The District 2 11-12 baseball championship is now set.

Waldo County has been patiently awaiting an opponent since last defeating Waldoboro 17-0 in four innings July 13, earning themselves a berth in the district championship. At the conclusion of play this weekend, Waldoboro will now get a chance to settle the score.

Waldoboro played its way into the District 2 championship Saturday with an 8-6 win over Belfast, earning them a date with Waldo County in the upcoming District 2 championship. The game will be played Monday, July 18 at 5:30 p.m. in Knox.

If Waldoboro, who earned its way to the title game via the loser’s bracket, defeats Waldo County Monday, a winner-take-all final will be played Tuesday, July 19 at 5:30 p.m. at a site to be determined.

The winner will represent District 2 in the upcoming state tournament, set for Saturday, July 23 in Portland.

Belfast earned the right to face Waldoboro Saturday after earning a 5-4 win over Knox Suburban Friday. Information on Friday’s game was unavailable, but will be added later with this story.

Leading Waldoboro at the plate in Saturday’s victory were Ollie Brown (double, 2 singles), Isaac Eutsler (single), Riley McCollett (double, 2 singles), Adam Eutsler (2 walks, run), Brett Collamore (double), Channing Soper (home run), Jacob Faria (single) and Owen Jameson (walk).

For Belfast, Zach Darres (two home runs, single), Lucien Gordley-Smith (home run, 2 singles), Tyler Stickney (triple) and Nolan Woods (single) paced the offense.

Brown went the first two innings on the hill for Waldoboro, allowing two hits and three walks, with three strikeouts. Faria walked one and struck out two in two innings of relief, while McCollett went the final two frames, allowing two hits and no walks, while striking out three.

Philip Wich pitched into the second inning on the hill for Belfast, while Darres went the rest of the way. The duo combined to allow 10 hits and four walks, with seven strikeouts.

Waldoboro scored three in the first inning, four more in the second and one in the sixth; while Belfast scored once in the first, twice in the second, once in the third and two more in the sixth. Darres and Gordley-Smith connected on back-to-back home runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.

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