Exhibition play continued Monday for many teams in the District 2 Little League all-star baseball and softball seasons, with Camden Rockport and Rockland-based squads earning wins over its Waldoboro and Belfast counterparts.

Camden-Rockport held on for a 16-15 win in 11- and 12-year-old baseball, while Camden-Rockport also prevailed over Waldoboro in 9- and 10-year-old softball 20-16. Also, in 11-12 baseball, Belfast earned a 4-1 win over Rockland.

The double-elimination tournaments for 9- and 10-year-old, 10- and 11-year-old and 11- and 12-year-old baseball begins Saturday, July 9, while 9- and 10-year-old softball begins on Thursday, June 30. All games prior to the double-elimination tournaments are exhibitions.

The double-elimination tournament for 11-12 softball will continue Wednesday, with the District 2 championship slated for Thursday, June 30 at 5:30 p.m. at George C. Hall Field in Rockland. The winner of Wednesday’s game between Camden-Rockport and Lincoln County — which will be played at 5:30 p.m. at the Marge Jones Recreational Facility in Rockport — will face Rockland for the District 2 title.

If the winner of the Camden-Rockport and Lincoln County game defeats Rockland Thursday, a winner-take-all final is scheduled for Friday, July 1 at 5:30 p.m., at a site still to be determined.

Coaches can report results by emailing sports@villagesoup.com or calling 594-4401. The following is a recap of reported results from games played Monday:


Camden-Rockport 16, Waldoboro 15 … At Rockport Monday in 11-12 play, both teams settled down after two big innings to start the game, with C-R holding on for a one-run win.

Camden-Rockport tallied six runs in the first inning, while Waldoboro bounced back to take a three run lead in the bottom of the frame after posting nine runs. After Camden-Rockport scored six more in the top of the second to take a 12-9 lead and Waldoboro cut it to 12-11 in the bottom of the inning, the game was a nailbiter to the end, which saw Camden-Rockport hold on for the victory.

Waldoboro had the tying run at second base with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning, but could not push across the equalizer.

According to Camden-Rockport coach Dana Fisher, leading his club at the plate was Braden Fisher (3 singles), Isaac Hall (single), Cam Gushee (2 singles), Lucas Boetsch (double), Connor Donovan (single), Jackson Mooers (single), Nick Denny (single) and Jesse Fraser (single).

Gushee, Fraser and Boetsch all pitched for Camden-Rockport, walking one batter, while striking out none. Ollie Brown and Channing Soper each took the hill for Waldoboro.

Additional information for Waldoboro was unavailable.


Camden-Rockport 20, Waldoboro 16 … At Rockport Monday in 9-10 play, Camden-Rockport prevailed in a slugfest that saw both clubs combine to collect 19 hits.

Leading Camden-Rockport at the plate were Meghan Gallagher (2 hits, 4 runs), Emily Long (3 hits, 2 runs), Sarah Contento (hit, 3 runs), Abbey O’Donal (hit, 2 runs), Audrey Clement (2 hits, 2 runs), Megan Gordon (hit, run), Nicole Brown (hit, run), Ashley Williams (hit, run), Sadie Mills (hit, 2 runs), Capri Buck (run) and Ashlee McIntosh (run).

For Waldoboro, Addie Jameson (hit, 3 runs), Savannah Gilbert (hit, run), Lydia Simmons (4 hits, 3 runs), Maddie White (2 hits, 2 runs), Gabby DePatsy (run), Olivia Jenkins (hit) and Cassidy Benner (hit, run) led the offense.

Long pitched the distance for Camden-Rockport, allowing six hits, while striking out five batters. For Waldoboro, DePatsy and Simmons combined to allow 13 hits, while striking out eight.

VillageSoup sports staff can be reached by phone at 207-594-4401 or by email at sports@villagesoup.com.