HAMPDEN, Maine — Kent Oliver cranked a grand slam and a solo shot to help unbeaten Bronco Little League advance to the championship round of the District 3 Little League baseball tourney for ages 11-12 with a 10-0 victory over Hermon Tuesday.
Bronco of Hampden, now 4-0, will play on Monday and can claim the title with a win. A loss forces an if-necessary game the next day in the double-elimination tourney.
Wyatt Harriman allowed only two hits in four innings to claim the win for Bronco and helped his cause with a home run and double. Jacob Peckham added a double.
Peckham’s double highlighted Bronco’s three-run first inning and Oliver’s grand slam capped a five-run second inning.
Keith Pomeroy and Chris Sherman each singled for Hermon, which plays an elimination-round game Thursday against the winner of Wednesday’s game between Holbrook and Old Town. If Holbrook wins, Hermon will host on Thursday, but will visit Old Town if Old Town wins on Wednesday.
Br. 351 1 — 10 7 1
He. 000 0 — 0 2 0
At Lincoln, Holbrook pitcher Trevor Pearson struck out nine batters, walking none, and allowed just two hits and one run in a complete-game, 58-pitch performance to lead Holbrook to the elimination-game win in the ages 11-12 tourney.
Holbrook advanced to a 5:30 p.m. Wednesday elimination-round game when it hosts Old Town.
Holbrook scored twice in the third inning to take the lead for good, with one run scoring on an error and another on Ben Spear’s RBI groundout. Spear also doubled.
Alec Gagnon singled home Holbrook’s other run, while Andrew Kiley and Max Chadwick also singled.
Jackson Weatherbee hit a solo homer to center in the fourth to account for Lincoln’s run, while Nick Milner doubled.
Lin. (2-2) 000 100 – 1 2 2
Hol. (2-1) 002 10x – 3 4 1
Severson and Tash; Pearson and Kiley
At Bar Harbor, Erik Merchant cranked two, two-run home runs and added an RBI double and single to lift Acadian by Calais in an elimination-round game in the tourney for ages 11-12.
Acadian (4-1) moves on to play Coastal in Blue Hill on Thursday while Calais finished at 2-2.
Brett Duley chipped in with a three-run homer, double, and two singles (RBI) for Acadian while Nick Corson added two singles and an RBI double. Kyle Nicholson contributed two RBI doubles and a single, Sam Mitchell hit an RBI triple and Nick Duley added a triple and scored four runs.
Brett Duley’s three-run homer highlighted Acadian’s five-run first inning start.
Sebastian Moore sparked Calais when he smacked a bases-loaded double that drove in three runs while Gavin Parks added a single and double. Blake Collins and John Socobasin each contributed an RBI single and Mike McFarland doubled.
Ac. 524 65 — 22 18 2
Ca. 401 40 — 9 7 5
B. Duley, Mitchell (4), Abbott (5) and N. Duley; Newsome, Collins (4) and Gregory
At Millinocket, Bronco Little League and Bangor West posted elimination-game victories to advance to the final four of the District 3 9 and 10-year old all-star tourney at Kedderis Field.
Bronco beat Sebasticook Valley 5-4 and Bangor West edged Old Town 12-10.
Hermon (3-0) and Holbrook (3-0) will square off at 5 p.m. Wednesday in a winners’ bracket showdown of the tournament with Bangor West and Bronco meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday.
In Tuesday’s opening game, Bronco scored three times in the bottom of the fourth to snap a 2-2 tie and then survived a sixth-inning rally by Sebasticook Valley to collect the victory. Kameron Hale singled twice to lead the Bronco offense while Max Polo tripled and Michael Delahanty doubled. Carter Rice registered a pair of singles to pace Sebasticook Valley.
SV (1-2) 002 002 — 4 6 3
Br. (3-1) 200 30x — 5 12 4
Bickford and Hartsgrove, Rice (4); Grund, Phelps (4) and Polo, Delahanty (4).
Bangor W. 12, Old Town 10
In Tuesday’s second game, Bangor West pushed across a pair of runs in the top of the sixth to break a 10-10 stalemate en route to the win in a back-and-forth affair. Brady Hand fueled the winners’ 10-hit attack with four singles with Jack Perron adding a pair of singles and a double. Elliot Collins recorded a triple for Bangor West. Micah Betters’ three-run inside-the-park home run sparked Old Town.
BW (2-1) 306 102 — 12 10 2
OT (3-2) 331 300 — 10 5 8
Hand, Clark (2) and Young; Cota, Haverlock (4) and Seymour.
At Calais on Monday,Harrison Walden earned the pitching win as Coastal edged Calais in the District 1 all-star game for ages 9-10.
At Demeyer Field in Ellsworth Monday night, winning pitcher David Baugh aided his own cause with two triples, a single and five RBIs to help Ellsworth notch the victory in District 1 action for ages 9-10.
Landon St. Peter chipped in with a triple and a double for Ellsworth while Brett Bragdon added a triple and an RBI. Mason Tupper contributed with a triple and two RBIs, Hunter Curtis had a single and three RBIs and Chase Crossman had a double with an RBI.
Pitcher Luke Horner struck out five for the Acadians.
At Bucksport Monday night, Gage Feeney didn’t allow an earned run, gave up just six hits and struck out four to help Trenton improve to 7-3.
Nick Bagley singled and drove in both Trenton runs and Jon Phelps chipped in with a single and double.
Carter DeRedin was the hard-luck losing pitcher for Brewer (4-4) as he gave up only four hits and struck out seven. Dylan Soper notched a single and double for the Falcons and Jeff Weeks singled twice.
Tr. 000 200 0 — 2 4 2
Br. 010 000 0 — 1 6 1
Feeney and Collins; DeRedin and Maxsimic
At the Cheverus field in Portland, Tanner Goodine pitched six shutout innings, allowing just three hits while walking four and striking out seven to help the Bangor Cadets improve to 11-3.
Nick Cowperthwaite tripled, singled and drove in two runs to spark Bangor while Derek Fournier chipped in with a single, double and two RBIs. Sebastian Mathews and Danny Neil also doubled.
Jon Bernier doubled for Cheverus (9-3).
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