The District 2 Little League all-star season is only a few days old, but competition already is heating up as teams from throughout the Midcoast begin preparation for the highly-anticipated upcoming double-elimination tournaments.

The opening games of all District 2 Little League baseball and softball contests are strictly exhibition play, with the double-elimination tournaments beginning in the coming days.

The double-elimination tournament for 9- and 10-year-old, 10- and 11-year-old and 11- and 12-year-old baseball begins Saturday, July 9, while 11- and 12-year-old softball begins Saturday, June 25 and 9- and 10-year-old softball on Thursday, June 30.

Coaches can report results from games by emailing or by calling 594-4401. The following is a recap of reported results from games played Thursday:

9-10 baseball

Waldo County 10, Camden-Rockport 2 … At Rockport Thursday, Waldo County had a strong opening contest and showed it will be a team to contend with moving forward after an eight-run victory over C-R.

Cole Anderson and Noah Erskine each pitched for Camden-Rockport, while Waldo County’s Garrett Butler pitched five strong innings, holding the hosts to two hits and struck out nine batters. Cole Frey came in and pitched the final inning for Waldo County.

Additional information from the game was unavailable.

11-12 softball

Rockland 21, Knox Suburban 20 … At Thomaston Thursday, the two squads combined to give up 41 walks, with Rockland doing just enough late to pull out a one-run victory.

Rockland held a 13-1 lead early in the game, but Knox Suburban battled back to take a 20-19 lead in the top of the sixth inning. Rockland then came through in the bottom of the frame after Krisandra McNichol stole home to tied the game, followed later by an RBI-single from Brianna Dugan, which plated Rebecca Boggs to give Rockland the win.

For Rockland, Sydney Hall (hit, 3 runs), McNichol (hit, 3 runs), Ari Curtis (run), Boggs (3 runs), Alexis Mazurek (3 runs), Dugan (hit, run), Ireland LeBlanc (hit, 3 runs), Abby Lacasse (3 runs) and Maddy Young (run) led the offense.

For Knox Suburban. Kelsey Brooks (hit, run), Kelsie Merrill (2 runs), Haylie Witham (run), Kaylee McCorrison (hit), Casey Benner (2 hits, 3 runs), Emilee Clough (hit, 2 runs), Lauren Miller (run), Emma Lee (run), Jaymie McMahon (2 hits, 2 runs), Jillian Brooks (hit, 4 runs), Amanda Poland (hit, 2 runs), Sam Fowles (hit) and Sierra Beal (hit) all chipped in to the offense.

LeBlanc, Mazurek, Dugan and Lacasse combined to scatter 11 hits and 22 walks, while striking out for batters in the pitching circle for Rockland. For Knox Suburban, Lee and McMahon combined to allow four hits, 20 walks and six hit batters, while striking out eight.

Lincoln County 14, Camden-Rockport 4 … At Thomaston Thursday, Camden-Rockport could not contain the potent Lincoln County attack and fell by 10 runs.

Leading Camden-Rockport on offense was Maddie Bowman (hit, 2 runs), Claire Pierce (3 hits, run), Maddie Wickenden (hit) and Katie Morse (run). Bowman also pitched for C-R, allowing eight hits and eight walks, while striking out three.

Information for Lincoln County was unavailable.

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