While the midway point of May has come and gone, so has the midway point of the high school baseball and softball season as many Midcoast teams gear up for the home stretch of the campaign.

On Friday, the Medomak Valley softball team continued its winnings ways in walkoff fashion, while the Georges Valley baseball team found itself on the other end of that feeling in its game at Wiscasset.

The same day, the Medomak Valley and Belfast baseball teams earned key victories as both hope to ascend up the Eastern Class B ladder.

Finally, the Georges Valley softball team continued its dominance over Mountain Valley Conference foes, while the Camden Hills squad fell short against Nokomis of Newport.

The Vinalhaven squads also played a pair of weekend games, losing all of them to Rangeley.

The following is a recap of reported results from games played Friday and Saturday by Midcoast teams:


Medomak Valley 6, Oak Hill 5 … At Waldoboro, the host Panthers (4-5) came up with three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and held the Raiders of Sabattus at bay in the seventh en route to an important win.

Isaac Durkee (triple, 2 doubles, single, 2 runs) had a four-hit day for Medomak Valley, while other offensive contributors were Kyle Durkee (single), Alex Greenrose (single, run), Dustin Osier (single), Dillon Reed (single) and Shane Osier (single, run).

Cody Provost (double, single), Cam Labredque (double, run), Adam Soucy (single, run), Brett Turcotte (double, 2 runs) and Craig Morrill (single) keyed the Raiders.

Dustin Osier and Chris Benedict combined to pitch for the Panthers, allowing six hits and one walk, while striking out seven. Josh Martin pitched for Oak Hill, scattering nine hits and two walks, while fanning six.

The Panthers are 14th (15.0391 Heal Points) in Eastern Class B, while Waterville (9-1, 54.6875 points) is first in the region.

Belfast 2, Gardiner 1 … At Belfast, the host Lions (4-5) pulled ahead of the defending Eastern Class B champions with a two-run third inning and halted a five-game losing streak with a Heal Point-worthy win over Gardiner.

Josh Beal (triple, 2 RBIs) and Jack Davis (double, 2 singles) were among the top hitters for the Lions, while Jake Palmer singled twice for the Tigers.

Derrick Bernosky and Eric Peters combined to pitch for Belfast, allowing five hits and one walk, while striking out 11. Forrest Chadwick allowed five hits and fanned 10 for Gardiner.

The Lions are ninth (23.2422 points) in Eastern Class B, while Waterville (9-1, 54.6875 points) is first in the region.

Click for photos from the Gardiner at Belfast baseball game.

Wiscasset 3, Georges Valley 2 … At Wiscasset, the host Redskins came up with three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning and stole a one-run victory from the visiting Buccaneers.

Ben Wallace pitched 6 1/3 innings for Georges Valley (3-5), allowing three hits and four walks, while striking out four. Dylan Maloney allowed two hits over the final 2/3 of an inning. Mason Brewer tossed a complete game for the hosts, scattering nine hits and walking none, while fanning 10.

Top hitters for the Bucs were Brandon Knight (double), Bryant Matthews (2 singles) and Alec Young (2 singles), while Justin Caron and Mason Brewer each rapped two singles for Wiscasset.

The Bucs are 11th (6.7347 points) in Western Class C, while Livermore Falls  (8-2, 36.8322 points) is first in the region.

Waterville 13, Rockland 3 (5 inn.) … At Waterville, the Tigers (3-6) trailed 6-3 heading into the bottom of the fifth inning before the Purple Panthers touched the plate seven times in the frame and walked off with a mercy-rule shortened victory.

Luke Morrill (triple, double, 2 runs), Joe Nelsen (single, 2 RBIs), Dylan Meklin (single, run), Nick Beal (single) and Dan Hendricks (single) were the top hitters for Rockland, while J. Gaudette (single, 2 runs) and Z. Wehry (2 singles) were among the top offensive performers for Waterville.

Nelsen pitched into the fifth inning for the Tigers, allowing three hits and six walks, along with three hit batsmen, with one strikeout. Steve Widdecombe finished the game on the mound for Rockland, allowing six runs on two hits and three walks, while also hitting a batter.

T. Locke went the distance for Waterville, allowing six hits and no walks, while fanning nine.

The Tigers are 17th (12.3047 points) in Eastern Class B, while Waterville (9-1, 54,6875 points) is first in the region.

Camden Hills 7, Nokomis 5 … At Newport, the Windjammers (6-3) broke a 5-5 tie in the sixth inning with a two-run frame and the hosts could not get even as the visitors notched their sixth win of the campaign.

Top hitters for the ‘Jammers were Kevin Pierce (double, single, RBI, 2 runs), Mike Crockett (2 singles, RBI, run), Joel Gabriele (2 singles, run), Adam Landwehr (double, single, RBI, run), Billy Ray Denman (single, 2 RBIs), Cam Gartley (single, RBI, run), Isaac Grindle (single, RBI) and Kyle Olehnik (single).

Chris Josselyn, Pierce and Zac Dufour all took the hill for the Windjammers, allowing a combined seven hits and four walks, while striking out five.

The Windjammers are 11th (20.5078 points) in Eastern Class B, with Waterville (9-1, 54.6875 points) first in the region.

Rangeley 10, Vinalhaven 0 (6 inns.) … At Rangeley Friday, the Vikings could not stop the high-octane Laker offense and fell in six innings.

Top hitters for the Vikings (1-6) were Steven Osgood (2 singles), Dana Tolman (single), Nathan Hopkins (2 singles), while Alex Morton (home run, 3 singles, 3 RBIs), Jordan Richard (3 singles, 2 RBIs) and Zach Abbott (2 singles, 2 RBIs) led the Lakers.

Osgood, Bobby Beckman, Ryan Jones and Hopkins all pitched for Vinalhaven, allowing a combined 14 hits and three walks, with eight strikeouts. Richard pitched for Rangeley, allowing five hits and five walks, with seven strikeouts.

The Vikings are seventh (1.4881 points) in Western Class D, while Rangeley (5-2, 18.3150 points) is first in the region.

Rangeley 6, Vinalhaven 3 … At Rangeley Saturday, the Vikings dropped the second game of their two-day doubleheader to the Lakers and fell by a three-run margin.

Top hitters for Vinalhaven were Tolman (home run, 2 singles, RBI), Hopkins (double, home run, 2 RBIs), and Osgood (single), while Ross Gordon (single, run), Alex Rodway (double) and Raegan Sargent (2 singles, run) keyed Rangeley.

Tolman pitched the first three innings for the Vikings, allowing six hits and one walk, with six strikeouts, while Jones worked the next two innings, allowing a hit and a walk, with two strikeouts, and Hopkins went the final frame, walking one and fanning two.

Gordon went the distance for Rangeley, allowing six hits and no walks, with nine strikeouts.


Medomak Valley 2, Oak Hill 1 … At Waldoboro, the Panthers (7-2) plated the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning, breaking a 1-1 tie and pulling out a dramatic victory over the Raiders.

Top hitters for the Panthers were Heidi Obuchon (2 singles), Alanna Vose (2 singles, run), Ericka Christensen (single), Vanessa Davis (triple), Mallory Conary (double, run), Kasey Benner (single) and Kayla Santheson (single).

Lauren Hall, Alexis Priest and Julia Applebee each singled twice for the Raiders.

Panther pitcher Santheson allowed six hits and one walk, while striking out four batters. Hall scattered 11 hits, while walking one and striking out six.

In the bottom of the seventh inning, Vose singled to right field and, after a groundout led to the second out of the inning, Obuchon plated Vose with a single to right field for the walkoff win for the hosts.

The Panthers are second (41.0156 points) in Eastern Class B, while Hermon (7-1, 47.4609 points) is first in the region.

Georges Valley 22, Wiscasset 7 (5 inns.) … The Buccaneers (8-0) continued their winning ways with another impressive road victory, this time over Wiscasset (1-9). The Bucs, who compiled 15 hits and two errors, scored four runs in the first inning, six in the second, five in the fourth and seven in the fifth. Wiscasset, which had three hits and five errors, tallied two runs in the third and five in the fifth.

Rachel Frye (3 hits, 9 walks, 12 strikeouts) pitched for the Bucs, while Megan Corson (10 walks, strikeout in 2 innings) and Heidi Pinkham (4 walks, strikeout in 3 innings) pitched for Wiscasset. The two Wiscasset hurlers combined to allow 15 hits.

Keying the Buc offense were Kristen Sawyer (2 doubles, 2 singles, 3 RBIs), Kennadi Grover (triple, 2 singles, 2 RBIs), Rachel Frye (double, home run, 6 RBIs), Jill Bradbury- (2 singles, RBI), Bethany Snow (2 singles, 2 RBIs), Kate Lee (single) and Molly Mellor (single).

Leading Wiscasset’s offense were Heidi Pinkham (double, 2 RBIs), Paige Teel (single) and Mackenzie Chancellor (single).

Rachel Frye helped spearhead the Bucs from the pitching circle and the plate, as she had a bases-loaded, clearing double in the fourth inning and a three-run home run in the fifth inning. She is batting .583, with 16 RBIs and two home runs this spring. The freshman also picked up her first varsity pitching win on Friday.

Veteran Buc coach Rusty Worcester said “it was very nice to see players step up as well,” adding that Sawyer hit well and “also ran the bases very well, very aggressive and made them throw the ball around.”

The Bucs moved players to different positions to give rest to others with nagging injuries. “We will continue to rehab some injuries and hope to be at full strength coming down the home stretch and have everyone ready to go for the playoffs,” the coach said.

Also of note, Grover, another freshman, is batting .638, with 17 RBIs.

The Bucs are second (34.0306 points) in Western Class C, while Telstar of Bethel (8-0, 47.2449 points) is first in the region.

Nokomis 9, Camden Hills 5 … At Newport, the host Warriors piled the runs on in the sixth inning and snuffed out any chance at a Windjammer rally in the seventh as the visitors fell by four runs.

Heather Eaton (home run), Abby White (triple, single), Kara Legage (2 singles) and Olivia Hamalainen (2 singles) led the Windjammers (4-5) at the plate, while Jessica Kent-Webber (2 singles), Ali Manson (single) and Taylor Lovely (single) keyed the Warriors.

The Windjammers are 14th (5.4688 points) in Eastern Class B, while Hermon (8-2, 56.2500 points) is first in the region.

Waterville 9, Rockland 8 (9 inns.) … At Waterville, the Purple Panthers clawed all the way back to tie the game in the fifth inning and plated the winning run in the ninth to claim their first win of the season.

Danica Gustin (3 hits, 2 RBIs, 2 runs) led the Tigers (1-8), while Kayla McGuire (2 hits, run), Kat Fletcher (hit, run), Hannah LaCasse (hit), Hannah Hersom (hit, run, 2 RBIs), Natalie Russell (hit, RBI) and Emma Davis (hit, 2 runs) also contributed offensively.

Katie Tilton (hit, run), Taylor Pellerin (hit, run), Kacey Rodrigue (hit), Danielle Jacques (hit, 2 runs), Kendra Johnson (hit, run) and Sage Duguay (hit, run) led the Purple Panthers.

Dennison and Brittany Young combined to pitch for Rockland, allowing six hits and seven walks, with four strikeouts. Jacques pitched for Waterville, scattering 10 hits and seven walks, while fanning three.

Rockland is tied for 17th (1.3672 points) with Mount View of Thorndike, while Hermon (8-2, 56.2500 points) if first in the region.

Belfast 5, Gardiner 3 … At Belfast, the host Lions cemented their fifth win of the season with a two-run victory over the Tigers.

Top hitters for Belfast (5-4) were Whitney Cross (triple, single, 2 runs), Victoria Overlock (home run, single, 2 RBIs, 2 runs), Caroline Carr (3 singles, run), Makayla Cummings (2 singles, RBI), Jade Cummings (single), Hayley Rae (single) and Ashland Hall (single). Jenna Moore doubled and singled to lead Gardiner.

Overlock tossed seven innings for Belfast, allowing a hit and two walks, with 10 strikeouts. Cassie Snell allowed 12 hits and a walk, with one strikeout for Gardiner.

The Lions are eighth (17.7734 points) in Eastern Class B, while Hermon (8-2, 56.2500 points) is first in the region.

Click for photos from the Gardiner at Belfast softball game.

Village NetMedia Associate Sports Director Mark Haskell can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail at mhaskell@villagesoup.com.