There were three things proven in Wednesday night’s Waldo County Little League championship game.

One, Winterport Green possessed a dominating, multi-talented squad this season.

Two, although not sporting the impressive overall record as its finals’ opponent, Liberty consisted of players and coaches who battle to the end of each game.

And three, Waldo County fans love their Little League baseball.

All those things were evident on the field at Walker Elementary School in Liberty Wednesday night as Winterport Green (20-1) captured the championship with a 12-3 victory over Liberty (12-9).

Winterport Green, which finished first in the East Division during the regular season, also had beaten Liberty 5-3 June 13 in the first of the best-of-three championship series. Liberty finished second in the West Division during the regular season.

Winterport Green includes Evan Thomas, Max Thomas, Jake Black, Brandon Smith, Brandon Pellitier, Dan Trojecki, Jacob Highham, Wyatt Harriman, Ethan Quimby, Trey Brown, Tyler Downs, Teddy Harris and Jay Hatch.

Liberty includes Derrick Tyler, Anthony Fuller, Garrett Butler, Emmett Shell, Jake LaFrance, Luke Chadwick, Riley Boulay, Kaleb Mosher, Reanna Boulay, Luke Davis, Peter Silkey, Nick Blanchard and Dillon Colby.

Winterport Green set itself up to win the championship Wednesday with Monday’s 5-3 victory in Winterport.

During the season, Winterport Green outscored opponents 272-73, while Liberty outscored foes 175-114.

The final league standings were:

East Division — 1, Winterport Green, 20-1; 2, Stockton Springs, 13-6; 3, Winterport Blue, 10-8; 4, Frankfort, 5-13; and 5, Searsport, 2-17.

West Division — 1, Waldo, 13-6; 2, Liberty, 12-9; 3, Mount View, 9-8; 4, Brooks, 6-12; and 5, Unity, 4-14.

Wednesday game

Winterport Green used dominating pitching from Black and a powerful offense — keyed by two home runs from Max Thomas — to beat Liberty in the final championship game.

Black pitched a complete game, allowing seven hits, no walks and striking out 12. Fuller and Butler worked the mound for Liberty, combining to allow 14 hits, three walks and fanned 10.

Keying the offense for Winterport Green were Harris (run), Max Thomas (2 home runs, 2 singles, 4 runs), Black (3 singles, double, 2 runs), Smith (2 singles, run), Trojecki (2 doubles, run), Downs (single, run), Harriman (run) and Brown (single, run).

For Liberty, Tyler (2 singles, run), Fuller (double, triple, 2 runs), Butler (single), Shell (single) and LaFrance (double) keyed the charge.

Click this link or the one below to view photos from the second championship game.

Monday game

In game one of the championship series, Liberty and Winterport Green were deadlocked in a 1-1 tie in the fifth inning before Winterport Green piled on four runs to take a 5-1 lead. Liberty rallied and scored two runs in the top of the sixth, but could not draw even.

Leading Winterport Green’s offense were Max Thomas (double, single), Black (double, single), Trojecki (double), Downs (single) and Brown (single).

For Liberty, Tyler (single), Fuller (double), Shell (2 singles), Butler (single) and Chadwick (single) paced the offense.

Smith pitched 5 2/3 innings for Winterport, allowing six hits and one walk, while striking out 12. Max Thomas faced the final batter and earned one strikeout. Shell tossed a complete game for Liberty, allowing seven hits and no walks, while fanning seven.

Village NetMedia Regional Editor/Sports Director Ken Waltz can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email at kwaltz@villagesoup.com.