Youngsters ages 9 to 13 were on the diamond at three beautiful Midcoast Little League fields over the weekend playing the game they love — namely, baseball.

District 2 Little League exhibition games for 9- and 10-year-olds and 11- and 12-year-olds continued over the weekend, with two 9-10 games played in Friday night in Thomaston (including one under the lights), two more in that division Saturday in Waldoboro and three 11-12 contests on a picture perfect day at Walsh Field.

The District 2 baseball tourneys will continue with exhibition play next week (see VillageSoup’s online scoreboard for daily scores and schedules) before switching to a double-elimination format on Saturday, July 9.

The 10- and 11-year-old tourney also is on-going.

Click on the links below to view photos from weekend games, as well as ones from throughout the Little League season.

The scores from games played thus far in the District 2 exhibition season are:

July 2

11-12s: Camden-Rockport 12, Rockland 2. (4 inns.)

11-12s: Waldoboro 8, Lincoln County 2.

11-12s: Waldo County 11, Belfast 1. (5 inns.)

9-10s: Waldo County 11, Knox Suburban 1.

9-10s: Lincoln County 4, Camden-Rockport 3.

July 1

9-10s: Rockland 16, Lincoln County 12.

9-10s: Camden-Rockport 19, Knox Suburban 1. (4 inns.)

June 30

10-11s: Belfast 12, Knox Suburban 2.

June 29

10-11s: Waldo County 14, Knox Suburban 13.

9-10s: Rockland 14, Waldoboro 2. (4 inns.)

June 28

11-12s: Knox Suburban 9, Camden-Rockport 3.

10-11s: Waldo County 5, Belfast 1.

9-10s: Waldo County 14, Waldoboro 4. (4 inns.)

June 27

11-12s: Camden-Rockport 16, Waldoboro 15.

11-12s: Belfast 4, Rockland 1.

June 26

11-12s: Belfast 8, Lincoln County 0.

11-12s: Waldo County 10, Camden-Rockport 0.

11-12s: Knox Suburban 1, Rockland 0.

9-10s: Lincoln County 11, Waldoboro 1. (4 inns.)

June 25

11-12s: Waldo County 11, Knox Suburban 1.

June 24

9-10s: Rockland 14, Knox Suburban 0.

June 23

9-10s: Waldo County 10, Camden-Rockport 2.

Coaches can report results by emailing sports@villagesoup.com or calling 594-4401.

Results of recently reported games include:

11-12s

Waldoboro 8, Lincoln County 2 … At Belfast July 2, Waldoboro used the long ball and strong all-around play to secure the victory. Riley McCollett and Ollie Brown belted back-to-back home runs in the second straight District 2 game to lead Waldoboro’s charge, while Channing Soper (2 hits, 3 walks, 10 strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings) and Brown (hit, walk, 2 strikeouts in 1 1/3 innings) pitched for the winners. Soper did well despite being hit in the arm with a pitch early in the game.

Pacing Waldoboro’s offense were Brown (home run, double), Isaac Eutsler (single), Brady Luce (2 singles), McCollett (double, home run), Adam Eutsler (double), Patrick White (2 singles) and Owen Jameson (single, double).

For Lincoln County, Baker Gove and Brett McLain pitched. Keying the offense were Nate Simmons (single), Gove (single), Austin Pooler (single, run), Kevin Fitzpatrick (single, double, run) and Riley Cushing (single).

Camden-Rockport 12, Rockland 2 (4 inns.) … At Belfast July 2, the winners slowly but surely pulled away for the win. Nick Denney (5 hits, walk, 3 strikeouts) pitched the win, while Jack Wadsworth, Jackson Arnsdorf and Connor Harvey worked the hill for Rockland, combining to allow 11 hits and six walks.

Keying C-R’s offense were Jesse Frazer (2 singles, 2 runs), Denney (double, 2 runs), Cameron Gushee (run), Isaac Hall (2 doubles, 2 runs), Braden Fisher (single, 2 runs), Lucas Boetsch (double, run), Wilson McKay (single, run), Josh French (single, double) and Richard Vokey (single, run).

For Rockland, Wadsworth (2 singles, 2 runs), Michael Norton (single), Rory Polyblank (single) and Anthony Marsh (single) led the way.

Waldo County 11, Belfast 1 (5 inns.) … At Belfast July 2 in a competitive game early turned into a one-sided affair between the Waldo County-based teams. Jake Black (3 hits, no walks, hit batter, 9 strikeouts) earned the pitching win with a complete-game effort. Pitching for Belfast were Lucien Gordley-Smith (hit, 4 walks, 4 strikeouts in 2-plus innings), Zach Darres (hit, 2 walks, 2 hit batters, 3 strikeouts in 2 2/3 innings) and Ethan Merry (2 hits, 2 walks in 1/3 of an inning).

Pacing Waldo County’s offense were Barrett Grant (grand slam, 2 runs), Brandon Smith (home run, single, run), Colby Trask (single, 2 runs), Black (run), Max Thomas (run), Emmett Shell (run), Kyle Moore (run), Mitchell Philbrook (run) and Kevin Richards (run).

Both home runs were belted in the fifth inning.

For Belfast, Gordley-Smith (single, double), Darres (single) and Nolan Woods (run) led the attack.

The first five Waldo County runs all were unearned from a combination of wild pitches, passed balls and fielding errors, which gave it the early momentum.

9-10s

Lincoln County 4, Camden-Rockport 3 … At Waldoboro July 2 in a competitive game, the winners scored the decisive run on a wild pitch with one out in the bottom of the sixth inning. Lincoln County led 2-0 before C-R tied the game 2-2 in the third inning. The game was knotted 3-3 in the fifth before Lincoln County tallied the winning run in the sixth.

Pitching for C-R were Noah Erskine (2 earned runs on 2 hits, walk, 8 strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings) and Spencer Johndro (2 earned runs on 2 hits, walk, 6 strikeouts in 2 innings).

For Lincoln County,  Sam Lemmule and Bradley Cross combined for three earned runs on four hits, 4 walks and 13 strikeouts working on the mound.

Austin Charkowick (single), Cole Anderson (double) and Conner O’Farrell (2 singles) keyed C-R’s offense. Additional information for Lincoln County was unavailable.

Camden-Rockport 19, Knox Suburban 1 (4 inns.) … At Thomaston July 1, C-R scored early and often en route to a decisive win — and received a no-hit pitching performance in the process.

Anderson (3 walks, hit batter, 8 strikeouts) tossed a no-hitter for C-R, which was led at the plate by Erskine (2 singles, double), Nathan Von Lonkausen (3 singles), Charkowick (inside-the-park grand slam), Anderson (double, triple), Johndro (single), Evan Merrifield (single), Kerry Sabanty (single) and Nick Johnson (single).

Information for Knox Suburban was unavailable, but it is known the squad used a bundle of pitchers.

Rockland 16, Lincoln County 12 … At Thomaston July 1, the two teams battled in a high-scoring affair before Rockland prevailed. Pitching for the winners were Bennett Penney and Ben Ripley, while placing the offense were Connor McGonagle (single, 2 runs), Penney (2 singles, triple, 3 runs), McGuire LeBlanc (single, 2 runs), Nick Crudell (run), Ripley (2 runs), Trevor Reed (single, 3 runs), Karl Ilvonen (single, run) and Cole Stevens (2 runs).

For Lincoln County Gus Hunt (2 hits, 3 runs), Chris Sullivan (single, run), Teddy Matell (run), Tiger Cumming (2 runs), Bryce York (run), Sam Lemmule (double, 2 runs), Andrew Greenleaf (2 hits), Cross (run), Zack Gamage (hit) and Sully Fink (single, run) keyed the offense.

10-11s

Belfast 12, Knox Suburban 2 (4 inns.) … At Belfast June 30, the winners made quick work of Knox Suburban and prevailed in a mercy-rule victory.

Leading Belfast at the plate were Garrett Hamlin (double, 2 singles), Zach Dyer (double), Tyler Bartlett (double, single), Dean Grass (single) and Nathaniel Johnson (single).

For Knox Suburban, Cameron Allaire (hit), Zack Collins (single, triple), Dylan Taylor (2 singles), Uriah Thongsopaphone (single) and Laken Harrington (2 singles) paced the offense.

Thongsopaphone and Collins pitched for Knox Suburban, combining to allow eight hits and four walks, while striking out two. Johnson went the distance for Belfast, allowing eight hits and no walks, while fanning five.

Village NetMedia Regional Editor/Sports Director Ken Waltz can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email at kwaltz@villagesoup.com.