BANGOR, Maine — Bronco Little League advanced to the championship round of the District 3 Junior League baseball all-star tourney with a 7-3 victory over Brewer Thursday night at Mansfield Stadium.
Bronco (3-0) of Hampden/Hermon could win the title on Monday, and a loss sends it to the if-necessary game on Tuesday in the double-elimination tourney.
Brewer (2-1) will play at 2 p.m. Sunday against the winner of Saturday’s 2 p.m. game between Old Town and Sebasticook. The winner from Sunday’s round advances to play Bronco.
On Thursday night, Zach Nash pitched 4 ⅓ innings of shutout relief to rally Bronco/Hermon from a 3-0 deficit to post the win. Nash allowed only one hit, walked three and struck out six.
Tyler Knights doubled twice and drove in two runs to spark Bronco. Cole Tweedie added a double.
Brian Howard notched two singles for Brewer.
Brewer 102 000 0 — 3 3 3
Bronco/Her. 002 221 x — 7 8 0
McLaughlin, Andrews (5) and Cyr; Applebee, Nash (3) and Greener, Magliozzi (4)
D3, 9-10 all-stars
Bronco 9, Brewer 7
At Millinocket on Thursday night, Bronco Little League of Hampden jumped out to a 9-0 lead after three innings and held off a late Brewer rally to win 9-7 and advance to Sunday’s elimination round.
Bronco (1-1) was led offensively by Jacob Lorenzo, who tripled twice and singled. Max Polo added a two-run single and Michael Delahanty added an RBI single.
Brewer (0-2) got singles from Colby Smith, Ethan Norwood, Dominik Kelleher, Evan Glass and Blaine Chasse.
Sunday’s tourney schedule is: Houlton vs. Old Town, 10 a.m.; Orrington vs. Bronco LL, 12:30 p.m.; Holbrook vs. Sebasticook, 3 p.m. and Bangor West vs. Hermon, 5:30 p.m.
Brewer 000 421 — 7 5 6
Bronco 432 00X — 9 6 1
Lawrence, Umel (3), Desjardins (3) and Lord; Lorenzo, T. Smith (4), Hughes (6) and Polo
D3, 10-11 all-stars
Brewer in championship round
At Old Town, Brewer advanced to the championship round after an 8-7 victory over Old Town.
The scores — Bangor West 20, Bangor East 10 (5 innings); highlight; BW’s Cooper Ryan double; Hampden 9, Houlton 0; highlight: Hampden’s Alex Holmes pitched a two-hitter; Brewer 8, Old Town 7; highlight: Cody Graves hit two home runs.
Brewer awaits the winner of Sunday’s 5:30 p.m. game between Old Town and Bronco LL. That winner will play Brewer at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, with an if-necessary game set for noon Wednesday.
How to report games
Youth league baseball and softball coaches can report games to the BDN by emailing us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We ask for highlights and stats for top players for both teams, with first and last names of the players.
Games should be reported the day they are played.
Coaches may also include a linescore which should include score by innings, total runs, hits and errors as well as pitchers and catchers.