Ellsworth Little League’s Anna Stevens pitches during a Little League softball game against Medomak Valley Little League on July 14 in Glenburn. Ellsworth, which won the District 1 title earlier this month, lost to Medomak Valley and Kennebunk-Wells to be eliminated from the state tournament. LISA LANDRY-STEVENS PHOTO

ELL 9/10 All-Star team eliminated from state tourney after close losses



ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Little League 9/10 All-Star softball team’s 2018 season came to an end over the weekend after a pair of tight losses against Medomak Valley and Kennebunk-Wells at the state tournament in Glenburn.

Ellsworth came close to topping Medomak Valley on Saturday but fell 5-4. Anna Stevens and Lily King combined for 17 strikeouts and 1 hit allowed for Ellsworth, and Sophia Lynch led the way for the team offensively with a pair of singles.

On Sunday, Kennebunk-Wells handed Ellsworth a 4-1 defeat for its second loss in the double-elimination tournament. Hermon and Windham were the other teams participating.

In baseball, Machias Area Little League defeated Ellsworth 11-5 on Thursday to claim the District 1 title. Ellsworth bounced back from a 4-3 loss to Calais Little with a 5-1 win over Bucksport and a 13-10 win over Calais in the rematch before falling in the championship game.