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Texas' John Doxakis (20) fields the throw to first base on a close play with Latin America's Nathanael Makaya (11), who was called safe in first inning action during the Senior League World Series championship at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor on Saturday.

Senior League World Series brings together love of baseball, Maine country for Houston pitcher

By Larry Mahoney, BDN Staff on Aug. 17, 2014, at 3:13 p.m.
BANGOR | West University at Houston, Texas, pitcher Joe Gobillot said it was nice knowing he was going to get the opportunity to play in Bangor at the Senior League World Series and visit his grandfather at the same time. His grandfather Bob Aurey owns a home on Belgrade …
Bangor's Trevor DeLaite connects with a pitch from USA Southeast during their Senior League World Series game Wednesday at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor.

Bangor pitcher brought offensive spark to Senior League World Series

By Larry Mahoney, BDN Staff on Aug. 17, 2014, at 2:50 p.m.
Bangor’s Trevor DeLaite is probably better known for his performance as a pitcher. He has already made a verbal commitment to pitch for the University of Maine and helped lead Bangor High School and the Bangor American Legion teams to state championships, as well as the Senior League World Series …

Local sports results for August 10, 2014

on Aug. 10, 2014, at 9:27 p.m.
Senior League World Series scores, schedule At Mansfield Stadium, Bangor Pool A Asia-Pacific (Saipan LL, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands), Canada (Kiwanis National LL-North Regina LL-Broncos LL, Regina, Saskatchewan), Maine District 3 (Bangor East-West LL), U.S. Southeast (Dumfries District LL, Dumfries, Virginia), U.S. West (Central East Maui LL, Wailuku, …

Bangor eliminated from American Legion baseball Northeast Regional

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 10, 2014, at 4:01 p.m.
The Bangor American Legion baseball team’s best season in 35 years ended Sunday afternoon. Alex Ramirez pitched a two-hit shutout and drove in two runs in the first inning as Rocky Hill-Cromwell-Portland, Connecticut, defeated the Comrades 10-0 in an elimination game of the American Legion Northeast Regional tournament at Palmer …
Justin Courtney of Bangor, pictured in a game earlier this summer, collected three hits and drove in three runs on Saturday to lead the Comrades to a 4-3 victory over Essex, Vermont, in the American Legion Baseball Northeast Regional in Middletown, Connecticut.

Clutch Courtney lifts Bangor past Vermont at Legion regional

By Pete Warner on Aug. 09, 2014, at 1:14 p.m.
Justin Courtney just might have earned himself a new nickname — “Clutch” — on Saturday morning at Middletown, Connecticut. Courtney stroked three run-scoring hits, including a two-out, RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning, to lift Bangor to a 4-3 victory over Essex, Vermont, in an elimination game …
Mike Brooker addresses the media during the Senior League World Series press conference at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor Aug. 5, 2014. A new video scoreboard was unveiled during the conference.

Future stars gather for Senior League World Series, intrigue surrounds host Bangor’s roster

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 08, 2014, at 3:43 p.m.
Traces of the Senior League World Series experience may be found far beyond the outfield fences of Mansfield Stadium — and well after each new champion is crowned. Take Thursday night at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, where the Cardinals hosted the Boston Red Sox. Xander …

Local sports results for August 7, 2014

on Aug. 07, 2014, at 11:04 p.m.
Legion Baseball Northeast Regional At Middletown, Connecticut Thursday, Aug. 7 G1: Milford, Massachusetts, 5, Pawtucket, Rhode Island 4 G2: RCP (Rocky Hill-Cromwell-Portland), Connecticut, 9, Dover, New Hampshire 6 G3: Bangor 7, Cheshire, Connecticut 1 G4: Middletown, Connecticut 4, Essex, Vermont 2 Friday, Aug. 8 G5: Pawtucket, Rhode Island (29-13) vs. …
Left-handed pitcher Trevor DeLaite, pictured during a high school game last season, allowed one run in 7 1/3 innings and posted three hits on Thursday to help the Bangor Comrades beat Cheshire, Connecticut 7-1 in the American Legion Northeast Regional at Middletown, Connecticut.

Bangor Legion team wins opener at Northeast Regional

By Pete Warner, BDN Staff on Aug. 07, 2014, at 8:01 p.m.
Sometimes the timeliness of a hit is more important than the hit itself — a reality that helped the Bangor Comrades score a 7-1 victory over Cheshire, Connecticut, in the opening round of the American Legion Northeast Regional baseball tournament Thursday at Palmer Field in Middletown, Connecticut. Bangor scored four …
Bangor's Johnny Cote connects with a pitch from Cony during their Eastern Maine baseball semifinal game in June 14 at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor.

Six Bangor players may have to juggle Legion, SLWS baseball tournaments

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 06, 2014, at 2:40 p.m.
The success of Bangor’s baseball teams this summer has created a potentially difficult situation for some of their players. On Sunday, the Bangor American Legion team won its first state championship since 1979. The Senior League all-stars captured the District 3 championship last month to earn a …

Local sports results for August 5, 2014

on Aug. 05, 2014, at 10:21 p.m.
Legion Baseball Northeast Regional At Middletown, Connecticut Thursday, Aug. 7 G1: Milford, Massachusetts (25-9) vs. Central Falls, Rhode Island (29-12), 9:30 a.m. G2: Dover, New Hampshire (18-5) vs. RCP (Rocky Hill-Cromwell-Portland), Connecticut (25-8), 30 min. after G1 G3: Bangor (23-5) vs. Cheshire, Connecticut (31-11), 4:30 p.m. G4: Essex, Vermont (28-9) …
Bangor Comrades second baseman Sam Huston leans back to make a catch on a fly ball in the fifth inning of their American Legion Championship game against Bessey Motors on Sunday at Husson University in Bangor.

Bangor to face Connecticut champs in Legion baseball regional opener

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 04, 2014, at 7:14 p.m.
The state champion Bangor Comrades baseball team will face one of three participating Connecticut teams in the opening round of the American Legion Northeast Regional at Middletown, Connecticut. But the team’s opponent will have a similar championship pedigree as coach Dave Morris’ club, which on Sunday won Bangor’s first Maine …

Local sports results for Aug. 2-3, 2014

on Aug. 03, 2014, at 9:26 p.m.
Legion baseball State Tournament At Husson, Bangor Wednesday, July 30 G1: Brewer 4, Staples Crossing-Post 188-Eliot 1 G2: Bessey Motors-South Paris 7, Post 51-Oakland 2 G3: Pastime Club-Lewiston 3, Franklin County 2 G4: Bangor 4, Morrill Post-South Portland 1 Thursday, July 31 G5: Post 51-Oakland 3, Staples Crossing-Post 188-Eliot 0 …
Bessey Motors first baseman Dalton Rice (11) makes the catch for the final out in the ninth inning on a throw from pitcher Riley Chickering that was in time to beat Comrades runner Ryan Gagne to force a another game in  their American Legion Championship  at Husson University in Bangor, Maine, Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014.

DeLaite, Hillier pitch Bangor past Bessey Motors for American Legion baseball state title

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 03, 2014, at 6:01 p.m.
This was a celebration 35 years in the making for the Bangor American Legion baseball program. So even if a stubborn Bessey Motors of South Paris club forced the Comrades to play an extra game Sunday, they weren’t about to let their summer-long ambition go unfulfilled. The …
Bangor's Kyle Stevenson (center) is congratulated by his teammates after scoring a run against Brewer during their American Legion state baseball tournament game Saturday at Husson University. The Comrades eliminated the Falcons 16-5 in seven innings.

Bangor storms past Brewer to reach Legion state tourney championship

By Pete Warner on Aug. 02, 2014, at 6:55 p.m.
The Bangor Comrades have been heralded for their outstanding front-line pitching during the 2014 season. On Saturday afternoon, they demonstrated that depth is another important dynamic of the talented staff. Jordan Treadwell worked 5 1/3 innings of five-hit, one-run relief and was backed by a 19-hit barrage …
Left-hander Trevor DeLaite, pictured during the 2014 high school season, pitched a four-hit shutout on Friday night to send the Bangor Comrades to a 10-0 victory over Bessey Motors and into the championship round of the American Legion state tournament at Winkin Complex in Bangor.

Bangor’s DeLaite shuts out Bessey Motors, Comrades unbeaten at state tourney

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 01, 2014, at 8:57 p.m.
Through the first three days of the American Legion baseball state tournament, the Bangor Comrades have simply outpitched their opposition. Coach Dave Morris’ Zone 1 runners-up emerged as the lone unbeaten left in the double-elimination tourney Friday night as left-hander Trevor DeLaite pitched a four-hit shutout to …

Local sports results for Aug. 1, 2014

on July 31, 2014, at 9:44 p.m.
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Morrill Post eliminates Franklin County at Legion state baseball tourney

By Kalle Oakes, Sun Journal on July 31, 2014, at 8:34 p.m.
BANGOR | Franklin County experienced the other, unfavorable definition of “walkoff” Thursday afternoon. A combined eight, scarlet-clad Flyers base runners made the walk of frustration back to the dugout to retrieve their gloves after being stranded on base in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings. Trailing by a range …
Devin Warren of Oakland Post 51 slides back to first, ahead of the tag from Bessey Motors first baseman Dalton Rice in first-inning action at the American Legion baseball state tourney Wednesday at Husson University's Winkin Complex in Bangor.

Bangor’s Courtney shuts down Morrill Post in American Legion baseball state tourney

on July 30, 2014, at 7:26 p.m.
Right-hander Justin Courtney struck out 13 batters in eight innings to lift the Bangor Comrades by Morrill Post of South Portland 4-1 in the nightcap of the American Legion baseball state tourney Wednesday night at Husson University’s Winkin Complex. Bangor (19-4) advanced to a winners bracket contest …
Brewer's Kyle Alexander bears down on a pitch in the second inning of their American Legion state playoff game against Staples Crossing.

Brewer outlasts Staples Crossing in 10 innings to open state Legion tourney

By Ernie Clark on July 30, 2014, at 4:18 p.m.
BANGOR | Postseason success may not be equal parts excellence of execution and good fortune, but both qualities can aid any team’s pursuit of a championship. The Brewer Falcons capitalized on both Wednesday to outlast Staples Crossing of Eliot 4-1 in 10 innings in the opening game of the …
Brewer's Carter Deredin (22) gets congratulations from teammates after scoring a run in the second inning of their  American Legion state tourney game against Staples Crossing at the Winkin Complex at Husson University in Bangor Wednesday. The state tourney continues through Sunday.

American Legion baseball state tourney scoreboard

on July 29, 2014, at 8:53 p.m.
At Husson, Bangor Wednesday, July 30 G1: Brewer 4, Staples Crossing-Post 188-Eliot 1 G2: Bessey Motors-South Paris 7, Post 51-Oakland 2 G3: Pastime Club-Lewiston 3, Franklin County 2 G4: Bangor 4, Morrill Post-South Portland 1 Thursday, July 31 G5: Post 51-Oakland 3, Staples Crossing-Post 188-Eliot 0 (Staples Crossing eliminated) G6: …
 
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