AUGUSTA — Westbrook found a way to shut down Bangor’s powerful offense, and then the rain found a way to shut down everything.

Westbrook led Bangor 7-0 when the game was halted by lightning before the bottom of the fourth inning. After the storm that followed, the field was unplayable, and that game will resume at 10 a.m., today.

That will be the first of five scheduled games for today at McGuire and Morton fields. The Red Barn, which represents Augusta Post 205, will play Staples Crossing in an elimination game at noon on Morton Field. Windham will play Pastime Club in another elimination game, at noon on McGuire Field.

The winners of today’s two noon games will play Bangor and Westbrook, with both games scheduled for 3:30 this afternoon. The matchups for the 3:30 games will depend on which teams are still alive in the tournament, as games will not match previous opponents unless absolutely necessary.

The rain stopped at 4:55 p.m., but the discussion that followed on the field lasted until 5:18. Speaking shortly after the decision became final, tournament director Al Cloutier said he and others planned to be at the field until dark and then round up volunteers to work on the field in the early morning.

“The most likely scenario for the 10 o’clock game is to get one field ready,” Cloutier said, “and hopefully by noon, we can get both of them ready. I’ll make some calls tonight and get some people here early.”

Bangor had scored 33 runs over its last three games, yet it was Westbrook that brought the big bats on Friday. Robbie Hamilton hit a two-run homer in the second inning, and added a two-out RBI single in the third. That two-out run was followed by four more — on a delayed steal of home by Sam Stauble, a two-run double by Keenen Lowe and an RBI double by Austin Blake. That made it 7-0, and Bangor hadn’t even gone one time through its lineup.

Lowe, who worked the final two innings for the win against Staples Crossing on Thursday, started against Bangor and allowed only one hit — a two-out single in the third by Trevor Delaite.

Matt DiFilippo — 861-9243

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