Acadians Down Comrades



BLUE HILL — The Acadians improved to 7-2 on Thursday with a 4-2 win over the Comrades, snapping a 2-2 tie with single runs in the fifth and sixth innings at the George Stevens Academy baseball field.

Nolan Hall of the Trenton Acadians dives back to first base on a pickoff attempt during Trenton’s 4-2 win over the Bangor Comrades on Thursday, July 2, at Blue Hill.—HUGH BOWDEN
Nolan Hall of the Trenton Acadians dives back to first base on a pickoff attempt during Trenton’s 4-2 win over the Bangor Comrades on Thursday, July 2, at Blue Hill.—HUGH BOWDEN

BLUE HILL — The Acadians improved to 7-2 on Thursday with a 4-2 win over the Comrades, snapping a 2-2 tie with single runs in the fifth and sixth innings at the George Stevens Academy baseball field.

Trenton second baseman Nick Saunders prepares to make the throw to first base after fielding a grounder.—HUGH BOWDEN
Trenton second baseman Nick Saunders prepares to make the throw to first base after fielding a grounder.—HUGH BOWDEN
Bangor jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the opening inning, taking advantage of control troubles by Trenton righthander Peter Dickinson.

Dickinson hit leadoff batter Corey McInnis with a pitch, then issued a one-out walk to Ian Edwards and advanced the runners to second and third with a wild pitch.

McInnis scored on a single by Shane Walton.

But the Acadians knotted the score in the bottom of the inning when Adam Kaspala walked, stole second, took third on a wild pitch by Bangor righthander John Cox and came home on a sharp single by Nick Saunders.

Much the same scenario played out as Trenton took a 2-1 lead in the third inning when Adam Kaspala again walked, stole second and scored on a Saunders single.

Dickinson pitched out of a jam in the top of the fourth, getting McInnis on a pop-up after Jordan Clarke walked and Dillon Morris rapped a two-out single.

But the Comrades tied it at 2-2 in the fifth inning.

Chad Kelley stroked a leadoff single and Edwards reached on an error.

Walton then grounded into a forceout and Devin Lyshon popped out to shortstop, but Nate Lewis walked to load the bases and Edwards raced home moments later on a passed ball with Walton getting thrown out as he tried for third base on the play.

Trenton reclaimed the lead in the bottom of the inning as Willy Clark reached on an error, went to third on a wild pitch and scored on a double by Adam Kaspala.

Righthander John Carlin came on in the sixth for Trenton and retired the Comrades in order.

The Acadians added an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth when Nolan Hall beat out an infield single, Steve Zirnkilton walked and Clark grounded into a forceout with Hall scoring.

Carlin allowed only a harmless single to Edwards as he shut down the Comrades in the seventh.

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