Middle school student-athletes have been busy with a bundle of recent regular-season baseball and softball games, leading up to the season finales this week and into the postseason starting next week.

Coaches are encouraged to submit game results to VillageSoup via e-mail at sports@villagesoup.com.

The results of recently reported games were:


At Searsport Tuesday, Rockland District Middle School beat Searsport District Middle School 14-8, as Hunter Grindle pitched six innings for the winners. He allowed seven hits, with seven strikeouts. Cole Chase worked the final inning and allowed one hit, with a strikeout.

For the visiting Eagles, J.T. Tobin (5 singles), Andrew Overlock (single), Brandon Field (single), Jacob Brackett (2 singles), Grindle (2 singles), Zack Dean (single), Ryan Allender (2 singles) and Trenton Jarrett (single) led the offense.

Information for Searsport was unavailable.

At Rockport Tuesday, the Medomak Middle School seventh-graders nipped Camden-Rockport Middle School 8-7. The game was tight before MMS scored two runs in the seventh inning to take the lead.

CRMS pitcher Daulton Wickenden (walk) performed well and picked two Medomak runners off first base. Jamie Temple pitched four innings for the Riverhawks and Hunter Wincapaw pitched three innings. Combined, the two recorded 12 strikeouts.

For MMS, Tyler Emerson (4 hits), Micah Williamson ( 2 singles, double), Temple (2 singles), Wincapaw (2 singles) and Spencer Weiss (2 singles) keyed the offense. Robbie Flint, Gavin Felch, Nick Reed and Bryce Collamore each contributed a single for the Riverhawks.

For CRMS, Ryan Pierce, Drew Holt and Teddy Laurita turned a shortstop-to-second base-to-first base double play in the sixth inning.

At Hope Tuesday, Hope-Appleton beat visiting Troy Howard Middle School of Belfast 5-4 in 11 innings. Sam Berry pitched seven innings for Hope-Appleton and gave up three runs and four walks, with 15 strikeouts. Taylor Benner pitched three innings and allowed one run and two hits, with four strikeouts. Finally, Ben Welt worked the final inning and had a strikeout.

For the hosts, Henry Laurita (double, single, 2 RBIs), Drew Stanley (double, single, 2 RBIs), Cam Lafleche (single, RBI, 2 runs), Jake Davee (single, RBI, run), Benner (single), Berry (single), Aubrey Pennington (single), Bill Bracher (run) and Wyatt Summers (run) keyed the offense.

Hope-Appleton led 3-0 after the sixth inning and it appeared headed to an easy win. However, the Lions were not down for the count. Troy Howard tied the game in the top of the seventh inning and took a 4-3 lead in the top of the eighth. Hope-Appleton responded with a run in the bottom of the eighth to tie the contest 4-4.

The game was a standstill until the bottom of the 11th inning when Laurita drove in Lafleche for the walkoff win.

At Waldoboro Tuesday, visiting St. George-Thomaston defeated the Medomak Middle School eighth-graders 10-2. Nate Mazanec pitched for the Riverhawks and allowed 10 hits and five walks, with 10 strikeouts. Sloane Smith pitched the first five innings for the Dragons and allowed a walk and two hits, with five strikeouts. Jimmy Strong worked the final two innings and gave up two hits, with one strikeout.

Offensively for the visitors, Travis Frye (run, RBI), Walker Ranney (2 singles), Philip Atwood (3 runs, RBI), Scott Strong (double, RBI, run), Matthew Ansart (2 RBIs), Nick Davis (RBI), Caleb Jacob (run), R.J. Hall (2 runs) and Smith (2 runs) led the way.

For the Riverhawks, Adam Feener (single, run), Mazanec (single, run), Tim Farrar (2 RBIs, double) and Mike Wadsworth (single) were leaders.

St. George-Thomaston tallied five runs during the first four innings and five more in the fifth. For St. George-Thomaston, third baseman Atwood made several strong plays.

At Rockland Monday, RDMS beat the MMS eighth-graders 9-1. J.T. Tobin pitched four innings for Rockland and allowed three hits, with four strikeouts. Nate Philbrook and Andrew Overlock pitched an inning each and gave up one hit for the Eagles, with one strikeout each. Cole Chase also pitched an inning and allowed one hit, with one strikeout.

Adam Feener pitched five innings for the Riverhawks and gave up five walks, with seven strikeouts. Ethan Morin pitched one inning and struck out one.

For Rockland, Tobin (2 singles, double), Overlock  (2 singles), Jake Brackett (single, double), Aaron Daniello (single), Nick Barrett (single), Philbrook (2 singles), Anthony Dayboch (single), Cody Chase (2 singles) and McCabe Burch (single) led the way.

For Medomak, Nate Mazanec had three singles and an RBI and Mike Wadsworth two hits. Morin had a run and two walks.

Rockland scored three runs in the first inning and never trailed. The Riverhawks scored their run in the third inning when Mazanec singled to plate Morin, who had walked.

Click for photos from the Medomak Middle School at Rockland District Middle School baseball game.


At Lincolnville Tuesday, Camden-Rockport Middle School bested the host Lynx 13-2. The Schooners led 7-2 before adding six runs in the fifth inning.

Schooner Addie Drinkwater pitched 2 1/3 innings and allowed no hits and six walks, with five strikeouts. Hannah Corney relieved and pitched 4 2/3 innings, as she gave up one hit and five walks, with 10 strikeouts.

Linclonville pitcher Bode pitched a complete game, allowing 13 hits and nine walks, with seven strikeouts.

For CRMS, Drinkwater (RBI-triple, run), Natalie Hamalainen (3 singles, RBI) and Corney (double) keyed the offense,

Defensively for the Schooners, Corney threw out two runners at first base, Hamalainen and Drinkwater combined efforts to retire a runner at home plate, Dakota Hanke-Ledwith and Allison Warren threw runners out at first base and Erin Doran chased a line drive down the third-base line before tagging the base for the out.

At Searsport Tuesday, Rockland District Middle School outlasted host Searsport 7-6, as Haley Richardson (4 hits, 3 walks, 7 strikeouts) pitched the win and Emma Spencer recorded the save. “Haley did a really good job,” said Eagle coach Gene Drinkwater.

Top hitters for the Eagles were Emily Gould with two hits and two runs, while Ashley Malmstrom and Abby Provost both added a hit and run.

For Searsport, A. Walker pitched and allowed seven hits and three walks with two strikeouts. Briana Grant (double, home run, 2 runs) led the offense.

On Monday in Rockland in a game that pitted previously undefeated squads, RDMS beat MMS 12-5. Spencer pitched seven innings for the Eagles, as she allowed six hits and five walks, with five strikeouts. Malstrom also made nice catches in the outfield, according to Rockland coach Drinkwater.

For Rockland, Gould (2 runs), Brooke Dugan (triple, double, 3 runs), Abby Hersom (single, 2 runs), Trittany Penn (2 singles2,  runs), Peyton Billingsley (single, run) and Maggie Drinkwater (single, run) keyed the offense.

For Medomak, Sammie Griffin (home run, single), Kristi Severson (triple), Cassie Roach (3 singles) and Becca Beal (2 singles) paced the offense

Rockland took an early lead to force the Riverhawks to play catch up. Medomak tried to rally in the top of seventh inning with a home run from Griffin.

Medomak scored two runs in the second inning, one in the fifth and two in the seventh. Rockland scored three runs in both the first and second innings, one in the third, four in the fourth and one in the sixth.

Click for photos from the Medomak Middle School at Rockland District Middle School softball game.

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