District 2 Little League baseball

Lincoln County, Waldo County to vie for 11-12 diamond crown

Waldo County eliminates Five Town to advace to July 14 title tilt
By Staff | Jul 12, 2017
Photo by: Mark Haskell Five Town's Franklin Coffey throws the ball as he leans on one knee during a District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old all-star baseball game with Oceanside on July 11 in Thomaston.

Thomaston — The District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball all-star tournament is down to its final two squads.

In the final elimination game of the tournament on Thursday, July 13, Waldo County swung to a 12-4 win over Five Town at the Thomaston Little League field.

That victory propelled Waldo County into the championship game, where it will face Lincoln County on Friday, July 14 at 5:30 p.m. at E. Allen Gordon Field in Rockland.

Click for photos from the Five Town versus Oceanside game.

Click for photos from the Waldo County versus Lincoln County game.

Click for photos from other Little League games this season.

Should Lincoln County, which advanced to the title game via the winner's bracket, lose on Friday, a winner-take-all final will be played on Sunday, July 16 at 1:30 p.m. (new time) in Thomaston (new site).

The winner of the District 2 tournament will advance to the state tournament in Westbrook, which will begin on Friday, July 21.

Previous scores from the double-elimination tourney have included:

Wednesday, July 5 — Lincoln County 2, Oceanside 0.

Saturday, July 8 — Waldo County 15, Medomak Valley 3.

Sunday, July 9 — Lincoln County 11, Five Town 0; and Oceanside 7, Medomak Valley 4 (Medomak Valley eliminated).

Tuesday, July 11 — Lincoln County 6, Waldo County 1; and Five Town 13, Oceanside 6 (Oceanside eliminated).

Thursday, July 13 — Waldo County 12, Five Town 4 (Five Town eliminated).

District 2 rosters for teams still remaining in the tournament include:

Five Town — Owen Berez, Cameron Brown, Franklin Coffey, Landon Geis, Ezra Landry, McCauslin Lavoie, Quincy Messer, Lucas Moody, Liam O'Dwyer, Elias Pluecker, Owen Reynolds, Carleton Richmond and Benjamin Tohanczyn.

Oceanside — Chase Allenwood, Alex Bartlett, Cody Benner, Noah Burns, Daniel Butler, Connor Calderwood, Tiernan Dugas, Rhys Jones, Jason Leclerc, Brady Marchessault, Duncan Natale, Andrew Peaco and Liam Porter. The team is managed by Tom Peaco and coached by Roger Porter and Brian Bartlett.

Waldo County — Cole Ellis, Gage Ellis, Nate Ashey, Brady Clements, Drew Bagley, Curtis Littlefield, Eli Veilleux, Gavyn Young, Jeremiah Porter, Noah Hurd, Anthony LePore, Cameron Rae and Levi Winslow. The team is managed by Brandon Hurd.

Lincoln County — Micah Tomasello, Cody Cleaveland, Cedar Cannon, Nick Prior, Myles Wotton, Jake Masters, Lucas Houghton, Aiden Gallagher, Gryffin Kristen, Ben Sawyer, Spencer Gamage and Gage Hagar. The team is managed by Adam Gamage and coached by Bill Mansfield.

The following is a recap of recently-reported results:

Waldo County 12, Five Town 4

At Thomaston July 13, Waldo County swung into the championship round with an eight-run triumph. Waldo County plated runs in each inning, scoring three in the first, one in the second, one in the third, four in the fourth, one in the fifth and two in the sixth. Five Town plated three in the fifth and one in the sixth.

Leading Waldo County at the plate was Hurd (triple, double, single, 3 runs), Young (triple, 2 singles, run, RBI), Porter (2 singles, 2 runs, RBI), Littlefield (triple, single, 2 runs, RBI), Ashey (2 doubles, 2 singles, 2 runs), Cole Ellis (single), Bagley (single, run) and Winslow (run).

For Five Town, Tohanczyn (double, single, run), Brawn (triple, 2 singles), Lavoie (run), Berez (run) and Geis (run) paced the offense.

Littlefield, Porter, Cole Ellis, Hurd and Gage Ellis all pitched for Waldo County, while Geis toed the rubber for Five Town. It is unknown if Lincoln County had relievers take the hill.

Waldo County pitching allowed five hits and four walks, with 10 strikeouts. Five Town pitching allowed 16 hits and four walks, with four strikeouts.

Five Town 13, Oceanside 6

At Thomaston July 11, Five Town scored all the runs it needed in a seven-run second inning as it eliminated Oceanside from the tournament. Five Town added six more in the fifth inning, while Oceanside scored one in the first, two in the second, one in the third and two in the fifth.

Leading Five Town at the plate were Messer (single, 2 runs), Tohanczyn (double, 2 singles, 2 runs), Brown (double, single, run), Moody (triple, 3 singles, run), Landry (single, run), Geis (single, run), Coffey (run), Berez (single, run) and Lavoie (single, run).

For Oceanside, Butler (double, single, run), Bartlett (single, run), Calderwood (double, single, run), Burns (double, 2 runs), LeClerc (single, run), Benner (triple) and Marchessault (single, RBI) paced the offense.

Dugas, Marchessault and Calderwood pitched for Oceanside, scattering 14 hits and two walks, with 11 strikeouts. Brown and Geis toed the rubber on the mound for Five Town, allowing nine hits and two walks, with 10 strikeouts.

Oceanside got on the board in the first when Butler doubled, stole third base and scored on a sacrifice fly by Bartlett, but Five Town opened the game in the second.

Geis plated Landry with a single to knot the score and Lavoie added one of his own to give Five Town a 2-1 lead.

Messer and Tohanczyn ripped RBI-singles to put the visitors up 4-1. Brown then added a two-run double and Moody an RBI-single before an Oceanside pitching change.

Lincoln County 6, Waldo County 1

At Thomaston July 11, Lincoln County opened up a tight game with a four-run fifth inning and surged into the championship round. Lincoln County also scored two in the first, while Waldo County’s lone run came in the third.

Leading Lincoln County at the dish was Gallagher (run), Gamage (single), Cleaveland (2 triples, 2 singles, run, RBI, 2 stolen bases), Cannon (single, run, RBI, stolen base), Prior (home run, single, 2 RBIs), Wotton (2 singles, 2 stolen bases) and Tomasello (single) paced the offense.

For Waldo County, Hurd (double, run, stolen base) and Ashey (single) paced the offense.

Winslow, Ashey and Littlefield pitched for Waldo County, allowing 11 hits and four walks, with 10 strikeouts. Wotton pitched for Lincoln County, allowing two hits and eight walks, with 11 strikeouts.

Lincoln County took a 2-0 lead in the first inning when Cleaveland tripled and came in on a passed ball, followed by Cannon drawing a walk and eventually being singled in by Prior.

Waldo County cut its deficit in half when Hurd doubled and scored on an RBI-single by Ashey, but Lincoln County distanced itself in the fifth.

Gamage singled and was pinch run for by Gallagher, who scored when Cleaveland ripped a triple that nearly cleared the fence to put Lincoln County up 3-1.

Cannon plated Cleaveland on a well-executed bunt single, followed by Prior, who connected on a two-run blast to left-center to put the team ahead 6-1.

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