Benoit’s no-hitter lifts Motor City

Posted July 11, 2010, at 10:03 p.m.

    DOVER-FOXCROFT — Phil Benoit pitched a no-hitter, walking four and striking out six in a six-inning, rain-shortened American Legion baseball Motor City 11-0 win over Penquis in Sunday’s night cap.

Motor City also won the first game 2-1.

In the first game, Cody Cross knocked in a run on a fielder’s choice in the fourth to tie it at 1-1 for Motor City. Jon Johnson scored the go-ahead run from third base in the fifth after Casey Estes was caught in a run down between first and second base. Benoit hit two singles.

Brandon Spratt drove in Penquis’ lone run on a ground out in the third. Jake Speed doubled and Zach Kirlin singled.

In the second game, Chris Hammond had two doubles, a single and two RBIs to lead Motor City. Casey Estes and Johnson each had two singles and an RBI.

(First Game)

Motor City    000 100 0    — 2 4 0

Penquis    001 000 0    — 1 2 2

Hammond and Cross; Giles and Kirlin

(Second Game)

Motor City (8-8)    001 073    — 11 11 1

Penquis (2-14)    000 000    — 0 0 1

Benoit and LeBreton; Smith, Harvey (6) and Graffam

Acadians 6, Brewer 0

At Blue Hill, righthander Seth Cote pitched five shutout innings in the rain-shortened game to lead the Acadians by Brewer Sunday.

Nick Saunders and Brad Folmer each chipped in with a single and RBI for the winners.

Kyle McLain doubled for Brewer.

Brewer (12-4)    000 00    — 0 4 1

Acadians (9-5)    132 0x    — 6 8 0

Bartol, Eldridge (3) and Richards; Cote and Carter

Hampden, Brewer split

At Hampden, Hampden hit four-straight singles in the eighth inning, capped by a Ryan Blake single, scoring Andrew Closson from third, to lead Hampden to an 11-10 win over Brewer in Saturday’s first game.

The Falcons won the second game 16-5.

In the first game, Cody Miller hit three singles and two two-run home runs for five RBIs and four runs scored for Hampden. Josh Tardiff had a double, two singles and two RBIs.

Kyle McLain hit a two-run homer and a single to lead Brewer. Blake Birmingham had three singles and three RBIs and Jordan Richards added three singles and two RBIs.

In the second game, Eric White belted a three-run home run in the first, a three-run double in the sixth and a grand slam in the seventh drive home 10 runs for Brewer. Kyle McLain hit a single and a sixth-inning two-run home run. Chase Daniels added a double and three singles.

Derek Amoroso hit a double, a single and knocked in two runs for Hampden.

(First Game)

Brewer    030 133 00    — 10 16 2

Hampden    203 032 01    — 11 16 2

McEwen, Nason (6) and Alexander; J. Amoroso, Miller (6) and Miller, Ward (6)

(Second Game)

Brewer (12-3)    600 006 4    — 16 16 3

Hampden (7-8)    000 030 2    — 5 2 1

McLain, Bailey (7) and Richards; Perry, Fickett (6), Palmer (6) and Miller, Ward (7)

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