WINOOSKI, Vt. — J.T. Nutting and Jacob Trask combined on a shutout, helping Central Maine stay alive in the 14-year old New England Babe Ruth tournament with an 8-0 win over Leominster, Mass. on Monday.

Central Maine plays again at 10 a.m. today against either Franklin County, Vt. or Cranston, R.I. Cranston beat Central Maine on the first day of the tournament.

Before playing Central Maine, Leominster had to complete a game started Sunday night, but suspended due to lightning. After beating Nashua, N.H., Leominster struggled with Central Maine, coach Butch Cunningham said.

“We played small ball today,” Cunningham said. “We were running all over them.”

Central Maine took the lead for good in the first inning. Ben Frazee singled, stole second base and scored on a Dan Pooler hit. Central Maine scored six runs in the third inning to take control of the game.

Frazee and Pooler each had two hits. On the mound, Nutting and Trask kept Leominster hitters off balance, and benefited from a strong defense, Cunningham said.

“J.T had his curveball working, and Trask was right on,” Cunningham said. “Our defense played incredible today.”

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