate were Dakota Walker (double), Alex Canning (single), Asa Lewis (single), Emery Dinsmore (two singles), Matt Smith (two singles), Anthony Defeo (two singles) and Lucien Gordley-Smith (single, double). For Wiscasset Ford, Daren Wood and Mike Stewart each had two hits, while Grant Hefler and Conlon Randa each had one hit.
Gordley-Smith, Sam Kulikowski, Emery Dinsmore and Matt Smith pitched for Penobscot Bay Dentistry. Nate Howard, Hefler and Stewart pitched for Wiscasset Ford.
Georges Valley 15, Waldoboro 3 (5 inns.)
At Thomaston June 30, Georges Valley scored at least once in each inning and poured it on late en route to a 12-run win.
Leading Georges Valley at the plate were Travis Frye (2 doubles, 2 runs), Andrew King (double, 2 runs, RBI, stolen base), Titus Kaewthong (single, 2 runs, RBI, 3 stolen bases), Scotty Strong (2 singles, 3 runs, RBI, 2 stolen bases), Thomas Curtis (single, 2 runs, RBI, stolen base), Walker Ranney (run, RBI, stolen base) Sam Townsend (double, run, 2 RBIs), Caleb Jacob (2 singles, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, 4 stolen bases) and Rico Baudanza (single, 2 RBIs).
Patrick Madden (single, 2 runs), Nicholas DePatsy (double, run, RBI), Ollie Brown (3 singles, run, 2 RBIs, stolen base), Maty Moore (single) and Riley McCollett (single, RBI) paced the Waldoboro offense.
Scotty Strong pitched five innings for Georges Valley, allowing seven hits and two walks, with two strikeouts. Nick DePatsy, Maty Moore and Riley McCollett all pitched for Waldoboro, allowing 11 hits and 14 walks, with five strikeouts.
Wiscasset Ford 8, Rockland Café 0
At Rockland June 29, the hosts mustered only three hits as Wiscasset Ford motored to a convincing win.
Wood pitched for Wiscasset Ford, allowing three hits and one walk, with five strikeouts. Ryan Allender and Zach Peaco pitched for Rockland Café, allowing seven hits and six walks, with seven strikeouts.
Zac Roman and Nick Mazurek each singled and stole a base for Rockland Café, while Isaiah Green singled.
For Wiscasset Ford, Travis Padilla (single, 2 runs, RBI, 3 stolen bases), Daren Wood (single, double, run, 2 RBIs), Nate Mills (double), Jacob Allen (2 singles, 3 runs, RBI, stolen base), Grant Hefler (run), Andy Hutchins (single, run) and Logan Orr (RBI) led the offensive charge.
Rockland Café 5, Waldoboro 4
At Rockland June 28, the hosts scored three runs late in the game and held off a potential Waldoboro comeback en route to its seventh win in 10 games.
Jake Bartlett worked 5 1/3 innings, allowing five hits and four walks, with two strikeouts. Nick Mazurek tossed 1 2/3 innings in relief, allowing one hit and three walks, with one strikeout.
Tyler Emerson went the distance for Waldoboro, allowing six hits and five walks, with five strikeouts.
Leading Rockland Café at the plate were Ryan Allender (single, run, RBI, stolen base), Zac Roman (single, 2 stolen bases), Zach Peaco (single, run, RBI), Isaiah Green (single), Nick Mazurek (single, run, RBI, stolen base), Emanuel Simmons (single, run, RBI, 2 stolen bases) and Noah Slivinsky (run).
Micah Williamson (2 singles, run, 3 stolen bases), Nick DePatsy (2 RBIs), Tyler Emerson (single, 2 runs), Ollie Brown (2 doubles, RBI) and Cam Allaire (RBI) led Waldoboro.
Trailing 3-2 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning, Rockland Café took a 5-3 lead on an RBI-single by Mazurek and an RBI-single by Simmons, who later scored on a throwing error to give the hosts the lead.
Wheeler crossed the plate on a sacrifice fly by DePatsy to cut Waldoboro's deficit to one run, but the visitors could not complete the comeback.
Penobscot Bay Dentistry 7, Camden-Rockport 3
At Rockport June 28, the visitors plated five runs in the first inning and never trailed en route to their eighth win of the season.
Leading Penobscot Bay Dentistry at the plate were Matt Smith (single), Zavier Roman (single), Jake Powell (2 hits), Lucien Gordley-Smith (single), Asa Lewis (single), Sam Kulikowski (single) and Will Hyland (single).
For Camden-Rockport, Andrew Hall (single), Connor Graffam (2 hits) and Ben Rollins (3 hits) keyed the offense.
Asa Lewis pitched five innings and Zavier Roman two innings for Penobscot Bay Dentistry. Graffam, Hall and Ted Laurita pitched for Camden-Rockport.
Georges Valley 10, Damariscotta 6
At Waldoboro, Georges Valley rapped 12 hits and came away with a four-run win over Damariscotta.
Jimmy Strong, Dallas Ball and Rico Baudanza combined to allow three hits and seven walks, with nine strikeouts. Matthew Tomasello, Baker Gove and Nicholas Morton combined to allow 12 hits and seven walks, with five strikeouts for Damariscotta.
Leading Geroges Valley's offense were Travis Frye (3 doubles, 2 runs, 3 RBIs), Andrew King (run), Scott Strong (single, sacrifice fly, 3 RBIs), Thomas Curtis (single, RBI), Walker Ranney (2 singles, run), Rico Baudanza (single, run), Jimmy Strong (run), Nick Davis (single, RBI), Dallas Ball (single, 2 runs) and Zack Robinson (single, 2 runs).
Nicholas Morton homered and Travis Creamer rapped two doubles for Damariscotta.
Georges Valley plated five runs in the top of the third inning, led by an RBI-single by Robinson, while Frye rapped a two-run double, Scott Strong plated Robinson on a sacrifice fly and Thomas Curtis plated Frye with an RBI-single.
Penobscot Bay Dentistry 10, Damariscotta 2
At Damariscotta June 26, the Belfast-based squad jumped to a comfortable lead early and never looked back, prevailing by eight runs.
Leading Penobcot Bay Dentistry at the dish were Alex Flagg (single, double) Anthony Defeo (2 singles), Alex Canning (2 singles), Emery Dinsmore (single), Jake Powell (single), Lucien Gordley-Smith (single), Will Hyland (single) and Dakota Walker (single).
For Damariscotta, Creamer (2 singles, Morton (double), Gove (2 singles) and Eugley (single) paced the offense.
Dinsmore and Matt Smith pitched for Penobscot Bay Dentistry, allowing five hits. Creamer and Carter pitched for Damariscotta, scattering 11 hits.
Rockport Automotive 10, Waldoboro 9 (8 inns.)
At Rockport June 21, the hosts motored to a walk-off victory with two runs in the bottom of the final frame.
Leading Waldoboro at the plate were Micah Williamson (single, double, 2 runs, 2 RBIs), Nick DePatsy (single), Tyler Emerson (single), Ollie Brown (single, triple, run), Jamie Temple (2 singles, 2 runs, RBI), Maty Moore (single), Matrick Madden (single, run), Riley McCollett (run) and Jacob Wheeler (run).
Kyle Crans (2 hits), Sam Gimlewicz ( hits), Ryan Pierce (hit), Cailan Schecter (hit), Dalton Oakes (hit), Sean Pierce (hit) and R. Vikey (hit) paced Rockport Automotive.
Williamson allowed six hits and five runs, with two strikeouts through five innings. Moore went the final three frames, allowing four hits and three walks. Oakes got the win on the hill for Rockport Automotive.
Camden-Rockport 9, Waldoboro 7
In a recent game at Rockport, the hosts did enough to pick up the win, prevailing by two runs.
Leading Camden-Rockport were Matt Hall (2 hits), John Hall (hit), Andrew Hall (hit), C. Lafleche (hit) and Denny (hit).
Williamson (single), Moore (double, single, 2 RBIs, 2 runs), Patrick Madden (single, RBI, run), Riley McCollett (2 singles, 2 RBIs, run) and Jamie Temple (single) paced Waldoboro.
Ben Rollins tossed four innings, while John Hall tossed three in the win for Camden-Rockport. Wheeler and McCollett combined to pitch for Waldoboro.
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