There has been considerable middle school diamond action in recent days as Midcoast softball and baseball teams were involved in exciting play on local fields.

As the regular season winds down the playoffs are now in sight. The single-elimination postseason tournament is scheduled to begin Tuesday, June 1 and continue Thursday, June 3 and Tuesday, June 8.

At this point, the championship games are scheduled for Thursday, June 10 at Medomak Middle School or Medomak Valley High School. However, that venue could change depending on the teams involved.

The final North Division regular-season softball standings are: Rockland District Middle School 8-0, Medomak Middle School 7-1, Camden-Rockport Middle School 5-3, Thomaston Grammar School 4-3, Troy Howard Middle School of Belfast 3-4, Hope-Appleton 2-6, Lincolnville Central School 1-7 and Searsport District Middle School 1-7.

The final North Division regular-season baseball standings are: Camden-Rockport 8-0, Hope-Appleton 7-1, Troy Howard 6-2, Rockland 3-5, St. George-Thomaston 3-5, Medomak 2-6, Searsport 2-6 and Lincolnville 1-7.

The first round of the playoffs is Tuesday, June 1, or earlier if decided by the two schools.

Thus, the first round of the softball playoffs will see No. 1 Rockland host No. 8 Searsport, No. 2 Medomak host No. 7 Lincolnville, No. 3 Camden-Rockport host No. 6 Hope-Appleton and No. 4 Thomaston host No. 5 Belfast.

The first round of the baseball playoffs will see No. Camden-Rockport host No. 8 Lincolnville, No. 2 Hope-Appleton host No. 7 Searsport, No. 3 Belfast host No. 6 Medomak and No. 4 Rockland host No. 5 St. George-Thomaston.

The final South Division regular-season softball standings are: Jefferson 7-0, Bristol 5-2, Great Salt Bay of Damariscotta 4-3, Boothbay 3-4, Camden-Rockport 1-7 and Wiscasset 0-6.

The final South Division regular-season baseball standings are: Wiscasset 7-1, Great Salt Bay 6-1-1, Bristol 6-1-1, Medomak 3-5, Camden-Rockport 3-5, Jefferson 1-7 and Boothbay 1-7.

The first round of the softball playoffs will see No. 1 Jefferson and No. 2 Bristol receive byes, while No. 6 Wiscasset will be at No. 3 Great Salt Bay and No. 5 Camden-Rockport at No. 4 Boothbay.

The first round of the baseball playoffs will see No. 1 Wiscasset receive a bye and No. 7 Boothbay play at No. 2 Great Salt Bay, No. 6 Jefferson at No. 3 Bristol and No. 5 Camden-Rockport at No. 4 Medomak.

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

Results from recently reported games include:

Baseball

On May 24 at Belfast, despite a promising comeback, the St. George-Thomaston Dragons fell to Troy Howard 12-9. Jim Strong pitched one inning for the Dragons and allowed five hits, with two strikeouts. Douglas Anderson worked the rest of the game and gave up five hits, with four strikeouts.

Collier, Clark and Brunette pitched for the host Lions.

The Dragon offense was led by Philip Atwood (3 singles, double, 4 RBIs, 2 runs, 4 stolen bases), Walker Ranney (2 runs), R.J. Hall (run, 2 steals), Anderson (double, run), Ben Caron (run, steal), Sam Emery (run), Jimmy Strong (RBI) and Sloane Smith (RBI).

For Belfast, Z. Roman (2 runs, 4 steals), T. Tran (RBI, 3 runs, 3 steals), Z. Collier (RBI, 2 runs, steal), P. Brunette (2 RBI, run, double, steal), D. Walker (RBI) and W. Mossing (run) led the way.

The Lions capitalized on five walks, four errors and six hits in the first two innings, which proved to be too much for the Dragons. St. George-Thomaston chipped away and closed the gap to one run at 10-9, but Belfast answered with two insurance runs in the bottom of the fifth to seal the victory.

Click for photos from the St. George-Thomaston at Troy Howard Middle School baseball game.

On May 24, the Camden-Rockport seventh-grade team brought their record to 3-4 with a 17-3, 5-inning win over Jefferson. All 11 CRMS players scored and starting pitcher Teddy Laurita helped secure the victory both on the mound and with six RBIs at the plate.

On May 24, the Medomak Middle School seventh-graders lost to visiting Wiscasset 14-13. The Riverhawk pitching duties were shared by Noah Beck and Micah Williamson. The offense was led by Jamie Temple (4 hits, solid job catching), Tyler Emerson (3 hits), Williamson (3 hits), Gavin Felch (2 hits), Hunter Wincapaw (hit) and Beck (hit).

On May 20, Hope/Appleton defeated Medomak Middle School in Hope in its final game of the regular season. The hosts (7-1) took out the Riverhawks 6-3 in the eighth-grade game.

Ben Welt pitched five innings for Hope/Appleton and allowed three runs and four walks, with six strikeouts. Taylor Benner finished the game with three strikeouts.

For Medomak, Tim Farrar pitched five innings and gave up seven walks and four hits, with 13 strikeouts. Mike Wadsworth pitched an inning.

For Hope/Appleton, Aubrey Pennington (2 hits, 3 runs), Sam Berry (hit, run), Jake Davee (hit, run), Henry Laurita (hit), Drew Stanley (hit) and Benner (run) keyed the offense.

Farrar led the Riverhawks with a run, double and two RBIs. Also for the visitors, Mike Wadsworth (2 singles, run), Todd Anderson (RBI) and Josh Lee (single) helped key the offense.

Hope/Appleton jumped to a four-run lead early in the game. Medomak came back and scored three in the fifth inning when Farrar doubled to plate two, followed by Anderson singling home Farrar.

On May 20, the Camden-Rockport eighth-grade Schooners beat Rockland 12-0. Chandler Crans threw four innings for the Schooners, with eight strikeouts, and Matt Hall closed the game and gave up no runs, with one strikeout.

For the Schooners, Crans had three hits and scored four runs. Also, Beau Lewis and Isaac Filderman had two singles and two runs.

On May 19, the Medomak seventh-graders hosted Jefferson. After seven innings of play the Riverhawks broke a final-stanza tie and won 15-14.

Tyler Emerson had three hits, Gavin Felch, Hunter Wincapaw and Jamie Temple had two each, and Micah Williamson, Robbie Flint, Spencer Weiss, Nick Reed and Lonnie Adolphson each one.

It was a tie game in the bottom of the seventh when Wincapaw led with a single and stole second base. Then, Tyler Emerson hit a walk-off double to plate Wincapaw.

On May 18, the CRMS eighth-graders beat Lincolnville 21-2. Starter Connor Graffam pitched three innings and struck out seven. Offensively for CRMS, Alex Blackwell had three RBIs and three runs, John Hall had two walks and four runs scored, and Joe Chamberlain had an inside-the-park home run while closing out the game with two strikeouts.

Information for Lincolnville was unavailable.

In a scrimmage May 25, the Medomak Middle School eighth-graders lost to Rockland 17-7. Keying the Riverhawks’ offense were Mike Wadsworth (2 hits, run), Nate Mazanec (2 hits, 2 runs), Todd Anderson (hit, run), Zac Little (single, triple, 2 runs, 2 runs, 2 RBIs) and Clarence Porter (2 singles, double, RBI).

Working on the hill were MMS’ Josh Lee (2 1/3 innings, strikeout, 4 hits), Ethan Morin (1 2/3 innings, 3 strikeouts, 3 walks, hit), Anderson (2/3 inning, 2 walks, 2 hits, 2 hit batters) and Wadsworth (1 1/3 innings, 2 strikeouts, 7 hits).

Statistics for RDMS were unavailable.

Softball

At Rockland May 22, Rockland finished the season undefeated with a 19-3 victory over visiting Thomaston Grammar School.

Top hitters for the Eagles were Abby Hersom (home run, single, 3 runs), Brooke Dugan (hit, 3 runs), Trittany Penn (3 hits, 3 runs), Payton Billingsley (hit, run), Emma Spencer (hit, 2 runs) and Maggie Drinkwater (hit, 2 runs).

Rachel Robinson (hit, run) contributed offensively for TGS.

Paige Tyler pitched for TGS, allowing nine hits and 11 walks, with five strikeouts.

Haley Richardson pitched for RDMS, giving up three hits and four walks, with two strikeouts.

At Camden May 21, Rocklandl poured it on late and triumphed over host Camden-Rockport 16-5.

Emily Gould (hit, 3 runs), Abby Herson (hit, run), Trittany Penn (triple, 2 runs), Brooke Dugan (hit, 2 runs), Payton Billingsley (2 hits 2 runs), Emma Spencer (2 hits, 3 runs), Ashley Malstrom (2 hits, run) and Maggie Drinkwater (hit, 2 runs) all contributed to the RDMS offense.

Addie Drinkwater (3 hits, run), Corney (hit, run) and Natalie Hamalainen (2 hits, run) led CRMS.

Spencer gave up seven hits and three walks, with one strikeout for RDMS. Hannah Corney allowed two hits and struck out four through three innings for CRMS, while Addie Drinkwater allowed 10 hits and struck out three over the final three frames.

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