There is no place like “home” for the Medomak Valley baseball and softball teams, especially away from the confines of its fields in Waldoboro.

In games that featured a last-minute venue change due to unplayable, rain-soaked field conditions at Medomak Valley High School, the Panthers squared off with Mount View in “home” games on the Mustangs’ home fields May 9.

And both games went to the “hosts,” with both coming in walk-off fashion.

The Panther baseball team earned a dramatic win on a hit from junior Brandon Soper in the bottom of the seventh inning to secure an 8-7 victory over the Mustangs at Mount View High School in Thorndike, while the Panther softball squad scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to invoke the 12-run mercy rule in a 12-0 shutout decision over the Mustangs at Larrabee Field in Knox.

Baseball

Leading the Panthers at the plate were Soper (game-winning triple, double), Adam Lynch (2 singles, run, stolen base), Isaac Greenrose (2 doubles, run, steal), Mike Kee (single, run), Ryan Merrifield (single), Ryan Ripley (single, steal), Kerry Madden (2 singles, steal) and Micah Williamson (triple, single, 2 runs).

For Mount View, Tyler McCormick (double, single, 2 runs, 2 steals), Aaron Elkins (2 singles, run), Adam Higgins (double), Kyle Turner (single) and Ryan St. Clair (single) led the offense.

Kenny McGray and Craig Nealley pitched for Mount View, allowing a combined 13 hits and four walks, with two strikeouts. Chris Parlin, Adam Lynch and Isaac Greenrose pitched for Medomak Valley, allowing a combined eight hits and eight walks, with eight strikeouts.

The game was a back-and-forth affair that saw Mount View take early leads of 1-0 and 3-2 in the first two innings. However, the Panthers jumped to a 6-3 advantage thanks to a four-run third inning, keyed by Kee’s two-run single, an error and a passed ball.

Mount View then knotted the score with a three-run frame, led by a two-run double by Higgins in the fourth inning.

Each team scored a run in the sixth inning, with McCormick coming in on an RBI-groundout for the Mustangs, while the Panthers countered in the bottom of the frame with an RBI-single by Merrifield.

Mount View went in order in the top of the seventh inning before Williamson rapped a one-out single to set the table for Soper, who tripled in the game-winning run with a hit to left-center field.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Medomak Valley (4-3-1, 15.3223 points) is ninth and Mount View (3-6, 5.3516 points) 17th, while Waterville (8-1, 34.7461 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Softball

Medomak Valley was paced at the dish by Mallory Conary (2 singles, 2 runs), Maria Ennamorati (single, run), Amanda Hendrickson-Belloguet (triple, double, single, 2 runs), Dani Hunt (double, run), Taylor Simmons (home run, 2 singles, 2 runs), Hannah Marks (single), Heidi Obuchon (single) and McKenzie Belcher (single, 2 runs).

Leading the Mount View offense were Alex Fowler (2 singles) and Wendy Gibbs (single).

Kristi Severson pitched for Medomak Valley, allowing three hits and two walks, with four strikeouts. Hailey Giggey and Alex Fowler pitched for Mount View, scattering a combined 13 hits and four walks, with four strikeouts.

The Panthers pounced early and often against the Mustangs, scoring once in the second inning, five times in the third and three runs each in both the fourth and fifth frames.

Belcher singled to start the bottom of the fifth inning for the Panthers, followed by back-to-back walks to Desiree Benner and Conary, to load the bases for Kara Pranes, who reached on an error, plating two runs in the process, to put the hosts up 11-0.

Hendrickson-Belloguet then put the finishing touches on the game with a walk-off RBI-single to plate Conary.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Medomak Valley (7-1, 24.4922 points) is third and Mount View (0-9, no points) tied for 16th, while Gardiner (5-3, 26.6016 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

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