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