Baseball fans were not disappointed over the weekend throughout the Midcoast, with the start of the District 2 double-elimination tournaments through three age groups taking place all throughout the area.

Youngsters from as far south as Lincoln County and as far north as Waldo County — and many teams in-between — all began their respective quests for the district championships in 9-10 baseball, 10-11 baseball and 11-12 baseball at fields in Nobleboro, Waldoboro, Rockland, Rockport, Knox and Belfast.

The final squads remaining at the conclusion of the respective tournaments will be crowned District 2 champions and earn a berth in the prestigious state tournament.

The 9-10 state baseball tournament begins Saturday, July 16 in Augusta, while the 10-11 state baseball tournament begins Friday, July 22 in Lincolnville. The 11-12 state baseball tournament begins on Saturday, July 23 in Portland.

Scores from Saturday in 9-10 baseball included Camden-Rockport defeating Waldo County 7-6, while Waldoboro defeated Knox Suburban 11-10. Sunday, Camden-Rockport defeated Lincoln County 11-3, while Rockland defeated Waldoboro 13-5.

Saturday in 10-11 baseball saw Knox Suburban with a 10-4 win over Belfast, while Waldo County defeated Knox Suburban 9-2 Sunday.

Scores from Saturday in 11-12 baseball included Waldo County with an 11-0 win over Camden-Rockport, while Belfast defeated Rockland 6-4. Sunday, Waldoboro defeated Knox Suburban 12-4, Waldo County defeated Belfast 1-0 and Camden-Rockport eliminated Rockland 8-5.

All three tournaments will conclude by the end of the week.

The following is a recap of all reported games from the busy weekend in District 2 9-10, 10-11 and 11-12 baseball double-elimination tournaments.


Waldoboro 12, Knox Suburban 4 … At Waldoboro in 11/12 baseball, Waldoboro banged out 10 hits — including a grand slam from Channing Soper — to knock Knox Suburban to the loser’s bracket. Waldoboro now moves on to face Waldo County on Tuesday, July 12 at 5:30 in Knox, while Knox Suburban will face Camden-Rockport the same day at 5:30 p.m. in Thomaston in an elimination game.

Leading Waldoboro at the plate were Soper (grand slam), Riley McCollett (home run), Isaac Eutsler (double, single), Ollie Brown (double), Adam Eutsler (double), Owen Jameson (triple), Patrick White (single), Duncan Morrell Jr. (single) and Nick Grover (single).

McCollett went 5 1/3 innings on the mound for Waldoboro, allowing four hits and two walks, with seven strikeouts. Brown went the final 2/3 of an inning in relief, allowing one hit and walking one batter.

Information on Knox Suburban was unavailable.

Waldo County 1, Belfast 0 … At Nobleboro in 11/12 baseball, Waldo County’s Jake Black was savvy on the basepaths and scored on a steal of home with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning, winning the game in dramatic fashion. Waldo County now moves on to face Waldoboro on Wednesday, July 13 at 5:30 in Knox, while Belfast will face Lincoln County on Tuesday, July 12 at 5:30 p.m. in Nobleboro in an elimination game.

Black singled in the sixth inning and scored the game’s only run, while Brandon Smith and Mitchell Philbrook each singled in a terrific pitcher’s duel. Lucien Gordley-Smith (double, single), Zach Darres (single) and Caleb Wallace (single) each had hits for Belfast.

Trask went the distance for Waldo County, allowing four hits and no walks, while striking out 14 batters. Gordley-Smith also tossed a complete game on the hill for Belfast, allowing three hits and one walk, while fanning eight.

Camden-Rockport 8, Rockland 5 … At Waldoboro in 11/12 baseball, Rockland was eliminated from the district tournament after falling by three runs to C-R. Camden-Rockport will now face Knox Suburban on Tuesday, July 12 at 5:30 p.m. in an elimination game.

Leading Camden-Rockport at the plate were Braden Fisher (two singles), Isaac Hall (single), Nick Denny (2 singles, 3 runs), Josh French (single, 2 runs), Jesse (single, 2 runs) and Jacson Mooers (double).

For Rockland, Jack Wadsworth (2 singles, run), Connor Harvey (2 singles), Anthony Marsh (2 singles, run), Michael Norton (2 singles), Jackson Arnsdorf (double, single, run), Jack Freeman (single), Rory Polybank (3 singles, run) and Ryan Lawrence (single, run).

Denny pitched for CR, scattering a combined 15 hits and two walks, while striking out four. Arnsdorf pitched for Rockland, allowing nine hits and three walks, while striking out five.

Waldo County 9, Knox Suburban 2 … At Knox in 10-11 baseball, Waldo County made quick work of Knox Suburban and advanced to the district championship with a seven-run victory. Knox Suburban will now play Belfast Tuesday, July 12 at 5:30 p.m. in Belfast in an elimination game and for the right to face Waldo County Thursday, July 14 at 5:30 p.m. in Knox in the district championship.

Leading Waldo County at the plate were Joey Danna (single), Colby Furrow (single), Ben Powell (single), Connor Kneeland (two singles), Derek Tyler (single) and Liam MacMillan (single). For Knox Suburban, Zack Collins tripled and Sam Townsend singled.

Danna and Liam Cail each pitched for Waldo County, combining to allow two hits and one walk, with 11 strikeouts. Daniel Peabody, Zack Collins and Uriah Thongsopaphone combined to allow seven hits and three walks, with 10 strikeouts.

Rockland 13, Waldoboro 5 … At Nobleboro in 9/10 baseball, Rockland scored five runs in the first inning and did not trail the rest of the way as they moved on in the winner’s bracket with an eight-run triumph. Rockland moves on to face Camden-Rockport on Tuesday, July 12 at 5:30 p.m. in Rockland, while Waldoboro will face Waldo County the same day at 5:30 p.m. in Knox in an elimination game.

Leading Rockland at the plate were Connor McGonagle (single, walk, 2 runs), Bennett Penney (2 singles, walk, run), McGuire LeBlanc (double, triple, 2 runs), Nick Crawford-Crudell (double, 2 walks, 2 runs), Ben Ripley (single, walk, 2 runs), Trevor Reed (double, walk, 3 runs), Karl Ilvonen (single, double, triple, walk, run), Cole Stevens (2 walks), Abraham LeMole (walk), Jayden Martin (walk) and Carson Murphy (walk).

For Waldoboro, Wyatt Post (walk, 2 runs), Wyatt Fillmore (2 singles, triple), Nathan Emerson (walk, double, run), Kevin White (walk, single), Eli McCollett (walk), Duncan Widdecombe (triple, walk, 2 runs) and Scott Robinson (walk).

Reed went four innings on the hill for Rockland, allowing six hits and four walks, with five strikeouts. Ripley went the rest of the way in relief, walking two and fanning five. Pitching information for Waldoboro was unavailable.

Camden-Rockport 11, Lincoln County 3 … At Nobleboro in 9/10 baseball, C-R earned its second win in two days and picked up a big win over Lincoln County. Camden-Rockport moves on to face Rockland on Tuesday, July 12 at 5:30 p.m. in Rockland, while Lincoln County will face Knox Suburban on Monday, July 11 at 5:15 p.m. in Thomaston in an elimination game.

Leading Camden-Rockport at the plate were Cole Anderson (double, RBI), Noah Erskine (single), Sam Conlan (2 singles), Austin Charkowick (double, single), Nate VonLonkhuyzen (single) and Spencer Johndro (RBI). Top hitters for Lincoln County were unavailable.

Johndro went 2 2.3 innings on the mound for Camden-Rockport, allowing two hits and five walks, with four strikeouts. Erskine went the final 3 1/3 innings in hitless relief, walking one and fanning six. Lincoln County pitching scattered five hits and 10 walks, while striking out nine.


Waldo County 11, Camden-Rockport 0 (5 inns.) … At Nobleboro in 11/12 baseball, Waldo County held Camden-Rockport to just two hits and were clicking on all cylinders offensively to pick up the mercy-rule victory.

Leading Waldo County at the dish were Kyle Moore (2 doubles, 2 runs, 2 RBIs), Brandon Smith (double, single, 2 runs, 2 RBIs), Colby Trask (2 singles, 2 runs, RBI), Emmett Shell (2 singles, 2 runs), Max Thomas (2 singles, run, RBI), Mitchell Philbrook (2 singles, RBI), Jarod Grodewald (single, run), Barrett Grant (run) and Jake Black (RBI). Isaac Hall and Richard Vokey each singled for Camden-Rockport.

Jake Black went 4 1/3 innings for Waldo County, allowing two hits and one walk, with eight strikeouts. Trask went the final 2/3 of an inning, walking one and fanning one. Braden Fisher scattered 13 hits and walked two for C-R.

Belfast 6, Rockland 4 … At Nobleboro in 11/12 baseball, Belfast knocked Rockland to the loser’s bracket on the strength of a two-run victory.

Leading Rockland at the dish were Wadsworth (double, single), Norton (2 singles) and Marsh (single). For Belfast, Zach Darres (two singles), Tristan Roberts (double, single), Nolan Woods (single), Ethan Merry (single) and Philip Wich (single) led the offense.

Spectre pitched for Belfast, allowing five hits and four walks, while striking out eight batters. Logan Sheridan pitched for Rockland, allowing seven hits and one walk, while fanning nine.

Knox Suburban 10, Belfast 4 … At Belfast in 10/11 baseball, Knox Suburban outhit Belfast 8-4 and moved on in the winner’s bracket with a six-run victory.

Dylan Taylor and Cameron Allaire both pitched for Knox Suburban, combining to allow four hits, two walks and one hit batter, while striking out 13 in the victory. Skylar Perkins, Stan Sturgis and Dean Grass all pitched for Belfast, scattering a combined eight hits and 10 walks, with nine strikeouts.

Top hitters for Knox Suburban were Laken Harrington (double, single), Zack Collins (triple). Mitchell DelFrate (single), Sam Townsend (single), Daniel Peabody (single) and Uriah Thongsopaphone (double) Leading Belfast at the plate were Perkins (2 hits), Sturgis (hit) and Zach Dyer (hit)

Camden-Rockport 7, Waldo County 6 (7 inns.) … At Knox in 9-10 baseball, Camden-Rockport needed extra innings, but came through in the clutch and prevailed in a thrilling contest.

Cole Anderson, Nathaniel VonLonkhuyzen, Sam Conlan, Noah Erskine and Austin Charkowick combined to allow six hits and four walks, while striking out 16 batters. Waldo County pitching allowed eight hits and six walks, while striking out 12. Hitters for Waldo County were unavailable.

Leading C-R at the plate were Erskine (single), Charkowick (single), Anderson (2 doubles), Johndro (single) and VonLonkhuyzen (triple, single).

Waldo County trailed 5-1 after four innings, but plated three runs in the fifth inning and pushed across the equalizer in the sixth to tie the game. Waldo County then took a 6-5 lead in the top of the seventh inning.

Anderson ripped a one-out double in the bottom of the seventh down the left field line, while Johndro singled in Anderson to tie the game. After Quinn Brown pinch-ran for Johndro and stole second base, VonLonkhuyzen singled to center and Brown slid in just under the tag at the plate for the game-winning run.

Waldoboro 11, Knox Suburban 10 … At Knox Saturday in 9-10 baseball, Waldoboro scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to rally for the thrilling victory.

Leading Waldoboro were Wyatt Post (3 singles, 3 stolen bases, RBI, 2 runs), Wyatt Fillmore (2 walks, 2 stolen bases, 2 runs), Nathan Emerson (3 singles, 4 stolen bases, 3 runs, 2 RBIs), Jordan Powell (double, walk, 2 stolen bases, 2 RBIs), Kevin White (two walks, two stolen bases, run), Eli McCollett (2 singles, 2 stolen bases, 2 RBIs, 2 runs), Duncan Widdecombe (single), C.J. Sproul (2 stolen bases) and Nicholas Hill (walk, stolen base, run).

For Knox Suburban, Zachariah Cody (single), Korbin Daniels (triple, double), Rylee Rapp (single) and Christopher Peabody (double) led the offense.

Emerson went 3 2/3 innings on the mound for Waldoboro, allowing five hits and five walks, with four strikeouts. Post went the final 2 1/3 innings, allowing one hit and four walks, with three strikeouts. Brent Stewart and Travis Wyman pitched for Knox Suburban, scattering a combined 10 hits.

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