BANGOR — Emily Gilmore led off the bottom of the seventh with a triple and scored on a single through the left side of the infield by Cordelia Stewart to lead No. 2 Bangor to a walk-off, 4-3 win over No. 3 Cony in an Eastern Class A softball semifinal Saturday.

“It was quite a season and we have a great group of girls,” Cony coach Rocky Gaslin said. “It was a fun year. In a game like that it can go either way.

“…The kids played really hard, though. We definitely had opportunities to score more runs, we just couldn’t get the big hit.”

Cony took a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth when Cari Hopkins scored on a triple from Arika Brochu, but a mix of three hits and a few miscues allowed Bangor to take a 3-1 lead with a trio of runs in the bottom of the seventh.

Brochu once again came through for her team in the top half of the next inning, as her double down the left field line scored both Hopkins and Haley Ward to tie it.

“It was the best game I’ve ever seen her play. She was 2-for-3 with a triple and a double and she played her heart out,” Goslin said of Brochu. “Unfortunately, we only had (four) hits (Saturday) and she had two of them.”



ST. DOMINIC 3, MARANACOOK 0: Mitch Lorenz tossed a two-hit shutout as No. 8 St. Dominic of Auburn blanked No. 5 Maranacook in the Western C semifinals in Readfield.

Lorenz struck out six and walked three while going the distance for the Saints (14-5), who will face No. 2 Winthrop in the regional final on Wednesday night at St. Joseph’s College.

Cam Brochu and Vinnie Birtwell had the hits for Maranacook (10-8), both singles.

Cam Labrie, Justin Keaney and Mike Bryant (double) drove in the runs for St. Dom’s.

Despite managing just two hits, Maranacook had good scoring chances in the second, fourth and fifth innings but Lorenz always battled out of trouble.


“We hit (Lorenz) fairly well, just right at guys,” Maranacook coach Eric Brown said. “Their defense was outstanding.”

Catcher Gavin Bates made a couple of key defensive plays, including a second-inning pickoff of Dan Garand at third when the left fielder snuck in behind the runner to take the throw.

Maranacook got the first two runners on in the fourth but Lorenz induced a double play to curtail that threat. He got out of another jam in the fifth when the Black Bears loaded the bases but got Brochu, a Maine Mr. Baseball finalist, to ground out to end the inning.

BREWER 7, MT. BLUE 0: Matt Pushard threw a complete game no-hitter as No. 3 Brewer eliminated No. 7 Mt. Blue from the Eastern A baseball semifinals in Brewer.

Alex Maxsimic drove in two runs for the Witches (14-4), who scored two in the second, three in the third and two in the fifth against Mt. Blue (8-10) pitchers Colton Lawrence and Evan Roberts. Alex Brooks added an RBI double for Brewer.

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