The Busline League middle school baseball and softball playoffs had their first full day of action Thursday, with many teams throughout the area in action and posting victories.

Many more teams will be in action over the next week, with semifinal playoff games taking place Monday, June 6, and Tuesday, June 7; regional finals Thursday, June 9; and league championships on Tuesday, June 14.

The following is a recap of reported results, with information on the winning team’s next playoff game provided:


No. 1 Thomaston 40, No. 8 Lincolnville 1 … At Thomaston, the Clippers showed why they have yet to be defeated this season with a convincing victory over the Lynx in North Division action.

Leading TGS at the plate were Bailee Cox (2 doubles, 2 RBIs), Rachel Robinson (triple, double, single, RBI), Lexi Davis (double, 4 singles, 3 RBIs), Maci Boutot (4 singles, 3 RBIs), Kaci Boutot (2 singles), Kristen Rasmussen (single), Sam Benner (2 home runs, double, single), Kalyn Grover (2 singles, RBI), Makenna Brooks (home run, four singles, 3 RBIs), Alex Colson (3 hits, RBI) and Jamie Brown (2 singles).

Lincolnville was led by Elizabeth Cummons (single) at the plate and she also pitched for the visitors.

Lexi Davis went three innings in the pitcher’s circle for the Clippers, allowing one hit and six walks, while striking out eight. Robinson went the final two frames in relief, striking out six and walking three.

The Clippers will host No. 4 Camden-Rockport on Monday, June 6, time to be determined, in the next round of the playoffs.

No. 2 Rockland 34, Hope-Appleton 4 … At Rockland, the Eagles moved on to the next round and picked up a convincing victory over the visitors in North Division play. According to RDMS coach Gene Drinkwater, the Eagles scored many of their runs on issued walks and speed on the bases, and credited Hope-Appleton’s coaches and players on a fine season.

Payton Billingsley, Sarah Penney and Jenny Carter all pitched for RDMS, while Emily Gould and Ashley Gardner both scored five runs and Billingsley four.

The Eagles will host No. 3 Medomak, who defeated No. 6 Searsport Thursday, on Monday, June 6 at 3:30 p.m. in the next round of the playoffs.

No. 4 Camden-Rockport 18, No. 5 Troy Howard 15 … At Camden, the Schooners came out on top in a slugfest over the visiting Lions in a windy North Division contest.

Lauren Mitchell pitched one inning for Camden-Rockport, allowing one hit and seven walks, while striking out one. Kaia Allwine gave up one hit and four walks, while striking out one in relief of Mitchell, while Macy Buck relieved Allwine, allowing two hits and six walks, while striking out six. Madeline Karod and Kaylin Henning each singled for the Schooners.

For Troy Howard, Mariah Sturgis gave up two hits and walked 17, while striking out 10 through 6 1/3 innings. Cassandra Thayer, Kaitlin Goslant and Olivia Sanborn each singled for the visitors

The Schooners will face No. 1 Thomaston in the next round of the playoffs


No. 3 Camden-Rockport 12, No. 6 Lincolnville 2 … At Camden, the Schooners were beneficiaries of what coach James Anderson called “the best hitting I have seen all season” and eliminated the Lynx from the postseason in North Division play.

Teddy Laurita pitched for Camden-Rockport, striking out seven batters in the complete-game victory. Laurita (single, double, 2 runs) also had a solid day at the plate, while other Schooner contributors were Daulton Wickenden (2 doubles, 2 singles, 3 runs scored) and Andrew Hall (2 hits, walk, run), while Ryan Pierce reached base safely five times.

Information on the Lynx were unavailable.

The Schooners will face No. 2 Thomaston on Monday, June 6, time to be determined, in the next round of the playoffs.

No. 5 Troy Howard 10, No. 4 Medomak 0 … At Waldoboro, the Lions roared and shut out the host Riverhawks to advance to the next round in North Division action.

Micah Williamson and Chris Armstrong each doubled for MMS, while Noah Beck and Vinny Garland each singled in the loss. Williamson went 2 2/3 innings on the hill, allowing nine hits and one walk, with one strikeout. Tyler Emerson went the final 3 1/3 innings, allowing four hits and one walk, with three strikeouts.

Information on Troy Howard was unavailable.

The Lions will face No. 1, host Rockland on Monday, June 6 at 3:30 p.m. in the next round of the playoffs.

No. 2 Thomaston 6, No. 7 Searsport 4 … At Thomaston, the Clippers held off a late Viking rally and advanced to the next round in North Division play.

Caleb Jacob went four innings on the mound for TGS, striking out 10 batters. Sloan Smith tossed two innings of relief and Rico Baudanza closed the door in the seventh. Jacob also had two hits in the victory, while teammates Walker Ranney (double), R.J. Hall (single), Travis Frye (single) and Scott Strong (single) also had hits.

Connor Fraser, Josh Powell, Jay Burkard, Geoff Frost and Troy Reynolds each hit safely for Searsport, while Powell pitched for the visitors.

The Clippers will face No. 3 Camden-Rockport on Monday, June 6, time to be determined, in the next round of the playoffs.

No. 5 Medomak 22, No. 4 Bristol 14 … At Bristol, the Riverhawks and Blue Devils were knotted 14-14 after six innings, while the visitors put the game out of reach in the seventh, plating eight runs and advancing to the next round in South Division action.

Zach Starr (2 singles), Ollie Brown (double, 2 singles), Nick DePatsy (double, single), Owen Gilbert (2 singles), Patrick Madden (2 singles), Tim Miller (single), Riley McCollett (single), Adam Wilcox (single) and Ben Turner (single) led the Riverhawk offense.

The Riverhawks will face No. 1 Jefferson on Tuesday, June 7 at 3:30 p.m. in the next round of the playoffs.

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