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Busline League championships set; boatload of recent diamond photos

Great Salt Bay, Medomak, Troy Howard set for June 13 title games
By Staff | Jun 12, 2017
Photo by: Ken Waltz

The Busline League middle school baseball and softball playoffs are down to their final four teams, each of which are set to vie for their respective league championships on Tuesday, June 13 at Medomak Valley High School.

On the baseball diamond, No. 1 Troy Howard 8th-grade (10-0) emerged from the North Division and will face No. 2 Great Salt Bay of Damariscotta (11-2), while on the softball diamond, No. 2 Medomak 8th (9-3) from the North Division will face top-ranked Great Salt Bay of Damariscotta (9-0-1) from the South Division.

The league championship games will begin at 3:45 p.m.

Click for softball photos from this season.

Click for baseball photos from this season.

The final regular-season standings included:

North softball — Oceanside Middle School of Thomaston 10-0, Medomak Middle School of Waldoboro 7-3, Troy Howard Middle School of Belfast 6-4, Camden-Rockport Middle School 4-6, Hope-Appleton-Lincolnville 2-7 and Searsport 0-8.

South softball — Great Salt Bay of Damariscotta 7-0-1, Medomak 7-0-1, Nobleboro Central School 6-3, Oceanside 4-4, Boothbay Region Elementary School 3-6, Bristol Consolidated School 1-8 and Wiscasset Middle School 0-9.

North baseball — Troy Howard 8-0, Oceanside 6-2, Medomak 4-4, St. George Elementary School 2-6 and Camden-Rockport 1-7.

South baseball — Troy Howard 8-2, Great Salt Bay 8-2, Nobleboro-Jefferson 7-3, Medomak 6-4, Oceanside 4-6, Bristol 4-6, Camden-Rockport 3-7 and Boothbay 0-7.

The following is a breakdown of recently-contested playoff contests:

North softball — In first-round playoff action, No. 3 Troy Howard beat No. 6 Searsport 23-11 on Thursday, June 1 and No. 5 Hope-Appleton-Lincolnville beat No. 4 Camden-Rockport 11-2. No. 1 Oceanside and No. 2 Medomak received byes.

Then, in a pair of semifinal games Tuesday, June 6, No. 2 Medomak beat No. 3 Troy Howard 29-17, while No. 1 Oceanside beat No. 5 Hope-Appleton-Lincolnville.

Then, in the North Division finals, No. 2 Medomak emerged victorious over No. 1 Oceanside and earned a berth in Tuesday's title game.

South softball — In first-round playoff action, No. 4 Oceanside beat No. 5 Boothbay and No. 3 Nobleboro beat No. 6 Bristol. No. 1 GSB and No. 2 Medomak received byes.

Then, in a pair of recent semifinal games, No. 2 Medomak beat No. 3 Nobleboro Monday, June 5, while No. 1 Great Salt Bay beat No. 4 Oceanside Tuesday, June 6.

Then, in the South Division finals, No. 1 Great Salt Bay edged No. 2 Medomak, earning a berth in Tuesday's title game.

North baseball — In first-round playoff action, No. 4 St. George beat No. 5 Camden-Rockport on Monday, June 5.

Then, in a pair of recent semifinal games, No. 2 Oceanside beat No. 3 Medomak and No. 1 Troy Howard beat No. 4 St. George.

Then, in the North Division finals, No. 1 Troy Howard defeated No. 2 Oceanside to earn a berth in Tuesday's title game.

South baseball — In first-round playoff action, No. 1 Troy Howard beat No. 8 Boothbay, No. 2 GSB beat No. 7 Camden-Rockport, No. 6 Bristol beat No. 3 Nobleboro/Jefferson 11-6 and No. 5 Oceanside beat No. 4 Medomak in recent contests.

Then, in a pair of semfinal games Tuesday, June 6, No. 1 Troy Howard beat No. 5 Oceanside and No. 2 Great Salt Bay beat No. 6 Bristol.

Then, in the South Division finals, No. 2 Great Salt Bay outlasted No. 1 Troy Howard to earn a berth in Tuesday's championship final.

Coaches can report results to Courier Publications/VillageSoup by emailing game information or by sending photos, taken by a smartphone, of the home and away scorebooks, to sports@courierpublicationsllc.com. Results also can be reported by calling 594-4401, extension 116.

Information provided below may not reflect all information for both teams.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Baseball

No. 1 Troy Howard 5, No. 5 Oceanside 7th 2

At Belfast June 6, the Lions broke a 2-2 tie with a three-run fifth inning and eliminated the Mariners by the same margin. Troy Howard also scored one run in the third and fourth innings, while Oceanside scored two in the fifth.

Leading Troy Howard at the plate was Jonah Lovejoy (hit), Zepherin Leppanen (hit, run), Liam McConnell (2 hits, run, RBI), Pat McConnell (run), Ronin Deschamps (hit, run), Johnny Cunningham (hit) and Owen Tarbox (run).

For Oceanside, Hunter Norton (2 hits, run, RBI), Brady Marchessault (hit) and Jacoby Davis (run) paced the offense.

Liam McConell, Pat McConnell and Leppanen pitched for the Lions, allowing three hits and six walks, with five strikeouts. Chilles and Calderwood pitched for the Mariners, allowing six hits and six walks, with six strikeouts.

No. 2 Oceanside 7th 11, No. 3 Medomak 8

At Waldoboro June 1, the Mariners swung to a three-run win over the Riverhawks. Oceanside scored four in the third, five in the fifth and two in the sixth, while Medomak scored three in the first, one in the third and four in the fifth.

Leading Oceanside at the plate was Hunter Norton (2 hits, 3 runs), Connor Calderwood (2 hits, 2 runs, 4 RBIs), Duncan Oakes-Nelsen (run), Jacoby Davis (hit, run), Brady Marchessault (run, RBI), Josh Smalley (hit, RBI), Jacob Carroll (run) and Max Bonzagni (hit, run).

For Medomak, Brady Carter (2 hits, RBI, run), Austin Brewer (hit, run), Jake Bickmore (3 hits, 2 runs, RBI), Zach Benner (hit), Garrett Hutchins (2 runs), Cole Wallace (2 hits, 2 RBIs, run), Colby Brown (RBI), Ryan Jarvis (hit, run, RBI) and Gavin Anderson (RBI) paced the offense.

Chilles and Calderwood pitched for the Mariners, allowing 10 hits and five walks, with 10 strikeouts. Hutchins, Wallace and Bickmore pitched for the Riverhawks, allowing seven hits and six walks, with 13 strikeouts.

Troy Howard 6, Medomak 3

At Belfast May 25, the Lions doubled up the visiting Riverhawks.

Jake Bickmore and Garrett Hutchins each had two hits for Medomak and Colby Brown one, while Jonah Lovejoy had two hits and Liam McConnell, Pat McConnell, Jeremiah Porter and Elias Howard each one for Troy Howard.

Medomak 8th 10, St. George 9

At Waldoboro May 25, the Riverhawks edged out the Dragons.

Leading Medomak at the plate was Noah Crosby (single), Ethan Reed (3 singles), Kallon Mortensen (3 singles, double), Isaac McCollett (single), Parker Morrison (single, double), Zak Winpenny (single) and Aiden Starr (2 doubles).

Oceanside 7th 10, Camden-Rockport 5

At Camden May 23, the Mariners doubled up the host Schooners. Oceanside scored two in the first, three in the third and five in the seventh, while Camden-Rockport scored one in the first three frames and two more in the sixth.

Leading Oceanside at the plate was Austin Chilles (hit, 2 runs), Hunter Norton (4 hits, RBI, 3 runs), Camden Powell (hit, 2 runs), Brady Marchessault (2 runs, RBI), Alec Johnson (run) and Connor Calderwood (hit, 2 RBIs).

Adrian Pierce (hit, RBI), Mason Chadwick (run), Addison Castellano (hit, run) and Finn Mills (run) paced the Camden-Rockport offense.

Duncan Oakes-Nelsen and Calderwood pitched for Oceanside, allowing two hits and four walks, with 12 strikeouts. Sawyer Olson, Pierce and Joah Thompson each pitched for Camden-Rockport, allowing six hits and six walks, with five strikeouts.

Oceanside 8th 5, Medomak 4

At Waldoboro May 20, the Mariners edged out the Riverhawks.

Ethan Reed, Noah Crosby and Isaac McCollett each singled for Medomak, while Aiden Starr took the loss on the hill for the hosts.

Medomak 8th 5, Oceanside 4

At Waldoboro May 20, the Riverhawks edged the Mariners in the second game of the day’s doubleheader.

Kallon Mortensen got the victory on the hill for Medomak, while Noah Crosby (2 singles), Aiden Starr (double, single), Colvin Standring (single), Ethan Reed (single), Zac Winpenny (single), Parker Morrison (2 singles) and Isaiah Staples (single) each had hits for the hosts.

Medomak 7th 12, Oceanside 8

At Rockland May 20, the Riverhawks edged the Mariners by four runs. Medomak scored one in the first, three in the third and fourth innings and five in the fifth, while Oceanside scored seven in the first and one in the second.

Leading Medomak at the plate was Austin Brewer (3 hits), Jake Bickmore (3 hits), Brady Carter (2 hits), Zack Benner (2 hits), Cole Wallace (hit), Po Pfirrmann (hit) and Collin Landry (hit).

Five Medomak pitchers — Brown, Benner, Jarvis, Brewer and Bickmore — combined on a no-hitter as they walked 15 and struck out 12. Chilles and Smalley pitched for Oceanside, allowing 11 hits and seven walks, with seven strikeouts.

Medomak 7th 9, Oceanside 1

At Rockland May 20, the Riverhawks swung past the host Mariners in the second game of the day’s doubleheader. Medomak scored three in the third and six in the fourth, while Oceanside scored one in the second.

Brady Carter and Jake Bickmore pitched for Medomak, while Austin Brewer (2 hits), Brady Carter (hit), Bickmore (hit), Zach Benner (hit), Garrett Hutchins (hit), Cole Wallace (hit), Colby Brown (hit), Ryan Jarvis (hit) and Po Pfirrmann (hit) led the visitors at the plate.

Hunter Norton rapped two hits and Jacob Carroll one for Oceanside.

Powell and Norton pitched for Oceanside, allowing seven hits and six walks, with nine strikeouts.

Medomak 7th 20, Nobleboro/Jefferson 8

At Waldoboro May 18, the Riverhawks bested the visitors by a convincing margin.

Leading Medomak at the plate was Jake Bickmore (2 hits), Zack Benner (2 hits), Austin Brewer (2 hits), Ryan Jarvis (hit) and Aiden Sawyer (hit). For the visitors, Pierpont (2 hits), Campbell (hit), Landry (hit) and Larsen (hit) paced the offense.

Medomak 8th 18, Wiscasset 1

At Wiscasset May 18, the Riverhawks soared past the Warriors.

Leading Medomak at the plate was Noah Crosby (3 singles), Aiden Starr (2 singles, double), Isaac McCollett (single, double), Ethan Reed (single), Colvin Standring (single), Aiden Hamar (single), Anthony York (single) and Kallon Mortensen (3 hits).

York got the win on the hill for the ‘Hawks.

Great Salt Bay 12, Oceanside 7th 5

At Damariscotta May 18, the Cougars prowled past the Mariners. Great Salt Bay scored nine in the first, one in the third and two in the fifth, while Oceanside scored two in the first and fifth and one in the third.

Leading Oceanside at the plate was Austin Chilles (hit, RBI, 2 runs), Hunter Norton (hit, RBI), Connor Calderwood (run), Duncan Oakes-Nelsen (hit, RBI), Camden Powell (run) and Alec Johnson (run).

For Great Salt Bay, Josh Tomasello (hit, run), Cedar Cannon (3 hits, 3 runs, 2 RBIs), Nathan True (hit, run), Adam Sirois (3 hits, 2 RBIs, 2 runs), Nick Prior (hit, run, RBI), Julian Hupp (hit, run, RBI), Cooper Waltz (hit, run), Carlos Canny (run), Brenden Stone (run, RBI) and Gavin Doloff (RBI) paced the offense.

Oakes-Nelsen, Marchessault and Calderwood pitched for the Mariners, allowing 11 hits and nine walks, with seven strikeouts. Tomasello and Cannon pitched for the Cougars, allowing three hits and six walks, with eight strikeouts.

Great Salt Bay 12, Medomak 0

At Damariscotta May 17, the Cougars got a perfect game on the hill from their pitching staff and bested the Riverhawks.

Josh Tomasello, Nick Prior, Adam Sirois, Cedar Cannon, Nathan True and Brenden Stone each rapped hits in the win for Great Salt Bay.

Medomak 7th 13, Boothbay 12

At Waldoboro May 16, the Riverhawks walked off over the visiting Wildcats.

Leading Medomak at the plate was Jake Bickmore (3 hits), Zack Benner (3 hits), Austin Brewer (3 hits), Cole Wallace (2 hits), Colby Brown (hit), Brady Carter (hit) and Garrett Hutchins (hit). Bickmore scored the game-winning run for the Riverhawks on a passed ball.

Drew Meader had two hits for Boothbay and Joe Markee and Grant Swope each one.

Softball

No. 2 Medomak 13, No. 1 Oceanside 10

At Thomaston June 8, the Riverhawks swung past the Mariners to win the North Division title. Medomak scored one in the first, third and fifth innings, four in the fourth and six in the seventh, while Oceanside scored four in the fifth and seventh innings and two in the sixth.

Leading the Riverhawks at the plate were Natalie Stewart (double, single, 4 RBIs, 2 runs), Emma Kunesh (single, 2 RBIs), Stephanie Morse (triple, home run, 2 RBIs, 3 runs), Emily Harris (2 singles, RBI, 2 runs), Bella Lafrance (2 singles, RBI, run), Mackenzie Emerson (2 RBIs), Kaia O'Brian (single, 3 runs), and Eliza Nelson (3 singles, RBI, 3 runs).

For the Mariners, Woodman (3 singles, RBI, 2 runs), Robinson (single, double, triple, 2 RBIs, 3 runs), Pease (single, 2 RBIs), Judecki (RBI, run), Barstow (run), Watkinson (4 singles, double, 2 runs), Harvey (RBI) and Whitimare (2 doubles, single, 3 RBIs, run) paced the offense.

Hannah Lee pitched for Medomak, allowing 15 hits and six walks, with four strikeouts. Whitimare pitched for Oceanside, allowing 13 hits and three walks, with 12 strikeouts.

No. 2 Medomak 29, No. 3 Troy Howard 17

At Waldoboro June 6, the Riverhawks prevailed over the Lions in a high-scoring affair. Medomak scored six in the first, three in the second, 11 in the third, five in the fourth, one in the fifth and three in the sixth, while Troy Howard scored two in the first, five in the second, seven in the third, one in the fourth and two in the fifth.

Hannah Lee and Stephanie Morse each pitched for Medomak as the duo allowed eight hits and eight walks, with 10 strikeouts. Hopkins pitched for Troy Howard, scattering 13 hits and 17 walks, with five strikeouts.

Leading the Riverhawks at the plate were Natalie Stewart (single, RBI, 4 runs), Emma Kunesh (single, 3 RBIs, 2 runs), Stephanie Morse (triple, 3 RBIs, 3 runs), Emily Harris (2 singles, 2 RBIs, 3 runs), Bella Lawrence (home run, single, 5 RBIs, 3 runs), Mackenzie Emerson (2 triples, 2 RBIs, 3 runs), Hannah Lee (single, RBI, 4 runs), Kristina Rolerson (double, 2 RBIs, run), Kaia O’Brian (3 runs) and Eliza Nelson (2 singles, 2 RBIs, 3 runs).

For the Lions, Alexia Hopkins (single, 2 RBIs, 3 runs), Grace Hall (2 singles, 2 RBIs, 2 runs), Kellie Scott (single, RBI, 2 runs), Madisyn Morse (double, 3 runs), Paris Wetherington (RBI, run), Alyssah Hastings (RBI, 2 runs), Sarah Fuller (2 singles, 2 RBIs, 2 runs) and Madison Chiarmonte (single, 2 RBIs, 2 runs) paced the offense.

Medomak 8th 20, Camden-Rockport 4 (5 inns.)

At Waldoboro May 23, the Riverhawks prevailed in a lopsided win over the Schooners. Medomak scored 11 in the first, five in the second and four in the fourth, while Camden-Rockport scored one in the first, two in the fourth and one in the fifth.

Leading Medomak at the plate was Natalie Stewart (2 hits, RBI, 2 runs), Chantel Emery (run), Abby Grant (RBI), Stephanie Morse (hit, RBI, 2 runs), Emily Harris (2 hits, 3 RBIs, 2 runs), Bella Lafrance (run), Mackenzie Emerson (2 hits, 4 RBIs, 3 runs), Hannah Lee (2 hits, 4 RBIs, run), Kristina Rolerson (RBI), Brooke Fillmore (2 hits, 3 RBIs, 2 runs), Kaia O’Brian (3 hits, RBI, 4 runs) and Eliza Nelson (2 hits, RBI, 2 runs).

For Camden-Rockport, Olivia Osier singled and scored two runs, while Caroline Contento and Shakira Cayouette each scored runs for the visitors.

Morse pitched for the Riverhawks, allowing one hit and seven walks, with 10 strikeouts. Osier pitched for the Schooners, allowing 16 hits and 11 walks, with five strikeouts.

Medomak 8th 16, Hope-Appleton-Lincolnville 3 (5 inns.)

At Lincolnville May 22, the Riverhawks swung past the hosts. Medomak scored two in the first, second and fourth frames and five in the third and fifth innings.

Leading the Riverhawks at the plate were Mackenzie Emerson (3 hits, 4 RBIs, run), Hannah Lee (2 hits, 3 RBIs, 2 runs), Kristina Rolerson (run), Kaia O’Brian (2 hits, 2 runs), Eliza Nelson (2 hits, RBI, run), Natalie Stewart (2 hits, 2 RBIs, 3 runs), Emma Kunesh (run), Chantel Emery (run), Stephanie Morse (hit, RBI, run), Emily Harris (hit, RBI, run) and Bella Lafrance (2 hits, 3 RBIs, 2 runs).

For HAL, Sydney Gilbert (hit, run), Lauren Linscott (2 hits, RBI, run), Olivia Brown (run) and Kendra Merrill (hit, 2 RBIs) paced the offense.

Lee pitched for Medomak, allowing four hits and two walks, with 10 strikeouts. Brown pitched for HAL, allowing 15 hits and six walks, with nine strikeouts.

Medomak 8th 21, Hope-Appleton-Lincolnville 1 (5 inns.)

At Waldoboro May 21, the Riverhawks soared past HAL. Medomak scored three in the first, eight in the second and 10 in the third, while HAL scored one in the fourth.

Hannah Lee pitched for Medomak, allowing two hits and three walks, with eight strikeouts. Brown pitched for HAL, scattering 22 hits and seven walks, with four strikeouts.

Leading Medomak at the plate was Mackenzie Emerson (3 hits, 3 RBIs, 2 runs), Hannah Lee (2 hits, 4 RBIs, 2 runs), Kristina Rolerson (hit), Kaia O’Brian (3 hits, 4 runs), Eliza Nelson (2 hits, 3 RBIs, 2 runs), Natalie Stewart (2 hits, 4 RBIs, 2 runs), Emma Kunesh (hit), Mary Jo Wadsworth (run), Abby Grant (2 runs), Stephanie Morse (3 hits, 2 RBIs, 3 runs), Emily Harris (3 hits, 3 RBIs, 2 runs) and Bella Lafrance (2 hits, RBI, run).

Kendra Merrill and Clara Bragg each singled to lead HAL.

Medomak 8th 35, Searsport 1 (5 inns.)

At Searsport May 20, the Riverhawks held the Vikings hitless and soared to victory. Medomak scored seven in the first, three in the second, 18 in the third, five in the fourth and two in the fifth, while Searsport scored one in the second.

Leading Medomak at the plate was Natalie Stewart (6 hits, 6 RBIs, 5 runs), Emma Kunesh (2 hits, RBI, run), Chantel Emery (hit, 4 RBIs, run), Abby Grant (2 hits, RBI, 2 runs), Stephanie Morse (3 hits, 6 RBIs, 6 runs), Emily Harris (2 hits, RBI, 3 runs), Bella Lafrance (hit, 3 runs), Mackenzie Emerson (2 hits, 2 RBIs, 4 runs), Hannah Lee (hit, 2 RBIs, 6 runs), Kristina Rolerson (run), Brooke Fillmore (run), Kaia O’Brian (2 hits, 3 RBIs 2 runs) and Eliza Nelson (2 hits, 4 RBIs, 2 runs).

Morse pitched for Medomak and twirled a no-hitter as she walked two and fanned 14 batters.

Troy Howard 8th 7, Medomak 4

At Belfast May 19, the Lions swung past the visiting Riverhawks. Troy Howard scored four in the first, two in the third and one in the fourth, while Medomak scored two in the first and one in the second and seventh innings.

Leading Medomak at the plate was Natalie Stewart (2 hits, 2 runs), Hannah Lee (2 hits, run), Kristina Rolerson (hit, RBI) and Brooke Fillmore (hit, RBI).

For Troy Howard, Alexia Hopkins (hit, run), Kellie Scott (hit, run), Paris Wetherington (hit, RBI), Alyssah Hastings (hit, run), Madison Chiaramonte (2 hits, 2 RBIs, run), Chloe Staples (hit) and Lindsey Goughnour (RBI, run) paced the offense.

Lee pitched for the Riverhawks, allowing seven hits and one walk, with nine strikeouts.

Medomak 7th 15, Nobleboro/Jefferson 14

At Waldoboro May 18, the Riverhawks edged out the visitors by a single run. Medomak scored one in the third, three in the fourth, five in the fifth, six in the sixth and one in the seventh, while Nobleboro/Jefferson scored eight in the second, one in the third, two in the fourth and four in the fifth.

Leading Medomak at the plate was Zaniah Puchalski (single), Lizzi Swan (single), Lucy Jameson (double, single), Grace White (2 singles), Alyssa Creamer (triple), Taylor Podraski (2 singles), Ruth Havener (2 singles) and Anna Wagner (single, run). Puchalski plated Wagner with the game-winning single.

For the visitors, Maddy York (2 singles), Katelin Tozier (single), Eliza Spear (single), Hayley Phillips (2 singles), Payson Kaler (double, single), Tegan Gallagher (2 singles), Annalee Presby (2 singles) and Allison Mank (single) paced the offense.

Creamer pitched for Medomak, allowing 13 hits and 12 walks, with 11 strikeouts. Phillips and Kayler pitched for Nobleboro/Jefferson, allowing 12 hits and 10 walks, with 11 strikeouts.

Medomak 7th 7, Great Salt Bay 7

At Damariscotta May 17, the two squads battled to a stalemate. Medomak scored one in the third, three in the fourth, two in the fifth and one in the sixth, while Great Salt Bay scored two in the first, one in the third, two in the sixth and two in the seventh.

Alyssa Creamer pitched for Medomak, allowing five hits and 12 walks, with 10 strikeouts. Grace Holten pitched for Great Salt Bay, allowing five hits and four walks, with 18 strikeouts.

Leading Medomak at the plate was Lucy Jameson (3 singles), Taylor Podraski (single) and Lizzie Swan (single).

For Great Salt Bay, Grace Holten (single), Shea Clifford (single), Victoria Libby (single), Brooke Telfer (single) and Brittni Hartley (single) paced the offense.

Courier Publications’ sports staff can be reached by email at sports@villagesoup.com or by phone at 594-4401.

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