2012 Maine State Little League® Tournament Results
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Maine State Tournament
Host - Acadian (Bar Harbor) (District 1)

Participating Teams
District 1 Champions Coastal (Blue Hill)
District 2 Champions Waldo County
District 3 Champions Hermon
District 4 Champions East Biddeford
District 5 Champions Dirigo
District 6 Champions Scarborough

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Tournament Results:

Opening Round:
Dirigo 16, Hermon 3
Waldo County 6, East Biddeford 1

Winner's Bracket Semifinals:
Dirigo 4, Coastal 3 (7 innings)
Scarborough 4, Waldo County 2

Elimination Bracket Quarterfinals (six teams remain):
Waldo County 3, Hermon 2 (elim.)
Coastal 3, East Biddeford 2 (elim.)

Winner's Bracket Final:
Scarborough 7, Dirigo 1

Elimination Bracket Semifinal (four teams remain):
Waldo County 4, Coastal 0 (elim.)

Elimination Bracket Final (three teams remain):
Dirigo 11, Waldo County 10 (elim.)

Championship Game:
Scarborough 12, Dirigo 1 (5 innings; TITLE)


It has become a familiar routine for the Scarborough Little League all-star team. Defeat Falmouth Little League to win the District 6 tournament. Move into the state championship game, and then win that contest by a mercy rule margin.

Scarborough followed this path in the 9-10 year old age bracket in 2010, and again in the 10-11 year old tournament in 2011. So it was little surprise when, after topping Falmouth by a 5-1 margin in the District 6 championship game, Scarborough worked its way into the state championship game.

And five innings later, when the game was stopped early because Scarborough held a 12-1 advantage over Dirigo Little League, the team had again run the table against Maine competition.

Scarborough won 27 of 30 games against Maine competition during its three year run, and became the first team to ever win consecutive state championships in all three age divisions. With the win, Scarborough advanced to the New England Region tournament in Bristol, Connecticut.

"It's the smartest group of players I've ever seen at this level," said Scarborough manager Neal Pratt. "They don't realize how good they are and will not realize it until they are grown up."

Dirigo kept the championship game close early, as both teams failed to score as the game entered the third inning. But Scarborough scored four runs in each of its next three offensive innings to pull away for the victory.

Scarborough had threatened, leaving the bases loaded in the first inning and stranding a baserunner in the second, and the District 6 winners broke through in the third. Connor Kelly opened the inning with a walk, and Jared Brooks followed with a single. Zoltan Panyi's single loaded the bases, and Alex Dobecki drew a walk that forced in the game's first run. Ogden Timpson reached on an error to plate another run, before Owen Garrard doubled home two more runs to give Scarborough a four run advantage.

The next inning, Panyi and Dobecki each drove in runs with base hits, and Timpson capped the rally with a two-run double. Dirigo scored its only run in the fourth, but Scarborough renewed its attack in the fifth, when Brooks doubled in a pair of runs and Panyi pushed his team's lead to double digits with a two-run homer.

The strong offensive performance was more than enough for Brooks, who earned his second victory of the tournament with a complete game in which he struck out nine and surrendered just four hits.

"With Jared, it's all about recognizing he doesn't have to do it alone," said Neal Pratt. "When he realizes that, then he can focus on taking it one inning at a time, and nobody is better."

Brooks had earned the victory in Scarborough's initial win at the six-team tournament, a 4-2 victory over Waldo County Little League. Brooks, Panyi, and Kelly combined on a no-hitter, and Scarborough made the most of its four hits in the win. Morgan Pratt and Kelly each singled and scored on bases loaded walks in the first inning, while Timpson singled and scored in the fourth and Brooks singled and scored on a groundout in the fifth.

Scarborough then topped Dirigo, 7-1, in the winner's bracket final, before Dirigo staved off a Waldo County comeback in the elimination bracket final. Dirigo raced to an 11-2 lead after 1-1/2 innings in that game, before Waldo County closed the gap to 11-10 after three innings. Neither team scored in the game's final three innings, lifting Dirigo into the state championship game in the major baseball division for the first time in the league's history. Dirigo's only other District 5 championship in the 11-12 age level came in 2010, when the league finished in fourth place in the state tournament.

Scarborough finished with a 1-3 record in pool competition at the New England Region tournament, with one of the losses coming in extra innings, and another by a 1-0 margin. Scarborough's win was against eventual region runner-up Bedford (New Hampshire) Little League on the final day of pool competition.

Follow Scarborough at the New England Region Tournament -- Click here to view results.


  Elimination Bracket Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
Dirigo 7 4 0 0 0 0 11 8 6
Waldo County 2 2 6 0 0 0 10 7 0
  Championship Game
Scarborough 0 0 4 4 4 12 16 -
Dirigo 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 -

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