|Skowhegan Area High School|
At Skowhegan, the third-seeded Rams rallied for three runs with one out in the seventh, but the No. 2 Indians held on as pitcher Kaitlyn Theriault recorded the next two outs to secure the victory in the East Class A semifinal.
Skowhegan (14-4) advanced to a 7 p.m. Tuesday final against No. 1 Cony at its field in Augusta. Bangor finished with a 14-4 record.
Bangor’s Cordelia Stewart slammed a double that drove in two runs in the top of the seventh and then scored on a throwing error before Theriault ended the rally.
The Indians surged to a 6-1 lead after three innings, highlighted by a two-run triple by Mikayla Toth and Emma Fitzgerald’s two-run double.
The Rams executed an unusual triple play in the bottom of the fifth with Skowhegan runners on first and second. A bunt attempt was then popped up and it looked as though third baseman Kelsey Pendergast caught the ball. However, the umpires ruled that she didn’t control the ball before dropping it and the Rams then executed force plays at third, second and first to record the triple play.