High School Regional final day crowned four Northern champions last night as action started in Class B and D.

The Old Town Coyotes will be heading back to the state championship after coming back in besting the Erskine Academy Eagles in walk-off fashion.  Ethan Stoddard drove in the winning run after a hit to center field and after a bobble by Eagles’ center-fielder Cody Taylor, and some baserunning hesitation from Leon Lin, the run came across to give the Coyotes the victory.

Erskine had tallied a four run third inning off of Old Town’s Ryan Hoogterp and recorded five hits to give the Eagles a 4-0 advantage.  Old Town would chip away at the deficit with a run in the bottom of the frame by way of a Jacob Ketch RBI single, and grabbed two more in the fifth inning on back-to-back RBIs from Hoogterp and Cole Daniel.  With the score sitting at 5-3 heading into the final half inning, Daniel would drive in a 2-run double to tie the game off of reliever Dylan Presby.  Lin would come in as a pinch runner for Daniel, latter scoring on a Austin Sheehan base hit to win the game.  Taylor received the ball in center field on the play, but did not throw back to the field as the runner scored after multiple hesitations.

Old Town would win by a 6-5 score and will face Yarmouth who bested York in the South region final by a tally of 5-3.  The Coyotes will play at St. Joseph’s on Saturday and will try to win a second straight championship.

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Erskine       0  0  4  0  0  1  0  5- 1- 3

Old Town    0  0  0  1  2  0  3  6- 7- 2

Bangor Christian had a back-and-forth match-up with undefeated Fort Fairfield, and ultimately bested the Tigers 9-3 to return to the state game for the first time since 2014 and grab the Class D North championship.

Both teams struggled defensively in the contest, committing seven combined errors, but it was big six run fifth inning that propelled the Patriots to the victory.  Ten Bangor Christian players would bat in the frame and record seven hits during that time.  The Pats would then shut down Fort Fairfield for the victory and the North crown.

Dean Grass picked up his sixth victory of the season with a strong four inning outing, allowing three runs and also went 4-4 offensively with two triples and a double.

Bangor Christian will face Searsport in the state title game as they bested Richmond 6-2.

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BC  1  0  1  0  6  1  0   9 -12 -3

Fort 1  0  2  0  0  0  0   3 -4 -4

In softball Old Town won yet another championship in the North with a walk-off victory in the 8th inning.  Freshman Jenessa Brown had the walk-off hit from Coffin Field for the win for Old Town.  They will face Fryeburg is the state game.

PVHS also wrapped up the Class D title in the north with freshman Leine McKechnie notching 19 strikeouts and allowing just one hit from the circle to propel the Howlers to a 3-0 over Southern Aroostook.

 

Class B Scores

Old Town 6-5 Erskine (North Baseball)

Yarmouth 5-3 York (South Baseball

Old Town 1-0 Oceanside (North Softball)

Fryeburg 6-5 Wells (South Softball)

 

Class D Scores

Bangor Christian 9-3 Fort Fairfield (North Baseball)

Searsport 6-2 Richmond (South Baseball)

PVHS 3-0 Southern Aroostook (North Softball)

Richmond 14-6 Greenville (South Softball)

 

*More live coverage on the Ticket will get underway on Wednesday at 5 p.m, with Bangor facing Mt Ararat, followed by the Class C North baseball as Orono faces Dexter.