Waldo County, Swan Lake continue to lead summer baseball standings
The end of the regular season is in sight for the Midcoast Babe Ruth League as several baseball teams for those ages 13-15 saw action in recent days.
Scores from recent games include: Union Farm Equipment 3, Rockland Cafe 2; Swan Lake Grocery 14, Camden 3; Waldoboro 5, Wiscasset Merchants 1; Waldo County 6, Rockport 5; Waldoboro 11, Rockland Café 8; Rockland Café 9, Damariscotta Lions 5; Union Farm Equipment 10, Waldoboro 7; Waldo County 11, Swan Lake Grocery 10; Waldo County 6, Wiscasset Merchants 5; Damariscotta Lions 11, Wiscasset Merchants 8; and Swan Lake Grocery 5, Rockport 1.
As of June 30, the standings included: Waldo County 10-1, Swan Lake Grocery 9-2, Rockland Cafe 7-4, Rockport 5-5, Union Farm Equipment 5-6, Waldoboro 5-6, Damariscotta Lions 4-7, Wiscasset Merchants 3-7 and Camden 1-10.
The last day of the regular season is Wednesday, July 2, while the postseason is slated to begin Monday, July 7. The championship game will be Wednesday, July 16 at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. Waldo County won last year's title.
Following the championship game, three all-star teams (Midcoast 13s, Midcoast 14s and Midcoast 15s) will be selected and those teams will move on to play in their respective statewide tournaments.
The 13-year-olds will be in Windham, the 14-year-olds in Farmington and the 15-year-olds in Augusta.
Midcoast Babe Ruth represents District 2.
The following is a recap of recently-reported results:
Union Farm Equipment 3, Rockland Cafe 2
At Waldoboro July 1, UFE continued its ascent up the standings as it knocked off Rockland Cafe. UFE scored one in the third and two in the fourth, while Rockland Cafe scored one in the first and third innings.
Riley McCollett pitched for UFE, allowing three hits, two walks and one hit batter, with eight strikeouts. Jack Freeman pitched for Rockland Cafe, allowing seven hits, two walks wand one hit batter, with two strikeouts.
Leading UFE at the plate was Patrick Madden (single, double), Nathan Emerson (double) and Riley McCollett (single). For Rockland Cafe, Mitchell Del Frate (double) and Uriah Thongsaphaphone (single) paced the offense.
Waldo County 6, Rockport 5
At Rockport June 30, Waldo County won its third straight one-run game as it nipped host Rockport. Waldo County scored three in the first and one in the second inning, third and fifth innings, while Rockport scored one in the fourth, three in the sixth and one in the seventh.
Leading Waldo County at the plate were Max Thomas (2 singles, 2 RBIs), Mitchell Philbrook (double, RBI, run), Brandon Smith (single, run, stolen base), Kyle Moore (single, RBI, run, stolen base), Colby Furrow (single, run, stolen base), Liam Cail (single, stolen base), Emmett Shell (RBI, run, 2 stolen bases), Barrett Grant (run, 2 stolen bases) and Evan Thomas (RBI).
For Rockport, Ionut Lodge (3 singles, run), Jesse Fraser (double, single, 2 RBIs), Jack Poutasse (2 singles, RBI, 2 runs), Luke Boetsch (2 singles, RBI, run), Nick Denny (2 singles, run) and Isaac Hall (single, run) paced the offense.
Furrow, Joey Danna and Moore pitched for Waldo County, allowing 12 hits and three walks, with three strikeouts. Cam Gushee went the distance on the hill for Rockport, allowing six hits and one walk, with five strikeouts.
Waldoboro 11, Rockland Café 8
At Thomaston June 30, Waldoboro secured its fourth win as they bested host Rockland Café. Waldoboro scored twice in the first, second and sixth innings and five times in the seventh, while Rockland Café scored two in the first and fifth, one in the third and three in the sixth.
Ollie Brown tossed a complete game for Waldoboro and also had two doubles, one single, two RBIs and two runs scored at the plate.
Sam Townsend and Mitchell Del Frate each had two-run singles for Rockland Café.
Rockport 12, Camden 5
At Rockport June 29, Rockport secured its fifth win as it prevailed by seven runs. Rockport scored two in the first, three in the second, two in the third and four in the fourth, while Camden scored one in the third and four in the fifth.
Leading Rockport at the plate were Cam Gushee (4 hits, 2 runs, RBI), Ionut Lodge (3 hits, run, 2 RBIs), Jack Poutasse (hit, 2 runs), Brandon Debrosky (hit, run, 2 RBIs), Nick Denny (3 hits, run, 2 RBIs), Lucas Boetsch (hit, run, RBI), Jesse Fraser (hit, run, RBI), Spencer Johndro (hit, 2 runs) and Kerry Sabanty (hit, run, 2 RBIs).
For Camden, Nick Cammelieri (hit, 2 runs), Owen Hilt (RBI), Will Bengsston (run), Jacson Mooers (run), Conrad Crans (run, RBI), Daniel Peabody (hit, RBI), Sam Hebert (RBI), Aiden Roberts (RBI) and Joergen Ostensen (hit) paced the offense.
Fraser and Sabanty pitched for Rockport, allowing three hits and 10 walks, with seven strikeouts. Hilt, Cammelieri and Daniel Peabody pitched for Camden, allowing 16 hits and three walks, with two strikeouts.
Waldo County 11, Swan Lake Grocery 10 (8 inns.)
At Belfast June 29, Waldo County did just enough to best neighboring Swan Lake Grocery and prevailed in extra innings. Waldo County scored three in the first, five in the fifth, two in the seventh and one in the eighth, while Swan Lake Grocery scored four in the first, one in the second and five in the seventh.
Leading Waldo County at the plate were Mitchell Philbrook (double, single, 5 RBIs, 2 runs), Joey Danna (double, single, run), Kyle Moore (2 singles, 2 RBIs, 2 runs), Colby Furrow (2 singles, RBI), Max Thomas (triple, 2 RBIs), Brandon Smith (double, run), Barrett Grant (single, 2 runs, stolen base), Caleb Ackley (single, RBI), Emmett Shell (2 runs, stolen base), Lian Cail (stolen base) and Dylan Dinardo (run).
For Swan Lake Grocery, Garrett Hamlin (2 doubles, 2 singles, 3 RBIs, 2 runs), Zach Dyer (double, 2 RBIs, 2 runs), Skylar Perkins (single, 3 runs, 2 stolen bases), Tyler Bartlett (single), Lucien Gordley-Smith (single, RBI, 2 runs), Aaron Fuller (single), Tristan Roberts (single, RBI), Grey Dinsmore (single) and Ian Snowdeal (run) paced the offense.
Grant, Shell and Moore all pitched for Waldo County, allowing 11 hits and three hits, with 10 strikeouts. Perkins, Dyer and Dinsmore all pitched for Swan Lake Grocery, allowing 14 hits and four walks, with four strikeouts.
Waldo County 6, Wiscasset Merchants 5 (9 inns.)
At Belfast June 29, Waldo County played its second extra-inning game of the day — and claimed its second win. Waldo County scored three runs in the sixth inning and one in the fourth, seventh and ninth, while Wiscasset Merchants scored three in the third and two in the fourth.
Leading Waldo County at the plate were Grant (double, single, 2 RBIs), Max Thomas (2 singles, 2 RBIs), Moore (double, RBI, run), Shell (single, RBI, 2 runs, 2 stolen bases), Evan Thomas (single, 2 runs), Smith (single, stolen base), Liam Cail (single, run), Danna (single) and Furrow (stolen base).
For Wiscasset Merchants, Grant Hefler (double, single, run, 2 stolen base), Ron Drake (single, 2 runs, stolen base), Andy Hutchins (single, 2 runs), Jake Taylor (2 singles, 2 RBIs), Conlon Ranta (2 singles, 2 RBIs) and Logan Orr (single) paced the offense.
Smith, Furrow, Danna and Moore pitched for Waldo County, allowing nine hits and seven walks, with 12 strikeouts. Ranta, Hefler and Tristan Sanborn pitched for Wiscasset Merchants, allowing 10 hits and nine walks, with one strikeout.
Rockland Café 9, Damariscotta Lions 5
At Thomaston June 29, the hosts came away with a four-run win over the visitors. Rockland Cafe scored two runs in the first, three in the third, one in the fourth, two in the fifth and one in the sixth, while Damariscotta Lions scored one in the second and two in the fourth and sixth.
Leading Rockland Café at the plate were Jack Freeman (double), Titus Kaewthong (triple, single), Mitchell Del Frate (2 singles), Connor Harvey (single), Hunter Davis (single) and Anthony Moore (single).
For Damariscotta Lions, Andrew Martin (2 singles) and Cody Tozier (2 singles) paced the offense.
Logan Sheridan, Matt Waldron and Moore pitched for Rockland Café, allowing seven hits and seven walks, with 12 strikeouts. Tozier, Baker Gove and Chad Carter pitched for Damariscotta Lions, allowing nine hits and three walks, with six strikeouts.
Swan Lake Grocery 5, Rockport 1
At Rockport June 26, the visitors plated three runs in the first inning and never trailed en route to victory. Swan Lake scored one run in the sixth and seventh innings, while Rockport scored one in the sixth.
Leading Swan Lake Grocery at the plate were Grey Dinsmore (2 RBIs), Konnor Harford (3 singles, RBI), Tristan Roberts (single, double, RBI), Zach Dyer (single), Zack Sheafe (single) and Skylar Perkins (single).
For Rockport, Cam Gushee (single), Jack Poutasse (single) and Jesse Fraser (single) paced the offense.
Lucas Boetsch and Cam Gushee pitched for Rockport, while Peter Spectre, Tyler Bartlett and Grey Dinsmore all pitched for Swan Lake Grocery.
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Mark has been covering local sports throughout Knox, Waldo and part of Lincoln county since 2007. Haskell has a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from the University of Maine and is also a 2000 graduate of Rockland District High School. He has won multiple Maine Press Association awards for writing and photography.
Mark loves the Boston Red Sox, iced coffee, cargo shorts, Foo Fighters and time with friends and loved ones.
He resides in Thomaston with his wife Jenn, his sons Beckett and Austin and daughter Lila.
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