Baseball

 
Former Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz wipes tears during ceremonies for retiring his No. 34 before a game against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park in Boston on Friday night.

Ortiz earns ‘super honor’ with Red Sox retiring his No. 34

By Gethin Coolbaugh, The Sports Xchange on June 23, 2017, at 9:12 p.m.
Orono High School's Jackson Coutts (right) receives the Dr. John Winkin Award as Maine's Mr. Baseball from Nick Caiazzo, president of Maine Baseball Coaches Association, at Colby College in Waterville on Friday.

Orono’s Coutts wins Mr. Baseball award

By Ernie Clark on June 23, 2017, at 8:39 p.m.

Winkin Mr. Baseball Award winners

on June 23, 2017, at 7:57 p.m.
Nick Derba was named the University of Maine's head baseball coach on Friday.

Derba named UMaine baseball coach

By Larry Mahoney on June 23, 2017, at 11:45 a.m.
The ‘interim’ has been dropped from Nick Derba’s title.
Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez follows through on a single in the second inning during Wednesday's baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.

Perez’s grand slam rallies Royals past Red Sox

By Alan Eskew, The Sports Xchange on June 22, 2017, at 6:19 a.m.
Salvador Perez had never hit a grand slam in the majors, but he had a premonition and an answered prayer in the eighth inning.
Kansas City's Salvador Perez (left) can't make the tag as Boston's Jackie Bradley Jr. scores in the fourth inning of Tuesday's game at Kauffman Stadium.
Denny Medley | USA TODAY Sports

Sale strikes out 10 as Red Sox beat Royals

By Alan Eskew, The Sports Xchange on June 21, 2017, at 4:23 p.m.
Peter Kemble, pictured during Bangor High School's Class A North quarterfinal victory over Hampden Academy on June 8, will play this summer in the South Florida Collegiate League in preparation for his freshman season at the University of Maine. 
Ashley L. Conti | BDN

Bangor baseball ace to hone pitching skills in Florida

By Ernie Clark on June 21, 2017, at 4:08 p.m.

High school baseball all-star teams

on June 20, 2017, at 5:14 p.m.
Boston's Andrew Benintendi dives back to first base against Kansas City during the seventh inning of Monday's game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.
Peter G. Aiken | USA TODAY Sports

Hammel pitches Royals past Red Sox

By The Sports Xchange on June 20, 2017, at 9:28 a.m.
In the center Bangor High School Assistant baseball Coach, Tim Bush celebrates with the team after defeating Falmouth High School for the class A State Championship, Saturday at Fred Morton Field in Augusta.

Bangor’s blend of experience, youth produces another baseball state title

By Ernie Clark on June 19, 2017, at 1:02 p.m.
“There most definitely was some pressure, but I just tried to go out there and have fun,” said junior Zach Ireland.

Guerrette leads Riverdogs by Skowhegan

on June 18, 2017, at 9:01 p.m.

Saturday’s high school baseball state summaries

on June 18, 2017, at 11:28 a.m.
Houston's Jose Altuve (left) celebrates with teammate Carlos Correa after hitting a home run during the third inning Saturday against Boston at Minute Maid Park.

Astros sail to 7-1 win over Red Sox behind Paulino

By The Sports Xchange on June 18, 2017, at 10:07 a.m.

Four-run seventh sparks Orono past Lisbon for ‘C’ baseball crown

By Pete Warner on June 17, 2017, at 9:47 p.m.
Members of the Bangor baseball team show off their championship trophy after beating Falmouth 4-3 in nine innings to win the Class A state baseball title at Morton Field in Augusta on Saturday.

Four in a row: Ninth-inning rally lifts Bangor to Class A baseball title

By Ernie Clark on June 17, 2017, at 9:05 p.m.
Searsport's Mitchell Philbrick runs to the team's cheering section after blasting a walkoff solo home run to lift his team to a 4-3 win over Bangor Christian in the Class D state baseball championship at St. Joseph's College in Standish on Saturday.

Walkoff home run propels Searsport to third straight ‘D’ baseball crown

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 17, 2017, at 8:17 p.m.
Yarmouth High School baseball players celebrate after winning the Class B state championship Saturday in Standish.

Harnett pitches Yarmouth past Old Town for ‘B’ baseball title

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 17, 2017, at 8:07 p.m.
The Clippers, who emerged from Class B South as the No. 9 seed, won their first state baseball championship in more than two decades with a 3-0 victory over the defending state champion Coyotes at Saint Joseph’s College.
The Class A North baseball champion Bangor Rams will face Falmouth on Saturday at 2 p.m. for the state title.

Bangor, Old Town, Searsport seek to extend championship streaks

By Ernie Clark on June 16, 2017, at 11:14 a.m.
A win would make the Rams the first Class A baseball team to win four straight state titles since Bangor won consecutive crowns between 1994 and 1997.

Phillies beat Red Sox, spoil Sale gem

By The Sports Xchange on June 16, 2017, at 5:56 a.m.
Ty Kelly hit a pinch-hit one-out RBI double in the eighth inning to spoil left-handed pitcher Chris Sale’s strong outing and the Phillies ended their eight-game losing streak Thursday night with a 1-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox at Citizens Bank Park.
The Searsport baseball team holds its championship trophy aloft after defeating Penobscot Valley 10-2 to win their second straight Class D state championship in 2016.

Tradition, talent take Searsport baseball to brink of third straight state title

By Ernie Clark on June 16, 2017, at 1 a.m.
“It’s all baseball,” said John Frye, baseball coach at Searsport District High School. “People want to talk about how basketball is the big thing there, but if you look at the trophy case and you look around it’s been baseball.”