Little League baseball

Lincoln County bolts past Oceanside in 9-10 opener

Oceanside drops to loser's bracket; Waldo County, Lincoln County on-deck
By Staff | Jul 10, 2017
Photo by: Ken Waltz Oceanside's Jack Fifield swings into action against Lincoln County during a July 9 District 2 Little League 9- and 10-year-old baseball tournament game in Rockland. Lincoln County beat Oceanside 13-0 in three innings at E. Allen Gordon Field.

Rockland — The District 2 Little League 9- and 10-year-old baseball tournament began on Sunday, July 9 and saw Lincoln County hit the diamond with its running cleats on as it raced to a 13-0, three-inning victory on E. Allen Gordon Field

Lincoln County will move on to face Waldo County on Tuesday, July 11 at 5:30 p.m. in a winner's bracket game back in Rockland.

Oceanside fell to the loser's bracket and will play again on Thursday, July 13 at 5:30 p.m. at the same venue against the Lincoln County/Waldo County loser at the same venue.

The three-team, double-elimination tournament began with exhibition games on Saturday, June 24.

Click for photos from the Oceanside and Lincoln County game.

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Oceanside team members include Jacob Barstow, Liam Butler, Jack Fifield, Alonzo Hoose, Jackson Kay, Connor Kingsbury, Quinten Kruger, Matthias McPhail, Christian Mills, Evan Morse, Joshua Pratt, Karly Putansu and Easton Willis. The team is managed by Davin Putansu and coached by Chris Barstow and Bryan Morse.

Waldo County team members include Jacob Lindelof, Stuart Knowlton, Lucas Newsom, Gary Gale, Colton Luce, Evan Fountain, Ethan Abbott, Ashton Ellis, Dyson Thornley, Dakota Harriman, Logan Powers and Sam Duval. The team is managed by Lenny Knowlton and coached by Colton Luce and Gary Gale.

Lincoln County team members include A.J. Giberson, Owen Cotta, Sam Markowitz, Maddox Cusumano, Roan Donaghy, Zaid Osman, Liam Jacobs, Will Bradley, Tyler Blanc, Tucker Geyer, Aiden Sanborn, Cleyton Splaine and Nick Heaberlin. The names of the coaches were unavailable.

In Sunday's game, Lincoln County was on the offensive early, as it sent 12 batters to the plate and scored 10 runs in the first inning. That uprising set the tone for the game.

Lincoln County was led offensively by Giberson (2 runs), Cotta (2 hits, 2 runs), Markowitz (hit, 2 runs), Cusumano (2 hits, run), Donaghy (hit, run), Osman (double, 2 runs), Bradley (run), Geyer (run) and Heaberlin (run).

For Oceanside, Fifield had the lone hit. Only two Oceanside batters reached third base.

Giberson and Putansu were the starting pitchers for their respective teams. It was known Kingsbury also pitched for Oceanside.

Giberson allowed one hit, two walks, hit a batter and struck out nine in his work on the hill. Oceanside pitchers combined for six strikeouts and nine walks.

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Oceanside's Karly Putsansu. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Oceanside's Alonzo Hoose. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Oceanside's Jackson Kay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Oceanside's Karly Putsansu. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Oceanside's Chris Mills. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Oceanside's Connor Kingsbury, left, and Matthias McPhail. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Oceanside's Connor Kingsbury, left, and Matthias McPhail. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Oceanside's Jacob Barstow. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Oceanside's Matthias McPhail, left, and Josh Pratt. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Oceanside's Jacob Barstow. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Oceanside's Jack Fifield. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Oceanside's Connor Kingsbury. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Lincoln County's A.J. Giberson. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Oceanside's Karly Putsansu. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
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