LINCOLNVILLE — Zach Ireland’s fifth-inning grand slam over the fence snapped a 3-3 tie and helped lift the Bangor East all-stars to a 12-5 victory over Bucksport in the state Little League baseball tourney for ages 10-11 Sunday.
Ireland finished with five RBIs as he also doubled and singled.
Brandon Robertson, Kobe Smith and Kyle McCue each added two RBIs for Bangor East as Robertson homered, McCue tripled and singled and Smith had a double and two singles.
Danny Bunker paced Bucksport with two singles.
Also on Sunday, Dirigo beat Belfast 9-4 while on Saturday Scarborough stopped Belfast 9-2 and York defeated Bucksport 23-2. In Friday’s openers, Scarborough shut out Bangor East 3-0 and York edged Dirigo 11-7.
Bangor East 000 309 — 12 14 0
Bucksport 000 302 — 5 5 2
Tappan, Ireland, Budd, Parke, McCue and Parke, McCue; Boynton, Carmichael, Stegner and Emery
State baseball, 11-12
Old Town 8, Auburn Suburban 7
At Portland Saturday, Nick Magoon scored the winning run on a fielder’s choice off the bat of Cole Daniel in the bottom of the sixth inning to give Old Town its first win of the Maine 11-12 Little League State Tournament at Bayside Little League.
After being down 5-2 at the end of two innings, Old Town scored one run in the third after Randy Webber singled and was replaced by special pinch runner Jacob Ketch who scored on a double by Ethan Stoddard.
Cole Daniel and Austin Sheehan were walked back-to-back in the sixth and both scored on wild pitches, and Dana Ouellette walked before Stoddard drove him in with an RBI single. Kalen Gifford scored Old Town’s other run in the sixth on a wild pitch.
Baxter smith went five innings getting the win for Old Town.
Gavin Bates hit a three-run home run in the second, Jarod Plourde hit a solo home run in the first, and Noah Yarnevich had two singles for 0-1 Auburn Suburban.
Auburn Suburban 230 002 — 7 8 2
Old Town 201 023 — 8 7 0
Cox, Plourde (3), Jipson (4), Blanchard (5) and Yarnevich; Smith, Stoddard (5) and Daniel
Old Town 8, Ellsworth 3
At Portland, Old Town scored five runs in the top of the 10th inning to pull away from Ellsworth for its second tourney win.
With the score tied at three going into the tenth, Kaleb Gifford tripled and scored on a wild pitch to score the go-ahead run. Nick Boutin then walked and scored on an RBI single by Cole Daniel, and Austin Sheehan and Nick Magoon each walked and scored on wild pitches. Daniel also scored on a throwing error.
Magoon hit a solo home run in the first inning, Gifford added a single, Daniel doubled and singled, and Dana Ouellette had two singles for 2-0 Old Town.
Michael York hit a double and had an RBI for 0-1 Ellsworth.
Old Town 100 001 001 5 — 8 8 1
Ellsworth 000 021 001 0 — 3 6 0
D3 baseball, Seniors
Bangor advances to championship
At Mansfield Stadium in Bangor, Sunday, Bangor scored six runs in the seventh inning to rally past Brewer 7-4 and advance to the Senior Little League District 3 championship game.
Old Town topped Hermon 5-2 in the first game, Holbrook beat Sebasticook 8-6 in the second game and Holbrook defeated Old Town 6-5 in eight innings in the fourth game.
Brewer will play Holbrook Monday at 5 p.m. for the right to play unbeaten Bangor for the championship at 7:30 p.m. A win over Bangor would force another if-necessary game vs. Bangor on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
The District 3 champion earns a berth into the Senior Little League World Series.
In the first game, Old Town scored two runs in the top of the third without getting a hit to take the lead en route to a win over Hermon.
Garvey Melmed had two singles and two RBIs, and Jonny Toole added an RBI triple for 2-1 Old Town.
For 1-2 Hermon, Will Perkins had two singles and an RBI.
In the second game, Holbrook scored three runs in the seventh to tie it and scored two more in the eighth to beat Sebasticook.
Jon Deschaine hit a one-out single in the eighth and scored after an outfield error to give 2-1 Holbrook the win. Parker Benson doubled home Jon Collins for an insurance run.
Collins had two doubles and two singles with two RBIs. Deschaine singled three times, Kris Coleman hit two singles and Ian Burgess added an RBI double.
Kyle Wyman, Jake Winslow, Spencer Hartsgrove and Jesse Hicks singled for 1-2 Sebasticook.
In the third game, Bangor sent 11 batters to plate in the seventh to rally past Brewer. Bangor (3-0) had four walks and four hits in the inning.
Brendan Moore led Bangor with a double, single and two RBIs.
Jeff Weeks hit a double for 2-1 Brewer.
In the fourth game, John Collins and Ian Burgess hit run-scoring doubles in the sixth inning to overcome a 5-4 deficit and eliminate Old Town.
Shawn Curran tripled and singled with two RBIs for 3-1 Holbrook of Holden. John Bouchard also doubled.
Jonny Toole hit a two-run double to highlight a five-run fifth inning for 2-2 Old Town. Trevor Francis and Patrick Quimby both singled twice.
Old Town 002 210 0 — 5 8 2
Hermon 001 100 0— 2 6 1
Lynch, Francis (2), Quimby (4), and Boucher, Melmed (4), Lynch (4); Perkins, Deabay (3) and Cox
Holbrook 000 030 32 — 8 16 5
Sebasticook 003 120 00 — 6 4 6
Benson, Deschaine (5) and Collins; Ramsdell, Ludden (7) and Winslow
Bangor 000 100 6 — 7 6 3
Brewer 101 011 0 — 4 5 1
Rouleau, Brookings (6), Treadwell (7) and Boyce; Weeks, Violette (7), Alexander (7) and Forrest
Holbrook 201 102 0 — 6 8 3
Old Town 000 050 0 — 5 10 2
Curran, Burgess (7) and Collins; Melmed, Boucher (7) and Lynch
At Mansfield in Bangor on Saturday, Evan Pelkey retired 10 out of the 11 batters he faced and allowed only one hit to earn the win as Brewer beat Holbrook 12-2.
In Saturday’s other games, Bangor shut out Hermon 14-0, Old Town beat Orono-Veazie 16-9 and Sebasticook defeated Hampden 14-10.
In the first game, Jeremy Bissell had a triple, two singles, and three RBIs, Matt Morrow had a double, single and two RBIs, Kyle Anderson added two singles and an RBI, and Ben Pushard contributed a double for 2-0 Brewer.
Nick Boardman had a two run triple in the fifth inning for 1-1 Holbrook.
In the second game, Greg Duff and Jordan Treadwell combined to pitch a three-hit shutout as Bangor defeated Hermon.
Duff struck out five in three innings of work.
Carl Farnham led Bangor at the plate with a double, single and three RBIs. Brendan Moore had two singles and an RBI, and Bobby Winchell added a RBI triple for 2-0 Bangor.
Zach Pond had two singles for 1-1 Hermon.
In the third game, Adam Boucher hit a three-run triple and scored on a throwing error to highlight Old Town’s eight-run third inning, helping them beat Orono-Veazie.
Jonny Toole had a two-run home run and three singles, Trevor Francis had a RBI triple and a single, Tyler Lynch had two singles and an RBI, and Tyler Barns and Pat Quimby each contributed two singles for 1-1 Old Town.
Andrew Holt had three singles and a RBI, Justin White a triple, two singles and an RBI, Brandon Hatch had two singles and an RBI, and Andrew Catlin had an RBI triple for 0-2 Orono Veazie.
In the fourth game, Sebasticook erased a 5-0 first inning deficit and took the lead on Spencer Hartsgrove’s RBI single and Justin Kasprzak’s RBI double in the fourth inning, beating Hampden.
Hatsgrove finished with a double, four singles and five RBIs, and Kasprzak also had a single.
Jeff Ludden had four singles, John Adams had two singles and two RBIs, and Jesse Hicks had two singles and an RBI for 1-1 Sebasticook.
Matt Martin had two singles and an RBI, James Gilmore had two singles and an RBI, Michael Ward had two singles, and Will Manning had an RBI double for 0-2 Hampden.
Brewer 033 33 — 12 11 1
Holbrook 000 02 — 2 2 4
Pelkey, Weeks(4) and Birmingham; Webber, Theriault (5), Coleman (5) and Collins
Hermon 000 00 — 0 3 3
Bangor 700 7x — 14 10 1
Deabay, Perkins (2), Pond (3), Applebee (4) and Cox; Duff, Treadwell (4) and Boyce
Old Town 028 040 2 — 16 14 1
Orono-Veazie 101 142 0 — 9 14 2
Lynch, Francis (3), Gaudet (5), Melmed (6), Quimby (7) and Boucher, Jo. Howler (6);White, Manning (3), Carr (5) and Hall
Hampden 500 002 3 — 10 9 2
Sebasticook 103 262 x — 14 19 3
M. Ward, S. Ward (2), M. Ward (3), S. Ward (5) and Antone; Adams, Martin (4) and Winslow