After a season of topnotch play, back-and-forth affairs and, well, rain — lots and lots of rain — the Busline League middle school baseball and softball championship games pairings have been set.

In softball, No. 2 Medomak 7th (9-2-1) will represent the South Division and face North Division champion and top-seeded Oceanside 8th (10-0) on Saturday, June 15 at 9 a.m. at Medomak Valley Middle School (a change in day, time and site due to inclement weather for Thursday, June 13).

Watch divisional finals videos and see more photos below.

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Medomak received a bye and defeated No. 1 Oceanside in the South Division championship, while No. 1 Oceanside received a bye and defeated No. 5 Troy Howard of Belfast in the semifinals and No. 6 Searsport in the North Division final.

Due to the size of both programs, Oceanside and Medomak have teams — seventh and eighth grades — in both divisions. Oceanside was the top seed in both divisions.

In baseball, No. 1 Medomak (11-1) will represent the North Division and face No. 1 Nobleboro/Jefferson (11-2) out of the South Division on Saturday, June 15 at 10 a.m. at Wiscasset High School.

No. 1 Medomak received a bye and defeated No. 2 Troy Howard in the North Division championship, while No. 1 Nobleboro/Jefferson received a bye, defeated No. 4 Medomak in the semifinal and No. 2 Great Salt Bay of Damariscotta in the South Division final.

The final regular-season standings included:

North softball — Oceanside 8-0, Medomak 6-2-1, Camden-Rockport 4-6, Hope-Appleton-Lincolnville 2-4, Troy Howard 2-5 and Searsport 2-6. No. 1 Oceanside and No. 2 Medomak received first-round byes.

South softball — Oceanside 8-2, Medomak 7-2-1, Bristol 6-3, Nobleboro/Jefferson 3-5-1, Wiscasset 2-9 and Great Salt Bay 2-8. Wiscasset will not participate the playoffs.

North baseball — Medomak 9-1, Troy Howard 6-4, Searsport 6-4, Oceanside 5-4, Hope-Appleton-Lincolnville 1-4 and Camden-Rockport 1-9.

South baseball — Nobleboro-Jefferson 9-2, Great Salt Bay 9-3, Oceanside 6-6, Medomak 5-6, Troy Howard 4-6, Boothbay 3-7 and Bristol 2-8. Nobleboro-Jefferson received a bye.

The following is a recap of reported results from the North and South Division finals:


No. 2 Medomak 12, No. 1 Oceanside 9

At Rockland June 10, the Riverhawks rode the momentum of an eight-run first inning and surged past the Mariners and to the South Division crown. Medomak added one run in the fourth and three in the sixth, while Oceanside scored three in the first, one in the sixth and four in the seventh.

Leading the Riverhawks at the plate were Olivia Pelkey (4 singles, run), Sara Nelson (triple, single, run), Kaylee Kurr (run, stolen base), Hayley Puchalski (home run, 2 runs, stolen base), Hope Mason (2 runs, stolen base), Rylee Rainey (double, 2 runs), Maddie Boynton (single, 2 runs), Devon Rainey (run) and Kylie Blake (single).

For the Mariners, Madolin Ripley (single, 2 stolen bases), Jillian Barnard (double, 2 runs), Ava Philbrook (2 singles, 2 runs, 4 stolen bases), Hayley Tufts (2 singles, run, 2 stolen bases), Chloe Drinkwater (run), Grace Webber (run) and Caitlyn Lamb (double, 2 runs) paced the offense.

Kurr pitched for Medomak, as she allowed seven hits and three walks, with 11 strikeouts. Ripley pitched for Oceanside, as she allowed 10 hits and seven walks, with 10 strikeouts.


No. 1 Medomak 7, No. 2 Troy Howard 0

At Waldoboro June 10, the Riverhawks scored their runs in the first three innings, which was more than enough in a shutout win over the Lions to claim the North Division championship. Medomak scored four in the first, one in the second and two in the third.

Leading Medomak at the dish were Hayden Staples (3 hits, 2 runs, RBI), Matthew Holbrook (hit), Blake Morrison (2 hits, 2 RBIs, run), Ivan Murphy (hit, run, RBI), Tucker Holgerson (2 hits, 2 runs), Logan Look (hit, run, RBI) and Jayden Starr (hit).

For Troy Howard, Pat McConnell (hit), Liam McConnell (2 hits), K.J. Payson (hit) and Will Robbins (hit) paced the offense.

Staples and Isaac Simmons pitched for Medomak, as the two allowed five hits and six walks, with four strikeouts. Pat McConnell, Payson and Bobby Banks pitched for Troy Howard, as the trio allowed 11 hits and one walk, with nine strikeouts.

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