Waldo County rallies late, remains unbeaten in 11-12 playAs of July 1, Oceanside, Medomak Valley, Five Town also remain alive
Rockport — The District 2 Little League 11- and 12-year-old double-elimination baseball all-star tournament now has one unbeaten team remaining after a back-and-forth battle Tuesday night, July 1 between Waldo County and Five Town at the Marge Jones Recreational Facility.
Waldo County (2-0) plated two runs late and came away with a 6-5 victory, while the loss dropped Five Town (1-1) to the loser's bracket.
The tournament began Saturday, July 28.
The fast-and-furious pace of the double-elimination tournament, nearly as hot as the early-July weather, will slow a bit following the Wednesday, July 2 elimination game between Oceanside (1-1) and Medomak Valley (1-1) due to the Fourth of July weekend.
Waldo County's win Monday advanced it to the championship game on Friday, July 11, while Five Town will play the winner of Wednesday's elimination game Monday, July 7.
Lincoln County (0-2) was the first team eliminated from the tournament.
All games begin at 5:30 p.m and are played in Rockport.
Waldo County 6, Five Town 5
At Rockport July 1, Waldo County prevailed in a tight contest involving the two squads who remained in the winner's bracket. Waldo County scored one run in the second inning, three in the third and two in the sixth, while Five Town scored one in the first, one in the second, two in the third and one in the fifth.
Leading Waldo County at the plate were Colby Snow (2 singles), Isiah Runci (2 singles, run), Riley Boulay (single, 2 runs), Charlie Spiegel (double, single, 3 runs), Anthony Sanborn (4 singles), Dylan Abbott (single), Donnie Resh (2 singles) and Tanner Veilleux (2 singles).
For Five Town, Mike Kremin (home run, triple, single, 2 runs), Gage Whalen (home run), Quinn Brown (single, run), Sam Conlan (single, run, stolen base) and Rylee Rapp (single) paced the offense.
Abbott and Runci pitched for Waldo County, allowing seven hits and four walks, with eight strikeouts. Abbott threw 85 pitches and Runci 37.
Kremin and Conlan pitched for Five Town, as they scattered 16 hits and two walks, with nine strikeouts. Kremin threw 87 pitches and Conlan 36.
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