BANGOR, Maine — Greg Duff and Curtis Worcester combined to pitch a two-hit shutout as Bangor remained undefeated with a 4-0 Class A baseball victory over Brewer at Mansfield Stadium on Monday afternoon.
Bangor is now 5-0 and has outscored its opponents by a collective 35-3. Brewer, which entered the contest averaging more than 10 runs per game, falls to 2-3.
Duff allowed just a third-inning double by Yuhi Sasaki and a fourth-inning single by Jon Hand during his 5⅔ innings on the mound. The junior righthander struck out six batters and walked four while improving his record to 2-0, and Duff has yet to allow a run over 12 ⅔ innings covering his two starts.
Worcester, 2-0 as a starter for coach Jeff Fahey’s Rams, came on to relieve Duff in the top of the sixth and retired all four batters he faced for his first save of the spring.
Bangor did most of its offensive damage during an eight-pitch sequence against Brewer righthander Jeff Weeks with one out in the bottom of third.
No. 9 batter Parker Sanderson hit a first-pitch single to left field, then went to second base as Carl Farnham hit the next single into the shortstop hole for an infield single.
Wyatt Frost then worked the count to 2-2 before hitting an opposite-field double to left-center to drive home Sanderson with the game’s first run, and Christian Corneil followed with a first-pitch double to deep center to plate Farnham and Frost and give Bangor a 3-0 lead.
The Rams added their final run in the sixth inning as Cody Savage hit a leadoff single to left, went to second on a wild pitch and to third on a single to center by Brendan Moore before scoring as Sam Stanhope hit into a double play.
Frost doubled twice to pace Bangor’s eight-hit attack, while Sanderson singled twice.
Weeks pitched well in defeat for Brewer, which was without head coach Dana Corey, sidelined by a bad back. Dennis McGrath handled the coaching duties for the Witches.
Weeks, a junior, struck out four batters and walked no one during his 71-pitch complete-game effort.