The regular season for Senior League Babe Ruth baseball has come to a close with all five teams set to take part in the state tournament this weekend in the Midcoast. Rockport Automotive finished unbeaten and atop the league standings.

Final records for the Senior League Babe Ruth regular season included: Rockport Automotive 11-0, Farmington 7-4, Lisbon 6-4-1, Waldo County 3-7-1 and South China 1-10.

The Senior League Babe Ruth state championship tourney kicks off the night of Friday, July 16 and culminates with the state championship game the afternoon of Sunday, July 18. The state tournament will take place at the Marge Jones Recreational Facility in Rockport.

The tournament is a double-elimination format, which will begin with No. 5 South China facing No. 4 Waldo County on Friday, July 16 at 5:30 p.m. in a play-in game. The winner of that game will make up the field of four, which begins the double-elimination tournament.

On Saturday, July 17 No. 2 Farmington will face No. 3 Lisbon at 10 a.m., while top-seeded Rockport will face the winner of Friday’s night’s play-in game at noon. The losers of the first two Saturday games will play an elimination game at 3:30 p.m., while the two winners of Saturday’s games will square off at 5 p.m. with a berth in Sunday’s final on the line.

The loser’s bracket final will be at Sunday, July 18 at 1 p.m., with the championship game set for the same day at 3:30 p.m. Should the representative from the winner’s bracket fall in the championship game, a final winner-take all championship game will immediately follow.

In addition to this weekend’s state championship tourney, an all-star team of players from all five teams will represent the Pine Tree State at the 2010 ages 16-18 New England Regional Tournament, which runs Thursday through Monday, July 22-26 in Stamford, Conn. Maine will play the first game of the tournament on Thursday, July 22 at 8 p.m. against the host team from Stamford.

The Maine team will be coached by Waldo County manager Paul Thibodeau.Team members for the all-star team are: Isaac Grindle, Chris Hart, Adam Landwehr and Kevin Pierce of Camden; Eric Peters, Winston Simmons, Nick Thibodeau and Mike Berry of Waldo County; Luke Carter, Alec Hall, Chris Whitney and Frank Anjelico of Lisbon, Kyle Fletcher, Jason Leavitt and Shane Smith of Farmington; and Jason Grotton and Matt White of South China.

The following is a recap of the final games of the regular season for both Rockport Automotive and Waldo:

At Rockport July 14, Rockport Automotive completed its undefeated season with a 9-1 win over Waldo County.

Top hitters for Rockport Automotive were Isaac Grindle (home run), Kevin Pierce (double, single, 2 runs), Adam Carlsen (single), Cam Gartley (single), Mykel Callaway (2 singles, run), Billy Ray Denman (single, run) and Mike Crockett (2 singles, run).

For Waldo County, Nick Thibodeau (2 singles), Josh Beal (single), Winston Simmons (double) and Chris Brown (single) to pace the offense.

Adam Landwehr, Chris Josselyn and Crockett pitched for Rockport Automotive, allowing five hits and six walks, while striking out four. Eric Peters, Beal and Allen Connor pitched for Waldo, scattering 10 hits and walking two, while fanning four.

At Farmington July 10, Rockport Automotive pulled out a 10-8 win over Farmington in the first game of a doubleheader. Top hitters for Rockport Automotive were Carlsen (single, RBI), Grindle (3 singles, 3 RBIs), Chris Hart (home run, double, 3 RBIs), Landwehr (single), Kyle Olehnik (single) and Crockett (single, double, triple, RBI).

For Farmington, Larrabee (double, single) and Leavitt (single) led the offense.

Landwehr pitched six innings for the visitors, allowing three hits and four walks, while striking out eight. Denman tossed an inning of relief, allowing one hit, while striking out one. Smith and Williams combined to allow 11 hits and three walks, while striking out six for Farmington.

In game two, Rockport Automotive again nipped the hosts 9-8 in a high-scoring affair. Top hitters for the visitors were Carlsen (single, double, RBI, 3 runs), Grindle (triple, single, 2 RBIs), Hart (double, single, 3 RBIs), Olehnik (two singles, 2 RBIs), Alex Crans (double, single, RBI) and Crockett (double).

For Farmington, Crowley (double), Larrabee (single) and Witt (2 singles) led the offense.

Pierce, Callaway and Denman all pitched for Rockport Automotive, allowing a combined six hits and nine walks, while striking out nine batters. Witt and Whitney allowed a combined 10 hit and five walks, while striking out six for Farmington.

Full names for Farmington players were not available.

At South China July 11, Waldo County earned a 10-2 win over the hosts in a game halted after five innings due to rain. Top hitters for Waldo were Peters (triple, 2 runs), Thibodeau (single, 2 runs), Beal (single, 2 runs), Simmons (double, two runs), Sam Kulikowski (single, 2 runs) and Connor (single).

For South China, White (single, run) rapped the lone hit and scored the lone run.

Peters went the distance for Waldo County, allowing one hit and no walks, while fanning 10 batters. Goggin pitched for South China, scattering six hits and seven walks, while striking out seven.

First names for South China players were not available.

At Rockport July 11, Rockport Automotive earned a convincing 20-9 victory over visiting Lisbon. Leading the way at the dish for Rockport Automotive were Crockett (single, 4 RBIs, 2 runs), Hart (2 singles, 2 RBIs), Pierce (2 singles, double, 2 RBIs), Callaway (two singles, triple, 2 RBIs, 4 runs), Denman (single, double, 4 RBIs) and Joel Gabriele (single, RBI, 2 runs).

For Lisbon, Carter (2 singles) and Larrame (2 singles) led the offense.

Cam Gartley, Grindle and Denman combined to allow eight hits and seven walks, while striking out seven on the hill for Rockport Automotive. Pitching stats and first names for Lisbon players were not available.

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