Medomak Valley 10&11 Little League all-stars lost two out of the three games they played in the Maine State Championship Tournament, held in Millinocket over the weekend.
On Monday afternoon Medomak Valley lost to Saco 9-6. Previously, the all-stars defeated Bangor West 13-12 in the opening game of the tournament on Saturday and lost to Scarborough 15-0 on Sunday.
After Saco jumped out to a 6-2 lead, Medomak Valley rallied for four runs in the fifth inning to tie the game. Scope however rallied for three unearned runs in the final frame.
For Medomak Valley Zach Winpenny and Gus Hunt both singled, Jake Bickmore hit a two run triple and Ethan Reed also hit a triple and scored on a passed ball.
Ethan Reed, Jake Bickmore, Anthony York and Garrett Hutchins pitched in the win.
Down 12-11 going into the bottom of the sixth inning, Ian Doughty singled and scored on a Zach Winpenny double to tie the game. Winpenny scored the game winner on a walk off single to Hutchins.
Hitting for Medomak were Winpenny with two doubles and two singles, Reed a double and two singles, Isiah Stapes two singles, Bickmore a triple, and York, Hutchins and Hesseltine a single each.
Hitting for Bangor were Gavin Young with a double and single, Connor Prouty a triple, Joey Morrison and Cooper Ryan a double each, and Max Clair, Jack Parron and Cole Neal a single each.
Frink (3I,1B,2H,6K) and Kelly (3K,1H) delivered four shutout innings on the mound to lead Scarborough to a 15-0 four inning mercy ruling win over Medomak on Sunday. Steady mist fell throughout the game, that was moved up an hour due to impending rain.
Zach Starr took the loss for Medomak (2 2/3I,1K,3B,5H,8R), and Bickmore (0K,4B,2H,6R), and Doughty (1/3I, 1H,1K,1R) pitched in relief.
Scarborough was powered at the plate by Frink, who hit a two run homerun in the second and a two run single in the third.
Medomak defensive highlights include catcher Hutchins threw out O’Brien trying to steal second in the second inning, Evan Mariano made a great catch in right field in the first inning, and Starr caught a line drive back to the mound in the third. Medomak had just one error in the loss against the hard hitting Scarborough team.
Hitting for Medomak were York a bunt single in the second, Hutchins a single in the third and Starr a single in the fourth.
Hitting for Scarborough were Frink a homerun and single, Clark a double and single (2RBI), O’Brien two singles, Liponis, Gambardella (2RBI) and Townsend (2RBI) a single each.