Senior starting catcher Steven Genthner will sit out the rest of the season after sliding into a base and breaking his arm last week. Kyle Durkee anchored the plate for the Panthers in the win.
The Panthers jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the 1st inning. Isaac Durkee hit a leadoff triple, Shane Osier beat out an infield hit and both scored on a Dillon Reed single.
Oak Hill scored two runs in the 2nd and one in the 3rd to take a 3-2 lead. Medomak tied the score in the bottom of the 3rd on a Dustin Osier RBI single, scoring Isaac Greenrose. The Raiders scored two runs in the 6th to take a 5-3 lead on a walk to Turcotte and back to back doubles from C. Lobreque and C. Provost.
Medomak scored three runs in the home half of the 6th to win. Alex Greenrose hit a single, I Durkee a double, S. Osier an RBI single, Taylor Williamson reached on an error and I. Greenrose drove in a run on a fielder’s choice.
Hitting for Medomak were I. Durkee with a triple, two doubles and a single, A. Greenrose two singles, and S. Osier, Reed and D. Osier a single each. Hitting for Oak Hill were Provost with a double and single, Lobreque and B. Turcotte a double each and C. Morrill and A. Soucy a single each.
Nokomis tied the score in the 3rd, then took the lead in the 4th with two runs. They added their fourth run in the 5th inning.
Williamson took the loss (5I,4R,7H,2B,5K) and allowed just one earned run. Dustin Osier pitched one inning of scoreless relief. Jared Seamans went the distance for the win.
Hitting for Medomak were Durkee, Williamson, Reed, Alex Greenrose, and Shane Osier with a single each. Hitting for Nokomis were Ethan Pearl with two and Derek Amaraso, Justin Amaraso, Hawthorne (1RBI), Seamans and Tyler Wintle one each.
Camden took a 2-0 lead in the 3rd. Medomak knotted the score in the top of the 5th. Shane Osier singled, Williamson singled and both scored on a Dustin Osier single. They added a run in the 6th when Sam Spahr walked, moved over on singles to Durkee and Shane Osier and scored on a Williamson single.
Medomak left 11 base runners stranded in the loss, including leaving the bases loaded twice in the game. “We had plenty of opportunities. We had as many hits as them. They capitalized and we just couldn’t get the runs in,” coach Richie Oliver said.
The Panthers continue to struggle with injuries. Starting catcher Steven Genthner broke his throwing arm while sliding into base in last week’s Maranacook game.
“He didn’t tell me, but he told the kids he thought he broke his arm,” Oliver said. “It was his throwing arm and he played two more innings. He’s one tough kid. He is one of the top three or four players in the league and has been hitting close to .500 all season.”
Medomak pitchers Chris Benedict (elbow) and D. Osier (ankle) have seen limited playing time this season because of injuries, further depleting the Panthers starting rotation.
Hitting for Medomak were D. Osier with three, and Williamson, S. Osier and Durkee two each. Hitting for Camden were Dufour with a homerun, Chandler and Gartley two each and Crockett, Pierce, Landwehr, and Denham one each.