High school baseball and softball diamonds were abuzz with activity recently for Midcoast squads as many teams looked to add to their win totals as the end of the regular season looms.

One of those teams is Camden Hills baseball, which currently is in the midst of a six-game win streak and climbing the Eastern Class B playoff ladder.

The Medomak Valley and Georges Valley softball teams also continue their fine play and remain near the top of their respective regions (see separate story on Medomak Valley and Rockland games from Friday).

The regular season ends next week, with the regional playoffs to follow.


Camden Hills 4, Maranacook 1 … At Rockport Friday, all five runs combined between the Windjammers and Black Bears of Readfield were tallied in the fourth inning, with the hosts winning the scoring battle in the frame and their ninth victory of the season with a three-run triumph.

Top hitters for Camden Hills (9-3) were Kyle Olehnik (2 singles, 2 RBIs), Isaac Grindle (2 singles), Adam Landwehr (single, RBI, run), Zach Dufour (single, run), Joel Gabriele (single) and Cam Gartley (single).

Erik Ogren rapped two hits to lead Maranacook at the plate.

Gartley went the distance on the mound for the ‘Jammers, allowing four hits and two walks, while striking out five. David Clough was tagged with the loss for the Black Bears, surrendering eight hits.

Lisbon 10, Georges Valley 5 … At Lisbon Friday, the Buccaneers could not knock off the Heal Point-worthy Greyhounds and fell by five runs.

Top hitters for the Bucs were Ian Anderson (2 singles), Alex Wallace (double) and Sam Tarbox (double). Marcus Bubar (2 singles) and Alex Hall (2 singles) paced the Greyhounds.

The Bucs sent five hurlers to the mound Friday in Ben Wallace, Dylan Maloney, Tarbox, Ethan Hyvarinen and Brandon Knight. The quintet combined to allow 10 hits and 14 walks, while Wallace fanned the only two batters.

Bubar worked four innings on the hill, allowing five hits and three walks, with five punchouts. Alex Hall went the final three frames, allowing two hits and striking out three.

Washington Academy 13, Searsport 3 (5 inns.) … At East Machias Friday, the Vikings (6-5-1) could not hold the high-powered Raider offense at bay and fell in five innings.

Buddy Ellis (double, single), Josiah Brazier (2 singles) and Shane Seekins (double) led the way for Searsport, while Ryan Schoppee (home run, double, 5 RBIs) and Mike Menfestey (2 doubles, 2 singles, 4 RBIs) keyed Washington Academy.

Richmond 11, Vinalhaven 1 (5 inns.) … At Richmond Saturday, the Vikings (3-8) lost the second half of a two-day doubleheader in five innings to the host Bobcats.

Top hitters for Vinalhaven were Dana Tolman (home run, single), Nathan Hopkins (single), Bobby Beckman (single) and Byron Thomas (single).

For Richmond, Wade Tuttle (2 hits, 2 RBIs), Brian Snedeker (3 hits) and Bruce Carver (home run) led the way.

Tolman, Ryan Jones and Hopkins all pitched for Vinalhaven, allowing nine hits and six walks, with three strikeouts. Mike King pitched for Richmond, allowing five hits and four walks, with 14 strikeouts.

Tolman homered in the first inning to give the guests a 1-0 lead before Richmond tallied 11 straight runs.

Richmond 6, Vinalhaven 3…Also at Richmond Friday, the Vikings were more competitive, but were still doubled up by the hosts in the first game of their doubleheader.

Top hitters for the Vikings were Osgood (3 singles), and Hopkins (2 doubles, single, 2 RBIs), while Nick Woods (double, single) and Eric Dowd (2 singles) led the way for Richmond.

Tolman, Hopkins and Beckman all pitched for Vinalhaven, allowing eight hits and one walk, while fanning six. Woods went the distance for the Bobcats, surrendering six hits and three walks, with 13 strikeouts.

Vinalhaven 9, Valley 4 … At Bingham May 17, the Vikings started strong and ended strong, winning the first game of a doubleheader over the Cavaliers.

Top hitters for the visitors were Osgood (single, RBI), Tolman (single, RBI), Hopkins (double, triple, home run, six RBIs), Bobby Beckman (two singles), Ryan Jones (single) and Byron Thomas (single).

Dylan Belanger (double, two singles) and Caleb Wade (two singles) led the Cavaliers.

Tolman, Jones and Hopkins combined to pitch for Vinalhaven, combining to allow eight hits and three walks, with nine strikeouts. Seth Malloy and Nate Schultz combined to allow nine hits and two walks, with five strikeouts for Valley.

Vinalhaven tallied four runs in the first inning and four more in the seventh, while also adding a score in the third to account for its run total.

Vinalhaven 10, Valley 7 … At Bingham May 17, the Vikings swept the Cavaliers and had eight players secure hits as they won their third game of the season.

Top hitters for the Vikings were Ogood (double, triple, 3 runs, 2 RBIs), Tyler Chilles (2 singles, 2 RBIs), Tolman (single, 2 RBIs, run), Ryan Jones (single, run), Scott James (single, 2 RBIs, run), Brian Stanley two singles, 2 runs, RBI), Dylan Ames (single) and Zeb Campbell (2 singles, 2 runs). Belanger (2 hits, 2 runs) and Schultz (2 singles, run) led Valley.

Beckman, Osgood, Hopkins and Tolman combined to allow eight hits and eight walks, with nine strikeouts for Vinalhaven. Belanger allowed 12 hits and two walks, while fanning five for Valley.


Georges Valley 10, Lisbon 0 … At Lisbon Friday, the undefeated Buccaneer train kept rolling down the tracks as the visitors shut out their opponents for the fifth time this season en route to a convincing win over the Greyounds.

Top hitters for the Bucs (11-0) were Bethany Snow (triple, double, single, 3 RBIs), Kennadi Grover (double, single, 3 RBIs), Jill Bradbury (triple), Jessie Veilleux (double, RBI), Kelsie Thompson (single, 2 RBIs) and Katlyn Rich (single).

Sam Footer and Haley Eck each singled to lead the Greyhounds.

Danielle Frye went the distance from pitching circle for Georges Valley, allowing two hits and four walks, while striking out two. Kimber Morse pitched for Lisbon, scattering nine hits and eight walks, while fanning two.

Washington Academy 7, Searsport 1 … At East Machias Friday, the Vikings (3-9) scored first, but the Raiders scored often, tallying six runs in the first two innings as visiting Searsport fell by six runs.

Katherine Cotter and Shannon Higgins each scored for Searsport, while Cotter tallied the lone run.

Kelly Sawyer (2 singles, 2 RBIs), Andi Flannery (triple, RBI) and Kristin Taylor (double, RBI) led the way for Washington Academy.

Olivia Quigley pitched a complete game for the Vikings, allowing nine hits. Taylor Davis allowed two hits and three walks, along with seven strikeouts for the Raiders.

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