The regular season wound to a close for many area baseball and softball teams Tuesday, but there still are games to be played for a few, including a pair of Midcoast squads.

Meanwhile, Camden Hills hosted Mount View in their respective regular-season finales Tuesday, with both Windjammer teams not only playoff-bound, but also in the hunt to host postseason games.

The Windjammer softball team left little to chance Tuesday and pounced on the Mustangs early, winning their eighth game in nine tries with a 13-2 win over the visitors.

The Mount View baseball team looked follow suit after its key weekend victory over playoff-bound Rockland by jumping out to a 7-0 lead against the host Windjammers. However, Camden Hills responded in a big way and earned a 17-7 victory in six innings.

With still a few games left to be played Wednesday, June 1 throughout Eastern Class B and while not yet official, it looks as if the Camden Hills baseball and softball teams will clinch the No. 4 seed and host a playoff game. Unofficially, if things stand as they are, the Windjammer softball team would face No. 5 Old Town, while the Windjammer baseball team would get one last chance against No. 5 Rockland, the team’s biggest rival.

Camden Hills fell to Rockland 2-1 in its first game of the season — which was the only game the two squads were scheduled to play — while the Windjammers do not play the Coyotes during the regular season.

Mount View baseball (2-14) is 17th and Mount View softball (2-14) 18th in Eastern Class B. Neither Mustang squad will qualify for the postseason.


Camden 17, Mount View 7 (6 inns.) … At Rockport Tuesday, the Mustangs jumped to a 7-0 lead in the second inning, before the Windjammers responded with a 10-run bottom of the frame and plated 17 unanswered runs in total as the hosts ended the regular season with their highest offensive output of the year,

Leading the Windjammers at the plate were Joel Gabriele (single, run), Keegan Pieri (single, double, 3 runs), Taylor Hall (single, 2 runs), Caleb McFarland (double, 2 runs), Alex Crans (2 singles, run), Kyle Olehnik (double, run) and Chris Josselyn (3 singles, 2 runs).

For the ‘Stangs, Alec Davis (2 singles, run), Aaron Elkins (single, run), Adam Higgins (single, run), Tyler McCormick (2 singles, run), Taylor Reynolds (single, run) and Erik Larrabee (single, run) led the charge.

Josselyn went the first two innings on the mound for Camden Hills, allowing six hits and one walk, while striking out one, while Chandler Crans tossed three innings of scoreless relief, allowing three hits and one walk, while striking out three. Adam Carlsen closed the door in the sixth, striking out one batter.

Craig Nealley worked 1 1/3 inning for Mount View, allowing one hit and four walks, while McCormick walked three batters and Kyle Turner allowed one hit and three walks. Bryan Jungels went three innings, allowing five hits and two walks, while striking out two and Alec Davis allowed three hits and struck out two through 1 1/3 innings of work.

The Windjammers committed four fielding miscues and the Mustangs two.


Camden Hills 13, Mount View 2 … Also at Rockport Tuesday, the Windjammers completed their monumental season turnaround with an 11-run triumph over the visiting Mustangs. Camden Hills finished with a record of 4-12 last season and completed this year with a 12-4 mark, including earning a berth in the upcoming conference championship game (see accompanying online story).

Keying the ‘Jammers on offense were Olivia Hamalainen (home run, double, 3 RBIs, 2 runs), Hayley Buckheit (2 doubles, 2 RBIs), Amy Haynes (2 singles, RBI, run), Abby White (single), Samantha Hilt (single), Mia Bergmann (single, 3 runs), Heather Eaton (single, 2 runs) and Morgan Farley (single, 2 runs).

For the ‘Stangs, Wendy Gibbs (2 singles), Amanda Hall (single) and Leeann Larrabee (single) led the offense.

Morgan Farley went the distance from the pitching circle for Camden Hills, allowing five hits and two walks, while striking out four batters. Haley Giggey scattered 11 hits and five walks, while fanning five four Mount View.

Hamalainen, one of the KVAC’s most feared hitters, also slugged her fifth home run of the season for the Windjammers.

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