Waldo County remains alive in the ongoing state Little League 11- and 12-year-old state baseball tournament, having gone 3-1 thus far in the double-elimination event to maintain its state championship dreams.

The locals began their tournament run with a 6-1 win over East Biddeford on July 20 before falling to Scarborough 4-2 on July 21, which knocked them to the losers’ bracket.

Waldo County then eliminated Hermon 3-2 on July 22, followed by a 4-0 win over Coastal July 23.

Waldo County will face Dirigo on Tuesday, July 24 at 4 p.m. in an elimination game.

Should Waldo County, the District 2 champ, defeat Dirigo, it will return to face Scarborough on Wednesday, July 25 in the championship finals. Waldo County would have to defeat Scarborough twice to win the state championship, with an “if” game slated for Thursday, July 26.

Scarborough is comprised of a talented group of players who won the state Little League 10- and 11-year-old tournament last year and the state 9- and 10-year-old tournament in 2010.

All state 11-12 baseball games are in Bar Harbor.

The following is a recap of Waldo County’s first four games of the state tournament:

Waldo County 4, Coastal 0

At Bar Harbor July 23, Waldo County blanked District 1 Coastal.

Leading Waldo County at the plate were Emmett Shell (2 singles, run), Colby Furrow (2 singles, run), Kenny Brewer-Frazee (single, run, 2 RBIs), Chris Evans (single, RBI), Joey Danna (single), Liam Cail (single) and Connor Kneeland (run).

For Coastal, Taylor Schildroth (single), Bryce Harmon (single), Jacob Keenan (single) paced the offense.

Danna and Kneeland pitched for Waldo County, allowing three hits and one walk, with nine strikeouts. Schildroth pitched for Coastal, allowing eight hits and one walk, with five strikeouts.

Waldo County 3, Hermon 2

At Bar Harbor July 22, Waldo County held off a late Hermon rally and eliminated the District 3 representatives with a one-run victory.

Waldo County jumped to a 2-0 lead in the third inning and added a much-needed insurance run in the fifth, while Hermon scored two runs in the sixth inning, but could not complete the comeback.

Leading Waldo County at the plate were Dean Grass (run, hit by pitch), Danna (double, run, RBI), Cail (single, RBI), Furrow (single), Kneeland (single), Eric Gower (single) and Liam MacMillan (single).

For Hermon, Zack Nash (single), Ryan Hoogterp (2 singles, run), Christian Greenier (double, RBI) and Connor Magliosi (run) paced the offense.

Ben Powell, Danna and Cail pitched for Waldo County, allowing four hits and two walks, with 12 strikeouts. Nash went the distance for Hermon, allowing six hits, no walks and one hit batter, with 10 strikeouts.

Scarborough 4, Waldo County 2

At Bar Harbor July 21, Waldo County was no-hit by Scarborough, sending the locals to the losers’ bracket.

Leading the Scarborough offense were Morgan Pratt (single, run), Connor Kelly (single, run), Jared Brooks (single, run) and Ogden Timpson (single, run).

Brooks, Zoltan Panyi and Kelly combined to allow no hits and one walk, with 10 strikeouts on the hill for Scarborough. Furrow and Danna pitched for Waldo County, allowing four hits and five walks, with four strikeouts.

Waldo County fell behind 3-0 early, but came within one run in the bottom of the fourth after Grass walked and later scored on an error, while Cail, who reached second on the same error, scampered home on another error later in the stanza.

However, Scarborough added a crucial insurance run in the fifth inning when Brooks singled and came in on an RBI-ground out.

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Waldo County 6, East Biddeford 1

At Bar Harbor July 20, Waldo County scored twice in the second inning and four more times in the third, which proved to be all the offense it would need, as the locals prevailed in its first game of the tournament.

Leading Waldo County at the plate were Grass (single, run), Cail (double, run), Shell (2 singles, 2 runs, 2 stolen bases), Furrow (2 singles, 2 stolen bases, run) and Gower (single).

For East Biddeford, C. Petit (double), N. Plante (single, run), J. Pelletier (single), B. Sprague (single) and E. Arsenault (single) led the offense.

Shell and Furrow pitched for Waldo County, allowing five hits and no walks, with nine strikeouts. B. Springer and M. Gagne pitched for East Biddeford, allowing seven hits and no walks, with four strikeouts.

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