Midcoast high school baseball and softball squads were on display on fields across the state May 16 and several of those contests saw a great deal of success for local squads, particularly those from Knox County.

The Camden Hills and Oceanside baseball teams prevailed against Gardiner and Mount View of Thorndike, respectively, with the Windjammers eeking out a 7-6 win over the Tigers and the Mariners upending the Mustangs 10-4.

On the softball field, Oceanside bested host Mount View 12-0 in five innings, while Gardiner defeated Camden Hills 6-1.

The following is a recap of reported results:


Camden Hills 7, Gardiner 6

At Rockport May 16, the Windjammers won a highly-competitive contest with the Tigers and prevailed with a walk-off double.

Leading the Windjammers at the plate were Adam Carlsen (2 singles, 3 runs, stolen base), Kyle Olehnik (single, run), Taylor Hall (single), Caleb McFarland (single), Connor Hart (2 singles), Alex Crans (game-winning double, run) and Chandler Crans (2 singles, run).

For Gardiner, Ian Lane (2 singles, run), Aaron Toman (single), Jensen Orewiler (single) and Brandon Chaput (double, single, run) paced the offense.

Chandler Crans and McFarland pitched for Camden Hills, allowing eight hits and three walks, with 11 strikeouts. Gardiner pitchers allowed 10 hits and one walk, with two strikeouts.

“I was really happy for our whole team, but it was nice for Alex [Crans] to get the big hit,” said Windjammer coach Jeff Hart. “You know, at the beginning of the season, he was making a lot of really good contact, but they all seemed to be right at people. And then he went through a tough time squaring the ball up at all. So, for him to come up big was very satisfying for all of us.”

The two squads battled back and forth in a contest that saw five lead changes and three ties before the Windjammers delivered the knockout blow in the bottom of the final frame.

Chandler Crans singled followed by Andrew Flanagan reaching on an error before later being picked off first base. Alex Crans then doubled home his younger brother, on a ball to left field, to win the game.

Gardiner looked to be in position to take the lead in the top of the seventh inning when Chaput rapped a two-out single with two runners on, but a sensational diving stab by the shortstop Carlsen prevented the lead runner from scoring to load the bases. The next Tiger batter flew out to Alex Crans in right field to end the threat.

It was Carlsen’s third diving play of the game, said Hart, who referred to Carlsen’s defensive prowess as “huge plays that often times get overlooked when a game is over.”

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Camden Hills (6-5, 33.4375 points) is ninth, while Waterville (10-1, 62.8320 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Oceanside 10, Mount View 4

At Thorndike May 16, the Mariner offense hosted a hit parade on the Mount View field and came away with their fifth win of the year.

Leading Oceanside at the dish were Ben Wallace (4 singles), Dylan Maloney (single, double), Anthony Campagnoli (3 singles), Billy Joyce (single, double), Drew Townsend (2 singles) and Dan Hendricks (double).

Erik Larrabee, Jake Aitken and Nate Lord singled for Mount View.

Anthony Campagnoli pitched for the Mariners, allowing four runs (1 earned) on five hits and three walks, with five strikeouts.

Craig Nealley, Ken McCray and Nathan Wren combined to scatter 17 hits and five walks, with six strikeouts, for the hosts.

The Mariners got on the board with a bases-loaded walk to Campagnoli and Roman scored on a fielder’s choice and Oceanside added three more in the second stanza on RBI-hits by Maloney, Campagnoli and Joyce.

Mount View, trailing 10-1, scored three times in the bottom of the second on an error, Aitken’s RBI-single and Steven Davis’ sacrifice fly, but could not complete the comeback.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Oceanside (5-4, 30.7617 points) is 10th, while Mount View (3-9, 8.8281 points) 17th. Waterville (10-1, 62.8320 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.


Oceanside 12, Mount View 0 (5 inns)

At Thorndike May 16, the Mariners had little trouble with the winless Mustangs, to secure their second straight contest via the 12-run mercy rule.

Molly Mellor (double, 2 singles, 2 RBIs), Rachel Frye (double, single, RBI), Brooke Dugan (double, 2 RBIs), Natalie Russell (double) and Kennadi Grover (triple) paced Oceanside, while Dinah Bilodeau singled for Mount View’s lone hit.

Frye and Jill Bradbury combined to allow one hit and five walks, with eight strikeouts in the pitching circle for the Mariners. Hailey Giggey allowed eight hits and four walks, with six strikeouts, for the Mustangs.

Oceanside scored twice in the first inning, four more in the second and three runs each in the fourth and fifth stanzas. Mount View also committed five errors to aid the Mariner cause.

“We were able to put some hits together and take advantage of some errors and only had to play five innings,” said Mariner coach Rusty Worcester. “This is very important with five games this week. We had some players hit the ball very hard today with not many results. Hannah Plourde, Brooke Dugan and Kennadi Grover hit some very hard balls that Mount View players made some nice plays on.”

The Mariners traveled to Morse of Bath Thursday, May 17 and will host Oak Hill of Sabatutts and Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield on Friday and Saturday, May 18-19, respectively.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Oceanside (8-1, 53.9453 points) is second, while Mount View (0-12, no points) is 19th. Medomak Valley (10-1, 64.8828 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

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