The Maine state champion Bangor Little League All-Star crew obtained a mixed no-hitter from Jacoby Harvey and Caden Karam in a 3-0 win over Brattleboro, Vermont of their New England Regional Match opener in Bristol, Connecticut on Saturday.
Bangor will now face the winner of the sport between Massachusetts champion Middleborough and New Hampshire champion Harmony in a winners bracket recreation on Monday at 9 a.m.
Karam can be Bangor’s beginning pitcher in that one, whereas Brattleboro will play an elimination recreation in opposition to the loser of the Middleborough-Harmony recreation on Sunday at 4 p.m.
If Bangor wins on Monday, it’ll play a winner-take-all championship recreation on Thursday at 5 p.m. in opposition to the crew nonetheless remaining with one loss. If it loses on Monday, it should play the opposite crew with one loss at 1 p.m. on Wednesday in an elimination recreation for the precise to maneuver on to the championship recreation.
The champion advances to play within the Little League World Collection in Williamsport, Pa. The World Collection added 20 groups to the sector this season, 10 from the USA and 10 worldwide groups.
The opposite two New England state champs from Connecticut and Rhode Island are enjoying within the Metro Area Match, additionally in Bristol, Conn., in opposition to the champions from New Jersey and New York.
Harvey, son of head coach Jason Harvey, threw 5 1/3 innings with 14 strikeouts and three walks earlier than reaching the 85-pitch restrict.
Karam got here on and walked the primary two hitters he confronted earlier than placing out the final two.
Daxton Gifford singled and scored a run on a handed ball and drove in one other run with a fielder’s selection grounder. Thomas Fournier got here off the bench and delivered a run with a two-out single up the center.
Brattleboro pitcher Senji Kimura threw 4 1/3 innings of five-hit, three-run baseball with 12 strikeouts and no walks.
“We pitched nicely and we obtained some well timed hits. It was an important crew win,” stated
Jason Harvey, the previous Husson College of Bangor baseball coach, referred to as it “an important crew win.” He was additionally completely satisfied together with his son’s efficiency.
“Jacoby threw the ball extraordinarily nicely. He answered the decision,” stated Jason. “He blended up his pitches when he wanted to.”
Bangor is in search of to turn into simply the fourth Maine to win a regional and the primary since Westbrook in 2005.
The one different Maine groups to earn a visit to Williamsport, Pa. for the Little League World Collection had been the 1971 Augusta crew and the 1951 Suburban squad with gamers from Cape Elizabeth, Westbrook, Scarborough and Falmouth.
Bangor received all 4 of its state match video games, outscoring opponents 37-7. Brattleboro got here into the regional with a 9-0 file.