PAL rallies to 12-11 win

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LEWISTON – Lewiston PAL came from behind for a 12-11 win over Play it Again Sports in South Lewiston Little League major division softball.

Alana Taylor was the winning pitcher, giving up only six  hits. Kristina Blais cracked a double for Play It Again.

Play it Again bounced back later in the week with a 17-9 victory over Fontaine Family. Bailey Jumper was the winning pitcher. Eliza Beaudin and Bernadette Racine of Fontaine Family each played a great game behind the plate.

New Auburn

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AUBURN – Poisson’s of New Auburn Little League major division baseball notched its third win of the season with a 15-9 victory over South Lewiston Little League’s Dube Gravel.

Zach Boyd got the win, striking out the maximum nine over three solid innings. Jeremy Chamberlain, Cameron Dubay and Boyd led the offense with two RBIs each. Alex Cook plated a run with a second inning double.

Carlos Baez led Dube Gravel with a two-run double. Alex Porter also drove in a run. Jeremy Madore pitched three strong innings for Dube Gravel.

South Lewiston

LEWISTON – Gendron’s Mobil of South Lewiston Little major division baseball won two games against New Auburn Little League competition, beating Poisson’s and Cyber Solutions.

Gendron’s beat Poisson’s, 5-4, in a hard-fought battle. Jacob Tiner pitched 4 1/3 innings, striking out eight. Colby Desjardins collected the save with a pair of punchouts. Dominick Adams, Isaac Dube and Nathan Albert were run producers.

Against Cyber Solutions, 9-year-olds Gordon Beckwith and Hunter Landry were solid on the mound to secure Gendron’s 11-8 triumph. Ben Ferrence, Jordan Bergeron and Jake Gosselin were solid at the plate, driving in a total of five runs. Brandon Asselin had a fine relief performance for Cyber, while Wesley Haire and Michael Parshall shone at the plate.

Gendron’s tried to continue its winning streak on Monday against Dube Gravel.

In another interleague collision, Hammond Lumber completed the home-and-home sweep on Saturday, blanking New Auburn’s VFW for the second straight game.

It was a pitchers’ duel. Colby Bilodeau of Hammond pitched a complete-game shutout, striking out nine and giving up two hits. Kyle Ullrich matched Bilodeau nearly pitch-for-pitch, striking out 13 and surrendering only one hit.

Hammond (3-1) took advantage of a few key walks  to secure the win. VFW dropped to 1-4. Hammond faced off against Poisson’s of New Auburn on Monday night, while VFW will play on Wednesday against Cyber Solutions.

Auburn Suburban

AUBURN – Once-beaten Auburn Fire Fighters rallied from an early 3-0 deficit to knock off previously undefeated Pepsi, 6-4, in an Auburn Suburban Little League major division baseball showdown.

Pepsi jumped out to the lead in the first inning on key hits by Drew Lashua and Gavin Bates. AFF scored 2 runs each in the second and third innings to take the lead. Hits by Noah Perron and Eli Thibodeau and a home run by Shammond Thomas provided the wallop.

C.J. Jipson, Gavin Bates and Drew Lashua cracked hits and pulled Pepsi even in the third, but Fire put it away when Noah Yarnevich and Austin Coxeach scored in the fifth.

Pepsi’s Gavin Bates and AFF’s Patrick Ivers and Tyler Blanchard made nifty plays in the field.

Pepsi topped Austin Associates, 12-7, in opening day action. Lashua picked up the win for Pepsi with two innings of relief. Solid hitting by Jipson, Lashua and Ryan Kappelman led Pepsi’s offensive attack. Brandon Varney pitched four innings and took the loss for Austin. Bobby Shelley led Austin’s offensive attack with three hits. Varney and Justin Keaney were repeat hitters.

Austin picked up its first win of the young season by defeating East Auburn, 7-1. Varney (eight  strikeouts) and Keaney (five strikeouts) shared the pitching duties for AA. Austin Culleton (seven strikeouts), Donnie Peterson and Matt Verrill toed the rubber for East Auburn. Dylan Marston had three hits in the game, with Zach Rideout and Bobby Shelley adding multiple hits. Lew Jensen led East Auburn with a pair of hits.

In minor division baseball, American Concrete won a slugfest over Dillingham & Sons. There were numerous defensive gems in the game, most notably by Storm Jipson and Josh White of Dillingham and Austin Brown, Marius Morneau and Jake Arel of American.

The game remained close until American brought in a couple more runs to overtake Dillingham’s lead entering the final inning. Morneau, Liam Flynn, Joey Leavitt, Anson Perry, Tyler Jalbert, Brown and Jacob Hodgman scored runs for American. Brendan Whitman, Jipson, Boden Dock, Josh White, Tristan Stevens and Seth Dyer answered for Dillingham.

Hudson Bus topped M & P Auto in another well-played minors clash. Ben Eastman of Hudson turned in an unassisted double play.

Both teams shone at the plate, as well. Dan Milks, Cameron Sturgis and Kameron Coolong each had four hits for Hudson. Cloe Gagne and Keegan Pelletier led M &P with four hits apiece. One of Pelletier’s was a triple.

Elliot Ave.

LEWISTON – Dube Flower shut out previously undefeated Melanson, 4-0, in an Elliot Ave. Little League major division baseball battle.

Brady Cusson pitched a beauty for Dube with 10 strikeouts. Cusson also stroked an RBI triple in the fith. Jordan Ferrell started the scoring when he drove in Tanner Cortes and Matt Gaudette with a double in the fifth. Jacob McBride went 2-for-3 at the plate, including a double and an RBI triple. Kaleb Hebert, Noah Binnette and Sean O’Donnell led Dube with rock-solid defense.

Austin Wing pitched a stellar game for Melanson. Kyle Morin had a double and three stolen bases to lead Melanson’s offense.

Elliot Major Division standings:

Melanson 3-1

Anthoine Financial 3-1

Dube Flower 3-1

United Ambulance 2-2

Elite Auto Sales 1-3

Aubuchon Hardware 0-4

Apple Valley Babe Ruth

TURNER – Turner Two swept a doubleheader from Turner One, 28-16 and 7-4, in Apple Valley Babe Ruth action.

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