NEWTOWN, Conn. — The magical season continued for Central Maine in the 15-year-old Babe Ruth New England regional tournament Sunday afternoon.

A day after pounding out 15 runs in its opener, Central Maine stunned Braintree, Mass., 3-2 in a wild nine-inning game at Fairfield Hills baseball complex.

Ben Frazee hit a 400-foot walk-off single with two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth to lift Central Maine.

Central Maine (2-0) stayed in the winner’s bracket and will play Cranston, R.I., on Tuesday night at 6. Cranston (2-0) blasted Norwalk, Conn.  10-0 on Sunday.

Central Maine trailed 2-0 heading to its last at-bat in the seventh inning.
It didn’t take long for it to send the game to extra innings.

Nick Mayo and Nick Bryand reached on singles before Trevor Gettig lined a two-run triple down the first base line to tie the score.

“It was crazy,” Central Maine assistant coach Scott Mayo said. “That seventh inning was real magical. When we tied it up, they went crazy.”

It stayed 2-2 until the ninth, when Central Maine loaded the bases – thanks to singles from Mayo and Bryand – with two outs.

Frazee then followed with a shot to right-center that landed in front of the fence, about 400 feet away from home plate.

Nick Mayo earned the victory with six shutout innings in relief of starter J.T. Nutting.

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