Trailing 6-4 in the bottom of the 7th inning, the Ellsworth Eagles scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 7th with Michael Palmer driving Brody Mercier in from 3rd with 1 out, to give the Eagles a hard fought 7-6 victory over Caribou on Saturday afternoon, June 12th. The win sets up a #2 Ellsworth vs. #1 Old Town for the Class B Northern Maine title Wednesday night, June 16th, 6:30 p.m. at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor.

Michael Palmer Game Winning Hit vs. Caribou June 12, 2021 Photo Chris Popper

Trailing 6-4 the inning started with a single by David Baugh. Hunter Curtis followed with a single moving Baugh to 3rd. Curtis then stole 2nd  and Peter Keblinsky singled. Brody Mercier than ran for Keblinsky. Craig Burnett was intentionally walked to load the bases. Nate Smith then lined out the left, scoring Curtis. Then with 1 out and  a 2-2 count, Palmer sent the Eagles to the Regional Finals.

Ellsworth Celebrates their Walk-off Win vs. Caribou June 12, 2021 Photo Chris Popper
Ellsworth Celebrates their Walk-off Win vs. Caribou June 12, 2021 Photo Chris Popper
Ellsworth Celebrates their Walk-off Win vs. Caribou June 12, 2021 Photo Chris Popper

Caribou had taken a 2-0 lead in the top of the 2nd, before Ellsworth scored 2 in the bottom of the 2nd. Ellsworth took a 4-2 lead at the end of 3 innings, before Caribou scored 4 runs to take a 6-4 lead.

Hunter Curtis went into the 6th inning before David Baugh came on in relief and pick up the win.

Caleb Espling pitched for the Vikings

Ellsworth batting - Every batter had at least 1 hit

  • Brett Bragdon - 1 single
  • David Baugh - 2 singles
  • Hunter Curtis - 2 singles
  • Peter Keblinsky - 1 single
  • Craig Burnett - 1 double and 1 single
  • Nathan Smith - 1 single
  • Michael Palmer - 1 single
  • Reece Jagels - 1 double
  • Matt Reid - 2 singles

Caribou batting -

  • Carter Quist - 1 single
  • Griffin McNeal - 1 double and 1 single

The Ellsworth-Old Town game will take place at 6:30 p.m. at Mansfield. Admission is $10.00, $5.00 for students and seniors(65+) . We hope to broadcast the game on WDEA Internet Radio, on our Free Downloadable APP and on any Alexa enabled device with the pregame beginning at 6:15 with the introduction of line-ups, National Anthem etc.