Brewer used a six-run uprising in the fourth inning to erase a one-run deficit and played errorless baseball en route to beating Bronco-Hermon 7-2 to win the District 3 Senior League championship at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor on Saturday.
Kobe Rogerson sparked the big inning with a two-run double.
Brewer advanced to the 10-team U.S. East tournament that runs July 20-26 at Thorofare, New Jersey. The Maine representative is not scheduled to play its regional opener until 2 p.m. Friday, July 21.
Evan Andrews picked up the win for Brewer, which went 3-0 in the tourney. Andrews scattered nine hits and two runs over 5 ⅔ innings while striking out three and walking three.
Rogerson also singled for Brewer while Jordan Wood, Andrew Kiley and Trevor Pearson each chipped in with two singles. Wood and Pearson also each drove in a run.
Logan Curtis sparked Bronco-Hermon with three singles.
Bronco-Hermon finished the tourney with a 3-2 mark after winning its first two games. The team was allowed to compete in its last three games after three players were ruled ineligible by Little League Baseball after Bronco-Hermon’s first two games. The players were ruled ineligible for failing to meet mandatory play rules during the regular season.
Earlier Saturday, Bronco Hermon eliminated Holbrook 5-4 when Kent Johnson’s bases-loaded double plated three runs in the sixth and rallied his team to victory.
Johnson also singled and Wyatt Harriman added two singles.
James Butler and Alec Gagnon paced Holbrook with two singles and an RBI each. Max Chadwick added two singles.
Holbrook finished with a 3-2 record.
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Brewer 000 601 x — 7 12 0
Lorenzo, Johnson (6) and Rush; Andrews, Umel (6) and Kiley
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Holbrook 103 000 0 — 4 10 1
Gendreau, Lorenzo (7) and Rush; Newcomb, Butler (6) and Southwick
D3, Junior League
Bangor, Bronco-Hermon win
At Mansfield Stadium in Bangor on Sunday, Bangor defeated Holbrook-Brewer-Orrington 7-2 and Bronco-Hermon topped Sebasticook Valley 3-2 in opening round action of the District 3 Junior League baseball tourney.
In the first game, Bradley McLaughlin pitched a complete game, allowing no earned runs while scattering five hits and not walking a batter for Bangor. He needed only 64 pitches to go the distance and struck out three.
Bangor scored five runs in the third inning without recording a hit, aided by six walks and three errors.
Connor Robbins doubled for Bangor while Anthony Chiappone notched a double and single for Holbrook-Brewer-Orrington.
In the second game, Kolby Moore pitched the first four shutout innings to earn the win as he allowed two hits and a walk while striking out six.
Bronco-Hermon rallied for two runs in the third, led by Tyler Smith’s leadoff single and Thomas Knott’s RBI double. Knott advanced to third on the throw home and scored on Max Polo’s groundout to the pitcher.
Knott finished with two doubles, a single and RBI for the winners.
Dominik Wilson paced Sebasticook with a double, single and RBI while Grady Berry added a double.
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Hol-Bre-Orr 002 000 0 — 2 5 3
McLaughlin and Higgins, Caron (3), Higgins (6); Chiappone, Hoxie (3) and Levensalor
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Bronco-Hermon 102 000 x — 3 6 1
Berry, Hopkins (6) and Bagley; Moore, Eldridge (5) and Zenk
Bangor 4, Trenton 0
At Bangor on Saturday, Ethan Stoddard pitched a three-hit shutout to lead the Coffee News Comrades by the Acadians in an American Legion Senior division game.
Coffee News improved to 9-4 and the Acadians slipped to 3-11.