The Bangor Coffee News Comrades attempt to win back-to-back American Legion State Championships came to a screeching halt Wednesday afternoon. A 1-0 heartbreak loss to Bessey Motors from South Paris in the championship round.

The win sent Bessey Motor to the title game vs Coastal Landscape of Portland.

The loss ended Bangor's summer season at 22-2.

The game began with two ejections - Bessey pitcher Colton Carson and his coach Shane Slicer after one pitch was thrown. A dispute on pitch count in Carson's first tourney game left him ineligible to pitch but the team believed that pitch count was incorrect. Legion officials rule the official scorer pitch count stands and Carson was removed from the game. He had to sit out the title game vs Coastal, as did Slicer.

As for the game, both teams had chances to score but the only run of the game came in the 8th inning. Emery Chickering scored from third base on a play that included an infield out, a throw to second base and then a throw home that was too late.

After Carson left the game, Troy Johnson and Ashton Kennison combined to hold Bangor to two hits.

Bessey Motors 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 8 0
Coffee News Comrades 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

2018 MAINE SENIOR LEGION STATE TOURNAMENT        

HOST SITE: WINKIN COMPLEX,  BANGOR

SATURDAY,  JULY 28th

G1  10am      Coastal Landscape/Portland 12    Quirk Motor City 5

G2  1pm        RH Foster Hampden 0    Pastime/Lewiston 1

G3  4pm        Bessey Motors/South Paris 1    Yankee Ford/South Portland 0

G4  7pm        Bangor Coffee News 7     Augusta 2

SUNDAY,  JULY 29th

G5  10am     Quirk Motor City 3    RH Foster Hampden 4   (Motor City Eliminated)

G6   1pm      Yankee Ford/S.Portland 10     Augusta 2   (Augusta Eliminated)

G7   4pm      Coastal Landscape 8     Pastime 3

G8   7pm      Bessey Motors 0     Bangor 5

MONDAY,  JULY 30th

G9    1pm      Yankee Ford/S.Portland 7     Pastime/Lewiston 5   (Lewiston Eliminated)

G10  4pm      Hampden 6     Bessey Motors/S. Paris 7   (Hampden Eliminated)

G11  7pm      Bangor 3    Coastal Landscape/Portland 5  (10 Inn)

TUESDAY,  JULY 31st

G12  4pm      Bangor 3    Yankee Ford/S.Portland 2  (Yankee Ford Eliminated)

G13  7pm      Coastal Landscape/Portland 1     Bessey Motors 3

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1at

G14  4pm       Bessey Motors 1    Bangor 0  (Bangor Eliminated)

G15  7pm        Bessey Motors 3    Coastal Landscape/Portland 4 (State Champion)