A busy day it was on high school baseball and softball diamonds Tuesday afternoon, April 30 with teams in Knox, Waldo and Lincoln counties squaring off in games up and down the Midcoast.

Among Tuesday's winners were the Belfast, Camden Hills and Oceanside softball teams, along with the Belfast and Camden Hills baseball squads.

Belfast softball knocked off Medomak Valley 3-0 in 11 innings, while Lion baseball earned a 6-2 win over the Panthers in a pair of games in Waldoboro.

The Camden Hills teams each won on their home diamonds as the baseball squad picked up a 7-5 victory over Mount View of Thorndike and the softball team a 12-0 win in five innings over the Mustangs in Rockport.

The Oceanside softball team earned a 14-0 win over Lincoln Academy, while the Mariner baseball team lost a 1-0 heartbreaker in the bottom of the seventh inning to the host Eagles in Newcastle.

The following is a recap of reported results from April 30 games:

Softball

Belfast 3, Medomak Valley 0 (11 innings)

At Waldoboro April 30, the Lions roared to their most important win in the past few seasons as the Panthers dropped their second straight game. Belfast rapped nine hits and committed four errors, scoring three runs in the 11th inning. Medomak Valley collected 11 hits and made two errors in the contest.

Pitchers Ashley Littlefield of Belfast (2 walks, 12 strikeouts) and Desiree Benner of Medomak Valley (2 walks, 2 hit batters, 16 strikeouts) both performed well in the grueling, marathon affair.

Leading Belfast at the plate were Breann Cummings (2 singles, RBI), Mariah Sturgis (2 singles, 2 RBIs), Killyan Richards (double, single,), Katrina Lapham (single) and Alexis Porter (single).

For Medomak Valley, Amanda Hendrickson-Belloguet (5 singles), Bridgett Miller (2 singles), Taylor Simmons (double), Heidi Obuchon (single), Lauren Guptill (single) and Abby Maguire (single) paced the offense.

Lion coach Chris Bartlett said his team's win was an “all-around great team effort.”

“Last night was a huge confidence booster for the girls,” he said. “There were times we executed well and other times we didn't. The big thing is that they are learning there is a lot of failure in the game of softball whether it's striking out [in an] at bat or bobbling a ground ball, and they are learning how to overcome it.”

Lapham singled to start the 11th inning for Belfast, followed by Richards and Grace Davis reaching on back-to-back Panther errors to load the bases. Sturgis then hit an RBI-single up the middle, followed by a two-run single by Cummings to help the visitors pull away.

“We have been talking about playing one pitch at a time and that if something does happen, you need to have a short memory and get ready for the next play,” said Bartlett. “They did that last night and I am extremely proud of them. They played extremely hard against a good team and it could have gone either way for either team, especially in the extra innings.”

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Belfast (3-3, 10.9375 points) is fourth, while Medomak Valley (4-2, 7.4609 points) is eighth. Oceanside (7-0, 25.2344 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Camden Hills 12, Mount View 0 (5 innings)

At Rockport April 30, the Windjammers (3-3) had no trouble with the visiting Mustangs (0-6) and prevailed by mercy-rule fashion.

Mount View has lost via the mercy rule in all six of its games, being outscored 110-7 in that time.

Leading the 'Jammers at the plate were Amy Haynes (double, RBI, run), Maddie Bowman (single, 2 stolen bases, 2 runs), Hannah Corney (single, RBI, 2 runs, stolen base), Juliana Haynes (2 runs, stolen base), Bekah Hilt (double, RBI, stolen base, 2 runs), Kristin Keiran (single, run, stolen base), Megan Legage (single, stolen base) and Annie Young (run).

For the Mustangs, Krysta Porter rapped two singles, while Dinah Bilodeau added one single.

Corney pitched for Camden Hills, allowing three hits and one walk, with six strikeouts. Porter pitched for Mount View, allowing six hits and eight walks, with five strikeouts.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Camden Hills (3-3, 6.0938 points) is 10th, while Mount View (0-6, no points) is 19th (last0. Oceanside (7-0, 25.2344 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Oceanside 14, Lincoln Academy 0

At Newcastle April 30, the Mariners continued to roll en route to their seventh win of the season, prevailing in convincing fashion. Oceanside rapped 17 hits and committed one error, scoring one run in both the first and third innings, six runs in the fifth, one run in the sixth and five runs in the seventh. Lincoln Academy collected four hits and made four errors.

Leading the Mariners at the plate were Brooke Dugan (home run, four singles, 4 RBIs), Kennadi Grover (2 doubles, 2 singles, 4 RBIs), Rachel Frye (2 singles, RBI) and Hannah Plourde (double, single, RBI).

Frye allowed four hits and two walks, while striking out 10 for Oceanside. Abby Farrin pitched for Lincoln Academy, scattering 17 hits and two walks, with five strikeouts.

“This was a big win for us today,” said Oceanside coach Rusty Worcester. “Coming off a big win [April 29] against Medomak [Valley], this could have been a trap game and a slight let down could be trouble. The seniors were great in the dugout firing everyone up and we went on and won big today. This is a good LA team, they are young and have some very good athletes and will be a team to look out for in the future.”

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Oceanside (7-0, 25.2344 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Baseball

Camden Hills 7, Mount View 5

At Rockport April 30, the Windjammers did enough to hold off the visiting Mustangs, picking up their fourth win of the season. Camden Hills rapped 10 hits and committed two errors, scoring one run in the first, third and fourth innings, three runs in the fifth and one in the sixth. Mount View rapped nine hits and committed four errors, scoring two runs in the third inning, two more in the fourth and one in the seventh.

Leading Camden Hills at the plate were Alex Crans (2 singles, RBI), Elliot Grindle (single, RBI), Coleman Powers (single, run), Ben Rollins (single, RBI), Henry Laurita (single, run), Chandler Crans (single, run, RBI), Caleb McFarland (double, RBI, run) and Connor Hart (2 singles, 3 runs).

For Mount View, Kenny McGray (2 singles, run, RBI), Erik Larrabee (double, single, RBI), David Clark (single), Nathan Wren (single), Ricky Moulton (single), Kyle Turner (single) and Jack Axsom (double, RBI) led the offense.

Grindle worked six innings on the hill for the 'Jammers, allowing five runs (3 earned) on eight hits and one walk, with seven strikeouts. Sam Berry tossed one inning of relief, earning the save, allowing one hit and no walks, with two strikeouts.

Nathan Wren pitched five innings for Mount View, allowing six runs on 11 hits and two walks, with six strikeouts. Moulton also tossed one inning of relief, allowing one run on three hits.

Belfast 6, Medomak Valley 2

At Waldoboro April 30, the Lions broke a 2-2 tie with a four-run sixth inning to pull away from the hosts and end a two-game losing streak. Belfast rapped seven hits and committed no errors, scoring one run in the first and fifth innings and four in the sixth. Medomak Valley rapped five hits and committed two errors, scoring two runs in the first inning.

Leading the Lions at the plate were Greg Clark (2 hits, 2 RBIs, 2 runs), Damion Benner (3 hits, RBI), Zach Collier (hit, RBI) and Asa Lewis (hit, 2 runs).

For Medomak Valley, Brandon Soper (hit, RBI, run), Ollie Brown (hit, RBI), Colton Spear (hit), Josh Lee (hit) and Riley McCollett (hit) paced the offense.

Collier went the distance on the hill for Belfast, allowing two runs (none earned) on five hits and one walk, with four strikeouts. Ryan Ripley, Nicholas DePatsy and Micah Williamson all pitched for Medomak Valley, allowing a combined six runs (5 earned) on seven hits and six walks, with five strikeouts.

Lincoln Academy 1, Oceanside 0

At Newcastle April 30, the Mariners and Eagles combined for only four hits — but Spencer Alden's RBI-double in the bottom of the seventh inning was the difference — as the Mariners lost a heartbreaker on the road. Oceanside had two hits and committed two errors, while Lincoln Academy had two hits and committed no fielding miscues.

Oceanside's Jordan Carter and Lincoln Academy's A.J. Oliver were embedded in a pitcher's duel as both went the distance on the mound for their respective teams. Carter allowed one earned run on two hits and two walks, with three strikeouts. Oliver allowed two hits and no walks, while striking out an impressive 15 batters in the winning effort.

Lincoln Academy's Devin Scherer drew a walk to start the bottom of the seventh inning, setting up Alden's heroics later in the stanza.

“Tough loss, but I was very pleased with how hard we played,” said Oceanside coach Don Shields. “Jordan Carter pitched the best game of his career and truly deserved a better fate. And we were very solid defensively. If we continue to play as well as we did today, we will win more often than not. Give credit to A.J. Oliver, who was brilliant today and at times overpowered us with his fastball and pitched a great game for Lincoln Academy.”

Courier Publications Associate Sports Director Mark Haskell can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email at mhaskell@courierpublicationsllc.com.