The state Babe Ruth 14-year-old tournament saw five teams — including Midcoast — in search of a coveted championship at the Capital Area Recreation Association complex Friday through Monday, July 14-17.

In the end, Midcoast fell short in its state title aspirations as it went 0-4 on the weekend, including a 3-1 loss to Tri-County on Friday, 4-2 loss to Portland on Saturday, 13-2 loss in six innings to South Portland on Sunday and 8-3 loss to Augusta also on Sunday.

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The top-ranked teams after three days of play — Augusta (3-1) and Tri-County (4-0) — vied for the state crown on Monday, July 17, as Augusta won 18-1.

South Portland finished 2-2 and Portland 1-3.

Additional earlier results from the tournament include: Augusta 5, South Portland 0; Augusta 10, Portland 2; Tri-County 4, South Portland 3; Tri-County 4, Augusta 1; South Portland 10, Portland 0; and Tri-County 5, Portland 3.

Team members for Midcoast included True Crane, Sam Moody, Joey Curtis, Obie Miller, Jason Greenleaf, Adam Sirois, Aiden Schecter, Clayton Belcher, Brandon Cournoyer, Joel Pitcher, Nathan Coombs, Tim Farrelly, Jonah Carlson, Ethan Reed and Dylan Abbott. The team is managed by Brian Secord and coached by Matthew Shields and Tim Moody.

The following is a recap of the four Midcoast contests:

Augusta 8, Midcoast 3

At Augusta July 16, the hosts swung to a five-run win over Midcoast. Midcoast scored one run in the first inning and two in the fourth, while Augusta tallied one in the first and third stanzas and two in the fourth, fifth and seventh.

Leading Midcoast at the plate were Cournoyer (double, run), Curtis (single, run), Greenleaf (run), Abbott (single), Schecter (single) and Miller (single).

For Augusta, Akira Warren (triple, single, 2 runs, RBI), Kyle Douin (triple, single, RBI), Geyer (triple, run), Luke Anderson (2 singles, 2 runs, 2 stolen bases), Logan DuPont (2 singles, run, 2 stolen bases, 2 RBIs), Bobby Stolt (double, 2 RBIs), Bryce Goff (stolen base) and Drake Bickford (run, stolen base) keyed the offense.

Abbott and Greenleaf pitched for Midcoast, allowing 10 hits and one walk, with five strikeouts. Stolt, Anderson, Geyer and Isaac Gammon pitched for Augusta, allowing five hits and six walks, with five strikeouts.

South Portland 13, Midcoast 2 (6 inns.)

At Augusta July 16, South Portland walked off with an 11-run win over Midcoast. Midcoast scored two runs in the fifth inning, while South Portland scored four in the first and second innings, one in the fourth, two in the fifth and two in the sixth.

Leading Midcoast at the dish were Cournoyer (single, RBI), Moody (stolen base), Crane (stolen base), Curtis (single), Greenleaf (single), Pitcher (run, stolen base), Schecter (single) and Coombs (single, run, 2 stolen base).

For South Portland (first names unavailable), Poole (triple, single, 2 runs, stolen base), Athim (single, run, 2 RBIs), Lewis (double, 2 singles, 3 runs, RBI), Lappin (double, single, 2 runs, 2 RBIs), Small (2 runs, RBI), Varipatus (single, run, RBI), Viola (RBI) and O’Connell (run) paced the offense.

Lewis pitched for South Portland, allowing five hits and three walks, with five strikeouts. Sirois, Belcher, Pitcher and Reed worked the mound for Midcoast, allowing nine hits and six walks.

Portland 4, Midcoast 2

At Augusta July 15, Portland doubled up Midcoast by a two-run margin. Portland scored one run in the third inning, two in the fourth and one in the sixth, while Midcoast scored two in the fourth.

Leading Midcoast at the plate was Coombs (single, run, stolen base), Abbott (RBI), Sirois (stolen base), Crane (RBI), Greenleaf (single), Reed (single), Moody (2 singles, stolen base), Carlson (single, run) and Cournoyer (single, stolen base).

For Portland, Nick Gianardli (run, stolen base), Cole Walter (3 singles, RBI, stolen base), Danny Tocci (2 singles, stolen base), Jamie Hawkes (single, RBI), Sam DeSalle (single), Elliot Boop (run), Matthew Breese (single, run, RBI), Bryaden Young (RBI) and Sam Sabotini (run) paced the offense.

Tocci pitched for Portland, allowing seven hits and no walks, with six strikeouts. Curtis and Farrelly pitched for Midcoast, allowing eight hits and four walks, with five strikeouts.

Tri-County 3, Midcoast 1

At Augusta July 14, Midcoast plated a run late, but could not complete the rally and fell by two runs. Tri-County scored one run in the second inning and two in the third, while Midcoast’s lone tally came in the seventh.

Leading Midcoast at the dish were Crane (single), Moody (single), Coombs (double), Miller (run), Greenleaf (single) and Sirois (single).

For Tri-County, Keegan Watson (run, stolen base), Fisher Cormier (double, run), Brady Micklon (run) and Ty LeBlond (double) paced the offense.

Dawson Jones went six innings on the hill for Tri-County and Watson secured the save in the seventh. The duo combined to allow five hits and two walks, with seven strikeouts.

Crane and Sirois toed the slab for Midcoast, allowing two hits and one walk, with four strikeouts.

Tri-County got on the board in the second inning when Micklon was hit by a pitch, moved to third on a pair of wild pitches and scored on a groundout by Jones.

The home team added two more in the third, but not before a pair of head's-up defensive plays by Midcoast kept two potential runs for Tri-County off the board.

LeBlond doubled to start the inning, but was tagged out between second and third when Joe Godonsky grounded to Sirois at third, who threw to second base for the out.

A wild pitch by Crane moments later got Godonsky to third base, but Watson reached on a fielder’s choice — again gloved by Sirois — who threw to Curtis at the plate to cut down Godonsky on a close play.

However, Tri-County finally plated its second run when Watson scored on an RBI-double by Cormier, who moved to third when Brady Downing reached first on a dropped third strike. Cormier scored on a past ball to put Tri-County ahead 3-0.

After Jones fired six innings of two-hit ball, he gave way to Watson after reaching his pitch count. He gave up three hits in the frame — including a single by Greenleaf to plate Curtis and put Midcoast on the board — but the visitors could not bring the tying runs on base around to score.

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