With the dog days of summer here, heat only continued to rise with the recent play of the three area American Legion baseball teams.

In 17u action on Sunday, July 11, Rock Coast Rip Tide posted a 15-5 win and an 11-5 victory over Machias, while Tidewater Oil fell 7-0 and 7-3 to Quirk Motor City. On Wednesday, July 7, Rock Coast Rip Tide bested Quirk Motor City 6-1 and also bested Tidewater Oil 5-1 on Friday, July 2. On Thursday, July 1, the Hermon Hawks beat Rock Coast Rip Tide 4-3 and on Sunday, June 27, Rock Coast Rip Tide posted a pair of wins over the Riverhawks and Tidewater Oil a pair of triumphs over Machias.

Tidewater Oil catcher Nate Ashey, back, looks to throw out Rock Coast Rip Tide’s Alex Bartlett at first base on July 2 in American Legion 17u baseball play in Rockport. The host Rip Tide won 5-1. Ken Waltz

In 19u play, the Trenton Acadians beat Tidewater Oil 11-0 on Wednesday, July 7, Quirk Motor City bested Tidewater Oil Tuesday, July 6, the Queen City Athletic Riverdogs defeated Tidewater Oil on Saturday, July 3, Central Maine bested Tidewater Oil 3-1 on Thursday, July 1 and Tidewater Oil also dropped a pair of games to Quirk Motor City on Saturday, June 26. Tidewater Oil also earned a win via forfeit over Machias on Saturday, July 3 and a 14-0 win over Sebasticook on Tuesday, June 29.

The standings as of Monday, July 12 included:

19u North — Quirk Motor City 10-2, Central Maine 10-2, Bangor Comrades 8-2, Queen City Athletic Riverdogs 8-5, Trenton Acadians 5-8, Tidewater Oil 4-7, Machias Post 9 2-11 and Sebasticook 0-12.

17u North — Rock Coast Rip Tide 9-2, Quirk Motor City 7-4, Hermon Hawks 6-5, Bouchard Cleaning Riverhawks 5-5, Tidewater Oil 4-5, Downeast Storm 3-7 and Machias 1-9.

Scores for area teams this season include: Rock Coast Rip Tide 17u 6, Quirk Motor City 1; Trenton Acadians 11, Tidewater Oil 19u 0; Quirk Motor City 8, Tidewater Oil 19u 3; Tidewater Oil 19u 1, Machias Post 0; Queen City Athletic Riverdogs 2, Tidewater Oil 19u 1; Rock Coast Rip Tide 17u 5, Tidewater Oil 17u 1; Central Maine 3, Tidewater Oil 19u 1; Hermon Hawks 4, Rock Coast Rip Tide 17u 3; Tidewater Oil 19u 14, Sebasticook 0; Tidewater Oil 17u 16, Machias 5; Tidewater Oil 17u 15, Machias 9; Rock Coast Rip Tide 10, Riverhawks 5; Rock Coast Rip Tide 9, Riverhawks 2; Quirk Motor City 18, Tidewater Oil 19u 5; Quirk Motor City 4, Tidewater Oil 19u 3; Riverhawks 5, Tidewater Oil 17u 0; Pastime 9, Tidewater Oil 19u 1; Hermon Hawks 12, Tidewater Oil 17u 4; Tidewater Oil 19u 6, Bangor Comrades 2; Rock Coast Rip Tide 5, Quirk Motor City 1; Tidewater Oil 17u 3, Downeast Storm 2; Tidewater Oil 17u 10, Downeast Storm 0; Rock Coast Rip Tide 17u 3, Skowhegan 0; Skowhegan 12, Rock Coast Rip Tide 17u 11; Tidewater Oil 19u 7, Sebasticook 5; and Rock Coast Rip Tide 17u 11, Hermon Hawks 2.

Tidewater Oil 19u’s Joey Curtis leads off third base against Quirk Motor City on July 6 in American Legion baseball play in Belfast. The visitors won 8-3. Mark Haskell

The following is a recap of recently-reported results:

17u Baseball

Rock Coast Rip Tide 15, Machias 5 (5 inns.)

At Rockport July 11, the Rip Tide continued white-hot start to the season with a 10-run victory over Machias. The Rip Tide scored three in the first, five in the second, five in the third and two in the fourth, while Machias scored two in the first, one in the third and two in the fifth.

The Rip Tide were led at the plate by Alex Bartlett (2 singles, 3 runs, 4 stolen bases, 2 RBIs), Eli Libby (2 runs), Hunter Norton (single, 3 runs, RBI, stolen base), Duncan Oakes-Nelsen (RBI), Ben Tohanczyn 2 singles, 3 RBIs, stolen base), Eli Pluecker (2 singles, 3 runs, stolen base), Eric LeBlond (2 runs), Cam Brown (single, run, RBI) and Connor Calderwood (double, run, RBI).

For Machias, Hicks (2 singles, 2 runs, stolen base), Gardner (run), Schinn (run), Taylor (single) and Willey (single, run, stolen base) paced the offense.

Libby, Owen Berez and Bartlett pitched for the Rip Tide and allowed four hits and five walks, with three strikeouts. Machias pitchers allowed nine hits and seven walks, with three strikeouts.

Rock Coast Rip Tide 11, Machias 5

At Rockport July 11, the Rip Tide swung to a six-run win over Machias. The Rip Tide scored six in the fourth, three in the fifth and two in the sixth, while Machias scored single runs in the second, fifth and sixth innings and two in the fourth.

The Rip Tide were led at the dish by Blade Brann (run), Austin Chilles (single, 2 runs, stolen base), Duncan Oakes-Nelsen (single, 2 runs, 2 stolen bases, RBI), Ben Tohanczyn (single, 2 runs, stolen base), Eben Fagonde (triple, run), Norton (run, stolen base), Bartlett (triple), LeBlond (run) and Calderwood (single, 2 RBIs, 2 stolen bases, run).

For Machias (first names unavailable), Hicks (run), Schinn (single, run, stolen base), Bixler (double, run), Stanwood (single, run), Taylor (run), Hennessey (single) and Lamb (2 singles) paced the offense.

Tohanczyn and Chilles pitched for the Rip Tide and allowed six hits and six walks, with five strikeouts. Machias pitchers allowed six hits and six walks, with six strikeouts.

Quirk Motor City 7, Tidewater Oil 0

At Bangor July 11, Tidewater Oil was blanked by the hosts. Quirk Motor City scored two in the first, one in the second, two in the third and one in the fourth and fifth frames.

Tidewater Oil was led at the plate by Gage Ellis (hit), Nate Ashey (hit) and Keegan McGowan (hit). For Quirk Motor City, J. Mason (hit, 2 runs), J. Libby (3 hits, 3 RBIs, run), A. Sanders (2 hits), C. Legassie (hit, run), J. Morris (2 hits, 2 runs), M. Robert (RBI), R. Libby (hit, RBI) and M. DeRespino (RBI) paced the offense.

Gage Ellis, Ashton Ellis and Eli Veilleux pitched for Tidewater Oil and allowed 10 hits and four walks, with 10 strikeouts. J. Libby and R. Libby pitched for Quirk Motor City and allowed three hits and three walks, with 12 strikeouts.

Quirk Motor City 7, Tidewater Oil 3

At Bangor July 11, Quirk Motor City broke a 3-3 tie with a four-run sixth inning, which proved the difference in a win over Tidewater Oil. The visitors scored one in the first and two in the fourth, while the hosts scored one in the first and two in the fifth.

The Tidewater Oil offense was led by Eli Howard (hit, run), Pat McConnell (2 hits, run), Cole Ellis (2 hits, run, 2 RBIs), Veilleux (2 hits, RBI) and Liam McConnell (hit).

For Quirk Motor City, M. Long (2 RBIs), I. Hayes (hit, run), A. Sanders (2 hits, run, RBI), J. Libby (hit, run), J. Morris (2 hits, run), E. Pete (hit), M. Robert (run, 3 RBIs), R. Libby (hit, run) and C. Brocato (hit, run) paced the offense.

Curtis Littlefield pitched for Tidewater Oil and allowed nine hits and one walk, with seven strikeouts. A. Sanders pitched for Quirk Motor City and allowed six hits and no walks, with seven strikeouts.

Rock Coast Rip Tide 6, Quirk Motor City 1

At Rockport July 7, the Rip Tide continued to rip through the competition with a five-run triumph. The Rip Tide scored one in the first, three in the fourth, one in the fifth and one in the sixth, while Quirk Motor City scored one in the second.

The Rip Tide were led at the dish by Cam Brown (triple, single, 2 runs, stolen base), Connor Calderwood (single, run, stolen base), Austin Chilles (single, run), Alex Bartlett (run, stolen base), Ben Tohanczyn (single, run) and Lucas Moody (single).

For Quirk Motor City (first names unavailable), Sanders (2 singles, run) and Morris (single) paced the offense.

Duncan Oakes-Nelsen went six innings on the hill and Calderwood the final frame as the duo combined to allow three hits and three walks, with five strikeouts. Sanders, J. Libby, Zugelder and R. Libby pitched for Quirk Motor City and allowed six hits and four walks, with six strikeouts.

Rock Coast Rip Tide 5, Tidewater Oil 1

At Rockport July 2, the Rip Tide erased an early deficit to scored five unanswered runs and sail to victory. Tidewater Oil scored its run in the third inning, while the Rip Tide plated three in the fourth and two in the fifth.

Rip Tide was led at the dish by Eli Libby (2 hits, run, RBI), Hunter Norton (run, RBI), Duncan Oakes-Nelsen (hit, RBI), Ben Tohanczyn (hit), Eli Pluecker (run) and Owen Berez (run).

For Tidewater Oil, Nate Ashey (run), Eli Veilleux (hit), Drew Bagley (hit), Tommy Littlefield (hit) and Keegan McGowan (hit) paced the offense.

Gage Ellis, Littlefield and Pat McConnell pitched for Tidewater Oil and allowed four hits and five walks, with four strikeouts. Oakes-Nelsen and Connor Calderwood pitched for Rock Coast Rip Tide and allowed four hits and five walks, with eight strikeouts.

Hermon Hawks 4, Rock Coast Rip Tide 3

At Bangor July 1, Rid Tide were edged in a tough road loss to the Hawks. Rock Coast Rip Tide scored two runs in the first inning and one in the third, while the Hawks scored one in the first, two in the fourth and one in the fifth.

Rip Tide was paced offensively by Cam Brown (single, run, stolen base), Eli Libby (run), Connor Calderwood (single), Hunter Norton (double, 2 singles, run), Alex Bartlett (single) and Duncan Oakes-Nelsen (single).

For the Hawks, with first names unavailable, Hopkins (2 singles), Fowler (single, run), Marquis (single), Wickett (single, run), Simcox (single), White (single), Andrei (single) and Scripture (run) paced the offense.

Fowler pitched for the Hawks and allowed seven hits and two walks, with eight strikeouts. Libby and Bartlett pitched for the Rip Tide as the duo allowed eight hits and four walks, with six strikeouts.

Rock Coast Rip Tide 10, Riverhawks 5

At Hampden June 27, the visitors made it two wins on the afternoon as they doubled up the Riverhawks for the sweep. Rip Tide plated eight in the first inning and added runs in the fifth and sixth, while the Riverhawks scored four in the first and one in the fifth.

Rip Tide was led at the plate by Cam Brown (double, single, 2 RBIs, run, stolen base), Connor Calderwood (run, RBI), Alex Bartlett (2 singles, 2 runs), Duncan Oakes-Nelsen (run), Ben Tohanczyn (single, run, RBI), Eben Fagonde (single, run, 2 RBIs), Owen Berez (double, run, 2 RBIs), Lucas Moody (single, run, 2 RBIs), Eli Libby (triple, run) and Eric LeBlond (single, stolen base).

For the Riverhawks, with first names unavailable, Desgardins (2 singles, 2 runs, stolen base), Cole (single), Burns (single), Phelps (single, run), Donovan (single, run), MacLeod (2 singles, run), Lyons (2 singles) and Young (single) paced the offense.

Burns pitched for the Riverhawks and allowed 10 hits and six walks, with five strikeouts. Brown and Calderwood pitched for Rip Tide and allowed 11 hits and three walks, with five strikeouts.

Rock Coast Rip Tide 9, Riverhawks 2

At Hampden June 27, Rip Tide collected the first of what would be two wins over the Riverhawks. Rip Tide scored five runs in the second inning, two in the third and two in the fourth, while the Riverhawks scored two in the seventh.

Rip Tide was led at the plate by Cam Brown (triple, single, 2 RBIs, 2 runs, stolen base), Connor Calderwood (double, 2 RBIs), Alex Bartlett (single, stolen base), Duncan Oakes-Nelsen (2 singles), Ben Tohanczyn (single, run), Eli Libby (double, single, 2 runs, stolen base), Eben Fagonde (double, 2 RBIs), Owen Berez (single, run, RBI), Lucas Moody (single, run, RBI) and Eric LeBlond (2 singles, 2 runs, stolen base).

For the Riverhawks, with first names unavailable, McLeod (run), Burns (run), Phelps (single) and Martin (single) paced the offense.

Oakes-Nelsen fired a two-hitter on the day for Rip Tide as he walked four and struck out seven in the victory. Donovan pitched for the Riverhawks and allowed 14 hits and three walks, with one strikeout.

Tidewater Oil 15, Machias 9

At Belfast June 27, Tidewater Oil pulled away in the late innings and emerged with a six-run win. Tidewater Oil scored four runs in the first inning, three in the second, one in the fourth, two in the fifth and five in the sixth, while Machias scored seven in the second and individual runs in the fifth and seventh.

Tidewater Oil was led at the plate by Gage Ellis (run), Keegan McGowan (hit, run), Eli Howard (run), Nate Ashey (hit, RBI, 2 runs), Cole Ellis (2 hits, 2 runs, 4 RBIs), Drew Bagley (hit, run, RBI), Tommy Littlefield (hit, run), Eli Veilleux (hit, RBI), Andrew Donald (hit, 2 runs), Kyle Larrabee (run), Curtis Littlefield (3 hits, 2 runs, 2 RBIs) and Alec Rolfe (run).

For Machias, with first names unavailable, K. Robertson (run), B. Hennessey (run), C. Moholland (2 runs), M. Stanwood (RBI), M. Stanwood (run), M. Taylor (run), C. Willey (2 hits, run, RBI), T. Alley (run, RBI), and J. Dorr (run) paced the offense.

McGowan and Littlefield pitched for Tidewater Oil and allowed two hits and six walks, with eight strikeouts. M. Stanwood and C. Moholland pitched for Machias and allowed 11 hits and 10 walks, with seven strikeouts.

Tidewater Oil 16, Machias 5 (6 inns.)

At Belfast June 27, the hosts benefited from an 11-run fifth inning and rode that momentum to a lopsided victory. Tidewater Oil also scored one in the second, three in the third and one in the sixth, while Machias plated two in the first and third frames and one in the fourth.

The Tidewater Oil offense was paced by Eli Howard (run), Gage Ellis (3 hits, 3 runs, 2 RBIs), Nate Ashey (2 hits, 2 runs, 3 RBIs), Cole Ellis (run), Drew Bagley (RBI), Curtis Littlefield (hit, run, 2 RBIs), Eli Veilleux (2 hits, run, RBI), Andrew Donald (hit, run), Gary Gale (run), Ollie Tarbox (run) and Ashton Ellis (hit, 3 runs).

For Machias, with first names unavailable, K. Robertson (run), B. Hennessey (run), C. Moholland (2 hits, 2 runs), M. Stanwood (hit, run), M. Stanwood (2 hits, 3 RBIs), M. Taylor (hit, 2 RBIs), T. Alley (hit, run) and M. Worcester (RBI) paced the offense.

Tarbox pitched for Tidewater Oil and allowed seven hits and five walks, with five strikeouts. J. Dorr, B. Hennessey and M. Worcester pitched for Machias and allowed 10 hits and six walks, with four strikeouts.

19u Baseball

Trenton Acadians 11, Tidewater Oil 0 (5 inns.)

At Belfast June 7, the Acadians made quick work of Tidewater Oil and prevailed via the mercy rule. The Acadians scored one in the first, three in the second, four in the third and three in the fifth.

Dylan Abbott rapped two hits and Sam Moody one to pace Tidewater Oil, while the Acadians (first names unavailable) were led at the plate by Palmer (3 hits, 3 runs), Bragdon (4 hits, 3 runs, RBI), Curtis (3 hits, 3 runs, 2 RBIs), H. Curtis (2 hits, 2 RBIs, run), Baugh (hit, run, 2 RBIs) and Palmer (2 hits, 4 RBIs).

Eamon Goscinski and Tommy Walker toed the rubber for the hosts and allowed 15 hits and two walks, with three strikeouts. H. Curtis tossed a three-hit shutout for the Acadians as he yielded two walks and fanned four.

Quirk Motor City 8, Tidewater Oil 3

At Belfast July 6, Quirk Motor City scored the first five runs of the contest and used that momentum to collect a road victory. Quirk Motor City scored three in the first, individual runs in the second, third and fourth innings and two in the fifth, while Tidewater Oil scored one in the third and two in the sixth.

Jason Bartlett (hit, RBI), Liam O’Neal (hit, RBI), Aiden Schecter (hit), Joey Curtis (hit, run), Tommy Walker (run) and Zepherin Leppanen (single, run) paced Tidewater Oil at the plate, while J. D’Angelo (3 hits, 2 RBIs, run), A. Tase (hit, RBI), T. Evans (hit, run), S. Graham (hit, run), B. Spear (hit, 2 runs, 2 RBIs), C. Downs (2 hits, run, RBI), N. Thibodeau (2 hits, 2 RBIs, run) and K. Robert (hit, run) led Quirk Motor City (first names unavailable).

Cody Reynolds, Walker, Brandon Cournoyer and Bartlett each pitched for Tidewater Oil as the quartet allowed 12 hits and five walks, with five strikeouts. Graham and Evans pitched for Quirk Motor City and allowed five hits and two walks, with two strikeouts.

Queen City Athletic Riverdogs 2, Tidewater Oil 1 

At Hampden July 3, the Riverdogs scored two runs in the bottom of the first inning, which proved enough to edge the visitors. Tidewater Oil tallied its run in the fourth.

Tidewater Oil was led at the plate by Tommy Walker (hit), Jason Bartlett (run), Liam O’Neal (hit), Aidan Schecter (hit), Joey Curtis (2 hits, RBI) and Obie Miller (hit).

For the Riverdogs, with first names unavailable, E. Nadeau (hit, run), A. Chiappone (hit, run, 2 RBIs) and L. Levensalor (hit) paced the offense.

Curtis pitched for Tidewater Oil and allowed three hits and three walks, with five strikeouts. J. Thayer pitched for the Riverdogs and allowed six hits and two walks, with 11 strikeouts.

Central Maine 3, Tidewater Oil 1

At Fairfield July 1, Central Maine broke a 1-1 tie with a two-run sixth inning and slid past Tidewater Oil. Central Maine added one in the fifth and Tidewater Oil one in the fourth.

Tidewater Oil was led at the dish by Tommy Walker (hit), Jason Bartlett (hit), Dylan Abbott (hit), Aidan Schecter (hit, run), Obie Miller (hit, RBI) and Joey Curtis (hit).

For Central Maine, with first names unavailable, A. Mayo (hit, run), J. Thomas (2 hits, run), R. Gagnon (hit, run), Z. Nickerson (hit) and M. Berry (RBI) paced the offense.

Liam O’Neal pitched for Tidewater Oil and allowed five hits and one walk, with five strikeouts. J. Smith and M. Berry pitched for Central Maine and allowed six hits and two walks, with three strikeouts.

Tidewater Oil 14, Sebasticook 0 (5 inns.)

At Newport June 29, the visitors plated seven first-inning runs and rode that momentum to a lopsided victory. Tidewater Oil added three in the second, one in the fourth and three in the fifth.

The visitors were led at the plate by Sam Moody (3 hits, run, RBI), Tommy Walker (hit, 3 runs), Jason Bartlett (2 runs), Liam O’Neal (hit, RBI, 2 runs), Dylan Abbott (4 hits, 2 runs, 7 RBIs), Zepherin Leppanen (hit, run, 2 RBIs), Brandon Cournoyer (run), Matt LeBlanc (run), Joey Curtis (hit, RBI) and Tanner Veilleux (hit, run).

For Sebasticook, with first names unavailable, L. Goosoe rapped the lone hit.

Cody Reynolds tossed a one-hit shutout in the win for Tidewater Oil as he yielded two walks and struck out nine. M. Scharf and T. Cobb pitched for Sebasticook and allowed 12 hits and four walks, with two strikeouts.

Quirk Motor City 18, Tidewater Oil 5 (5 inns.)

At Bangor June 26, the hosts piled on the runs in the later innings and surged to victory. Quirk Motor City scored one in the second, four in the third, six in the fourth and five in the seventh, while Tidewater Oil scored one in the first and two in the third and fourth frames.

Tidewater Oil was led at the plate by Tommy Walker (hit, RBI), Jason Bartlett (2 hits, 2 run, RBI), Matt LeBlanc (hit, run), Dylan Abbott (hit, run), Aidan Schecter (2 hits, RBI), Obie Miller (2 hits, 2 RBIs), Sam Moody (hit) and Tanner Veilleux (2 hits, run).

For Quirk Motor City, with first name unavailable, J. D’Angelo (2 runs), M. Seymour (2 hits, 2 RBIs, 3 runs), T. Evans (2 runs), S. Graham (2 hits, 3 runs, 5 RBIs), A. Tash (2 hits, 2 RBIs, 3 runs), J. Thomas (hit, 2 RBIs), C. Downs (run), M. Brown (2 hits, 2 runs, RBI) and K. Robert (hit, 2 runs) paced the offense.

Joey Curtis, Zepherin Leppanen, Brandon Cournoyer and Abbott pitched for Tidewater Oil and allowed 10 hits and 10 walks, with four strikeouts. Seymour and Graham pitched for Quirk Motor City and allowed 12 hits and two walks, with two strikeouts.

Quirk Motor City 4, Tidewater Oil 3

At Bangor June 26, Quirk Motor City held off a late Tidewater Oil rally and prevailed by a run. Tidewater Oil scored runs in the second, fourth and seventh innings, while the hosts plated three in the first and one in the fifth.

Tidewater Oil was led at the plate by Sam Moody (hit), Jason Bartlett (2 hits, run), Obie Miller (run), Aidan Schecter (run), Cody Reynolds (hit), Brandon Cournoyer (hit, RBI) and Tanner Veilleux (RBI).

For Quirk Motor City, with first name unavailable, J. D’Angelo (hit, run), M. Seymour (hit), T. Evans (3 hits, run, RBI), S. Graham (RBI), A. Tash (hit, run), C. Downs (hit) and M. Brown (hit, run) paced the offense.

Moody pitched for Tidewater Oil and allowed eight hits and one walk, with four strikeouts. M. Brown and T. Evans pitched for Quirk Motor City and allowed five hits and three walks, with seven strikeouts.

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