The single-elimination Midcoast Babe Ruth League playoffs continue, as, six of the eight teams were sent home for the summer at the conclusion of quarterfinal and semifinal playoff battles on Thursday through Saturday, June 29-July 1.

In quarterfinal playoff games on Thursday, No. 2 Union Farm Equipment walked off with a 7-6, 8-inning win over No. 7 Georges Valley (3-6), while No. 3 Damariscotta Lions (5-5) bested No. 6 P.G. Willey (4-6) 10-8.

The other two quarterfinal games were on Friday, as No. 1 Penobscot Bay Dentistry outlasted No. 8 Waldoboro (1-8) 5-3 and No. 5 Granite Coast Orthodontics (5-5) held off No. 4 Rockland Ford (4-5) 2-1.

In the semifinals on Saturday, July 1, No. 2 Union Farm Equipment beat No. 3 Damariscotta Lions 9-7 at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro and No. 1 Penobscot Bay Dentistry bested No. 5 Granite Coast Orthodontics 14-0 at Belfast Area High School.

Thus, No. 2 Union Farm Equipment (8-2) will play at No. 1 Penobscot Bay Dentistry 9-2) on Wednesday, July 5 at 5 p.m. for the league title.

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The following is a recap of reported playoff results thus far:

No. 1 Penobscot Bay Dentistry 14, No. 5 Granite Coast Orthodontics 0 (5 inns.)

At Belfast July 1, the hosts won their second game in as many days — this time over GCO — to earn a berth in the league championship game. Penobscot Bay Dentistry scored three in the first, six in the second, three in the third and two in the fourth.

Leading Penobscot Bay Dentistry at the dish was Jason Bartlett (single, run, stolen base), Luke Hamlin (2 singles, 3 runs), Kota Payson (double, single, 2 runs), Max Lewis (2 singles, 2 runs), Tanner Veilleux (single), Dylan Abbott (single), Matt LeBlanc (single, run), Eamon Goscinski (run), Chase Sanders (single, run), Brandon Cournoyer (single, run) and Chris Kelley (2 doubles, 2 runs).

Jason Bartlett pitched for the hosts and fired a complete-game shutout. Information on Granite Coast Orthodontics was unavailable.

No. 2 Union Farm Equipment 9, No. 3 Damariscotta Lions 7

At Waldoboro July 1, Union Farm Equipment plowed past the visitors and earned itself a berth in the league title game. UFE scored four in the first, two in the third and three in the fifth, while Damariscotta Lions scored four in the first and one in the fifth and sixth innings.

Leading the hosts at the plate were Ryan Creamer (single, 2 runs), Duncan Widdecombe (double, 2 singles, 3 runs), Wyatt Fillmore (triple, single, 3 runs), Jordan Powell (3 singles, run), Jake Bickmore (single) and Aiden Starr (single).

For the Lions, Tiger Cumming (single, run), Quincy Perry (2 singles, 2 runs), Adam Sirois (run), Joseph Giberson (double, single, run), Joel Pitcher (run) and Gavin Doloff (single, run) paced the offense.

Conner Simmons and Fillmore pitched for Union Farm Equipment, allowing six hits and four walks, with six strikeouts. Adam Sirois and two other teammates pitched for the Lions, allowing a combined 11 hits and three walks, with seven strikeouts.

No. 5 Granite Coast Orthodontics 2, No. 4 Rockland Ford 1

At Thomaston June 30, in what Rockland Ford coach Don Shields called “one of the best Babe Ruth games I’ve witnessed in years,” the visitors edged the hosts by a single score. Granite Coast Orthodontics scored one in the fourth and one in the sixth, while Rockland Ford scored its lone run in the seventh.

Ben Ripley went 6 2/3 innings for Rockland Ford and allowed four hits and one intentional walk, with 10 strikeouts. Tim Farrelly struck out the lone batter he faced in the seventh for the hosts.

True Crane went the distance for GCO and carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning, ultimately allowing two hits and two walks, with nine strikeouts.

Leading Rockland Ford at the plate was Ripley (single, run) and Tim Farrelly (double, RBI, stolen base).

For Granite Coast Orthodontics, Quinn Brown (run), Gage Whalen (single, run, stolen base), Crane (sngle) and Jason Greenleaf (2 singles) paced the offense.

“Both Ben and True pitched great games,” said Shields. “It was tough that Ben lost, but both these young men made some tough pitches when their teams needed it.  This is how playoff baseball is supposed to be played.”

The visitors led 1-0 in the fourth when Whalen singled, stole second base, moved to third on a wild pitch and was singled in by Crane; while they doubled their lead in the sixth when Brown was hit by a pitch, stole second and was singled in by Greenleaf.

But the hosts rallied in the seventh as Ripley singled to break up Crane’s no-hitter and reached second base on an error and was eventually singled home by Farrelly.

Farrelly stole second base to get into scoring position, but was stranded as the visitors held on for the win.

No. 1 Penobscot Bay Dentistry 5, No. 8 Waldoboro 3

At Belfast June 30, the hosts rallied in the fourth to take a lead they would not relinquish as they held off upset-minded Waldoboro. Penobscot Bay Dentistry scored four in the fourth and added another in the fifth, while Waldoboro scored two in the second and one in the fifth.

Leading the hosts at the plate were Luke Hamlin (single), Dakota Payson (single, run, 2 stolen bases), Tanner Veilleux (run), Dylan Abbott (single, run, 2 stolen bases), Eamon Goscinski (RBI), Chance Clark (run, stolen base) and Brandon Cournoyer (run).

For Waldoboro, Darius Pierpont (3 stolen bases), Carson Murphy (run), Andrew Pruell (single, run) and Adam Berry (2 singles, run) paced the offense.

Ethan Reed and Clayton Belcher pitched for Waldoboro, allowing three hits and seven walks, with three strikeouts.

Payson pitched for Penobscot Bay Dentistry, allowing three hits and five walks, with five strikeouts.

Waldoboro took an early 2-0 lead when Murphy and Andrew each scored on errors in the second, but the hosts responded and took a 4-2 lead in the fourth.

Veilleux walked and then stole second base and moved to third on an error in front of Abbott, who walked to put runners at the corners.

Abbott then stole second base and Veilleux came in the back door on the throw to put the hosts on the board as Abbott motored to third on the play.

Goscinski then plated Abbott on a perfectly-executed sacrifice bunt to knot the score.

Sanders later drew a walk — and was pinch run for by Clark — while Cournoyer reached on an error as both moved into scoring position. The duo then scampered home off an error in the outfield for Waldoboro as Penobscot Bay Dentistry took a 4-2 lead.

Waldoboro got one back in the fifth when Berry singled and eventually came all the way around to score on an error, but the hosts got one back when Abbott plated Payson on a sacrifice fly.

No. 2 Union Farm Equipment 7, No. 7 Georges Valley 6 (8 inns.)

At Waldoboro June 29, Georges Valley rallied late to knot the score, but Union Farm Equipment eventually walked off with a thrilling one-run victory in extra innings. UFE scored two in the first, one in the third, two in the sixth and one in the seventh and eighth, while Georges Valley scored one in the first, two in the fourth and three in the sixth.

The scored was knotted 6-6 in the bottom of the eighth inning when Jake Bickmore and Noah Crosby — both of which had not been on base all night — each came up big as the only batters in the frame.

Bickmore drew a walk, stole second base and motored over to third on a wild pitch, while Crosby then ripped an RBI-single to win the game for UFE.

Leading Union Farm Equipment at the plate was Crosby (single, RBI), Bickmore (run, stolen base), Aiden Starr (single, run, 2 stolen bases), Connor Simmons (stolen base), Jordan Powell (single, run, stolen base), Wyatt Fillmore (single, 2 stolen bases), Duncan Widdecombe (single, 2 runs, 2 stolen bases), Ryan Creamer (double, single, run, 2 stolen bases) and Travis Wyman (run, stolen base).

For Georges Valley, Jonah Carlson (2 singles, 2 runs, 2 stolen bases), Joey Curtis (run, stolen base), Cole Stevens (2 singles, 2 runs, stolen base), Caleb Powell (single, run), Abe LeMole (double) and Austin Pagano (single) paced the offense.

Creamer went the first six innings on the hill for UFE and Wyatt Fillmore the final two frames. The duo combined to allow seven hits and no walks, while striking out four.

Curtis went five innings for Georges Valley, while Cole Stevens tossed an inning of relief and Elliot Lucier the final two frames. The trio scattered seven hits and four walks, with 14 strikeouts.

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