BELFAST — The Waldo County Little League baseball championship between Belfast Silver and Tri-Town on Tuesday night, June 21 at Walsh Field saw a little bit of everything.

Plenty of scoring in the early innings. High drama down the stretch. And, a furious, sixth-inning rally that ended a long win streak.

Scene from Waldo County Little League baseball championship game on June 21 in Belfast. Photo by Mark Haskell

Tri-Town rallied from down a run in the final frame and held off a late surge from the defending league champs to emerge with a hard-fought, 13-11, championship victory.

The win improved Tri-Town’s end-of-season record to 8-3.

For Belfast Silver (9-1), who went undefeated and won the league crown last year, it was the team’s first loss in two seasons.

Scene from Waldo County Little League baseball championship game on June 21 in Belfast. Photo by Mark Haskell

Belfast Silver scored three runs in the first inning, six in the second, one in the fourth and one in the sixth, while Tri-Town plated six in the first, one in the second, two in the fourth and four in the sixth.

Team members for Tri-Town included Kale Fowler, Gus Hamel, Hunter Mehuren, Quillian Mentlar, Carver Bradford, Wren Hillgrove, Julien Richards, Ashton Doolan, Lan Ha, Welker Reynolds and William Allgrove. The head coach is Amy Bradford and assistant coaches Paul Thibodeau, Oai Ha and Warren Allgrove.

Scene from Waldo County Little League baseball championship game on June 21 in Belfast. Photo by Mark Haskell

Team members for Belfast Silver included Chamberlain Coombs, Ross Philbrook, Braylen Stover, Iven Ingraham, Brody Ingraham, Brody Ash, Ryder Walsh, Zach Bailey, Colton Alley, Cole Duso, Alex Miller and Griffen Stover. The head coach is Brent Waterman and assistant coaches Bert Bailey, Zack Bennett and Kevin Coombs.

The newly-crowned league champs were paced at the plate by Fowler (3 runs), Hamel (3 runs), Mehuren (single, 3 runs), Bradford (single), William Allgrove (run), Hillgrove (single, run), Richards (single, run), Doolan (double, run) and Lan Ha (2 singles).

Scene from Waldo County Little League baseball championship game on June 21 in Belfast. Photo by Mark Haskell

For Belfast Silver, Coombs (2 singles, run), Philbrook (2 singles, run), Stover (2 runs), Iven Ingraham (double, single, 2 runs), Brody Ingraham (double, 2 runs), Ash (single), Walsh (run) and Miller (run) paced the offense.

Hamel and Richards pitched for Tri-Town and combined to allow eight hits and seven walks, with eight strikeouts. Philbrook and Iven Ingraham pitched for Belfast Silver and combined to allow seven hits and eight walks, with 12 strikeouts.

Scene from Waldo County Little League baseball championship game on June 21 in Belfast. Photo by Mark Haskell

The game was fast and furious through the first two frames, as Belfast Silver held a 9-7 lead due, largely, to a bevy of walks, errors and savvy base running from both teams.

In the top of the fourth, Tri-Town tied the score 9-9 after Fowler and Hamel scampered home on a passed ball, while Belfast Silver retook a 10-9 advantage in the bottom of the frame when Brody Ingraham plated a run in the same fashion.

Scene from Waldo County Little League baseball championship game on June 21 in Belfast. Photo by Mark Haskell

Tri-Town tiptoed out of danger in the bottom of the fifth after Belfast Silver stranded two runners in scoring position, and, ultimately, took the lead for good in the sixth.

The lower seed used patience at the plate to load the bases on three consecutive walks before Fowler came in on a passed ball to knot the score.

Tri-Town, 2022 champions of Waldo County Little League baseball. Photo by Mark Haskell

After Allgrove drew a walk to reload the bases, Hamel also scored on a passed ball to give Tri-Town the lead. Moments later, Hillgrove connected with a two-run single to shallow center to give the champs a 13-10 edge.

Belfast Silver. Photo by Mark Haskell

Belfast Silver got a run closer in the bottom of the frame, but Richards fanned the final batter to give Tri-Town the title.

The final regular-season standings included: Belfast Silver 8-0, Tri-Town 6-3, Belfast Blue 6-3, Brooks 3-7 and Mount View 0-10.

Previous playoff games saw No. 4 Brooks beat No. 5 Mount View 14-3, No. 2 Tri-Town beat No. 3 Belfast Blue 15-12 and No. 1 Belfast Silver beat No. 4 Brooks 6-3.