It was an incredibly busy and exciting day on the baseball and softball diamonds for Midcoast teams Monday, as every squad in the area was in action looking to cement more victories as the regular season reaches its midway point.

The Georges Valley and Searsport baseball and softball teams each won their games in mercy-rule fashion Monday, while Camden Hills baseball, Medomak Valley baseball and Belfast softball also picked up wins in their Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference matchups.

The following is a recap of Monday’s contests involving Midcoast teams:


Medomak Valley 5, Maranacook 3 … At Waldoboro, the Panthers (3-4) rallied from a 3-1 deficit to put four runs on the board in the bottom of the sixth inning and went on to take a two-run victory.

Top hitters for the Panthers included Steven Genthner (double, single, RBI, run), Dustin Osier (triple), Isaac Durkee (single, 2 runs) Taylor Williamson (single) and Dillon Reed (single).

Dakota Duplissea (triple, 2 singles, 2 runs) and David Clough (home run) had the lone hits for the Black Bears.

Chris Benedict pitched the first four innings for Medomak Valley, allowing three hits and two walks, with six strikeouts. Isaac Durkee went the final three innings, allowing one hit and no walks, while striking out three.

Eben Ballard went the distance for Maranacook, scattering six hits and four walks, while fanning seven.

Georges Valley 11, Winthrop 0 (5 inns.) … At Winthrop, the Buccaneers (3-3) got back to .500 on the season and did so in convincing fashion with a mercy-rule victory over the Ramblers. Among the top hitters for the Bucs were Dylan Maloney (2 doubles, RBI), Bryant Matthews (2 singles, 3 RBIs), Ben Wallace (triple, RBI) and Robbie Beverage (double).

Alec Young worked the full five innings for Georges Valley, allowing five hits and two walks, while striking out five.

Tyler Reeve and Travis Luce combined to allow 10 hits and five walks, while striking out six for the Ramblers.

Gardiner 15, Rockland 5 (5 inns.) … At Gardiner in the battle of Tigers, it was Gardiner’s potent offense that proved the difference as it pounded out 14 hits en route to the mercy-rule win.

Leading Rockland (2-5) were Joe Nelsen (3 doubles, 2 RBIs, 2 runs), Luke Morrill (double, RBI, run), Dylan Meklin (2 singles, RBI) and Tony Campagnoli (2 singles, run).

Mike Phelps homered, doubled, singled and knocked in three runs for Gardiner, while Forrest Chadwick (2 doubles, 2 runs) and Ben Chelsey (double, single, 2 runs) also contributed to the offensive attack.

Derek Gustin, Gentry Burch and Billy Joyce combined to allow 14 hits and five walks, while striking out two pitching for Rockland.

Allen Spencer went the full five innings, allowing 10 hits and fanning two for Gardiner.

Camden Hills 5, Oak Hill 4 … At Rockport, the Windjammers (4-3) tallied the go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth inning and held the visitors at bay over the final frame in a one-run victory.

Top hitters for the ‘Jammers included Kevin Pierce (3 singles, 2 RBIs, run), Adam Carlsen (single, run), Isaac Grindle (double), Mike Crockett (single, RBI), Zach Dufour (double, single, 2 runs), Kyle Olehnik (single, RBI) and Adam Landwehr (single, run).

Adam Soucy doubled and singled to lead Oak Hill, while Cody Plourde rapped two singles.

Landwehr went five frames for Camden Hills, allowing four hits and three walks, while striking out six. Billy Ray Denman went the final two innings, allowing two hits while fanning four.

Searsport 20, Bangor Christian 0 (5 inns.) … At Bangor, the Vikings (4-3-1) were clicking on all cylinders offensively and snatched their fourth game of the season in convincing fashion over the Patriots.

Top hitters for the Vikings were Evan Kingsbury (2 doubles, single, 5 RBIs), Rocky Faunce (3 singles, 2 RBIs), Buddy Ellis (2 singles, RBI), Shane Seekins (2 singles), Allen Connor (2 singles) and Jake Allenwood (single, RBI).

Nate Kutz singled for Bangor Christian’s lone hit.

Connor pitched two innings, giving up one hit and one walk, with three strikeouts; Faunce went two innings, striking out two; and James Harvey went the final frame, striking out two for the Vikings.

Winslow 5, Mount View 4 (8 inns.) … At Thorndike, the Black Raiders stole a win that the Mustangs (1-6) desperately needed as they scored on an error in the eighth inning on their way to a one-run win.

Zach Babin (2 doubles), Dylan Keller (2 singles) and Tyler Rednour (2 singles) led the Mount View offense, while Johnny McCabe (triple, double), Jake Wheeler (2 singles) and Kris Smith (2 singles) led Winslow. Wheeler singled in what proved to be the winning run in the top of the eighth inning.

Waterville 14, Belfast 2 (5 inns.) … At Waterville, the undefeated Purple Panthers continued their winning ways as they upended the visiting Lions (3-4) in five innings.

After Belfast took an early 1-0 lead, Waterville plated 10 runs in the bottom of the first frame and cruised to the victory. Leading the Lions with one hit apiece were Jack Davis Matt Steinort, Derrick Bernosky, Josh Beal and A.J. Chasse.

Eric Peters and Josh Beal combined to pitch for Belfast, allowing 11 hits and two walks, while striking out two.

Kyle Bishop went the distance for Waterville, allowing five hits and no walks, while striking out eight.


Georges Valley 20, Winthrop 0 (5 inns.) … At Winthrop, the high-powered Buccaneer offense left nothing to chance as they scored early and often and needed only five innings to dispatch the host Ramblers.

Top hitters for Georges Valley (6-0) were Bethany Snow (double, single, 4 RBIs), Jessie Veilleux (2 singles, 2 RBIs), Jill Bradbury (double, 2 RBIs), Kennadi Grover (triple), Rachel Frye (single, RBI), Katlyn Rich (single, RBI), Kristen Sawyer (single, 2 RBIs), Kate Lee (single, RBI), Natalie Atwood (single, RBI) and Kelsie Thompson (single, RBI).

Tracy Tricarico and Megan Scully each singled for Winthrop.

Bradbury pitched a two-hit shutout for the Bucs, walked three batters and struck out nine. Angela Belanger, Emily Belanger and Mary Lough pitched for Winthrop.

Searsport 19, Bangor Christian 2 (6 inns.) … At Bangor, the Vikings (2-6) secured their second straight win and did so again in convincing fashion. In their last two games, Searsport has outscored opponents 31-4.

Top hitters for the Vikings were Olivia Quigley (4 singles, 3 RBIs), Marissa Higgins (2 singles, 4 RBIs), Sara Bradshaw (double, 2 runs), Katherine Cotter (2 singles, 5 runs scored), Shannon Higgins (double, single, 3 runs, 2 RBIs), Christin Chase (single, RBI) and Gwen Higgins (single, run).

Katherine Bragg doubled twice for the Patriots, while Whitney Holmes and Abby Vicnaire each singled.

Quigley gave up four hits and three walks, while striking out three batters working from the circle for the Vikings. Beth DeCoste surrendered 13 hits and 10 walks, while fanning five for the Patriots.

Maranacook 3, Medomak Valley 2 … At Waldoboro, the Panthers (5-2) saw their five-game win streak snapped at the hands of the Black Bears. Medomak Valley is undefeated this season against Eastern Class B opponents, but 0-2 against Western Class B foes.

Medomak Valley’s Kayla Santheson and Maranacook’s Sarah Maxwell had an impressive pitchers’ duel, with Santheson allowing three hits and walking none, while striking out seven. Maxwell, the three-time reigning KVAC player of the year, allowed two hits, walked no batters and fanned 14.

Mallory Conary doubled and Lindsay Ranquist singled in two runs to lead Medomak Valley.

Oak Hill 3, Camden Hills 2 (9 inns.) … At Rockport, the Windjammers (3-4) could not respond to the Raiders in the ninth inning as the visitors escaped with a one-run win.

Top hitters for the Windjammers were Hayley Buckheit (2 hits, 2 RBIs), Kylie Carlsen (2 hits, run), Abby White (3 hits) and Sarah Steele (hit).

K. Wood (4 hits) and L. Hall (3 hits) led the Oak Hill attack.

Buckheit and Hall were engaged in a pitchers’ duel for much of the game, each going the full nine innings for their respective clubs. Buckheit allowed 12 hits and three walks, while striking out 11 batters. Hall allowed eight hits and no walks, while also fanning 11 for the Raiders.

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