|Hermon High School||Brewer High School|
At Mahaney Diamond, Orono
Hermon (13-0) 100 311 1–7-8-0
Brewer (8-4) 010 000 0–1-5-3
Trask, Reed (6) and Rush; Chiappone, Graves (5) and Kiley; Top hitters: Hermon: Keith Pomeroy two triples and single, Nate Allain double and single; River Mullen triple; Brewer: Andrew Kiley 2 singles, Levi Williamson double
Garrett Trask and Eli Reed combined to pitch a five-hitter and Hermon used its team speed to great success offensively to improve its record to 13-0.
Brewer fell to 8-4.
Hermon stole four bases during the game but had one runner thrown out for the first time this season as the Hawks are now 88 of 89 in stolen-base attempts.
But that speed also translated in extra offensive pressure on the basepaths that helped force three Brewer errors while coach Matt Kinney’s Hermon club played errorless defense.
Trask struck out five batters, walked three and hit three during his five innings on the mound, and used his speed afoot to open the scoring in the top of the first inning.
The Hawks’ senior reached on a one-out walk, stole second base and then scored from there when a Chiappone pitch sailed to the backstop as Trask attempted to steal third.
Brewer tied the game against Trask in the bottom of the second thanks to two hit batsmen, a walk and a wild pitch that enabled Trevor Pearson to score from third before the game was halted for 50 minutes due to inclement weather.
Keith Pomeroy’s leadoff triple ignited a three-run rally for Hermon in the top of the fourth. Pomeroy scored the go-ahead run on Adam Rush’s sacrifice fly, then the bottom of the Hawks’ order generated two more runs.
River Mullen drew a two-out walk, stole second and scored to make it 3-1 on Jacob Bailey’s single to right. Bailey advanced to second on a wild pitch and scored when Nate Allain’s single to right was misplayed in the outfield,
Trask hit a leadoff single in the Hermon fifth, advanced to third on a fielder’s choice and scored on a throwing error to make it 5-1.
Trask (4-0) escaped a pair of two-on, one-out rallies in the fourth and fifth innings to make that lead stand up before giving way to sophomore righthander Eli Reed.
Hermon scored again in the top of the sixth as Mullen blasted a leadoff triple to left-center and scored on an error as Allain grounded a chopper to short against a drawn-in infield.
The Hawks scored their final run in the seventh as Wyatt Gogan drew a leadoff walk and scored one-out later when Pomeroy doubled to left-center field.