Ellsworth Beats Medomak Valley – Hermon Next in the Finals
The Ellsworth Eagles beat the Medomak Valley Panthers 6-0 in the Class B North Semifinals Saturday afternoon, June 8th in Ellsworth. This sets up a matchup between the #1 seeded Ellsworth Eagles and the #2 seeded Hermon Hawks on Tuesday, June 11th at 3PM at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor for the Class B North Championship.
Ellsworth sent out Matt Burnett, the PVC Class B North Pitcher and Player of the Year to the mound. After striking out Duncan Widdecombe to start the game, Ryan Creamer singled to right. Carson Murphy struck out swinging and then Jordan Powell singled, moving Creamer to 3rd. But Burnett then struck out Gabe Allaire looking stranding the runners. Those 2 singles were the only hits the Panthers would have all afternoon.
In the top of the 2nd, Eli McCollett was hit by a pitch and went to 2nd on a fielder's choice. He tried to steal, but Nate's Smith had McCollett by such a margin he didn't even attempt to slide. The Panthers would have only 1 more baserunner in the game
Ellsworth scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 2nd. Matt Burnett singled and went to 2nd on a wild pitch. Hunter Curtis singled, moving Burnett to 3rd. Isaac McCollett let loose another wild pitch, scoring Burnett. Conner Wagstaff was erased on a fielder's choice and Curtis scored on a passed ball.
Ellsworth scored 2 more runs in the bottom of the 5th. Nate Smith walked and Matt Reid ran for him. Riley Grindle, the designated hitter singled. Tyler Mitchell ground to 3rd in a fielder's choice and Devin Grindle grounded to 2nd driving in Reid. Jackson Curtis hit a stand up triple driving in Grindle.
In the 6th inning Hunter Curtis started the inning with a double. Wagstaff doubled, driving in Curtis. Wagstaff stole 3rd and scored on a sacrifice fly to left by Nate Smith.
Burnett struck out 13 allowing just 2 hits and didn't walk a batter. He hit a batter and retired the last 12 batters in a row.
Isaac McCollett pitched 5 innings, allowing all 6 runs, striking out 3 and walked 1. He hit a batter and uncorked 2 wild pitches.
Ellsworth is now 17-1 and Hermon is 17-1 after beating the defending State champions, the Brewer Witches 5-0 Saturday afternoon.
Ellsworth beat Hermon 7-1 in Hermon on May 23rd.