Baseball was played late into the evening Thursday in the heart of Thomaston, with an unconventional doubleheader for Little League baseball starting under the sun and ending under the lights in the District 2 Little League 9-10 baseball tournament.

When the dust settled and the lights were turned off, Camden-Rockport emerged from the night with a 12-8 win over Waldo County and will now play Rockland Friday, July 15 1t 5:30 p.m. in Rockland at Gordon Field for the District 2 9-10 crown.

Earlier in the evening, Waldo County survived a marathon contest with Knox Suburban, coming away with a thrilling 18-17 win in eight innings. Waldo County then had roughly 30 minutes to prepare to play Camden-Rockport, which fell to Rockland 7-6 Tuesday, knocking them to the loser’s bracket.

If Camden-Rockport defeats Rockland Friday, a winner-take-all final will take place Saturday July 17 at 10 a.m. at Marge Jones Recreation Facility in Rockport.

Information from the Camden-Rockport/Waldo County game was unavailable, but will be added later with this story.

Leading Waldo County at the plate Thursday were Wyatt Harriman (single, double, triple, 2 runs), Cole Frey (single, triple, run), Kergan Perkins (3 runs), Garrett Butler (triple single, 2 runs), George Dakin (single, 2 runs), Charlie Spiegel (double, run), Daegan Moody (single, run), Alex Pease (run) and Ethan Quimby (run).

For Knox Suburban, Brent Stewart (2 singles, 2 runs), Chris Peabody (single, 2 runs), Zachariah Cody (single, 2 runs), Korbin Daniels (three singles, three runs), Rylee Rapp (single, 2 runs), Michael Kremin (single, two runs), C. Twitchell (2 singles, 2 runs) and Travis Wyman (single, 2 runs).

Pease and Quimby both pitched for Waldo County, allowing a combined 12 hits and seven walks, while striking out 13 batters. Dawson Allen and Daniels combined to allow 10 hits and 11 walks, with 16 strikeouts on the hill for Knox Suburban.

Waldo County benefited from a six-run first inning, tallied three in both the second and third innings, two more in the fourth and three in the sixth. Knox Suburban plated seven runs in the second inning, one in the second, three in the third and six in the sixth, which knotted the score at 17-17 heading into extra innings.

After an uneventful seventh inning and Knox Suburban was retired in the eighth, Pease drew a one-out walk for Waldo County in the bottom of the frame and was quickly pinch-run for by Quimby. Stewart then blasted a triple to left-center field, plating Quimby with the winning run.

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