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Midcoast Babe Ruth squads play two games in District 2 tournaments

Central Maine 14s, Lisbon 15s advance to state events after local tourneys
By Staff | Jul 09, 2018
Photo by: Zack Miller Scene from District 2 Babe Ruth 14-year-old baseball tournament in Rockland. Midcoast's Connor Calderwood, left, and Central Maine's Jake Thomas.

Rockland — The District 2 Babe Ruth double-elimination tournaments are in the books, as the Central Maine 14-year-olds and Lisbon 15-year-olds collected district crowns.

The Midcoast teams finished 0-2 in the weekend event, contested Friday and Saturday, July 6-7 at Morrill Field.

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In the 14-year-old tourney, Midcoast lost 10-2 to Central Maine on Friday before being eliminated by Augusta 5-4 on Saturday. Central Maine knocked off Augusta 16-12 later Saturday to claim the district title.

In the 15-year-old tourney — a best-of-three affair between Midcoast and Lisbon — Lisbon picked up a 6-5 win on Friday and emerged with an 11-9 victory on Saturday to capture the district championship.

The Central Maine 14s advances to the state tournament, while will begin on Friday, July 13 at Mount Ararat Middle School in Topsham.

The Lisbon 15s also advance to its state tournament, which will begin on Thursday, July 12 at various locations in Augusta, Portland and Sanford.

The Midcoast 15-year-olds consist of TD Bank-Rockland’s Joey Curtis, Matthew Spear, Aidan Munro and Finnegan Lynch; Rockland Ford’s Nate Coombs, Jonah Carlson, Tim Farrelly and Aidan Bonzagni; P.G Willey's Braden Moulton; Granite Coast Orthodontics' Obie Miller; Damariscotta Lions' Adam Sirois; Waldoboro's Max Moody and Clayton Belcher; and Penobscot Bay Dentistry's Tanner Veilleux and Tommy Walker. The team will be managed by TD Bank-Rockland’s Matthew Shields and coached by Waldoboro’s Matthew Moody.

The Midcoast 14-year-olds consist of Rockland Ford’s Austin Chilles, Duncan Oakes-Nelsen and Connor Calderwood; P.G. Willey’s Matt Kremin, Lucas Moody and Noah Thackeray; Newcastle’s Levi Farrin; Union Farm Equipment’s Blake Morrison; Granite Coast Orthodontics' Ryan Clifford and Adrian Pierce; Penobscot Bay Dentistry's Eamon Goscinski and Zepherin Leppanen; Waldoboro's Garret Hutchins; and Damariscotta Lions’ Nick Prior and Myles Wotton. The team will be managed by Rockland Ford’s Joe Nelsen and coached by Rockland Ford’s Jamie Chilles. Waldoboro’s Ethan Reed also was selected, but withdrew due to injury.

The following is a recap of games played by Midcoast squads:

14-year-olds

Augusta 5, Midcoast 4

At Rockland July 7, Augusta walked off and eliminated Midcoast from the tournament. Augusta scored twice in the first and seventh innings and one in the second, while Midcoast scored one in the third and three in the fifth.

Leading Midcoast at the dish were Leppanen (single, run, stolen base), Calderwood (run), Kremin (single, run), Prior (single, stolen base), Oakes-Nelsen (run) and Moody (run).

For Augusta, Brayden Barrow (double, single, 2 runs), Liam Arfetto (2 singles, run), Sam Sheaffer (single, run), Drew Kelley (2 singles, run, stolen base) and Darien Jamison (double) paced the offense.

Wotton and Calderwood pitched for Midcoast, as the two allowed eight hits and three walks, with one strikeout. Josh Bragg and Colby Lloyd pitched for Augusta, as the teammates three hits and seven walks, with eight strikeouts.

Central Maine 10, Midcoast 2

At Rockland July 6, Midcoast was knocked to the loser’s bracket with an eight-run loss to Central Maine. Central Maine scored one run in the first inning, three in the third, three in the fifth and three in the seventh, while Midcoast scored two in the sixth.

Leading Midcoast at the plate were Leppanen (stolen base), Chilles (single, run), Kremin (double), Wotton (2 singles, stolen base) and Pierce (single, run).

For Central Maine, Joe Ardito (2 singles, run, 2 stolen bases), Caden Fitzpatrick (2 singles, 2 runs, 2 stolen bases), Mitchell Grant (double, single, run, stolen base), Evan Bourget (double, run), Jayden Pooler (single, run, stolen base), Jake Thomas (2 singles), James Smith (single), Braden Mayo (2 singles, stolen base) and Ryan Wright (double, run) paced the offense.

Chilles, Wotton and Pierce pitched for Midcoast, as the trio allowed 14 hits and four walks, with one strikeout. Thomas, Grant and Fitzpatrick pitched for Central Maine, as the group allowed five hits and four walks, with seven strikeouts.

15-year-olds

Lisbon 11, Midcoast 9

At Rockland July 7, Lisbon broke a 9-9 tie in the seventh inning and surged to the District 2 championship. Lisbon scored one run in the first inning, two in the second, four in the third, one in the fourth, two in the fifth and one in the sixth, while Midcoast scored three in the second, two in the fourth, two in the fifth and two in the seventh.

Leading Midcoast at the plate were Coombs (2 runs), Miller (home run, single), Belcher (3 runs, stolen base), Curtis (home run, single, 2 runs), Farrelly (stolen base), Carlson (single, run), Munro (2 singles, stolen base) and Moody (single).

For Lisbon, Hunter Brissette (triple, run), Ethan Brown (double, 2 singles, run, stolen base), Jack Tibbetts (single, 2 runs), Levi Tibbetts (run), Justin Lee (single, run), Mason Booker (single), Daytona McIver (3 singles, 3 runs, stolen base), Riley Turner (double, 2 singles, 2 runs) and Drew Wilcox (single) paced the offense.

Brown, Wilcox and McIver pitched for Lisbon, as the trio allowed eight hits and seven walks, with 10 strikeouts. Walker and Carlson pitched for Midcoast, as the duo allowed 14 hits and two walks, with two strikeouts.

Lisbon 6, Midcoast 5

At Rockland July 6, Lisbon pulled ahead in the sixth inning and took a 1-0 lead in its best-of-three series with Midcoast. Midcoast scored four runs in the second inning and one in the third, while Lisbon scored one in the first, two in the third, one in the fourth and two in the sixth.

Leading Midcoast at the plate were Coombs (run, 3 stolen bases), Miller (run, stolen base), Belcher (double), Spear (2 singles), Moulton (run), Carlson (double, run) and Lynch (run, 2 stolen bases).

For Lisbon, Brissette (2 runs, 2 stolen bases), Nick Ferrance (single, run, stolen base), Jack Tibbetts (single), Levi Tibbetts (single, run), Caleb Phillips (single, run), Booker (single, run, stolen base), McIver (single) and Turner (single) paced the offense.

Curtis and Farrelly pitched for Midcoast, as the two allowed seven hits and one walk, with 10 strikeouts. Jack Tibbetts, Ferrance, McIver, Brissette and Turner pitched for Lisbon, as the group allowed four hits and 12 walks, with eight strikeouts.

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District 2 Babe Ruth 14s
District 2 Babe Ruth 14-year-old baseball tournament in Rockland. (Video by: Zack Miller)
District 2 Babe Ruth 15s
District 2 Babe Ruth 15-year-old baseball tournament in Rockland. (Video by: Zack Miller)
Scene from District 2 Babe Ruth 14-year-old baseball tournament in Rockland. Midcoast's Garret Hutchins. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from District 2 Babe Ruth 14-year-old baseball tournament in Rockland. Midcoast's Garret Hutchins. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from District 2 Babe Ruth 14-year-old baseball tournament in Rockland. Midcoast's Noah Thackeray. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from District 2 Babe Ruth 14-year-old baseball tournament in Rockland. Midcoast's Myles Wotton. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from District 2 Babe Ruth 14-year-old baseball tournament in Rockland. Midcoast's Ryan Clifford. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from District 2 Babe Ruth 14-year-old baseball tournament in Rockland. Midcoast's Connor Calderwood. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from District 2 Babe Ruth 14-year-old baseball tournament in Rockland. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from District 2 Babe Ruth 14-year-old baseball tournament in Rockland. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from District 2 Babe Ruth 14-year-old baseball tournament in Rockland. Midcoast's Duncan Oakes-Nelsen. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from District 2 Babe Ruth 14-year-old baseball tournament in Rockland. Midcoast's Myles Wotton. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from District 2 Babe Ruth 14-year-old baseball tournament in Rockland. Midcoast's Austin Chilles. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from District 2 Babe Ruth 14-year-old baseball tournament in Rockland. Midcoast's Austin Chilles. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from District 2 Babe Ruth 14-year-old baseball tournament in Rockland. Midcoast's Austin Chilles. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from District 2 Babe Ruth 14-year-old baseball tournament in Rockland. Midcoast's Austin Chilles, front. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from District 2 Babe Ruth 14-year-old baseball tournament in Rockland. Midcoast's Duncan Oakes-Nelsen. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from District 2 Babe Ruth 14-year-old baseball tournament in Rockland. Midcoast's Zepherin Leppenan, middle, among others. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from District 2 Babe Ruth 14-year-old baseball tournament in Rockland. Midcoast's Noah Thackeray. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from District 2 Babe Ruth 14-year-old baseball tournament in Rockland. Midcoast's Connor Calderwood. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from District 2 Babe Ruth 14-year-old baseball tournament in Rockland. Midcoast's Nick Prior. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from District 2 Babe Ruth 14-year-old baseball tournament in Rockland. Midcoast's Myles Wotton. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from District 2 Babe Ruth 14-year-old baseball tournament in Rockland. Midcoast's Myles Wotton. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from District 2 Babe Ruth 14-year-old baseball tournament in Rockland. Midcoast's Myles Wotton. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from District 2 Babe Ruth 14-year-old baseball tournament in Rockland. Midcoast's Duncan Oakes-Nelsen. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from District 2 Babe Ruth 14-year-old baseball tournament in Rockland. Midcoast's Noah Thackeray. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from District 2 Babe Ruth 14-year-old baseball tournament in Rockland. Midcoast's Noah Thackeray. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from District 2 Babe Ruth 14-year-old baseball tournament in Rockland. Midcoast's Zepherin Leppanen, right, and Central Maine's Caden Fitzpatrick. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from District 2 Babe Ruth 14-year-old baseball tournament in Rockland. Midcoast's Connor Calderwood. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from District 2 Babe Ruth 14-year-old baseball tournament in Rockland. Midcoast's Zepherin Leppanen, back, and Central Maine's Mitchell Grant. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from District 2 Babe Ruth 14-year-old baseball tournament in Rockland. Midcoast's Zepherin Leppanen, back, and Central Maine's Mitchell Grant. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from District 2 Babe Ruth 14-year-old baseball tournament in Rockland. Midcoast's Nick Prior. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from District 2 Babe Ruth 15-year-old baseball tournament in Rockland. Midcoast's Aidan Munro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from District 2 Babe Ruth 15-year-old baseball tournament in Rockland. Midcoast's Jonah Carlson, left, and Nathan Coombs, back, along with Lisbon's Hunter Brissette. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from District 2 Babe Ruth 15-year-old baseball tournament in Rockland. Midcoast's Joey Curtis. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from District 2 Babe Ruth 15-year-old baseball tournament in Rockland. Midcoast's Joey Curtis. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from District 2 Babe Ruth 15-year-old baseball tournament in Rockland. Midcoast's Joey Curtis. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from District 2 Babe Ruth 15-year-old baseball tournament in Rockland. Midcoast's Obie Miller. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from District 2 Babe Ruth 15-year-old baseball tournament in Rockland. Midcoast's Obie Miller. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from District 2 Babe Ruth 15-year-old baseball tournament in Rockland. Midcoast's Clayton Belcher. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from District 2 Babe Ruth 15-year-old baseball tournament in Rockland. Midcoast's Matt Spear. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from District 2 Babe Ruth 15-year-old baseball tournament in Rockland. Midcoast's Tim Farrelly. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from District 2 Babe Ruth 15-year-old baseball tournament in Rockland. Midcoast's Tim Farrelly. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from District 2 Babe Ruth 15-year-old baseball tournament in Rockland. Midcoast's Nathan Coombs. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from District 2 Babe Ruth 15-year-old baseball tournament in Rockland. Midcoast's Joey Curtis. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from District 2 Babe Ruth 15-year-old baseball tournament in Rockland. Midcoast's Joey Curtis. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from District 2 Babe Ruth 15-year-old baseball tournament in Rockland. Midcoast's Joey Curtis. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from District 2 Babe Ruth 15-year-old baseball tournament in Rockland. Midcoast's Aidan Munro, right, and Lisbon's Justin Lee. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from District 2 Babe Ruth 15-year-old baseball tournament in Rockland. Midcoast's Braden Moulton. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from District 2 Babe Ruth 15-year-old baseball tournament in Rockland. Midcoast's Jonah Carlson. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from District 2 Babe Ruth 15-year-old baseball tournament in Rockland. Midcoast's Aidan Munro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from District 2 Babe Ruth 15-year-old baseball tournament in Rockland. Midcoast's Finnegan Lynch. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from District 2 Babe Ruth 15-year-old baseball tournament in Rockland. Midcoast's Nathan Coombs. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from District 2 Babe Ruth 15-year-old baseball tournament in Rockland. Midcoast's Jonah Carlson. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from District 2 Babe Ruth 15-year-old baseball tournament in Rockland. Midcoast's Nathan Coombs. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from District 2 Babe Ruth 15-year-old baseball tournament in Rockland. Midcoast's Matt Spear. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
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