Rain in the Worcester, Massachusetts area has pushed back games at the Northeast Regional American Legion Baseball Tournament. Tourney officials have scheduled games at two sites today to try to get back on schedule.

The Coffee News Bangor Comrades jumped Vermont for nine runs in the first inning and cruised to a 15-4 opening day win at the American Legion Northeast Regional in Worcester, Massachusetts.

The game was stopped after seven innings because of the 10-run rule.

In Bangor's nine run 1st, Ethan Stoddard had a double and a 2-run home run. He finished with a 3-for-4 day and four RBI.

The Comrades added runs in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 7th innings. In total, the Maine state champs pounded out 15 hits.

Tyler Parke, Zach Cowperthwaite, Zach Ireland and Jesse Colford all had two hits.

On the mound, Gary Farnham got the win, pitching seven innings, only one of the four Vermont runs were earned. He gave up five hits, two walks and struck out 4.

The day one regional win puts the Comrades overall record at 19-6 and the next opponent is either Woonsocket, RI or Braintree, MA tomorrow at 4:30pm.


Wednesday, August 2
Game 1 Franklin County, VT 4   Bangor, ME 15 Final
Game 2 Stamford, CT 3     Rochester, NH 0 Final
Game 3 Woonsocket, RI 2    Braintree, MA 4 Final
Game 4 West Hartford, CT vs. Shrewsbury, MA TBD
Thursday, August 3
Game 5 Vermont vs. Loser Game 3 1:30 p.m.
Game 6 Loser Game 2 vs. Loser Game 4 TBD
Game 7 Bangor, ME  vs. Braintree, MA TBD
Game 8 Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 4 TBD
Friday, August 4
Game 9 Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 7 1:00 p.m.
Game 10 Winner Game 5 vs. Loser Game 8 4:30 p.m.
Game 11 Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8 Following Game 10
Saturday, August 5
Game 12 Winner Game 9 vs. Loser Game 11* 10:30 a.m.
Game 13 Winner Game 10 vs. Winner Game 11* 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 6
Game 14 Winner Game 12 vs. Winner Game 13* 1:00 p.m.
Game 15 Two remaining one-loss teams (if necessary) 5:00 p.m.

Note 1: Pairings for Game 12 & 13 will not match previous opponents against each other unless absolutely necessary. (Tournament Director has further instructions).

Note 2: If three teams remain after Game 13, the winner of Game 11 automatically draws the Bye for Game 14.