In the opening game for both the Ellsworth Eagles and the Hermon Hawks, the Hermon Hawks defeated Ellsworth 5-3 on a windy afternoon in Hermon on Saturday, April 20th.

Hermon scored 1st in the bottom of the 1st to take a 1-0 lead. Ellsworth got on the scoreboard in the top of the 3rd to tie the score 1-1. Hermon scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 3rd inning, as Will Perkins hit a home run, driving in 2 runs, and Hermon took a 4-1 lead. Ellsworth scored twice in the top of the 4th to make the score 4-3 but that was the closest they would get. Hermon pushed across an insurance run in the bottom of the 6th, and ended up with the win 5-3.

Cody Del Conte started the game for Ellsworth and went 4 innings, allowing 4 hits, 4 runs, 3 of them earned and striking out 1 while allowing 3 walks. He was relieved by Hunter Cote who pitched 2 innings giving up 3 hits, 1 run which was unearned, walking none and striking out 3. Jared Cox pitched a complete game for Hermon allowing 8 hits, 3 runs, 1 of which was earned and struck out 7 while giving up 4 walks. Ellsworth and Hermon each had 2 errors.

Hermon's Will Perkins hit a home run and Josh Wilson had a double. Ellsworth left 7 runners on base and Hermon left 4 on base.

Box Score

Ellsworth
Name At Bats Runs Hits RBI
Steven Mahon 4 0 1 1
Jacob Maguire 4 0 1 1
Brandon Braley 4 0 2 0
Dustin Smelley 3 0 0 0
Sid St. Peter 2 1 0 0
Griffin Nightingale 3 1 1 0
Cody Del Conte 1 0 0 0
   Hunter Cote 1 0 0 0
Mitch Domagala 3 0 2 1
Connor Maguire 2 1 1 0
Totals 27 3 8 3
Hermon
Name At Bats Runs Hits RBI
Josh Wilson 3 2 2 0
Jared Cox 2 0 0 0
Nick Gerette 2 1 1 0
Will Perkins 3 1 1 2
Connor Farmer 3 1 1 0
Jeremy Beaulieu 3 1 1 0
Joey Martin 2 0 1 0
Tyler Thayer 2 0 0 0
Mike Turner 2 0 1 0
Wood 1 0 0 1
Totals 23 5 7 3

Ellsworth 0-1 plays at Sumner 0-1 on Tuesday, April 23. Hermon 1-0 plays next at Old Town 1-1 on Tuesday.