Berlin/Gorham bests Great North Woods in 12U finals


by Tara Giles
Sports reporter - Coos County Democrat and Berlin Reporter

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Brody Labounty of Great North Woods is all focus on the mound during the district tournament in Littleton on June 25. Here Labounty is pitching to a batter from the Berlin/Gorham team. Tara Giles. (click for larger version)
July 03, 2017
LITTLETON — It was a day the Berlin/Gorham All Stars won't soon forget after they won a place at the state 12U tournament after besting Great North Woods 3-2 in game two. The two teams battled back each winning one then came the final battle where Berlin/Gorham earned the big win.

In the top of the first inning BG's Kolin Melanson reached first on a walk. Teammate Landyn Croteau reached on a fielder's choice followed by a single from Carter Poulin. Jake Mercier made a nice hit to bring in two runs. Great North Woods pitcher Brody Labounty struck out the next two batters for two outs to end the freame. In the bottom half GNW's Eli Percy singled. Ethan Heng made contact but his pop fly was caught for out number one. Kaiden Dowse made contact as well but was called out at first.

Berlin/Gorham's Cameron Hunton singled but was caught stealing for out number one. David Mcloughlin singled followed by Jeremiah Dow, but his pop was caught for out number two. Mcloughlin was caught stealing to end the inning. Liam Shaw was the only GNW player to reach first base during the bottom half making it a quick inning.

The game was 2-0 heading into the third inning. Melanson singled but was left stranded after GNW defense made two catches in the infield and Labounty struck out batter number two. GNW scored two runs in the bottom half to tie the game. Percy reached first on a walk and was moved around the bases by Heng, who singled. Kaiden Dowse walked to first and a Labounty single and a walk from Aiden Whiting brought in the two runs. The score was 2-2 and it was anyone's game.

Berlin/Gorham added one run in the top of the fourth to take the lead after Brendan Saladino was brought home by a double off the bat of Hunton. The bottom half was unlucky for GNW.

During the top of the fifth inning it was one, two, three with nice defensive plays by Shaw and Heng. GNW made contact in the bottom half but could not convert. The game was a battle in the sixth but no change was made and Berlin/Gorham celebrated the 3-2 win.

Berlin/Gorham advanced to the state tournament, which was scheduled for Lebanon after early deadline this past weekend.

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