Lightning and Acadians win Bob Dorr Little League tourney

first_imgELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Lightning softball team and Mount Desert Island Acadians baseball team won the Bob Dorr Little League Tournament of Champions on June 27 at the DeMeyer Field.The three-day event, hosted by the Down East Family YMCA, featured eight baseball teams and seven softball teams with players ages 7-10. The two teams with the best records after three regulation games played in the championships.In the baseball final, the Acadians scored all five of their runs in the bottom of the fourth to beat the Machias Red 5-3. Up 4-3 with the bases loaded, Spencer Grierson hit a homerun for MDI, but the five-run-per-inning limit allowed just one runner to score.MDI pitchers Colin Sullivan and Grierson combined for a one-hitter. The team totaled three hits: Grierson’s grand slam as well as singles from Nick Roos and Matthew Levesque.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textMickey Fitzsimmons, Clay Crossman and Tyler Alley pitched for Machias.In the softball championship, Ellsworth edged MDI 15-13.The Lightning totaled five hits. Megan Jordan led Ellsworth with two singles, and Natalie Jagels, Paige Johnson and Shantene Griffiths each added singles.For the Acadians, Gracie Parker had a triple and a single, and Addy Boyce doubled.The following local athletes competed on the championship and runner-up teams:MDI Acadians baseball: Bowdoin Allen, Jonah Denning, Aiden Dow, Spencer Grierson, Nick Jacobs, Matthew Levesque, Aidan Mitchell, Alex Roos, Nick Roos, Jack Seavey, Colin Sullivan, Josh Wedge, coach Tony McKim and manager Kyle McKim.Ellsworth Lightning softball: Lily Alley, Lily Bean, Elizabeth Boles, Shantene Griffiths, Brielle Grindle, Natalie Jagels, Paige Johnsen, Megan Jordan, Kelsie Lambert, Sophie Lynch, Natalie Simpson, Anna Stevens, Abby Watkins and coaches Ron Bean, Spencer Grindle, Bernie Johnsen and Josh Stevens.MDI Acadians softball: Lily Alley, Addy Boyce, Carly Collier, Taylor Grant, Kaya Gray, Mollie Gray, Brooke Goff, Soren Hopkins-Goff, Grace Horner, Emma Kennedy, Claire Moore, Gracie Parker, Lexie Tozier and coaches Jay Boyce, Matt Davis and Nick Grant.last_img read more

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