District 2 Little League baseball and softball exhibition contests were plentiful throughout Knox and Waldo counties Tuesday night, with many teams in action on the diamond and hoping to hit their respective strides as the double-elimination tournaments are just around the corner.

On Tuesday, Waldo County earned a 5-1 win over Belfast in 10- and 11-year-old baseball, while Waldo County also defeated Waldoboro 14-4 in four innings in 9- and 10-year-old baseball in games played in Knox.

Also, in Thomaston, Knox Suburban earned a 9-3 win over Camden-Rockport in 11- and 12-year-old baseball and Rockland outlasted Knox Suburban 27-18 in 9- and 10-year-old softball.

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- and 12-year-old 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 — in a game 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 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 through Tuesday:

Baseball

Waldo County 5, Belfast 1 … At Knox Tuesday in 10-11 action, Waldo County broke a 1-1 tie with a four-run sixth inning and held Belfast at bay in the final frame to pick up the win in an exciting contest.

Leading Waldo County at the plate were Joey Danna (single), Colby Furrow (double, RBI), Derek Tyler (single, run) and Ben Powell (double, single, run).

For Belfast, Garrett Hamlin collected the lone hit.

Furrow, Powell and Danna combined on a one-hitter pitching for Waldo County, walking five and striking out 10. Hamlin and Skylar Perkins combined to allow five hits and six walks, while striking out seven for Belfast.

Waldo County 14, Waldoboro 4 (4 inns.) … At Knox Tuesday in 9-10 action, Waldo County wasted little time pouncing on the visitors and came away with a 10-run victory.

Leading Waldo County at the plate were Cole Frey (4 hits, 5 RBIs), Lucas Trask (hit, 2 RBIs), Wyatt Harriman (2 hits, 3 runs), George Dakin (hit, run), Garrett Butler (2 hits, RBI), Colby Snow (2 hits, 2 RBIs) and Charlie Spiegel (hit, run).

For Waldoboro, Wyatt Post (single, 4 stolen bases, 2 runs), Eli McCollett (single, stolen base, run), C.J. Sproul (single), Wyatt Fillmore (single), Kevin White (single) and Jordan Powell (triple, run) led the charge.

Riley Boulay went three innings on the hill for Waldo County, allowing two hits while striking out six. Frey tossed the final frame, allowing two hits. For Waldoboro, Kevin White walked eight and struck out two in three innings of action on the hill, while Powell pitched the fourth inning.

Knox Suburban 9, Camden-Rockport 3 … At Thomaston Tuesday in 11-12 action, the hosts came away with a six-run victory over the visitors in a well-played game.

Titus Kaewthong went 4 2/3 innings for Knox Suburban, allowing five hits and two walks. Braden Fisher, Richard Vokey and Isaac Hall combined to strike out seven batters for Camden-Rockport.

Leading C-R at the plate were Josh French with two hits, while Jesse Fraser, Cam Gushee, Isaac Hall, Lucas Boetsch and Connor Donovan each had one.

For Knox Suburban, Owen Hilt, Zachary Davis, Nick Cammelieri and Patrick Madden each collected one hit.

Softball

Rockland 27, Knox Suburban 18 … At Thomaston Tuesday in 9-10 play, there was plenty of running around the bases, with a bunch of hits, pitching and fine play thrown in for good measure.

For Rockland, Gillian Oakes (21 hits, 2 walks, 7 strikeouts) earned the pitching win, while Gabrielle Simmons (2 singles), Casey Pine (double, 2 singles), Oakes (2 home runs, triple, 2 singles), Rachel Joyce (2 singles) and Kaycee Foster (single) led the offense.

For Knox Suburban, Kristina Ferguson and Gillian LaFleche combined in the pitching circle to allow 13 hits, 22 walks, a hit batter and seven strikeouts.

Hitters included Ferguson (2 singles), Laticia Billings (3 singles), LaFleche (3 singles), Payton Wiley (double, single, Abby Veilleux (4 singles), Lauren Arsenault (3 singles), Alyson Glasier (2 singles), Hattie Watmough (single) and Sydney Lytton (single).

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