WEST DEPTFORD, N.J. – Ryan Geraghty hit a 1-0 pitch over the right field wall in the bottom of the seventh to break the 6-6 tie and lift Johnston, R.I. to its first win by eliminating Calais 8-6 in the Senior Little League Baseball Eastern Regional Monday.
Calais finished with a 1-2 record. They lost to Wilmington, Del. 11-4 on Friday and topped Bridgeport, Conn. 7-0 on Sunday.
Geraghty paced Johnston, R.I. with a home run, single, two runs and three RBIs. Gian Bianchi singled with an RBI, scored three runs and stole two bases. Chris Pistacchio had two runs and a single and Stephen Almagno singled twice.
Bianchi earned the win by tossing three innings of shutout relief with no walks and four strikeouts.
Adam Geel led Calais, striking out eight in five innings and knocking in two runs with two singles. Billy Nicholas doubled and singled with an RBI. Thomas Collins and Toby Woods both scored two runs and hit a single. Ryan Lincoln, Jeremy Beers and Dylan Carter each had a single and an RBI.
Calais (1-2) 003 300 0 — 6 10 5
Johnston, R.I. (1-1) 200 040 2 — 8 9 3
Geel, Pineo (6) and Carter; Geraghty, Silva (2), Pecchia (4), Bianchi (5) and Perfetto
Rhode Island 10, Bangor East 0
At Bristol, Conn., Josh Brodeur hit a three-run home run to highlight a nine-run third inning that propelled Cumberland, R.I., past Bangor East in the 11-12 Little League New England Regional, Eastern Region Tournament Monday.
Bangor East (1-2) plays Shelburne, Vt., (0-2) today at 10 a.m. The game will be broadcast live on NESN-TV.
Rhode Island’s Dante Baldelli earned the win, allowing two hits and a walk while striking out three in four innings, while his team played errorless defense.
Nate Paine had two singles and a run for 3-0 Rhode Island. Jax Domonte doubled and scored two runs. Tyler Calabro and Baldelli each doubled with an RBI.
Nick Moore and Liam Reading doubled for Bangor East’s hits.
Bangor East (1-2) 000 0 — 0 2 3
Cumberland, R.I. (3-0) 009 1 — 10 10 0
Dorman, Moir (3), Mallory-MacDonald (4) and Lewis, Crichton; Baldelli and Domonte, Dabros
Connecticut 12, Bangor 9
At Freehold, N.J., Burlington, Conn., snapped a 5-5 tie by scoring three runs in the fourth and added three more in the fifth to pull away from Bangor.
Bangor had taken a two-run lead by scoring four times in the bottom of the first. Burlington retook the lead at 5-4 with two runs in the top of the third, but Bangor evened the score with a single run in the bottom of the third.
Bangor tried to come back in the seventh, scoring four times.
Burlington, Conn. (2-1) 212 330 1 — 12 15
Bangor (0-2) 401 000 4 — 9 14