Bangor, Brewer, Hall-Dale, Richmond baseball teams win state titles

ELLSWORTH — Maine’s 2018 high school baseball season came to an end Saturday as four state champions were crowned.

In Class A, Northern Maine No. 1 Bangor (19-1) made history as the first Maine team to win five consecutive state baseball championships. Bangor’s 10-6 win over South No. 2 Gorham (15-5) at St. Joseph’s College in Standish marked the 14th state title in program history.

Class B North No. 2 Brewer, which beat Ellsworth in the regional title game Wednesday, topped South No. 1 Wells (17-3). The Witches (15-5) trailed 2-0 entering the bottom of the sixth inning but rallied to tie the game before winning it in the seventh on a walk-off single from Josiah Cyr.

Later in Standish, Hall-Dale (19-1) defeated Class C North No. 1 Houlton to capture its first state title since 2001. It was the third state baseball championship for South No. 1 Hall-Dale, which rode a strong outing from senior pitcher Cole Lockhart to overcome the Shiretowners (14-4) 2-1.

Yet the most dominant performance of the day came in the Class D championship game at Mansfield Stadium, where Richmond beat Northern Maine No. 1 Fort Fairfield (15-3) 11-0 in a mercy rule-shortened encounter. Zach Small pitched a five-inning no-hitter for South No. 1 Richmond (18-1), which won the state title for the third time in program history after previously doing so in 1996 and 2010.

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