BANGOR — The Bangor all-star baseball team beat South Portland 10-5 to capture the state Junior League title Sunday at Mansfield Stadium while Waldo County and Coastal will battle again on Monday to determine the state Senior League champ.
Bangor used a five-run sixth inning to break a 4-4 tie and earn a regional berth. Justin Courtney’s two-run triple highlighted Bangor’s big inning to back up winning pitcher Andrew Hillier who scattered four hits, walked one and struck out five while giving up two earned runs in 6 2/3 innings.
Alec Coleman slammed a three-run triple for Bangor and John Stanhope added two singles.
Matt Beecher tripled and doubled to lead South Portland and Silas Zechman doubled.
On Saturday, Beecher had a triple, two singles and knocked in a run to help South Portland eliminate Ellsworth 12-2.
Jacob Brown and Henry Curran both had two singles and two RBIs. Sam Soloman singled twice with an RBI and Bryan Currie had a run-scoring double.
Curran pitched 5 2/3 innings allowed two runs on two hits while striking out five.
Ben Lee hit an RBI double for 1-2 Ellsworth.
In Sunday’s Senior League game, Waldo County scored five runs in the fourth inning and cruised to an 8-2 win over Coastal, forcing an if-necessary game Monday to determine the Senior League state champion.
Waldo topped Scarborough Saturday 11-1 in five innings for the right to play Coastal at 6 p.m. Monday at Mansfield.
On Sunday, Adam Higgins doubled, singled and drove in two runs for 2-1 Waldo County. Matt Palmer tripled and singled and Nick Rodgerson added two singles and an RBI. Dillon Corliss tossed a complete game, allowing two runs on four hits and a walk while striking out five.
Finn McMahon-Alwine, Sam Grindle, Connor Morey and Hayden Ciomei each singled for 1-1 Coastal.
On Saturday, Waldo County’s Adam Higgins held Scarborough to one run on five hits and two walks with six strikeouts in the run-ruled-shortened game.
Matt Palmer had a triple, single and an RBI for Waldo County. Buddy Ellis doubled and singled and Luke Lockhart added two singles with an RBI.
Ryan Collins led 1-2 Scarborough with two singles.
(Saturday’s Senior Game)
Scarborough 010 00 — 1 5 5
Waldo County 225 11 — 11 9 0
Cross, Collins (3), Hartl (3) and Collins, Pemberton (3), Collins (3); Higgins and Later
(Sunday’s Senior Game)
Waldo County 100 502 0 — 8 9 4
Coastal 020 000 0 — 2 4 1
Corliss and Later; Morey, Ciomei (4), Looke (6) and Grindle
(Saturday’s Junior Game)
So. Portland 104 106 — 12 11 3
Ellsworth 001 010 — 2 2 4
Curran, Soloman (6) and Haynes; Maguire, Braley (6) and Domagala
(Sunday’s Junior Game)
Bangor 103 005 1 — 10 7 4
South Portland 103 001 0 — 5 4 4
Hillier, More and Huston, Lane (3), Huston (5); Zechman, Beecher (3), Soloman (6) and Haynes