Little League: Elite wins two in Elliot

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LEWISTON — Elite Auto earned two victories recently in the major division of Elliot Ave. Little League baseball.

In the first game, Elite defeated Melanson Paving, 6-4. Gage Cote scored three runs and Evan Cox scored twice. Logan Freve drove in three runs with a double and a single. Brock Belanger and Jared Rubin each added run scoring singles. Rubin pitched 4 2/3 innings, giving up two earned runs. Belanger pitched strong in the final two innings.

Marciano Webster had a two-run double, scoring Jayden Webster and Dalton Wing for Melanson.

Elite also defeated United Ambulance, 14-5, in a game that featured aggressive base running combined with timely hitting and strong pitching.

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Gage Cote, Evan Cox, Brock Belanger, Logan Freve, and Dean Clavet scored twice. Ryan Handlon, and Brandon Dube also scored for Elite. Jared Rubin, Belanger and Freve were repeat hitters for Elite. Belanger and Cote combined for the win.

United was powered by three home runs. Eddie Turgeon scored on an inside-the-park home run. Grant Hartley had two mammoth home runs for United. Damian St. Pierre took the loss, giving up eight runs early.

ASLL Baseball

AUBURN — Hardy, Wolf & Downing scored its first win of the season in Auburn Suburban Little League baseball with a thrilling comeback win over East Aubrun.

Trailing 15-9 going into the last inning, HWD got clutch hitting from Isaac Dumont and Jacob Dubuc. Dumont, Aaron Fanjoy, Tanner Sturgis, Bobby Tremaine and Dubuc shared the pitching duties for HWD. Jalen Corey, and Ben Cassidy pitched for East Auburn.

Auburn Firefighters topped Austin’s in major division action, 10-3. The teams racked up eight hits apiece, but aggressive base running by the Firemen (17 steals) and some timely hitting gave them the advantage.

Alex Bretton, Justin Keaney and Billy Duclos worked hard on the mound for Austin’s, while Noah Yarnevich and Noah Moreshead hurled for AFF with Tyler Blanchard closing it out. An unassisted double play by Austin’s Aaron Perkins was the top defensive play of the game. On offense, AFF’s Robbie Marcotte blasted a bases-clearing triple, while Austin’s Keaney went 3-for-4. Kyle Herald went a perfect 3-for-3.

ASLL Softball

AUBURN — Prudential squeaked out a nailbiter over Sam’s in Auburn Suburban Little League softball.

Madison Rush, who had four hits on the evening, got things started with a double. Consecutive RBI singles by Cassady Bussiere, Karma Bell, and Taylor Newman provided Prudential with the game’s first three runs.

Sam’s seemed destined to climb back into the game in the second. Emily Kramarz, Megan Verrill, and Allie Annear filled the bases with one out, but Hannah Olcott might just have made the play of the year of this young season, snaring a line drive and tagging third for the inning-ending double play.

Runs by Prudential’s Katherine Gilpatrick, Sara Younk and Anna LeBlanc in the middle frames were quickly answered by scores from Sam’s Courtney Larson, Hannah Smith, and Maureen Brann.

Heading into the last inning, Sam’s was down three runs. Ella Perry and Millie Meserve got hits and scored, but Prudential was able to stop the rally there.

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