BANGOR, Maine — The Brewer all-stars advanced to the championship round with a 6-3 elimination-round victory over Old Town in the District 3 Junior League all-star baseball tourney Sunday at Mansfield Stadium.
Brewer will take on unbeaten Bronco of Hampden/Hermon at 7 p.m. Monday. A Brewer win would force an if-necessary game at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Evan Andrews, Josh Pellegrino and Zach Steiger combined to pitch 6 ⅓ innings of shutout ball to help Brewer hold off Old Town.
Andrews and Tyler Hersey each notched an RBI single for Brewer.
Logan Thompson recorded three singles for Old Town while Nick Avery, Hunter Brasslet and Connor Robertson each added two singles. Robertson also drove in a run.
Old Town advanced to face Brewer after eliminating Sebasticook 10-5 earlier in the day.
Old Town erupted for six runs in the seventh inning, sending 10 batters to the plate, to rally from a one-run deficit en route to the win.
Robertson earned the win in relief, allowing one hit and striking out two in 1 ⅓ innings.
Brasslett chipped in with three singles and three RBIs for Old Town (3-1). Robertson added a double and single.
Ben Southwick notched four singles and an RBI for Sebasticook (2-1).
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Seb. 003 200 0 — 5 7 8
Leland, Dubay (3), Brasslett (4), Robertson (6) and Blackie, Arnold (2), Blackie (3); Hartsgrove, Smestad (6), Southwick (7), Rice (7) and Rice, Smestad (4), Perry (6)
At Kedderis Field in Millinocket, Holbrook and Hermon earned spots in the winners’ bracket final while Old Town and Bronco remained alive with elimination-game victories during Sunday’s action at the District 3 9-10-year old all-star tourney.
In Sunday’s first game, Aidan Rand scored the game-winning run on an RBI groundout by Jordan Cota in the bottom of the sixth to snap a 6-6 deadlock and lift Old Town to victory. Rand singled with one out to start the rally before advancing to second and third on passed balls. Matt Seymour singled and doubled for the winners with Nolan Hodgkins delivering a single and double to pace Houlton, which also received an RBI single from Isaiah Gentle.
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Graham, Harvey (3), Moody (4) and I. Gentle, Gilpatrick (3); Seymour, Betters (4), Haas (5), Haverlock (6) and Cota
In Sunday’s second game, Bronco scored seven times in the top of the fifth to erase a 4-3 deficit en route to the win. Jacob Lorenzo delivered three hits with a double and two singles to pace Bronco while Kameron Hale added a pair of singles for the winners. Cameron Legassie had two singles and two doubles to power Orrington with Sam Blanchard adding a single and triple.
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Or. (2-2) 013 014 — 9 8 6
Lorenzo, Smith (5) and Polo; Chaffee, Legassie (5), Blanchard (5) and Levansalor, Long (6)
In Sunday’s third game, Holbrook’s Aaron Newcomb belted a two-run home run at the plate while striking out eight in 4 1/3 innings of work on the mound to help lift his team to its third victory of the tournament. Jordan Moulton added a triple for the winners while Travis True doubled. Dylan Bickford, Grady Hartsgrove and Jordan Hawthorne each singled for Sebasticook’s lone hits in the contest.
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Hol. (3-0) 130 03X —- 7 6 3
Rice, Cleaves (2), Scharf (3), Hartsgrove (5) and Hartsgrove, Rice (4); Newcomb, Pangburn (5) and Torrey.
In Sunday’s final game, Hermon scored three times in the top of the first and never looked back to remain undefeated in district competition. Alex Taylor singled and tripled to lead the Hermon offense while Logan Scripture singled twice. Wyatt Gogan doubled and Brayden Moses added an RBI single for the victors. Bangor West got singles from Max Clark, Jack Perron and Wyatt Stevens.
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BW (1-1) 100 000 – 1 3 4
Caron, Gogan (5) and Gogan, Taylor (4); Perron, Clark (5) and Young
At Bucksport, the Acadians scored six runs in the top of the sixth and then held on after Bucksport’s nine-run rally in the bottom of the inning to record a 15-14 Little League baseball win in the District 1 all-star tourney for ages 11-12 Sunday.
Cam Abbott notched two hits, drove in two runs and scored three runs to spark the Acadians. Erik Merchant chipped in with three hits and two runs while Brett Duley added two hits and two RBIs. Colyn Rich contributed two hits and two runs.
Hunter Robichaud paced Bucksport with four RBIs and three runs as he notched an inside-the-park home run, two singles and a double. Christian Chase-Huard chipped in with a home run, double and two runs while Cameron Grindle added three hits and two RBIs.
Ac. 001 536 — 15 16 2
Bu. 100 319 — 14 10 5
Nicholson, Duley (5), Rich (6), Abbott (6) and Duley, Mitchell (5); Deroche, Coose (4) and Robichaud, Grindle (4)
Erik Merchant’s three-run home run highlighted a six-run fourth inning that lifted the Acadians by Ellsworth in the District 1 Little League tourney game for ages 11-12.
Merchant, who also hit a two-run home run in the third inning, finished with five RBIs. Nick Duley chipped in with a double, two singles and two RBIs while Brett Duley hit a solo homer. Kyle Nicholson contributed with a single and RBI.
Austin Harris drove in three runs on two hits to spark Ellsworth. Tanner Ashland added a single, double and RBI. Jackson Curtis and Sam Kablinsky each added a double with Curtis droving in two runs and Kablinsky plating one. Alex Foster added a hit and an RBI.
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Acadians 022 60x — 10
Wheeler, Foster (2), Kablinsky 4) and Curtis; Nicholson, Mitchell (2), B. Duley (5), Rich (6) and N. Duley
At Blue Hill, Parker Allen recorded a double, single and three RBIs to propel Coastal by Calais in the ages 11-12 all-star contest.
Caden Mattson chipped in with two singles and an RBI for the winners and Tobey Snow added a single and two RBIs.
Don Soctomah smacked a two-run home run for Calais.
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Calais 000 02 – 2 2 3
Parker, Snow (5) and Mattson, Vinall (5); Moore, Socobasin (4), Newsome (5) and Gregory
At Mansfield Stadium in Bangor on Saturday, Trevor DeLaite threw six scoreless innings to lift Bangor by the Trenton Acadians in seven innings.
Bangor scored six runs in the first inning, highlighted by DeLaite’s two-run single. Kyle Stevenson also smacked an RBI double while Justin Courtney and Sam Huston each added an RBI single.
Bangor was sparked by DeLaite and Stevenson, who teamed up for five hits and three RBIs.
Bangor scored two runs in the fourth inning, and then followed it up with two more in the fifth.
Bangor scored on an RBI single by Andrew Hillier. DeLaite and Ryan Gagne both contributed with an RBI single.
At Hampden, Justin Courtney gave up only two hits and two walks while striking out nine to lift Bangor by Hampden Sunday.
Courtney aided his own cause with a solo home run, two singles and two RBIs. Ryan Gagne chipped in with two singles and a double while Reed Brookings capped a five-run seventh inning with a three-run triple.
Matt Palmer singled twice for Hampden.
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Ham. 000 000 001 — 1 5 0
Courtney (8), Gagne and Boyce, Huston; Guerette (5), Turner (8), Farmer and Dysart
At Mahaney Diamond in Orono, the Bangor Cadets swept Bath 8-4 and 13-6 as the Cadets improved to 10-3 and Bath slipped to 2-8.
In the first game, Joey Moir recorded three singles Nick Cowperthwaite added two singles and an RBI to spark Bangor.
Derek Fournier added two hits for the Cadets and Brian Pierce doubled to back up winning pitcher Gary Farnham who earned the victory with two innings of scoreless relief.
Brenden Emmons singled and drove in a run for Bath and Ethan Boyko had a sacrifice fly.
In the second game, Jesse Colford tripled, singled twice and drove in a run to help Bangor prevail.
Jake Ireland, Tyler Park and Riley Hamel each chipped in with two singles with Hamel driving in a run. Alex Batchelder and Danny Neil each added a single and two RBIs while Zach Ireland, Cowperthwaite, and Farnham each drove in a run. Pierce was the winning pitcher.
Adam Sirois had single and drove in three runs for Bath.