The Camden-Rockport Little League baseball all stars had a successful day June 29 with a victory over Knox Suburban in an 11- and 12-year-old game and a win over Rockland in a 9- and 10-year-old contest. C-R won the 11-12 game 9-3 and the 9-10 game 14-13, with both games played at the Marge Jones Recreation Facility in Rockport.

However, the Camden-Rockport 9-10 softball squad was not as fortunate as it was nipped by Rockland 6-5 in a game the same day at South Field in Rockland.

The following is a recap of recent District 2 Little League games as this portion of the tourney continues through Saturday, July 10:


At Rockport June 29, the Camden-Rockport 11-12s (3-0) defeated Knox Suburban (0-2) 9-3. Teddy Laurita, Kienan Brown and Drew Holt pitched for Camden-Rockport and combined to alllow a hit and five walks, with 10 strikeouts. Nathan Pascal and Julian Starbird pitched for Knox and combined to allow a walk, a hit batter and a strikeout.

For Camden-Rockport, Brown (on base twice, 2 runs), Ryan Pierce (on base twice, run), Laurita (run), Andrew Hall (on base twice, 2 runs), Jack Gallagher (run) and Holt (on base three times, 2 runs) were offensive leaders .

For Knox Suburban, Jared Gilbert (on base twice, including a double, run), Andrew King (on base once, run), Cam Lafleche (on base twice) and Starbird (run) contributed.

At Rockport June 29, the Camden-Rockport 9-10s (1-1) defeated Rockland (0-2) in a close 14-13 contest.

Braden Fisher pitched the first two innings for C-R as he allowed 12 hits, with two strikeouts. Lucas Boetsch pitched the next 3 1/3 innings and allowed seven hits and two waks, with five strikeouts. Jesse Fraser finished the game, allowing a hit, with a strikeout.

Jack Freeman took the mound for Rockland and worked the first three innings and allowed six hits and three walks, with five strikeouts. Kirt Ilvonen pitched the next half of an inning and allowed a hit and three walks. Logan Sheridan pitched two innings and gave up seven walks and three hits, with six strikeouts. Hunter Davis struck out the final batter.

For C-R offensively, Fraser (2 hits, 3 runs), Cole Anderson (single, double, triple, 3 runs), Boetsch (run), Isaac Hall (run, hit), Connor O’Dwyer (run), Fisher (hit), Isaac Bricker (2 hits), Tyler Wood (run, hit), Spencer Johndro (run), Simon Turner (run) and Conrad Crans (2 runs) contributed to the win.

Michael Dougherty (2 runs, 2 singles, double), Connor Harvey (2-run triple, RBI-triple, double, 2 runs), Michael Norton Jr. (3 runs, RBI-triple, RBI-double, hit), Freeman (RBI-double, RBI, single, 2 runs), Davis (RBI-double, single, run), Ilvonen (RBI) and Trevor Carty (run, 2 hits) keyed Rockland at the dish.

At Waldoboro June 29, the Belfast 9-10s (2-0) defeated Waldoboro (0-3) 15-6. Top hitters for Belfast were Stan Sturgis (triple, double), Garrett Hamlin (triple, double), Zach Dyer (double), Connor Hartford (double), Ricky Smith (triple) Nathaniel Johnson (single) and Skylar Perkins (single). For Waldoboro, Wyatt Post (single, run), Tyler Simmons (single, run), Duncal Morrell Jr. (double, run), Nathan Emerson (single, double, run) and Eli McCollett (single, run) led the offense.

Nathaniel Johnson pitched four innings for Belfast, while Zach Dyer and Sturgis both appeared in relief roles. The trio surrendered six hits and seven walks, while striking out 12. Ben Dever, Josh Goldrup, Emerson and Owen Jameson combined to allow nine hits and 12 walks, while fanning 11 for Waldoboro.

On June 27, the Lincoln County 9-10s (2-0) beat Waldoboro 11-8. Wyatt Post pitched 4 1/3 innings for Waldoboro. He gave up five walks and three hits, with three strikeouts. Owen Jameson and Ben Dever shared the mound to finish the game and allowed a combined four walks and three hits.

For Waldoboro, Steven Thompson (single, triple), Duncan Morrell (double, run), Jameson (single, 4 runs), Tyler Simmons (run), Nathan Emerson (single, run), Simon Fischer (single), Jacob White (run) and Dever (single) contributed offensively.


At Rockland June 29, the Rockland 9-10s (2-0) held off a late Camden-Rockport (0-1) rally to secure a 6-5 win. Rockland led 6-2 heading into the top of the sixth inning before C-R pushed across three runs and had the tying and go-ahead runs on base before a pop-up to Rockland first baseman Hailey Gross ended the game.

Top hitters for Rockland were Kim Roman (2 singles, run), Alexis Mazurek (double, single, 2 runs), Olivia Staples (single, run) and Gabby Simmons (single). For C-R, Audrey Clement (2 singles) and Sam Leighton (single, run) led the offense.

Mazurek allowed three hits and walked nine, while striking out seven in the pitcher’s circle for Rockland. Emily Long and Megan Gordon pitched for C-R, allowing a combined five hits and five walks, while striking out eight.

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