BAR HARBOR — Dakota Stoop cranked a first-inning grand slam after Jake Hendsbee had hit a two-run home run to give District 5 champ Dirigo a 7-0 lead en route to an 11-10 victory over D2 champ Waldo County in the state Little League All-Star baseball tourney for ages 11-12 Tuesday.
Dirigo, now 3-1, advanced to a 4 p.m. Wednesday championship round game against unbeaten Scarborough. A Dirigo victory would force an if-necessary game at 4 p.m. Thursday. Waldo finished at 3-2.
On Tuesday, Dirigo added four more runs in the second inning, highlighted by Dylan Presby’s RBI double and Stoops’ run-producing single.
Waldo answered with a two-run double by Joey Danna in the first and added two more runs in the second on errors and walks.
Waldo rallied for six more runs in the third inning with Chris Evans hitting an RBI single and Emmett Shell driving in a run on a fielder’s choice grounder. Connor Kneeland also singled in a run.
Hendsbee (home run, double), Presby (double, single) and Stoops (home run, single) all finished with two hits for Dirigo.
Dean Grass finished with a single and double for Waldo and Liam MacMillan singled twice.
Dirigo 740 000 — 11 8 6
Waldo 226 000 — 10 7 0
Dyer, Taylor (2), Presby (3) and Bonsant; Grass, Kneeland (2), Shell (3) and Furrow
D1 baseball, 10-11
Ellsworth 18, Coastal 7
The Ellsworth All-Stars have advanced to the state 10-11 tourney in Waldoboro that begins Saturday after beating Coastal in the District 1 championship over the weekend.
Isaac Wardwell sparked Ellsworth as he drove in six runs with a double and triple. Tyler Mitchell chipped in with three singles and a double and Riley Grindle added two singles.
Ben Parker led Coastal of Blue Hill with a single and triple. Devin Grindle added a double and single and Caden Mattson singled twice.
Ellsworth scored five runs in the first inning and never gave up the lead and scored nine more runs in the fifth to end the game on the 10-run mercy rule.
Ellsworth 512 19 — 18
Coastal 020 23 — 7