Old Town 9 Ellsworth 0
The Old Town Coyotes showed why they are the lone unbeaten baseball team in the state, with a combination of great pitching, aggressive base running, strong hitting and slick fielding, and they beat the Ellsworth Eagles 9-0 in Old Town in the Class B Eastern Maine Quarterfinals on Thursday, June 11th.
Adam Richardson improved to 5-0 on the season, picking up the win for Old Town. Richardson threw 93 pitches striking out 8, walking 2 and just allowing 2 singles.
Charlie Libby took the loss for Ellsworth, going 4.2 innings allowing 8 runs, 4 of which were earned. He struck out 1, didn't walk anyone and gave up 10 hits. Nicholas Bagley pitched the final 1.1 innings, allowing 3 hits, and 1 earned run.
It was scoreless through two innings, until Old Town scored 6 runs in the 3rd inning, sending 9 runners to the plate. With one out, Eric Hoogterp , Braden Upshaw, Austin Sheehan, Ethan Stoddard, Cole Daniel and Adam Richardson all singled. It looked like Ellsworth might get out of the inning with only 3 runs being scored when Kaleb Gifford hit a fly ball to right field. Devin Wright, the Ellsworth right fielder was camped out under the ball, but lost it in the sun at the last moment, and the ball ended up hitting him directly in the face. As Wright fell to the ground, all the runners scored and Kaleb Gifford ended up on 3rd base. Wright would end up leaving the game immediately after the play was over.
Old Town pushed across another run in the 4th, 5th and 6th innings.
For Old Town Braden Upshaw was 3-4, Eric Hoogterp was 2-3, Austin Sheehan was 2-3, Ethan Stoddard was 2-4, Cole Daniel was 2-4 with a double, Adam Richardson was 1-4 and D.J. Monteith was 1-1 with a double.
Avery Anderson and Griffen Nightengale had the 2 singles for Ellsworth.
Old Town is now 17-0 and will host the semi-finals on Saturday afternoon against Winslow. Ellsworth's season ends with a record of 10-8