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Sea Dogs’ Rodriguez shuts down Flying Squirrels

on Aug. 15, 2014, at 10:50 p.m.
  PORTLAND, Maine — The Portland Sea Dogs bounced back from a series sweep and returned to their winning ways with a 5-1 victory over the Richmond Flying Squirrels Friday night at Hadlock Field. The win marks the 76th of the season for Portland, tying the 2005 Sea Dogs for …

Sports briefs for Aug. 15, 2014

By Staff and Wire Service Reports on Aug. 15, 2014, at 8:23 p.m.
Winkin service available via webcast WATERVILLE, Maine — There will be a memorial service for legendary Maine college baseball coach John Winkin on Sunday at noon at Colby’s Lorimer Chapel and a reception to follow at Page Commons. For those unable to attend, Rob Munzing of Munzing Media will have …
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U.S. Southeast's Fox Semones dives back to first ahead of the tag from Latin America's Nathanael Makaya during a Senior League World Series semifinal at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor, Maine Friday.

Lefty pitcher shuts down Bangor as Houston advances to Senior League World Series final

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 15, 2014, at 3:51 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The Bangor Senior League World Series team became the first District 3 team to win a pool (Pool A) and go undefeated (4-0) in pool play. But hard-throwing 15-year-old left-hander John Doxakis from U.S. Southwest champion West University of Houston, Texas, ended Bangor’s bid for a berth …
Boston's Will Middlebrooks (left) welcomes shortstop Brock Holt (26) to home plate after scoring during the sixth inning against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park in Boston Thursday night.

7-run inning carries Red Sox over Astros

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange on Aug. 14, 2014, at 10:49 p.m.
BOSTON — It is probably much too late to mean anything, but the Boston Red Sox have gotten hot. The last-place defending World Series champions erupted for seven runs in the sixth inning and roared from behind to their fourth straight win, a come-from-behind 9-4 victory over the Houston Astros …
Maine District 3 champ Bangor celebrates their 3-1 victory over the U.S. West team from Hawaii Thursday evening at Mansfield Stadium. Bangor advances to the semifinals Friday.

Unbeaten Bangor defeats Hawaii to earn berth in Senior League World Series semifinal

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 14, 2014, at 9:22 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Brian Peirce had no idea he was going to pitch for District 3 champ Bangor in Thursday’s crucial Pool A game against U.S. West titlist Wailuku, Hawaii. But when manager Barrett Dionne decided early in the game to pull starter Nick Cowperthwaite after two innings so Cowperthwaite …
Newly elected commissioner of baseball Rob Manfred speaks at a press conference Thursday in Baltimore after being elected by team owners to be the next commissioner of Major League Baseball.

Selig’s right-hand man to succeed him as MLB commissioner in January

By Larry Fine, Reuters on Aug. 14, 2014, at 8:55 p.m.
BALTIMORE — Long-time official Rob Manfred, the right-hand man of outgoing Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, was elected his successor in a vote by team owners on Thursday. Manfred, named MLB’s chief operating officer last year after serving as its head of labor relations for 15 years, will take …

Virginia earns berth in Senior League World Series semifinals

on Aug. 14, 2014, at 8:27 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — U.S. Southeast champ Dumfries, Virginia, beat Asia-Pacific champ Northern Mariana Islands 9-1 Thursday in the final day of pool play at the Senior League World Series to earn a berth in Friday’s semifinal round at Mansfield Stadium. Europe-Africa champ Italy shut out U.S. Central champ Grand Rapids, …

Sports briefs for Aug. 14, 2014

By Staff and Wire Reports on Aug. 14, 2014, at 7:41 p.m.
Service for Winkin set Sunday WATERVILLE, Maine — A celebration of life service will be held for legendary Maine college baseball coach John Winkin at noon Sunday at Colby College’s Lorimer Chapel. Winkin, who died at age 94 on July 19, won 1,043 games during his time at Colby College, …

RubberDucks sweep Sea Dogs

on Aug. 14, 2014, at 7:33 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — The Akron RubberDucks swept the Portland Sea Dogs 4-2 and 1-0 in a Thursday Double-A baseball doubleheader at Hadlock Field. Akron swept the three-game series, marking the first time since Aug. 8, 2013 that the Sea Dogs were swept at Hadlock. In the first game, right-hander Will …

On Deck, a sports calendar for Aug. 15, 2014

on Aug. 14, 2014, at 6:52 p.m.
BASEBALL OLD TOWN — The Old Town Recreation Center is launching the Eastern Maine Fall Baseball League, open to kids ages 8-11 (Little League eligible). The EMFBL will be kid pitch and will feature a 14-game regular season, beginning Aug. 24. The league will include playoffs. Towns are allowed to …

Canada, Asia-Pacific relish chance to ‘be in the record books’ at Senior League World Series

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 14, 2014, at 5:18 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — It was the game that kept going and going. Wednesday’s Senior League World Series game between Canadian champion Regina, Saskatchewan and Asia-Pacific titlist Saipan not only set a Mansfield Stadium record by going 13 innings, it also was the longest game in the 13-year history of the …

Weather pushes back start times of Thursday’s Senior League World Series games

on Aug. 14, 2014, at 11:45 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Wet weather has pushed back the start times of the four Senior League World Series games scheduled Thursday at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor. The final day of pool play will now begin at noon instead of 10 a.m. when Asia-Pacific takes on U.S. Southeast. The other three …
USA Southeast's Benjamin Marotske (right) makes it safely to second before Bangor's Kyle Stevenson can make the tag during their Senior League World Series game Wednesday at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor.

Bangor moves step closer to spot in Senior League World Series semifinals

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 13, 2014, at 10:42 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Wednesday’s game between two undefeated teams in the Senior League World Series — Bangor and U.S. Southeast champion Dumfries, Virginia — was supposed to start around 2:30 p.m. It wound up starting more than three hours later, after a pair of three-hour-plus games. But it was well …

Canada outlasts Asia-Pacific team in 13 innings during pool play at Senior League World Series

on Aug. 13, 2014, at 7:05 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Caleb Bymak’s RBI single, with two outs in the bottom of the 13th inning Wednesday, lifted Canadian champion Regina, Saskatchewan, to a 6-5 victory over the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, representing Asia-Pacific, during pool play at the Senior League World Series. The game was the …
Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jon Lester throws against the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday.

Jon Lester willing to go back to Red Sox

By The Sports Xchange on Aug. 13, 2014, at 6:56 p.m.
Left-hander Jon Lester was traded from Boston to the Oakland Athletics at the deadline last month, but he’s open to returning to the Red Sox next season. Lester told the Boston Herald that he doesn’t harbor any ill feelings toward the Red Sox and general manager Ben Cherrington. “My time …

Curacao squad features brother coaching brother

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 13, 2014, at 4:54 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — It’s common for fathers to coach their sons, but you rarely find a brother coaching a brother. The Latin American champions from Willemstad, Curacao, have such a team, with Raysheron Michel coaching his younger brother, Raysheandall, during the Senior League World Series at Mansfield Stadium. Raysheron Michel, …

Napoli home run lifts Red Sox past Reds

By Jeff Wallner, The Sports Xchange on Aug. 13, 2014, at 4:43 p.m.
CINCINNATI — Anthony Ranaudo minimized damage for the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday afternoon, and first baseman Mike Napoli did some damage. Napoli hit a two-run home run, and Ranaudo pitched six innings to earn his second career win, lifting the Boston Red Sox to a 5-4 victory over the …
Cincinnati's Billy Hamilton steals second base while Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts fields the throw during the first inning at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati Tuesday night.

Cespedes’ home run in 8th powers Red Sox past Reds

By Jeff Wallner, The Sports Xchange on Aug. 12, 2014, at 10:31 p.m.
CINCINNATI — Yoenis Cespedes hit a go-ahead, two-run home run in the eighth inning, lifting the Boston Red Sox to a 3-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night in the opener of a two-game series at Great American Ball Park. With two outs and the tying run at …
Connecticut first baseman Brad Burney gloves a throw but not before Latin America's Mairion Brunken safely reaches during Senior League World Series action at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor Tuesday afternoon.

Michel homer helps Curacao roll by Connecticut for its second Senior League World Series win

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 12, 2014, at 9:14 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Center fielder Raysheandall Michel had his second consecutive two-hit game, including a rare Senior League World Series home run in the spacious confines of Mansfield Stadium, and Latin American champs Willemstad, Curacao moved a step closer to a berth in the semifinals with a five-inning 11-1 win …

Sports briefs for Aug. 12, 2014

BDN staff and wire reports on Aug. 12, 2014, at 8:32 p.m.
Free UMaine football clinic set Aug. 20 ORONO, Maine — The University of Maine football team will host its annual Meet the Black Bears free football clinic at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20 at Alfond Stadium. All ages are welcome and participants will have the opportunity to meet players and …
 
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