LEWISTON — In the only Memorial Day weekend contest in the Elliot Ave. Little League major division, United Ambulance extended its win streak to two with a 14-5 romp over Melanson Paving on Saturday morning.
Both starters (K.J. Edwards for Melanson and Grant Hartley for United) came out of the gates strongly, keeping the game scoreless through three innings.
United (5-3) finally broke through in its half of the fourth. Isaac Escobar and Eddie Turgeon singled. Jess Lopez drove home both with a triple to deep right. Hartley bashed a triple of his own to drive in Lopez.
Melanson wasted no time answering with two runs of its own in the bottom of the inning. Marciano Webster drew a walk, Austin Craig singled and C.J. Santomango and Antonio Beaupre had back-to-back RBI singles to make the score 3-2.
With starter Edwards nearing his pitch limit, C.J. Crafts came on to pitch the top of the fifth when the floodgates opened. United tallied nine runs versus Crafts, Beaupre and Nick Bisson.
Damien St.Pierre and Gabe Escobar each had two RBI in the inning to make the score 12-2. Melanson (2-6) scored twice off reliever Escobar in the fifth on a Dalton Wing single and a pair of United errors, but United got those runs back in the sixth on RBI hits by Hartley and Turgeon.
Despite giving up a solo run in the bottom of the sixth, United ended the game when Turgeon fired a bullet to St.Pierre at first to catch a napping baserunner.
United squares off with arch-rival Elite Auto on Tuesday evening, while Melanson faces Anthoine Financial on Wednesday.
Auburn Fire takes two
AUBURN — Auburn Firefighters pickedu p two more victories in Auburn Suburban Little League major division baseball.
Fire topped East Auburn, 15-5. The AFF hit parade racked up 15 hits, while five Firemen contributed on the mound.
Tyler Blanchard, Noah Moreshead, Tyler Libby, Robbie Marcotte and Christian Beliveau all pitched for AFF. Noah Yarnevich, Beliveau, Blanchard, Caleb Yarnevich, Marcotte and Austin Cox each earned hits.
Caleb Yarnevich and Cox each went 3-for-3 on the night. Tyler Blanchard’s solo walk-off home run in the bottom of the fourth ended the game.
For East Auburn, Timmy Torres and Earnest Charest had the hits, with runs scored by Torres, Ben Cassidy, Jaelen Coney, Mason Aube and Jahvon Coney.
Austin Associates fell 7-5 to the Firefighters in the other contest.
Noah Yarnevich and Noah Moreshead each scored in the top of the first inning for the Firemen, but Jason Taylor and Justin Keaney matched them with scores in the bottom of the frame.
AFF scored another pair in the second inning off a double by Noah Moreshead, a single by Tyler Blanchard and another single by Austin Cox. AFF held the Associates through the second, third and fourth innings and padded the lead with two more runs in the top of the fifth. Blanchard hit and scored, followed by Cox, who walked and scored.
Austin’s roared back in the bottom of the fifth with three runs scored by Bobby Shelley, Taylor and Billy Duclos. Caleb Yarnevich scored one final run for the Firemen in the top of the sixth inning, and his team held the Associates in the bottom of that chapter to close it out.
Noah Moreshead pitched the first two innings for the Firemen, giving up two. Noah Yarnevich hurled the final four innings, giving up three runs but fanning seven. Justin Keaney was strong through four innings on the mound for Austin’s. Alex Bretton finished the pitching duties.
Winthrop BR sweeps
WINTHROP — Winthrop ran its Apple Valley Babe Ruth record to 4-0 wit ha doubleheader sweep of Turner One, 4-1 and 7-3.
In the opener, Zack Glazier picked up the pitching victory. Glazier and Derek McLaughlin each slapped a single. Josh Daigle doubled for Turner, with singles by Mike Richard and Anthony Tedesco.
Matt Sekarak took the hill in the nightcap for Winthrop. Zack Steele and Mario Meucci each contributed a double to the cause. Ethan Squires added a single. Mike Richard clouted two doubles for Turner. Daigle and Mitchell Davis both tacked on two singles.