Legion State Tourney Day 2 [SCORES]
Coffee News Bangor American Legion pitcher Jesse Colford was brilliant on the mound as the Comrades shutout Fayette Staples of Saco 4-0 in the first round of the state tournament.
Colford struck out 15 batters, didn't walk anyone and gave up just two hits in 6.2 innings of work.
Comrades coach Dave Morris took Colford out of the game after 73 pitches and turned the game over to Noah Missbrenner who pitched the final 2.1 innings. Keeping Colford to 73 pitches means if Bangor gets to Sunday's championship round he would be eligible to throw with three days rest under new Legion pitching rules.
Colford also started the four run 5th inning for the Comrades with a base hit and scored the game's first run.
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MAINE AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL
2017 STATE TOURNAMENT
Wednesday July 26th
10am GM#1 Coffee News (Bangor) 4 Fayette-Staples (Saco) 0 Final
1pm GM#2 Bessey Motors (Oxford Hills) 4 Coastal Landscape (Cheverus) 3 Final
4pm GM#3 Yankee Ford (S.Portland) 7 vs Pastime (Lewiston) 6 Final
7pm GM#4 Brewer 3 vs Wells 5 Final
Thursday July 27th
10am GM#5 Fayette Staples (Saco) 2 vs Coastal Landscape (Cheverus) 6 Final
1pm GM#6 Pastime (Lewiston) vs Brewer Falcons
4pm GM#7 Coffee News (Bangor) vs Bessey Motors (Oxford Hills)
7pm GM#8 Yankee Ford (S. Portland) vs Wells
Friday July 28th
1pm GM#9 Winner G6 vs Loser G7 (Note 1)
4pm GM#10 Winner G5 vs Loser G8
7pm GM#11 Winner G7 vs Winner G8
Saturday July 29th
1pm GM#12 Loser G11 vs Winner G9 (Note 2)
4pm GM#13 Winner G11 vs Winner G10
Sunday July 30th
1pm GM#14 Winner G12 vs Winner G13 (Note 3)
4pm GM#15 Winner G12 vs Winner G13
Note 1: pairing for 1st round games will not match 2 teams from the same zone until 3rd day, Game 9
Note 2: pairing for Game 12 & 13 will not match previous opponents unless absolutely necessary
Note 3: if 3 teams remain after Game 13, the winner of Game 11 will receive a bye in Game 14