ORONO – The Old Town-Orono Twins survived a big scare from Penquis, rallying for seven runs in the sixth and one in the seventh to notch an 8-7 American Legion baseball victory Monday night at the Orono High field.
Undefeated Old Town-Orono trailed 6-0 entering the sixth, but took advantage of four errors that enabled it to bat around in the inning and take the lead.
Jason Clifford provided the game-winning RBI with a sharp single up the middle in the bottom of the seventh.
Shane McCannell and Chris Bagley each singled twice for OT-O.
Matt Thomas drilled the first pitch of the seventh inning for a home run to give Penquis a late lead, and also had a single. Deron Smith added a double and a single.
Penquis (2-15) 400 110 1 – 7 6 7 OT-Orono (14-0) 000 007 1 – 8 10 5
Parks, Shearer (6) and Edwards; Ballard and Coombs
Waldo County 8, Trenton 3
At Belfast, Bobby Hughes pitched a complete-game seven-hitter and drove in three runs with a two-run homer, double and single as first-year team Waldo County picked up an important win in its bid to qualify for the Zone 1 tournament.
Waldo County spotted Trenton a 3-0 lead before Chris Steiner’s two-run single in the third inning and Jack Gallagher’s RBI base hit in the two-run fourth inning gave the hosts the lead for good.
Steiner had two singles and two RBIs for Waldo County. Jerry Gray’s double and single and RBI; Jason Brown’s two-run single and J.T. Loomis’ two base hits led Trenton.
Trenton (6-10) 003 000 0 – 3 7 1 Waldo County (8-9) 002 222 x – 8 10 1
Polchies, A. Brown (6) and Naumann; Hughes and Coleman
Skowhegan 8, Bangor 2
At the Mansfield Complex in Bangor, Jared Cochran and Nate Jewell combined on a six-hitter, striking out six and walking six between them, as Skowhegan upset Bangor.
Adam Fitzpatrick had a double and a single and scored two runs for the winners; Corey Hight singled twice; Jerry Veilleux had an RBI double and Kregg Jarvais had a two-run single.
Eric Murray doubled and singled for Bangor and Matt Kinney had two base hits and an RBI.
Skowhegan (4-12) 040 001 3 – 8 7 0 Bangor (14-3) 000 000 2 – 2 6 3
Cochran, Jewell (5) and Jarvais; Kinney and McEwen
Molunkus 11, Downeast 1
At Mahaney Diamond in Orono, Frank Peckham lashed a three-run double to cap a nine-run third inning to pace Molunkus Eastern Maine Amateur Baseball League action.
Molunkus went on to win the game which was called after five innings due to the 10-run rule.
Mark O’Clair hit a double and a single for Molunkus, while Troy Martin and Bert Marsden had two singles and an RBI each.
Rick Wickett held the Yankees to two hits and one unearned run in 6 2/3 innings of work.
Downeast (8-11) 000 10 – 1 2 5 Molunkus (17-4) 119 0x – 11 11 2
Tomlinson, Alaimo (3) and Mayo; Wickett, Thompson (5), Wickett (5) and Mitchell