BRUNSWICK — Trevor Delaite pitched a complete game and drove in the winning run in the seventh inning to lead Bangor to a 4-3 win over Brunswick in a Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class A baseball game Monday.

A left-handed junior, Delaite allowed eight hits, struck out nine and walked one for the defending Class A state champions, who ran their record to 5-1.

“I tried to establish my fastball early, but I didn’t feel I had much zip on it today,” Delaite said. “My location was bad. I left some pitches over the middle. I just tried to battle though it.”

Delaite battled hard. He finished four innings with strikeouts, stranding a total of five Brunswick baserunners during the first, second, fourth and seventh.

“We deserved to lose,” Brunswick Coach Luke Potter said. “(Bangor) is a good baseball team, but we should have taken advantage of our opportunities. Too many poor at-bats for us. Too many going-down-looking situations.”

Brunswick batters were caught looking at a third strike five times.

“At the end of the day, they put the ball in play and we didn’t,” Potter said. “They fought all the way to the end, and we just couldn’t quite get there.”

Brunswick pitcher John Parker limited the Rams to six hits, struck out six, walked one and hit one.

“Our bats just haven’t come to life yet,” Bangor Coach Jeff Fahey said. “We hit some balls today but they were right at people. Fortunately, we were able to scratch out some runs.”

The Rams took a 2-0 lead in the third inning when Jordan Derrah, Delaite and Ben Crichton hit consecutive two-out singles.

The Dragons (3-3) got within a run in the bottom of the third when Cam Berry, who reached on a fielder’s choice and advanced to second when he beat out a pickoff attempt, scored on a two-out single by Charlie Lowell.

In the fourth inning, Parker singled and Will Bessey doubled to give Brunswick runners at second and third with no outs. Delaite struck out the next two batters, but Thomas Hanson walked to load the bases. Berry fell behind 0-2, then lined a single to center field to make it 3-2.

Bangor tied it in the sixth when Crichton reached on an error, stole second, moved to third on a single by Sam Huston and scored on a sacrifice fly by Derek Fournier.

Designated hitter Kyle Stevenson led off the seventh with a walk, stole second, moved to third on a ground ball to the right side of the infield and scored when Delaite dumped a single down the right-field line.

Four of Bangor’s five wins this season have been by two runs or fewer.

“I’ve been head coach for 15 years, and I think this is the most competitive league this year,” Fahey said. “The top teams are not separated by much. Anybody can beat anybody.”