The Bronco-Hermon all-stars emerged from the opening rounds of the District 3 Senior League baseball tourney with two victories over the weekend at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor.
The Bronco of Hampden and Hermon stars beat Lincoln 17-2 on Saturday and stopped Old Town 16-6 on Sunday.
In other action, Brewer defeated Holbrook 10-2 on Sunday after Holbrook had beaten Houlton 8-7 on Saturday.
On Sunday, Bronco-Hermon scored eight unearned runs in the second inning to pull ahead before Old Town cut it to 10-6 after four innings. Bronco-Hermon then pulled away with five runs in the fifth inning without the benefit of a hit as the all-stars capitalized on five walks, a hit batter and passed ball.
Alex Applebee recorded a double, two singles and three RBIs for Bronco-Hermon while Garrett Trask chipped in with two singles and an RBI.
Brendan Gasaway paced Old Town with three singles and two RBIs. Dylan Street and Michael Brown each added two singles.
In Sunday’s first game, Jo Cyr limited Holbrook to one earned run on five hits and two walks while striking out three over 5 ⅓ innings to earn the win for Brewer.
Brewer broke a 2-2 tie in the fourth when Kobe Rogerson’s two-run single scored Preston Weatherbee and Jordan Wood, who both reached on singles.
Rogerson sparked Brewer with four singles and five RBIs while Weatherbee and Wood each finished with two singles. Cyr and Andrew Kiley each chipped in with a double.
Alec Gagnon and Ben Southwick each singled twice for Holbrook, with Gagnon driving in a run, while James Butler added a triple.
In Saturday’s first game, Ben Spear’s two-out RBI single in the eighth inning gave Holbrook the victory. Gagnon scored the winning run after he reached when hit by a pitch and stole second base.
Houlton forced the extra inning after scoring five runs in the bottom of the seventh, capped by Ryder Graham’s two-run double after Nick Perfitt, Silas Graham and Andrew Tuttle smacked RBI singles.
Tuttle sparked Houlton with three singles and an RBI while David Tucker chipped in with an RBI double.
Gagnon recorded an RBI double for Holbrook.
In the second game, Bronco-Hermon erupted for 15 runs in the top of the fifth to snap a 2-2 tie. Ten consecutive batters reached base after two outs.
Kent Johnson led Bronco-Hermon with a triple, single and two RBIs. Nick Lorenzo added two doubles and four RBIs while Derek Gendreau contributed three singles and three RBIs. Wyatt Harriman and Cody Hawes each chipped in with two singles.
Brad McKechnie hit a two-run double for Lincoln.
Holbrook 100 011 41 — 8 7 1
Houlton 110 000 5 0 — 7 9 3
Spear, Butler (2), Newcomb (4), Cunningham (7) and Southwick; Perfitt, Tucker (7), R. Graham and Callnan
Bronco-Hermon 200 0(15) — 17 14 0
Lincoln 000 20 — 2 2 2
Lorenzo, Trask (5) and Thomas; Tash, Kidon (5), Carter (5) and McKehnie
Old Town 020 400 — 6 10 5
Bronco-Hermon 181 051 — 16 10 1
Wheeler, Albert (2), Gasaway (5), Hayes (5) and Street; Applebee, Harriman (6) and Rush
Brewer 110 203 3 — 10 12 1
Holbrook 011 000 0 — 2 6 1
Cyr, Steiger (6) and Kiley; Newcomb, Butler (6), Gagnon (7) and Southwick
Hampden 8, Brewer 2
At Hampden on Saturday, Nick Guerrette pitched a complete game to earn the win for RH Foster of Hampden in an American Legion Senior division game.
Max Thomas and Emery Dinsmore each had two hits to spark the winners.
Michael Bailey and Logan Rogerson each cranked a home run for Brewer.
Brewer 100 000 010 — 2 7 0
RH Foster 031 100 03x — 8 9 0
Corey, Eutsler (4), Brooks (7), Freeman (8) and Carmichael, Duncan; Guerrette and Thomas
Skowhegan 5, Hartt Transportation 3
At Hampden on Friday, Zeb Tibbetts recorded a triple, double and RBI to help Skowhegan beat Hartt Transportation of Hampden in an American Legion Junior division game.
Carter Hunt earned the win for Skowhegan after scattered three runs and six hits over seven innings while striking out three.
Braden McCarty chipped in with an RBI single for Skowhegan.
Mychal Beaulieu, River Mullen and Ken Oliver each notched an RBI single for Hartt.
Skowhegan 012 100 1 — 5 4 2
Hartt 100 010 1 — 3 6 6