HERMON, Maine — Ellsworth and Shaker Valley of Waterboro-Limerick stayed alive in the state Little League softball tournament for ages 11-12 with victories in separate elimination games on Wednesday evening
Grace Tutt pitched a one-hitter with 13 strikeouts and just one walk as Shaker Valley defeated Auburn 4-0.
Lacey Bean led 2-1 Shaker Valley’s offense with a triple, single and an RBI, while Hannah Collins added a single and an RBI and Tutt singled for the winners’ other hit.
Jade Perry singled for 0-2 Auburn.
Mackenzie Chipman struck out nine batters and walked two during a complete-game four-hitter as 1-1 Ellsworth rallied from an early two-run deficit to eliminate Oceanside of Rockland-Thomaston 3-2.
Trinity Montigny singled twice with two RBIs for Ellsworth, while Hannah Hanscom and Isabelle Perry also singled twice each and Chipman added a single.
Hope Butler, who pitched a complete game for 0-2 Oceanside, contributed an RBI single offensively. Gabrielle Straka, Raechel Joyce and Drew Simmons also singled.
Ellsworth will face Shaker Valley in an elimination game at 6 p.m. Thursday, while 2-0 Scarborough will play 1-0 Hermon in a winners’ bracket contest, also at 6 p.m.
Shaker Valley 202 000 — 4 4 1
Auburn 000 000 — 0 1 5
Tutt and Bean; Fontaine and Hammond
Oceanside 110 000 — 2 4 2
Ellsworth 001 10x — 3 7 0
Butler and Straka; Chipman and Montigny
D3, 9-10 all-stars
Hermon 11, Holbrook 4
At Kedderis Field in Millinocket, Hermon advanced to Sunday’s championship game with an 11-4 win over Holbrook.
Hermon built a 5-0 lead, then answered a three-run rally by Holbrook in the top of the third with six more runs in the bottom of the inning.
Logan Scripture and Alex Taylor each singled twice to spark the Hermon offense while Brayden Caron added a bases-clearing, three-run triple as part of the six-run third.
Wyatt Gogan added a triple for Hermon while Scripture and Caron combined to pitch a two-hitter.
Holbrook got singles from Aaron Newcomb and Maddox Torrey.
Holbrook (3-1) 003 010 — 4 2 4
Hermon (4-0) 416 00x — 11 6 5
Seymour, Valley (1), Pangburn (3), Moulton (5) and Torrey; Scripture, Caron (6) and Gogan, Taylor (4)
D1, 9-10 all-stars
Coastal 17, Acadian 7
At Bar Harbor, Coastal exploded for nine-run rallies in both the second and fourth innings to secure the elimination-game victory.
Harrison Walden had a two-run single and an RBI double for Coastal, while Miles Brown also contributed an RBI double and Connery Williamson and Daniel Gillen each hit an RBI single.
A.J. Lozano had two singles and two RBIs for Acadian, while Luke Horner added a two-run single and Quentin Pileggi also singled.
Acadian (1-2) 041 2 — 7 4 6
Coastal (3-1) 490 4 — 17 8 1
Wiegers, Pileggi (2), Lozano (3) and Lozano, Fernald (3); Brown, Smallidge (4) and Sawyer
Bangor 10, Motor City 1
At Mansfield Stadium, Andrew Hillier pitched a nine-inning six-hitter with nine strikeouts as the Comrades improved their record to 10-2.
Bangor led just 2-1 through 6½ innings before erupting for four runs in the bottom of the seventh and four more runs in the eighth.
Trevor DeLaite paced Bangor’s 14-hit attack with three hits, whule Ben Crichton and Ryan Brookings had two hits each. Hillier drove home three runs for the Comrades.