In a pair of games that were more about pride than playoff positioning, the Rockland and Mount View baseball and softball teams each took to its respective fields Friday afternoon in hopes of rounding out the regular season on a positive note.

All four Midcoast squads are well out of the running for the Eastern Class B playoffs this season, but there were plenty of runs scored between the teams Friday as all hoped to make a statement.

And for the second time this season, on both counts, it was Rockland that prevailed.

The Rockland baseball team blanked Mount View 16-0 in five innings, while the Tiger softball team defeated the Mustangs 13-7. Earlier in the season, the Tiger baseball team won 3-0 over the Mustangs, while the Rockland softball squad defeated Mount View 17-4 in a mercy-rule shortened game.

As of May 31 in Eastern Class B baseball, Rockland (6-9, 41.0156 Heal Points) was 15th, while Mount View (2-13, 10.9375 points) was 18th in the 19-team region. The top 10 teams qualify for postseason play. Waterville (13-1, 128.5156 points) was the top team in the region. On Tuesday, June 1, the Tigers will wrap up the regular season with a home game against Lincoln Academy of Newcastle, while the Mustangs will host Camden Hills.

As of May 31 in softball, Rockland (2-13, 5.4688 points) was 18th in the 19-team region, while Mount View (2-13, 6.8359 points) was 17th in Eastern Class B. The top 10 teams qualify for postseason play. Hermon (13-2, 127.7344 points) was the top team in the region. On Tuesday, June 1, the Tigers close the season at home against Lincoln Academy, while Mount View will host Camden Hills the same day.

The following is a recap of Friday’s Rockland-Mount View games:


The host Tigers picked up their second win of the season and completed the season sweep over the Mustangs with a 13-7 victory. The victory marked Rockland’s first home win of the 2010 season.

The Tigers had only three hits, but were helped by savvy base running and a handful of walks from Mustang pitching to help the hosts to victory.

Pacing Rockland at the dish were Natalie Russell (double, single, 3 RBIs), Zoey Proctor (single, 2 RBIs) and Emma Davis (single).

Top hitters for Mount View were Channing Murphy (double, single), Rachel Andrews (triple), Terri Belcher (double), Alonia Horton (single), Danielle Ludden (single) and Leeann Larrabee (single).

Hailey Giggey pitched for the ‘Stangs, allowing three hits and 15 walks, with three strikeouts. Zoey Proctor went the distance for the Tigers, scattering seven hits and walking four in the victory.

Mount View took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning, while Rockland rallied for two in the bottom of the frame to take the lead and the hosts never trailed again. The Tigers scored three in the second, two more in the third, five in the sixth and another in the seventh to account for their 13 runs. Mount View scored single runs in the first, second, third, fifth and seventh innings, while tallying three runs in the sixth.


The hosts needed only five innings to dispatch of visiting Mount View as they poured on the runs and cruised to a 16-0 shutout win. Tiger pitcher Billy Joyce tossed a no-hitter in the victory for Rockland, and also helped his cause in the fifth inning by blasting a home run.

Top hitters for the Tigers were Luke Morrill (home run, double, single, 4 RBIs, 3 runs), Joe Nelsen (triple, 2 singles, 2 RBIs, 2 runs), Nick Beal (double, run), Steve Widdecombe (double, run), Derek Gustin (double, run) and Gentry Burch (double, run).

Kaleb Cook, Aaron Elkins and Alec Davis all pitched for Mount View, allowing a combined 14 hits and six walks, while striking out three.

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