Little League baseball

Waldo County, Lincoln County, Oceanside, Five Town 11-12s alive

Medomak Valley first squad eliminated from tournament
By Staff | Jul 10, 2017
Photo by: Ken Waltz Waldo County's Drew Bagley, right, connects for a two-run triple as Medomak Valley catcher Wyatt Simmons awaits the pitch on July 8 during a District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament game in Thomaston. Waldo County beat Medomak Valley 15-3 in four innings.

The District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old baseball all-star tournament started in first gear with an opening game on Wednesday, July 5. Then, in recent days, the double-elimination event has stepped on the pedal and is moving at high speeds.

There have been four games played in the five-team tournament and, thus far, one team has been eliminated.

The tournament includes Waldo County, Oceanside, Medomak Valley, Lincoln County and Five Town. Games are at E. Allen Gordon Field in Rockland and Thomaston Little League field.

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Scores thus far have included:

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

Saturday, July 8 — Waldo County 15, Medomak Valley 3 (4 inns.).

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

Upcoming games include:

Tuesday, July 11 — Waldo County versus Lincoln County 5:30 p.m.; and Oceanside versus Five Town, 7:30 p.m. (Thomaston)

Thursday, July 13, Waldo County-Lincoln County loser versus Oceanside-Five Town winner, 7:30 p.m. (Thomaston)

Friday, July 14 — Potential championship: Survivors meet, 5:30 p.m. (Rockland)

The tournament originally was scheduled to begin on Saturday, July 15, but Oceanside Little League president Tom Peaco said the district was forced to move up the date of its tournament due to a date change in the state tournament in Westbrook, which will begin on Friday, July 21.

The District 2 team rosters 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.

Medomak Valley — Kristian Schumann, Gabe Lash, Cole Winchenbach, Isaac Simmons, Sam Moody, Aaron Reed, Kyle Smith, Brady Carter, Blake Morrison, Wyatt Simmons, Matthew Holbrook, Ryan Jarvis and Hayden Staples. The team is managed by Keith Simmons and coached by Matt Moody and Chris Jarvis.

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 recent tournament games:

Oceanside 7, Medomak Valley 4

At Rockland July 9, in one of the more competitive games of the tourney, Oceanside outlasted Medomak Valley. Oceanside scored two runs in the first inning, one in the second, one in the fourth and three in the fifth. Medomak Valley plated three in the third and one in the fourth.

Bartlett started on the mound for Oceanside and Lash on the hill for Medomak Valley. It was unknown if others worked from the mound for either team. Oceanside pitchers finished with seven walks, a hit batter and 12 strikeouts. Medomak Valley pitchers finished with five walks and three strikeouts.

Leading Oceanside's offense were Butler (single, triple), Bartlett (run), Calderwood (2 singles, run), Burns (2 singles, run), LeClerc (run), Peaco (run), Allenwood (run) and Dugas (double, run).

For Medomak Valley, Lash (2 runs), Reed (run), Jarvis (single, run) and Wyatt Simmons (single) keyed the charge.

Lincoln County 10, Five Town 0 (4 inns.)

At Rockland July 9, Lincoln County powered to the win, as it scored two runs in the first and second innings, and six in the fourth.

Cannon started on the mound for Lincoln County and Brown for Five Town. Others may have pitched, but that was not noted in the scorebooks. Lincoln County pitchers had two walks and seven strikeouts. Five Town pitchers had five walks and six strikeouts.

Keying Lincoln County's offense were Cleaveland (single, double, 2 runs), Cannon (single, run), Prior (double, run), Wotton (single), Gallagher (single), Houghton (2 runs), Gamage (double, 2 runs) and Sawyer (run).

Waldo County 15, Medomak Valley 3 (4 inns.)

At Thomaston July 7, Carter started the game with a single for Medomak Valley, but the next three batters struck out and that, along with a strong, fast start by Waldo County, led to the eventual victory for Waldo.

Waldo County tallied two runs in the first inning, five in the second and eight in the third. Medomak Valley scored one run in the second, third and fourth innings.

Willis started on the mound for Waldo County, while Staples started for Medomak Valley. Waldo County pitchers had two walks, a hit batter and nine strikeouts. Medomak Valley pitchers had six walks, two hit batters and six strikeouts.

Keying Waldo County's offense were Hurd (hit, 3 runs), Proctor (home run, 2 runs), Ashey (2 hits, 2 runs), Cole Ellis (hit, 2 runs), Bagley (triple, single), Rae (double, run), Littlefield (hit, 2 runs), Gage Ellis (run), LePore (hit, 2 runs), Young (double) and Clements (hit).

For Medomak Valley, Carter (hit), Staples (run), Morrison (hit) and Lash (hit, 2 runs) led the way.

Lincoln County 2, Oceanside 0

At Rockland July 5, Lincoln County plated runs in the first and fourth frames and shut out Oceanside.

Leading Lincoln County at the plate was Tomasello (single, run, stolen base), Cleaveland (single, 2 stolen bases), Prior (double), Wotton (run) and Houghton (single).

For Oceanside, Jones (single), Bartlett (single), Calderwood (triple, double, single) and Butler (double) paced the offense.

Bartlett pitched for Oceanside, allowing four hits and no walks, with nine strikeouts. Wotton pitched for Lincoln County, allowing six hits and one walk, with 10 strikeouts.

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

Lincoln County versus Oceanside 11-12 baseball
Lincoln County versus Oceanside Little League 11-12 baseball on July 5 in the District 2 tournament. (Video by: Ken Waltz and Holly Vanorse Spicer)
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