Mid-Coast Babe Ruth League opens 2017 season

The Mid-Coast Babe Ruth League, which consists of eight teams from Belfast to Damariscotta, opened the 2017 season Sunday.

Georges Valley's Darik Johnson, right, makes a nice scoop on a ball in the dirt to get the out at first base. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

Babe Ruth baseball is for players aged 13-15 years old and started the season May 21 and ends the league play and league playoffs July 5. All-Stars start a new season July 7 for District playoff and the Babe Ruth State Championship conclude on July 16 as long as Mother Nature plays nice.

Here are Sunday's results, the standings,  next week's schedule with changes, links to two photo galleries and the entire season schedule.

Granite Coast shortstop Obie Miller hauls in a hard grounder for the out. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)
Sunday,  May 21
Rockland Ford 9, PG Willey 7 (Click here for the photo gallery from this game)
Granite Coast Orthodontics 8, Georges Valley 1 (Click here for the photo gallery from this game)
Damariscotta Lions 13, Waldoboro 8
Penobscot Bay Dentistry 7, Union Farm Equipment 5

Standings
Damariscotta Lions 1-0
Granite Coast Orthodontics 1-0
Penobscot Bay Dentistry 1-0
Rockland Ford 1-0
Georges Valley 0-1
PG Willey 0-1
Union Farm Equipment 0-1
Waldoboro 0-1

P.G. Wiley shortstop Logan Putansu comes up throwing to gun down the runner. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

Sunday, May 28
TIME AND LOCATION CHANGE
Damariscotta Lions at Georges Valley at 10 AM and now in Thomaston (Oceanside Field)
PG Willey at Penobscot Bay Dentistry at 1 PM (Belfast HS)
Granite Coast Orthodontics at Waldoboro at 1 PM (Begley Field, Waldoboro)
Rockland Ford at Union Farm Equipment at 1 PM (Medomak Valley HS)

Rockland Ford coach Don Shields talks with Caleb Powell during Sunday's game. (Photo by Ron Hawkes)

2017 Mid Coast Babe Ruth Schedule

Teams 
Penobscot Bay Dentistry (Belfast Area)
P.G. Willey and Granite Coast Orthodontics (5 Town Babe Ruth)

Rockland Ford and Georges Valley (Oceanside Babe Ruth)
Union Farm Equipment and Waldoboro (Medomak Valley Babe Ruth)
Damariscotta Lions (Damariscotta and Newcastle Area)

Sunday, May 21
Penobscot Bay Dentistry at Union Farm Equipment - 1 PM (at Medomak HS)
Waldoboro at Damariscotta Lions - 1 PM (at Lincoln Academy)
P.G.Willey at Rockland Ford - 1 PM (at Oceanside Field)
Granite Coast Orthodontics at Georges Valley - 3:30 PM (at Oceanside Field)

Sunday, May 28
P.G.Willey at Penobscot Bay Dentistry - 1 PM (at Belfast HS)
Georges Valley at Damariscotta Lions - 1 PM (at Lincoln Academy)
Granite Coast Orthodontics at Waldoboro - 1 PM (at Begley Field, Waldoboro)
Rockland Ford at Union Farm Equipment - 1 PM (at Medomak HS)

Sunday, June 4
Penobscot Bay Dentistry at Granite Coast Orthodontics - 1 PM (at Marge Jones Field, Rockport)
Union Farm Equipment at Georges Valley - 1 PM (at Oceanside Field)
Waldoboro at Rockland Ford - 3:30 PM (at Oceanside Field)
Damariscotta Lions at P.G.Willey - 3:30 PM (at Marge Jones Field, Rockport)

Sunday, June 11
Rockland Ford at Georges Valley - 1 PM (at Oceanside Field)
Granite Coast Orthodontics at P.G.Willey - 1 PM (at Marge Jones Field, Rockport)
Union Farm Equipment at Waldoboro - 1 PM (at Begley Field, Waldoboro)
Penobscot Bay Dentistry at Damariscotta Lions - 1 PM (at Lincoln Academy)

Sunday, June 18
Waldoboro at Penobscot Bay Dentistry - 1 PM (at Belfast HS)
Union Farm Equipment at Damariscotta Lions - 1 PM (at Lincoln Academy)
Rockland Ford at Granite Coast Orthodontics - 1 PM (at Marge Jones Field, Rockport)
Georges Valley at P.G.Willey - 3:30 PM (at Marge Jones Field, Rockport)

Tuesday, June 20
Granite Coast Orthodontics at Penobscot Bay Dentistry - 5:30 PM (at Belfast HS)
Union Farm Equipment at P.G.Willey - 5:30 PM (at Marge Jones Field, Rockport)
Rockland Ford at Damariscotta Lions - 5:30 PM (at Lincoln Academy)

Wednesday, June 21
Georges Valley at Waldoboro - 5:30 PM (at Begley Field, Waldoboro)

Thursday, June 22
P.G.Willey at Waldoboro - 5:30 PM (at Begley Field, Waldoboro)
Damariscotta Lions at Granite Coast Orthodontics - 5:30 PM (at Marge Jones Field, Rockport)
Union Farm Equipment @ Rockland Ford - 5:30 PM (at Oceanside Field)

Friday, June 23
Georges Valley at Penobscot Bay Dentistry - 5:30 PM (at Belfast HS)

Sunday, June 25
P.G.Willey at Granite Coast Orthodontics - 1 PM (at Marge Jones Field, Rockport)
Damariscotta Lions at Georges Valley - 1 PM (at Oceanside Field)
Penobscot Bay Dentistry at Rockland Ford - 3:30 PM (at Oceanside Field)
Waldoboro at Union Farm Equipment - 4 PM (at Medomak HS)

Tuesday, June 27
Georges Valley at Rockland Ford - 5:30 PM (at Oceanside Field)
Penobscot Bay Dentistry at P.G.Willey - 5:30 PM (at Marge Jones Field, Rockport)
Damariscotta Lions at Waldoboro - 5:30 PM (at Begley Field, Waldoboro)
Granite Coast Orthodontics at Union Farm Equipment - 5:30 PM (at Medomak HS)

Playoffs Begin
Thursday, June 29 and Friday, June 30
Quarterfinals - 5:30 PM (at Highest Seed)

Saturday, July 1
Semifinals - Times to be determined (at Highest Seed)
The Winner of #1 vs. #8 game will play the Winner of #4 vs. #5 game
The Winner of #2 vs. #7 game will play the Winner of #3 vs. #6 game

Wednesday, July 5
Championship Game at Highest Remaining Seed - 5 PM

Friday, July 7 – Sunday, July 9
District 2 13-year-old All-Stars – Location to be determined
District 2 14-year-old All-Stars – at Oceanside Field, in Thomaston
District 2 15-year-old All-Stars – at Oceanside Field, in Thomaston

Friday, July 14 – Sunday, July 16
State 13-year-old All Stars – Location to be determined
State 14-year-old All Stars – Augusta
State 15-year-old All Stars – Augusta

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