With the regional playoffs set to begin next week, many Midcoast high school baseball and softball teams were on the diamonds Wednesday afternoon to wrap up their respective regular seasons.

There are a handful of local teams that appear to be moving on to the postseason, such as both the Camden Hills and Searsport baseball squads, as well as Georges Valley, Medomak Valley and Belfast softball teams.

The final installment of the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Points for each region will be released soon, with playoff pairings for both the preliminary round, which is Tuesday, June 8, and quarterfinal playoff games, which are Thursdsay, June 10, to be announced.

The following is a recap of recently reported results for Midcoast diamond teams:


Lincoln Academy 4, Rockland 2 … At Rockland Wednesday, the Tigers (2-14) nearly knocked off the point-worthy Eagles of Newcastle for the second time in a week, but again fell short and lost in their season finale.

The Tigers led 2-0 through four innings before the Eagles tallied two runs in the fifth and added two more in the seventh to steal one from the hosts.

Natalie Russell (double, run) and Zoey Proctor (single) had the only two hits for Rockland, while Amelia Pennington (single), Morgan Scavetta (double), Shania Creamer (single) and Kianna Santos (double, 2 RBIs) keyed Lincoln Academy.

Proctor allowed four hits and walked eight, while fanning one pitching for the Tigers. Pennington allowed two hits and one walk, while striking out six for the Eagles.

The game was knotted 2-2 in the seventh inning before Santos rapped a two-run single to help Lincoln Academy pull away.

Last week, the Tigers dropped a 4-3 decision to the playoff-bound Eagles at Newcastle.

Click for photos from the Lincoln Academy at Rockland softball game.

Central 9, Searsport 2 … At East Corinth Wednesday, the Vikings (4-12) fell by seven runs in their final game of the season.

Searsport’s lone hitter was Kelli Smith, who rapped an RBI-single in the second inning. Top hitters for Central were Jocelyn Portmann (2 singles, 2 runs) and Alix Rudzinski (3 singles, 2 runs).

Olivia Quigley pitched for the Vikings, allowing eight hits and one walk, while striking out six. Rudzinski pitched for the Red Devils, allowing one hit and 10 walks, with 11 strikeouts.

Foxcroft Academy 8, Searsport 3 … At Searsport May 29, the Vikings hung with the Ponies for the majority of the contest, but the visitors pulled away late and prevailed by a five-run margin.

Top hitters for Searsport were Christine Chase (3 singles) and Kelli Smith (double, single). Sam Snyder (2 doubles) and Amanda Crocker (double, single) led Foxcroft Academy on offense.

Camden Hills 10, Mount View 5 … At Brooks Wednesday, Camden Hills (5-11) broke open a close game with eight late runs to beat the Mustangs (2-14). Camden Hills scored one run in both the second and third innings, six in the sixth and two in the seventh. Mount View scored two in the first, one in the fourth and two in the fifth. Neither the Windjammers nor Mustangs will qualify for the postseason.

Hayley Buckheit (2 runs on a hit, walk, 3 strikeouts in 3 innings) and Morgan Farley (3 runs on 5 hits, 3 walks, 4 strikeouts in 4 innings) pitched for the Windjammers. Camden Hills had seven hits, two errors and stranded nine runners, while Mount View had six hits, one fielding miscue and seven left on base.

Keying the Windjammer offense were Abby White (run), Farley (2 runs), Buckheit (hit, run), Caroline Matteo (run), Olivia Hamalainen (single, double, 2 RBIs, run), Kara Legage (ht), Heather Eaton (hit, RBI), Iva Henke (hit, run, 2 RBIs), Kylie Carlsen (RBI), Taylor Palmer (hit, run) and Mia Bergman (double, run).

For Mount View, Rachel Andrews (run), Brianna Moody (2 hits, 2 runs), Alonia Horton (single, double, 2 RBIs, run) and Channing Murphy (single, triple, run) keyed the offense.


Lincoln Academy 8, Rockland 4 … At Rockland Wednesday, the host Tigers (6-10) could not overtake the visiting Eagles and were doubled up by the visitors.

Top hitters for the Tigers were Luke Morrill (home run, double), Nick Beal (2 singles), Steve Widdecombe (home run) and Gentry Burch (double, run). For Lincoln Academy, Brandon Reilly (2 singles, 2 runs), Jeff Lamb (double, 2 singles, run) and Mardy Alden (double, single) led the offense.

Dylan Meklin, Widdecombe and Burch all took the hill for the Tigers, allowing a combined 10 hits and five walks, while striking out four. Dalton Leeman worked six innings for the Eagles while Reilly closed the game in the seventh. Leeman allowed seven hits and three walks, with five strikeouts. Reilly struck out one batter in the seventh.

Click for photos from the Lincoln Academy at Rockland baseball game.

Camden Hills 10, Mount View 0 (6 inns.) … At Thorndike Wednesday, the visiting Windjammers (12-4) put an exclamation point on a successful campaign with a mercy-rule victory over the host Mustangs.

Top hitters for Camden Hills were Adam Landwehr (2 doubles, RBI, run), Billy-Ray Denman (double, single), Isaac Grindle (triple, single, 2 RBIs, 3 runs), Joel Gabriele (single, RBI), Cam Gartley (single, RBI, 2 runs) and Kyle Olehnik (single, run).

Chris Josselyn, Gartley, Zach Dufour and Landwehr all pitched for Camden Hills, allowing a combined three hits and two walks, with three strikeouts.

Information for Mount View was unavailable.

It appears Camden Hills will face Waterville (15-1) in the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B championship game on Saturday, June 5 at noon at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro.

Central 11, Searsport 9 … At East Corinth Wednesday, the visiting Vikings (7-8-1) could not overcome a six-run second inning by the Red Devils and were nipped by the hosts by two runs.

Top hitters for Searsport were Evan Kingsbury (home run, 2 singles), Rocky Faunce (double, single, 3 RBIs) and Buddy Ellis (2 singles). For Central, Zac Kirlin (grand slam, double, 5 RBIs), Justin Weymouth (2 doubles, 2 RBIs) and Brett White (double, single, RBI) led the offense.

Kingsbury, Allen Connor and Faunce combined to allow eight hits on the mound for the Vikings.

Foxcroft Academy 9, Searsport 4 … At Searsport May 29, the Vikings made a valiant attempt at knocking off the point-worthy Ponies, but the visitors tacked on insurance runs late in the game and held on for a five-run victory.

Leading the Searsport offense were Jake Allenwood (2 doubles), Allen Connor (2 singles), Kingsbury (double), Shane Seekins (double), Josiah Brazier (single), Ellis (single) and Zach Beaudry (single).

Top hitters for Foxcroft Academy were Ian Champeon (2 home runs), Ryan Stroud (home run) and Kyo Mikame (3 singles).

Connor went the first three innings on the hill for Searsport, while Faunce worked 2 1/3 innings of relief before Connor came back in to close the game. The duo combined to scatter 12 hits and three walks, while striking out four.

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