The Brewer Witches and Old Town Coyotes split an exhibition doubleheader at Mahaney Diamond in Old Town on Saturday, April 15th. Brewer won the 1st game 6-5 with Old Town winning the 2nd game 12-5.

In game 1 Evan Nadeau singled in the bottom of the 7th inning to give the Witches the walk-off win.

Grady Vanidestine was 2-3 with a home run. Nadeau was 2-3. Jed Gilpatrick had a double. Noah Tibbetts and Andrew Hodgins had singles for the Witches.

For Old Town, Lucas Moore had a double. Preston Vose, Jackson Lizzotte, Gabe Gifford, James Dumond and Ben Dickey all had singles.

Grady Vanidestine started on the mound for Brewer and went 3.0 innings, allowing 3 runs, none of which were earned, giving up 4 hits and striking out 3 while walking 1. Jed Gilpatrick pitched middle relief, pitching the 4th and 5th innings giving up 2 hits and 1 run. He struck out 3 and walked 2. Anderson Clifford picked up the win, pitching the final 2 innings, striking out 3 and walking 2.

For Old Town Gabe Gifford started and went 3.0 scoreless innings, not allowing a hit. He struck out 4 and walked 1. James Dumond pitched the next 2 innings, allowing 3 hits and 3 runs, striking out 1 and walking 2. Owen Rand took the loss pitching the final 1.2 innings, allowing 4 hits and 3 runs. He walked 2.

In the 2nd game Brewer was leading 5-0 before Old Town scored 9 runs in the 6th inning and then 3 more in the 7th inning.

The Coyotes banged out 11 hits, led by Brendan Mahaney who was 3-4 with a double. James Dumond had 2 hits including a triple. Ben Dickey had a triple. Gabe Gifford and Preston Vose each had a double.

Gifford, Jackson Lizzotte, Dumond and Dickey each drove in 2 runs for the Coyotes.

For Brewer Andrew Hodgins had a pair of hits, including a double. Rowan Valley had a double. Grady Vanidestine and Jake Perry each singled. Valley drove in 2 runs.

Jordan Craft started on the mound for the Coyotes. He went 3.0 innings allowing 4 hits and 4 runs, walking 6 and striking out 1. Ben Dickey pitched 2 innings allowing 1 hit and 1 run, while walking 2 and striking out 1. Alex McCannell picked up the win, pitching the final 2 innings, holding Brewer hitless and striking out 1.

For Brewer Logan Littlefield started and went 3 scoreless innings, allowing just 2 hits while striking out and walking 1. Nick Tozier allowed 6 hits and 9 runs, while walking 3 and striking out 1 in 2.1 innings. Andrew Hodgins pitched the final 1.2 innings allowing 3 hits and 3 runs, striking out and walking 1.

Brewer opens the regular season on Tuesday, April 18th at Messalonskee at 1 p.m.

Old Town opens the regular season at home with a doubleheader against Caribou on Saturday, April 22nd

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