Waldo County wins State Senior League championship

Posted Aug. 01, 2011, at 9:54 p.m.
Last modified Aug. 01, 2011, at 10:14 p.m.
Coastal catcher Connor Morey takes the late throw as Waldo County's Buddy Ellis crosses home plate in the second inning of the state Senior League championship Monday at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor. Waldo County beat Coastal 7-2 to win the title.
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Coastal catcher Connor Morey takes the late throw as Waldo County's Buddy Ellis crosses home plate in the second inning of the state Senior League championship Monday at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor. Waldo County beat Coastal 7-2 to win the title.
Waldo County pitcher Matt Palmer (left) gets some encouragement from teammate Buddy Ellis in the first inning of the state Senior League final Monday. Palmer went on to strike out 10 batters in the 7-2 victory.
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Waldo County pitcher Matt Palmer (left) gets some encouragement from teammate Buddy Ellis in the first inning of the state Senior League final Monday. Palmer went on to strike out 10 batters in the 7-2 victory.

BANGOR — Waldo County scored five unanswered runs and Matt Palmer recorded 10 strikeouts in defeating Coastal 7-2 to win the State Senior League Championship at Mansfield Stadium Monday evening.

Waldo County will travel to West Deptford, N.J., for the Senior League Eastern Regional. The Waldo all-stars will play the winner of Friday’s game between Quincy, Mass. and New York on Saturday at 2 p.m.

After an opening 7-6 loss to Scarborough on Thursday, Waldo County (3-1) earned three victories in three days to win the title.

Palmer allowed two runs, one earned, on two hits through six innings for Waldo County.

Adam Higgins hit a double, two singles and drove in two runs. Garth Clements added a triple.

Anthony Bianco led 1-2 Coastal with two singles and an RBI.

Coastal 020 000 0 — 2 3 4

Waldo County 220 210 x — 7 9 2

Grindle and Morey; Palmer, Varney (7) and Later

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