ELLSWORTH — Another Ellsworth Little League All-Star team is heading to the state tournament.
The Ellsworth 9-10 softball team won the District 1 title with a 5-0 home victory Thursday against Acadian Little League of Bar Harbor. The win capped off an undefeated tournament for Ellsworth, which will compete in states later this month in Biddeford.
Camryn Clough led the way for Ellsworth in the circle with 13 strikeouts, five walks and just one hit allowed. Lily Alley, Kaylee Bagley and Elizabeth Boles got base hits for Ellsworth in the win.
“[Camryn] did really well, especially as that was her first start and complete game of the year,” head coach Lyndsy Clough said. “She had a foot injury that kept her out most of the regular season.”
Ellsworth, which opened District 1 play last Saturday with a 14-1 win over Sunrise Little League in Columbia, is coached by Clough and assistants Shawn Bagley and Jamie Lambert. The team’s 13-player roster consists of Lily Alley, Kaylee Bagley, Sophie Beal, Allie Bivins, Elizabeth Boles, Whitney Carter, Camryn Clough, Olivia Dane, Emily Greene, Kennedy Lambert, Sydney Mason, Jenna Moon and Lauren Young.
“We combined girls from three teams to make our All-Star team, and they really have come together so well in such a short time,” Clough said “We are fortunate to have great pitching, strong bats and a solid defense, and though the competition is tough at the state level, this team is up to the challenge, and it will be a great experience for them.”
Ellsworth’s next game will be at noon next Saturday, July 20, against the winner of the District 6 title game between Westbrook Little League and Windham Little League. The team will return to action next Sunday, July 21, against the District 3 or 4 winner (at noon) or loser (at 4 p.m.).
Elsewhere Thursday, the Ellsworth 11-12 softball team saw its season come to an end with a 19-8 loss to the Medomak/Five Town Little League All-Stars in a state tournament elimination game in Glenburn. Lily Bean and Sophia Lynch had two singles and an RBI apiece for Ellsworth in the loss.
In 9-10 baseball play, Ellsworth lost 5-4 Tuesday against Sunrise Little League in Columbia. That loss sent Ellsworth to the loser’s bracket, and the team’s season came to an end the following day with a 9-0 defeat to Calais Little League at Demeyer Field.
In the 11-12 baseball tournament, Ellsworth’s season concluded Friday with a 4-3 loss to Machias Little League in the championship round. Ellsworth had defeated Bucksport Little League 15-6 on Tuesday to advance from the loser’s bracket.
The 2019 season marks the second in Ellsworth Little League history. The league formed after the Down East Family YMCA Little League disbanded in fall 2017.