LEWISTON – Melanson Paving repeated as Elliot Ave. Little League major division baseball champions, defeating Dube Flower, 13-6.

Dube jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in the top of the first. Brady Cusson, Owen McCarthy and Nick Harnden delivered the big hits. Melanson fired back with two runs of its own in the bottom half of the opening frame.

The Pavers took command with seven runs in the second. Jeromey Rancourt drove in two with a double, followed by Dalton Wing’s two-run triple. Austin Wing and Kyle Morin each registered an RBI double.

Dube scored three runs in the fourth on hits by Jordan Ferrell, Harnden and Caleb Hebert and a Sean O’Donnell double.

Melanson immediately answered with four more, led by Rancourt’s triple, singles by Austin and Dalton Wing and Morin’s double.

Reid Pomerleau also drove in two runs to power Melanson.

Austin Wing was strong on the mound to start the game. Dalton Wing stepped in with two-plus scoreless innings to preserve the win.

Pepsi rules ASLL softball

AUBURN – Pepsi captured the championship in the major division of Auburn Suburban Little League softball with a 8-1 victory over second-seeded Rotary.

Kylie Martin pitched a complete game one-hitter for Pepsi, which jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning. Martin struck out 15.

Molly and Calli Murray, Sarah Bolduc and Abby Newcomb each delivered two hits for Pepsi. Abby Roy had the lone hit for Rotary. Sarah Hammond took the loss on the mound and later recieved the league sportsmanship award at the closing ceremonies.

Winthrop, Maranacook win in Apple Valley Babe Ruth

READFIELD – Winthrop remained on a roll in Apple Valley Babe Ruth baseball, outslugging Turner Two, 17-10.

Jim Theriault picked up the win on the mounr for Winthrop (9-4). Drew Stratton smacked a triple and a single to lead Winthrop. Mario Meucci belted a double and a single. Nate Bowers added a pair of singles. Jake Irish cranked a triple and three singles for Turner (6-6). Michael Richards contributed a double and a single. Gabe Seeley also singled.

Cody Lyon picked up the pitching win for Maranacook in a 9-4 victory over Turner Two.

Delmar smacked a double and a single to lead Maranacook. LaCasse, Whitman, Guild and Webb all joined the hit parade. Richards had two singles for Turner. Bedard, Durgin, Daigle and Craig each chipped in a hit.

Aroostook wins semifinal marathon

LEWISTON – South Lewiston’s Aroostook Fence beat New Auburn’s Poisson 13-12 in Little League playoff action.

The game was halted on Wednesday night at 12-12 after six innings due to darkness. It ended Thursday in the bottom of the eighth when Austin Merritt scored from second on a Brenden Hanlon hit to the right side of the infield.

Aroostook Fence had the bases loaded in the bottom of 7th with no outs, but Poisson pitcher Brian Demers was able to get the top of Aroostook’s lineup to ground out three times to end the inning. This was Demers’ first time on the hill this year.

Ben Trytek pitched two scoreless innings got the win for Aroostook. The two teams combined to use nine pitchers in the contest. Andrew Loisel wled Aroostook’s attack with a double and two singles. Hanlon had three singles. Merritt, Trytek and Nick Powers each tacked on two singles. Matt Boulet had a single, and Jacob Morneault had a RBI.

Caelan Pelletier with two hits and four RBIs for Poisson, including a bases-clearing triple in the top of the sixth. Isaiah Ring had two hits and three RBIs and Bryce Lebel added three hits and one RBI. Aroostook went on to face Hammond Lumber in the finals Thursday night.

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