The play at the state Little League 10- and 11-year-old baseball all-star tournament in Lincolnville has been, well, as hot as the nearly 100-degree temperatures.

The double-elimination tourney began Friday, July 22 and will run through Wednesday, July 27. The event is sponsored and hosted by the town recreation committee.

A bundle of local volunteers are being used for the six-day tourney. For more information on the event, call Dr. Mike Marden or Elaine Huber-Neville at 763-3796.

The tourney includes six champions, including District 1 Bucksport, District 2 Belfast, District 3 Bangor East, District 4 York, District 5 Dirigo and District 6 Scarborough.

As of Sunday, Belfast (0-2) and Bucksport (0-2) both had been eliminated from the tournament.

The tournament continues Monday, July 25, with Scarborough will face York at 11 a.m. in a winner’s bracket contest, while Dirigo will meet Bangor East at 2 p.m. in an elimination game.

The following is a recap of Belfast’s two state tournament contests:

Dirigo 9, Belfast 4 … On July 24, Belfast was knocked from the tournament after falling to Dirigo by five runs.

Stan Sturgis (2 singles, run), Zach Dyer (triple, run), Skylar Perkins (2 singles), Sam Goguen (single), Nathaniel Johnson (single, double, run) and Ricky Smith (single, run) led Belfast on offense, while complete information for Dirigo’s offensive leaders was unavailable.

Goguen went the distance on the hill for Belfast, allowing eight hits and five walks, while striking out two batters. Dylan Perry pitched for Dirigo, allowing nine hits and three walks, while fanning three.

Scarborough 9, Belfast 2 … On July 23, Belfast plated the game’s first run before Scarborough scored nine unanswered runs and moved on in the winner’s bracket. The loss knocked Belfast to the loser’s bracket, where it faced Dirigo July 24.

Leading Belfast at the plate July 23 were Sturgis (single), Dean Grass (single), Tyler Bartlett (single), Dyer (double, RBI), Perkins (single), Goguen (single), Nathaniel Johnson (single) and Smith (single, RBI).

For Scarborough, Morgan Pratt (double, 3 singles), Alex Dobecki (single), Jared Brooks (home run, 2 singles), Zoltan Panyi (2 singles), Connor Kelly (2 singles), Ogden Timpson (double, single), Glade Fredenburg (single), Justin Tanguay (single) and Owen Garrard (single) keyed the offense.

Johnson threw 28 pitches through 1 1/3 innings for Belfast, allowing eight hits and five runs, while Grass tossed 44 pitches over 2 2/3 innings, allowing five hits and three runs, while walking one and striking out one. Goguen threw 19 pitches on the mound in two-thirds of an inning, allowing four hits and two strikeouts, while Perkins went the final one-third of an inning, retiring the only batter he faced on four pitches.

Kelly, Pratt and Panyi combined to pitch for Scarborough, allowing a combined eight hits and four walks, while striking out 12.

The daily scores and schedule for the event, which can be viewed via VillageSoup’s online scoreboard (positioned below the sports section on the website), includes the following:

July 25

Scarborough versus York – 11 a.m. (winner’s bracket game)

Dirigo  versus Bangor East – 2 p.m. (elimination game)

July 24

Bangor East 12, Bucksport 5. (Bangor East eliminated)

Dirigo 9, Belfast 4. (Belfast eliminated)

July 23

Scarborough 9, Belfast 2.

York 23, Bucksport 2.

July 22

Scarborough 3, Bangor East 0.

York 11, Dirigo 7.

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