With the end of the regular season now but a few days away, many Midcoast high school baseball and softball teams are looking to either maintain their dominance or make a move as the playoffs loom around the corner.

Georges Valley, Belfast and Medomak Valley baseball and softball squads all racked up victories Monday, as did both the Rockland and Camden Hills baseball teams in Midcoast action.

The regular season is set to finish next week, with many teams jockeying for possible regional playoff positioning with only a few games left on their respective schedules.

Softball

Medomak Valley 12, Mount View 0 (5 inns.) … At Waldoboro May 24, the host Panthers pushed across eight runs in the fifth inning and walked off with a mercy-rule victory over the Mustangs of Thorndike.

Top hitters for Medomak Valley were Amanda Hendrickson-Belloguet (2 singles, 3 runs), Mallory Conary (2 singles, 2 runs), Kasey Benner (triple, double, run), Lindsay Ranquist (2 singles), Alanna Vose (single, 2 runs), Desiree Benner (single, run) and Vanessa Davis (single, two runs).

Fran Stevens (single) had the lone hit for Mount View.

Desiree Benner allowed one hit and no walks, while striking out eight for Medomak Valley. Rachel Andrews scattered 11 hits and eight walks, while striking out three for the Mustangs.

Medomak Valley (10-3, 68.3594 Heal Points) is third in Eastern Class B, while Mount View (2-11, 6.8359 points) is 17th. Hermon (11-2, 93.1641 points) is the top team in the region.

Click for photos from the Mount View at Medomak Valley game.

Georges Valley 4, Hall-Dale 1 … At Thomaston May 24, Kennadi Grover led the Buccaneers with two home runs and three RBIs to add to the three-run win over the Bulldogs of Farmingdale.

Danielle Frye pitched for the Bucs, allowing four hits and three walks, with eight strikeouts. Lindsey LaChance threw for Hall-Dale, giving up four hits and one walk, with six strikeouts.

Grover led the hosts with a home run in the first inning and a two-run homer in the fifth. She also had three RBIs. Freshman Grover has 30 RBIs and seven home runs this season.

Also, Jessie Veilleux added a double and Bethany Snow a single for Georges Valley.

For Hall-Dale, Amber Allen, Hailey Longfellow, Natashia Brown, Colby Houdlette all had singles.

Georges Valley scored two runs in the first inning and two in the sixth. Hall-Dale scored its run in the sixth inning.

Hall-Dale made four errors and Georges Valley three.

Georges Valley (12-0, 90.2806 points) is second in Western Class C. Telstar of Bethel (12-0, 100.0128 points) is first in the region.

Belfast 12, Maine Central Institute 0 … At Belfast May 24, Victoria Overlock pitched a no-hitter against the Huskies of Pittsfield, while also leading the Lions at the plate in the first inning.

Overlock allowed no hits and one walk, with nine strikeouts. For MCI, Mandy Kennedy gave up 13 hits and two walks, with one strikeout.

Offensively, Overlock had a single and a first-inning home run that brought two across the plate. She also had two runs and two RBIs in the game. Caroline Carr belted another two-run homer in the first inning. She also scored twice and had five RBIs.

Also for Belfast, Hayley Rae (2 runs), Morgan Mansfield (run), Whitney Cross (2 runs), Makayla Cummings (2 runs, RBI), Ashland Hall (RBI) and Adrienne Small (RBI) contributed to the offense.

Belfast (7-6, 41.0156 points) is eighth in Eastern Class B. Hermon (11-2, 93.1641 points) is first in the region.

Leavitt 2, Belfast 1 … At Belfast May 21, the Lions suffered a heartbreaking loss to Leavitt of Turner, as Makayla Cummings had the lone hit and scored the one run for the Lions.

Victoria Overlock pitched for the Lions and allowed four hits and seven walks, with 14 strikeouts. Newton pitched for Leavitt and gave up one hit and walk, with nine strikeouts.

Cummings’ run was in the bottom of the seventh off a fielding error from the bat
of Ashland Hall.

Washington Academy 7, Searsport 1 … At East Machias May 21, Searsport took on Washington Academy but could not keep pace.

Olivia Quigley pitched for the Vikings and had two strikeouts. Taylor Davis took the circle for Washington Academy and allowed three hits and three walks, with seven strikeouts.

Katherine Cotter led the Vikings with two singles and a run. Shannon Higgins contributed a single.

For Washington Academy, Taylor Davis (2 singles, run, RBI), Kelly Sawyer (2 singles), Kristen Taylor (double, run) and Andi Flannery (2 runs) led the offense. Christy Smith, Brianne Corey and Kahal Mitchell also had a run each.

“I think we played a decent game,” said Searsport coach Thor Gower. “We just didn’t quite play well enough”

He added that although he was not unhappy with the outcome he thought his team could have “performed better.”

Searsport (3-9, 16.2109 points) is 15th in Eastern Class C. Calais (12-0, 69.5085 points) is first in the region.

Oak Hill 10, Mount View 2 … At Sabattus May 21, the visiting Mustangs plated two runs in the seventh inning but could not overcome the Raiders and fell by eight runs.

Top hitters for Mount View were Andrews (double, 2 singles, run), Brianna Moody (double, run), Danielle Ludden (2 singles), Alonia Horton (2 singles), Channing Murphy (single) and Amanda Hall (single).

Wood (double, 2 singles, 2 runs) led the way for the Raiders, while Hall, Belaire and Rouleau each had two singles and a run.

Nokomis 8, Mount View 6 … At Newport May 20, the visiting Mustangs were nipped by the host Warriors by two runs. Top hitters for the ‘Stangs were Stevens (double), Andrews (double), Horton (double, run), Ludden (single, run) and LeeAnne Larrabee (single). Sabrina Valliancourt led Nokomis with two triples and two runs.

Baseball

Medomak Valley 17, Mount View 3 (5 inns.) … At Waldoboro May 24, the Panthers rode the superior offensive effort of senior Taylor Williamson and beat an undermanned Mustang team in convincing fashion.

Williamson ripped three home runs in three consecutive at-bats, racking up an impressive seven RBIs in the process. Also contributing to the offense were Steven Genthner (triple, 2 singles, 4 runs), Dustin Osier (double, run), Shane Osier (triple, double, 2 runs) and John Bartlett (single).

Jake Aitken, Aaron Elkins and Kaled Cook all singled for Mount View.

Isaac Greenrose went the distance for the Panthers, allowing three hits and four walks, with nine strikeouts. Adam Higgins, Cook and Tyler McCormick all pitched for Mount View, scattering 10 hits and nine walks, while striking out three.

Medomak Valley (6-7, 36.9141 points) is 12th in Eastern Class B, while Mount View (2-11, 9.5703 points) is 18th in the 19-team region. Waterville (12-1, 99.8047 points) is the top team in the region.

Click for photos from the Mount View at Medomak Valley game.

Belfast 10, Maine Central Institute 0 … At Belfast May 24, Jack Davis led the Lions with a double, single and five RBIs in a shutout game against the Huskies of PIttsfield.

Derrick Bernosky pitched for the Lions and allowed three hits and two walks, with six strikeouts. Casey Egerton pitched for MCI and gave up 10 hits.

Also for Belfast, Matt Steinert had a triple and a single, Mike Berry had two singles, and Josh Beal a double.

Nick Cook, Ryan Crocker and Matt Lessard each had a single for the Huskies.

Belfast scored two runs in the first inning, two in the second, two in the third and four in the fourth.

MCI had two errors.

Belfast (5-8, 31.4453 points) is 14th in Eastern Class B. Waterville (12-1, 99.8047 points) is first in the region.

Georges Valley 10, Hall-Dale 9 … At Thomaston May 24, the Buccaneers successfully held back the Bulldogs, winning by a single run.

Alec Young started pitching for Georges Valley for 2 2/3 innings. He allowed three hits and three walks, with three strikeouts. Brandon Knight pitched one-third of an inning and allowed one hit and a walk, with a strikeout. Ben Wallace took the next three innings and gave up three hits and two walks. Finally, Bryant Matthews finished the game and allowed a hit and two walks, with one strikeout.

Ben Crocker and T.J. Holbrook pitched for Hall-Dale and allowed a combined five walks and 11 hits, with one strikeout.

For Georges Valley, Dylan Maloney  (2 singles, 3 runs, stolen base), Alex Wallace (2 singles, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, stolen base), Matthews (2 singles, run, 2 RBIs, stolen base), Knight (single, run), Young (single, RBI), Ian Anderson (2 singles, run, RBI, stolen base), Drew Townsend  (run, RBI), Sam Tarbox (single, RBI) and Wallace (run) keyed the offense.

For Hall-Dale, Jim McCullum (single, run, RBI), Ryan Leach (3 runs), Damon Melnicove (single, run, RBI), Crocker (single, double, 5 RBIs, run), Hunter Brown (single), Zach McNaughton (single, RBI) and Holbrook (2 singles, run, RBI) led the charge.

Hall-Dale scored six runs in the third inning, one in the fourth and two in the sixth. The Bucs scored one run in the first inning, seven in the second and two in the fifth.

Georges Valley (6-6, 24.0816 points) is 13th in Western Class C. St. Dominic of Lewiston (11-2, 77.6842 points) is first in the region.

Rockland 9, Lincoln Academy 7 … At Newcastle May 24, Rockland held off Lincoln Academy to pull of a two-run win. Luke Morrill pitched for the Tigers and allowed five hits and two walks, with nine strikeouts. Cheney and Baptist took the mound for Lincoln Academy and, combined, allowed two walks and 13 hits, with four strikeouts.

For Rockland, Jake Perry (3 singles, 2 runs), Gentry Burch (single, double, run), Joe Nelson (2 doubles, 2 runs), Morrill (home run) and Dylan Meklin (home run) were key contributors.

For Lincoln Academy, Quinlan, McLain and Wotton all  scored with home runs and Reilly scored three runs.

Rockland scored two runs in the second inning, three in the third, three in the fourth and one in the seventh. Lincoln Academy scored two in the first inning, two in the third and one in the fourth.

Camden Hills 10, Winslow 4 … At Winslow May 24, the Windjammers took a six-run lead against the Black Raiders in the first four innings to give them a leg up for the win.

Adam Landwehr took the mound for Camden Hills during the first six innings where he allowed two walks and six hits, with nine strikeouts. Billy-Ray Denman finished the game and allowed two hits and a walk, with one strikeout.

Jordan Holt and Zac Carey pitched for Winslow and, combined, gave up 11 hits and three walks, with three strikeouts.

For Camden Hills, Kevin Peirce (RBI), Isaac Grindle (2 runs, double), Cameron Gartley (2 runs, triple), Mike Crockett (run), Zach Dufour (2 runs, 2 RBIs, double), Olehnik (2 RBIs, double), Landwehr (2 runs, home run, 2 RBIs) and Denman (run, RBI) keyed the offense.

Camden Hills (10-3, 69.7266 points) is fourth in Eastern Class B. Waterville (12-1, 99.8047 points) is first in the region.

Leavitt 7, Belfast 6 … At Belfast May 21, the Lions lost to Leavitt after seven innings of neck-and-neck play. Mike Berry and Eric Peters pitched for Belfast and allowed a combined eight hits. Belfast had 10 hits and four errors. Leavitt had two errors.

Leavitt put all its eggs in one basket and scored seven runs in the fourth inning on four hits, a walk, one hit batter, and two earned runs. Witham and Dow had doubles.

Belfast scored five in the fifth inning on three walks and only one earned run. A.J. Chasse had a double and Nick Thibodeau had a two-run single. The Lions also scored a run in the second inning.

Oak Hill 6, Mount View 4 … At Sabattus May 21, the visiting Mustangs rallied to take a brief lead in the fifth inning and lost it in the sixth as they dropped a tough-luck game to the Raiders.

Top hitters for Mount View were Tyler Rednour (double, single), Adam Higgins (double, run), Dylan Keller (double, run), Alec Davis (double) and Zach Babin (double). Levesque and Morrill each had three hits to lead Oak Hill to the victory.

Rednour pitched for the ‘Stangs, allowing 13 hits and four walks, with three strikeouts. Martin allowed six hits and three walks, while striking out seven for Oak Hill.

Nokomis 6, Mount View 4 … At Newport May 20, the Mustangs could not overtake the Warriors after they pushed across three runs in the fifth inning en route to the victory.

Top hitters for Mount View were Higgins (2 singles, run), Rednour (2 singles, run), Jalen Babin (single, run), Zach Babin (single, run) and Bobby Porter (single). Wintle led Nokomis with a two-hit day, while five other players also had hits.

Keller pitched for Mount View, allowing seven hits and five walks, while striking out seven. Amoroso allowed seven hits and two walks, while fanning three for the Warriors.

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