Hermon Rallies To Nip Eagles



HERMON — The Ellsworth Eagles saw a five-run lead disappear as the Hermon Hawks staged a sixth-inning rally, then scored the winning run in the bottom of the eighth to nip Ellsworth 7-6.

A solid pitching effort by Ellsworth’s Thomas Sawyer went for naught in Tuesday’s loss to the Hawks.

Sawyer pitched five strong innings before tiring in the sixth.

“He was throwing great,” said Ellsworth coach Dana Smith. “I was really encouraged with his outing. He just ran out of gas.”

Ellsworth had built a 6-1 lead, starting with two runs in the first inning, adding three more in the fifth and one in the sixth.

But the Hawks, who had managed only a single run in the fifth, erupted for five in the sixth to tie the score.

“We just stopped hitting,” said Smith.

Neither team scored in the seventh, but in the bottom of the eighth, Logan Trenbley drew a leadoff walk, went to second on a sacrifice bunt and scored the game-winner when Jesse Graffam lashed a two-out single past third base.

Seth Cote had a good day at the plate for the Eagles, driving in three runs with three singles. Andrew Hodge also had two singles and drove in a run, Ross Saunders had an RBI double and a single and Cote Card had a pair of hits for Ellsworth.

For more sports news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American.

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