BANGOR — Waldo County scored five runs in the fourth inning and cruised to an 8-2 all-star baseball win over Coastal Sunday at Mansfield Stadium, 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.
In State Junior League action, South Portland eliminated Ellsworth 12-2 Saturday and played Bangor in the championship round Sunday.
In Sunday’s Senior League game, 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.
In Saturday’s Senior League game, Waldo County’s Adam Higgins held Scarborough to one run one 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.
In Saturday’s Junior League game, Matt Beecher had a triple, two singles and knocked in a run to lead 1-1 South Portland. 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.
(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