Nine of 14 Midcoast high school baseball and softball teams are playoff-bound, as squads from Oceanside of Rockland, Medomak Valley of Waldoboro, Belfast, Searsport and Vinalhaven/North Haven hope, in the coming days, to grab coveted state titles.

Both Mariner, Lion, Viking and islander squads are playoff-bound, as is the Panther softball team.

Camden Hills of Rockport and Mount View of Thorndike teams, in addition to Medomak Valley baseball, came up short.

Additionally, the Oceanside softball team (14-2) will meet Brewer (16-0) in the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B championship game on Saturday, June 2 at 4 p.m. at Thomas College in Waterville. The teams clashed April 24 in Rockland, as the Witches earned a 4-2 win.

The Mariner baseball squad nearly qualified for the league title game as well, but fell just shy of enough Heal Points to realize that quest.

The following is a breakdown of the standings, playoff pairings and dates/times for playoff games (where available):

Softball

In Class A North, Camden Hills (3-13, 20.7031 points) finished 11th, while Skowhegan (16-0, 177.8125 points) finished first in the 12-team region. The top eight teams qualified for the playoffs, thus, the Windjammers failed to qualify.

In Class B North, Oceanside (14-2, 149.2969 points) finished third, Medomak Valley (10-6, 101.7969 points) sixth, Belfast (7-9, 56.5625 points) 12th and Mount View (1-15, 5.8594 points) 21st). Brewer (16-0, 216.0938 points) finished first in the 21-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs, thus, the Mariners, Panthers and Lions qualified for the playoffs, while the Mustangs failed to qualify.

The No. 3 Mariners will host No. 14 Mount Desert Island (9-7) on Monday, June 4 at 4 p.m. in a prelim playoff. The Mariners and Trojans did not face each other in the regular season.

The No. 6 Panthers will host No. 11 Presque Isle (7-9) on Monday, June 4 at 4 p.m. in a prelim playoff game. The Panthers and Wildcats did not face each other in the regular season.

The No. 12 Lions will play at No. 5 Foxcroft Academy of Dover-Foxcroft (13-3) in a prelim playoff game, date and time to be determined. The Lions and Ponies did not face each other in the regular season.

In Class D South, Searsport (8-8, 75.7500 points) finished fourth and Vinalhaven-North Haven (7-5, 54.8462 points) fifth. Greenville (15-1, 146.6183 points) finished first in the 10-team region. The top seven teams qualify for the playoffs, thus, the islanders and Vikings are playoff-bound.

Not only are those area teams playoff-bound, but, as it turns out, No. 4 Searsport will host No. 5 Vinalhaven-North Haven on Tuesday, June 5 at 1 p.m. in the quarterfinals. The squads did not face each other during the regular season.

Baseball

In Class A North, Camden Hills (3-13, 21.2500 points) finished ninth, while Bangor (15-1, 189.6094 points) finished first in the 12-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs, thus, the Windjammers failed to qualify.

In Class B North, Oceanside (13-3, 108.9063 points) finished fourth, Belfast (9-7, 59.5313 points) 11th, Medomak Valley (5-11, 31.3281 points) 18th and Mount View (2-14, 7.1875 points) 21st. Ellsworth (15-1, 175.0000 points) finished first in the 21-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs, thus, the Mariners and Lions are playoff-bound, while the Panthers and Mustangs failed to qualify.

The No. 4 Mariners will host No. 13 Presque Isle (6-10, 57.3996 points) on Monday, June 4 at 4 p.m. in a prelim playoff game. The Mariners and Wildcats did not play each other during the regular season.

The No. 11 Lions will play at No. 6 Gardiner (12-4) on Monday, June 4 at 4 p.m. in a prelim playoff game. The Lions and Tigers did not play each other during the regular season.

In Class D South, Searsport (10-6, 118.5156 points) finished first and Vinalhaven-North Haven (5-7, 44.0957 points) sixth. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs, thus, the Vikings and islanders are playoff-bound.

The top-seeded, three-time defending state champion Vikings will host No. 8 Forest Hills of Jackman (5-8) on Wednesday, June 6 at 3 p.m. in a quarterfinal playoff game. The Vikings and Tigers did not play each other during the regular season.

The No. 6 islanders will play at No. 3 Greenville (13-3) in a quarterfinal playoff game, date and time to be determined. The islanders and Lakers did not play each other during the regular season.

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