Paola leads Acadians to District 1 Junior League title, state tourney up next

Posted July 15, 2012, at 11:37 p.m.

BAR HARBOR — Thomas Paola scattered seven hits and walked only one while aiding his own cause with a two-run double and sacrifice fly as the Acadians All-Stars beat Ellsworth 8-2 to capture the District 1 Junior League baseball title and advance to the state tournament next weekend at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor.

Ellsworth scored a run in the top of the first on a Conor Maguire double and Cooper Henderson’s sacrifice fly, but the inning ended when Tanner Bickford made an over-the-head one-handed catch off a deep fly by Nick Bagley.

The Acadians answered with five runs in the second on five hits including Paola’s two-run double. In the Ellsworth half, Dakota Chipman singled in Charlie Libby. That was it for scoring for Ellsworth, as Paola didn’t allow a runner beyond first the rest of the game.

Ryan Bender sparked the 4-0 Acadians with a single, double and stole home. Riley Swanson chipped in with two singles and drove in two runs while Seth Young added two doubles. Simon Hulbert and Aaron Snurkowski each notched two singles with Hulbert driving in a run. Dylan Collin added a double.

For 2-2 Ellsworth, Dakota Chipman and Henderson each added singles with Chipman driving in a run.

The game ended after six innings because of darkness after experiencing delays due to thunder and lightning.

Acadians 050 201 — 8 14 1

Ellsworth 110 000 — 2 7 2

Braley, Lee (2), Crossman (4), Cote 4, and Dakota Chipman; Paola and Collin

D3 baseball, Jr.

Hermon in championship round

At Mansfield Stadium in Bangor, Tyler Beaton’s leadoff triple followed by back-to-back singles by Joe Plummer and Corbin Sherman sparked Hermon’s three-run fourth inning which broke a 3-3 tie en route to victory and a berth in the championship round.

In a losers bracket game, Bangor eliminated Brewer 7-0.

Holbrook and Bangor will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday for the right to play Hermon in the championship round at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. If Hermon loses, then an if-necessary game follows at 7:30 p.m. in the double elimination tourney.

On Saturday, Joe Plummer recorded a double and two singles with three RBIs for 3-0 Hermon. Tyler Beaton added a double and an RBI to his triple and Nick Gurrette had two singles and an RBI.

Holbrook, now 3-1, was led by Jon Wood with two triples, a single and an RBI. Austin Pagnozzi chipped in with three singles and two RBIs and Jamison Rhodes-Doyle contributed two singles and an RBI.

In the second game, Bangor’s Trevor DeLaite and Kyle Stevenson combined on a two-hit shutout. DeLaite pitched 5 2/3 innings, allowing only one hit and one walk while striking out 10. Stevenson pitched the final 2 ⅓ innings and gave up just one hit while striking out three without a walk.

Bangor was led by Nick Moore with a double, single and an RBI. Ryan Moore added two singles and an RBI and Ethan Dorman had two singles and an RBI.

Brewer’s Jacob Currier and Matt Pushard each singled.

Bangor is now 3-1 and Brewer finished at 3-2.

(Saturday’s First Game)

Holbrook 030 012 2 — 8 11 6

Hermon 021 321 0 — 9 10 1

Slater, Bouchard (4), Pagnozzi (6) and Maxsimic; Beaton, Guerrette (5), Plummer (7) and Farmer

(Saturday’s Second Game)

Bangor 131 000 2 — 7 10 0

Brewer 000 000 0 — 0 2 4

DeLaite, Stevenson (5), and Crichton, Fournier, (3), and Crichton (6); Mushlit, Pushard (3) and Friel

D3 baseball, 10-11

Holbrook 8, Old Town 1

At Carmel, Matt Cunningham’s five strong innings and 11 strikeouts helped Holbrook defeat Old town.

Nick Lakeman tripled twice to lead the winners while Preston Weatherbie chipped in with two singles and two RBIs. Colby Miller added two singles and Cunningham doubled.

Cree Neptune Bear doubled for Old Town.

Old Town 100 000 — 1 2 3

Holbrook 113 03x — 8 10 1

Down, Neptune-Bear (3) and Kaglin; Cunningham, Weatherbie (6) and Monroe

D3 baseball, 11-12

Bangor West 8, Hampden 5

At Hampden on Friday, Dalton Buck homered to back up winning pitcher Ben Lane.

Gary Farnham, Lane and Dom Rossignol each chipped in with two singles for the winners.

Casey Sudbeck doubled and singled for Hampden while Nick Robidoux added two singles.

D1 baseball, 10-11

Ellsworth 8, Bucksport 3

At Bucksport, Isaac Wardwell drove in two runs in the first inning and Tyler Mitchell finished with three RBIs to spark the winners.

Riley Grindle also drove in a run for Ellsworth while Jacob Ames had an RBI for Bucksport.

Bucksport will host Coastal at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and the winner will play Ellsworth at 5 p.m. Saturday.

Ellsworth 200 420 — 8

Bucksport 003 000 — 3

Wagstaff, Perconti (4) and Mitchell; Wardwell, Ames (6) and Ames, Wight (4)

How to report games

All-star baseball and softball games should be reported to the BDN via email to: bdnsports@bangordailynews.com

Coaches are required to list information for both teams, with first and last names of players. Info should include key highlights and stats for leading hitters and pitchers.

Linescores may also be included.

The game result should be emailed as soon as possible on the day it is played.

The host team is responsible for reporting games.

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