At Coffin Field in Brewer, Gabby Bryant knocked in three runs with a double and a single to support the two-hit pitching of Abby Burgess as the No. 2 Hawks advanced.
Burgess struck out seven and walked one for Hermon (16-1), which got a double, a single and two RBIs from Sami Schultz, two doubles by Shaniah Haskell and a two-run triple from Shannon Graves. Burgess also doubled.
Cristin Wright hit a two-run single to pace No. 7 Ellsworth (11-6) and Sam McGuire singled. Starter Megan Hunt took the loss.
Ellsworth 000 020 0 — 2 2 4
Hermon 330 101 x — 8 10 4
Hunt, Firestone (4) and Wright; Burgess and Haskell