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Midcoast Babe Ruth League comes out swinging

Newcastle, Union Farm Equipment, Rockland Ford, Tidewater Oil earn wins
By Staff | May 22, 2019

The Midcoast Babe Ruth League began its regular season over the weekend as eight teams looked to begin their campaigns on the right foot.

Participating squads, with home fields in parentheses, include: Rockland Ford (Morrill Field, Rockland), Union Farm Equipment (Medomak Valley High School, Waldoboro), P.G. Willey (Marge Jones Recreation Facility, Rockport), Granite Coast Orthodontics (Marge Jones Recreation Facility, Rockport), Tidewater Oil (Troy Howard Middle School, Belfast), Newcastle (Lincoln Academy, Newcastle) and Damariscotta Lions (Lincoln Academy, Newcastle).

Rockland Ford is the league’s defending champion.

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 Results also can be reported by calling 594-4401, extension 116.

In week one action on Sunday, May 19, Newcastle bested Waldoboro 6-4, Union Farm Equipment beat Damariscotta Lions 5-4, Rockland Ford defeated P.G. Willey 9-7 in nine innings and Tidewater Oil earned a 10-0 win over Granite Coast Orthodontics.

Next week’s games, all of which will be played on Sunday, May 26 at 1 p.m. include: Rockland Ford at Tidewater Oil, Waldoboro at Union Farm Equipment, Newcastle at Damariscotta Lions and P.G. Willey at Granite Coast Orthodontics.

Games will be played exclusively on Sunday until mid-June when schools let out for the summer, when the schedule will expand.

The regular season will conclude on Monday, July 1, with the playoffs set to begin on Friday, July 5 and conclude with the championship game on Monday, July 7. Playoff games will be played at Morrill Field in Rockland.

More recent previous league champions included: Rockland Ford 2018, Union Farm Equipment 2017, Swan Lake Grocery 2016, Waldo County 2015, Waldo County 2014, Waldo County 2013, Rockport Automotive 2012, Rockport Automotive 2011, Rockport 2010, Rockport 2009, Newcastle 2008, Waldoboro 2007, Mount View 2006, Waldoboro 2005, Damariscotta 2004, Rockland 2003, Damariscotta 2002, Camden 2001 and Camden 2000.

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