Knox, Waldo and Lincoln county diamonds have seen plenty of ball action in recent days as Midcoast Busline League squads have kept themselves busy pitching, catching and hitting to victories.

Hope-Appleton, Troy Howard Middle School of Belfast, Camden-Rockport Middle School, Medomak Valley Middle School, St. George-Thomaston, Rockland District Middle School, Lincolnville Central School and Searsport District Middle School were all represented as they battled through a bundle of innings of baseball and softball action in recent days.

Coaches are encouraged to e-mail results of games to sports@villagesoup.com.

The results of recently reported games include:

Baseball

On May 11 in Hope, Hope-Appleton defeated Rockland 4-1. Sam Berry pitched for Hope-Appleton and gave up one run on one hit and two walks, with 13 strikeouts.

For the hosts, Jake Davee (double single, RBI, run), Sam Berry (double, run), Bill Bracher (single, RBI, run), Taylor Benner (single), Chris Bresnahan (single), Aubrey Pennington (single), Ben Welt (RBI, run) and Henry Laurita (RBI) paced the offense.

On May 11 in Waldoboro, Medomak eighth-graders hosted Camden-Rockport, with the visiting Schooners winning 18-10. For the Riverhawks, Nate Mazanec pitched six innings and allowed 17 hits and four walks, with four strikeouts. Mike Wadsworth pitched one inning and allowed one walk, with a strikeout.

For the Riverhawks, Adam Feener (2 runs, double, RBI), Tim Farrar (2 runs, 2 RBIs), Nate Mazanec (2 runs), Todd Anderson (3 RBIs) and Josh Lee (2 runs, double) were keys offensively.

For CRMS, Isaac Filderman (3 hits) and Justin Stearns (double) led the hitting. Matt Hall also displayed strong defense in center field by diving to make a difficult diving catch.  Merrill Hall closed the game with two pickoff plays against Medomak runners in the final inning.

Medomak jumped to an early lead with eight runs after two innings. However, Camden-Rockport took control in the second through sixth innings with five runs in both the third and sixth innings.

“It was a great game that went back and forth between two rivals,” said Medomak coach James Havener.

On May 10 in Waldoboro, the Medomak seventh-graders beat Camden-Rockport 12-6 in cold weather conditions. For MMS, Robbie Flint pitched five innings allowed three runs, with eight strikeouts. Micah Williamson, Hunter Wincapaw and Gaven Felch all had two hits and Jamie Temple, Tyler Emerson, Bryce Collamore, Nick Reed an  Flint all one for the Riverhawks.

For the Schooners, Drew Holt pitched six strong innings and catcher Ryan Pierce had a strong defensive game.

On May 11 in Jefferson in an eight-inning game, the Camden-Rockport seventh-graders secured their second win of the season with a 3-2 victory against Jefferson.

Andrew Hall and Daulton Wickenden led the Schooners on the mound. Offensivley, Matt Crockett scored the tying run in the fifth inning and Andrew Hall crossed the plate with the go-ahead run in the top of the eighth.

Wickenden closed the game by striking out the side in the bottom of the eighth, shutting down the heart of Jefferson’s batting order and securing the victory.

On May 11 in Tenants Harbor, the St. George-Thomaston Dragons grabbed 14-2 win over the Lincolnville Lynx.

Scott Strong started pitching for the Dragons and allowed walk and four hits, with six strikeouts. Jim Strong and Ellery Montgomery also pitched for the home team. Jim Strong pitched one inning, with two strikeouts, and Montgomery also pitched one inning and gave up one hit, with three strikeouts.

Wyatt Parra took the mound for the Lynx, giving up 13 hits, with four strikeouts.

Offensively for the hosts, Scott Strong had an RBI and two doubles and Thomas Smalley two RBIs. Solo hitters for the Dragons included Caleb Jacob (3 stolen bases), Philip Atwood, Travis Frye, Zach Elwell, Sloane Smith, J. Strong (2 runs, 2 steals), Doug Anderson, Walker Ranney, Montgomery and R.J. Hall.

Rollins, Parra, Muir, Heald and McCusker each had solo hits for the visiting Lynx.

On May 7 in Tenants Harbor, Troy Howard beat St. George-Thomaston 11-2 by pulling away over the final three innings.

G. Clark pitched for the Lions and gave up one walk and two hits, with 13 strikeouts.

For the host Dragons, Douglas Anderson, Austin Davis and Caleb Jacob pitched. Jacob and allowed three hits, with three strikeouts, Davis allowed five hits, with two strikeouts, and Anderson allowed four hits, with four strikeouts.

For the Lions, Clark (2 runs, RBI, double, triple) and Z. Collier (3 hits, 3 runs, 2 RBIs, triple) keyed the charge.

The Dragons only hits came from Ben Caron (single, double, run, RBI).

Click for photos from the Camden-Rockport eighth-grade at Medomak Middle School baseball game.

Click for photos from the Rockland at Hope-Appleton baseball game.

Click for photos from the Searsport at Troy Howard Middle School baseball game.

Softball

On May 11 in Waldoboro, Medomak edged Camden-Rockport 3-2 in a hard-fought affair that was scoreless through four innings. Kristi Severson pitched for the Riverhawks and gave up four hits, with 15 strikeouts. For the Schooners, Addie Drinkwater gave up four hits and one walk, with 12 strikeouts.

Offensively for MMS, Hannah Marks (home run), Cassie Roach (double, single), Becca Beal (double), Severson (single) and Kelsea Wooton (single) led the way.

For the Schooners, Allison Warren, Anna Gambrell and Addie Drinkwater each had singles. Also, Ellie Pendleton added her first double of the season.

The game was scoreless heading into the fifth inning and looked like a pitchers’ duel when Camden-Rockport got a run on the board in the top of the fifth from Gambrell. MMS answered in the bottom of the inning when Marks hit a home run to tie the game 1-1.

In the sixth, Medomak’s Beal made a standout play at first followed by Severson striking out two batters to keep the game tied in the top of the inning. Medomak rallied for two more runs in the bottom of the sixth.

CRMS scored once more in the top of the seventh inning on a passed ball, but was unable to come all the way back.

Standout plays were made by Medomak second baseman Olivia Blachet and third baseman Hope Lash, said Riverhawk coach Audra Carlson.

On May 11 in Belfast, Troy Howard played a close game with visiting Searsport in a high-scoring 35-23 win.

The guests took a 12-3 lead after the first two innings before the Lions clawed back to tie the game 23-23 by the fourth. Troy Howard then set its sights on scoring more runs in the sixth inning when the Lions took a 12-run lead and froze Searsport’s offense to close out the victory.

Click for photos from the Camden-Rockport at Medomak Middle School softball game.

Click for photos from the Searsport at Troy Howard Middle School softball game.

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