SOUTH PORTLAND — Sam Troiano stole home base to complete a ninth-inning comeback Saturday as Yankee Ford beat Coastal Landscape 6-5 in the American Legion baseball Zone 3 playoffs.

Yankee Ford (19-1) trailed 5-2 in the bottom of the ninth but quickly loaded the bases. Troiano drew a walk to force home a run, Nate Ingalls hit an RBI single, and Ben Conti walked to tie the game, setting up Troiano’s dash home for the winning run.

Ingalls led Yankee Ford with three hits.

Griffin Watson and Alex Libby each collected three hits for Coastal Landscape (13-9).

The victory sends Yankee Ford to the state tournament as the No. 1 seed from Zone 3. The tournament starts Wednesday in Augusta.

COASTAL LANDSCAPE 8, SEBAGO LAKERS 4: Alex Libby pitched a complete game and Zach Griffin broke a 2-2 tie with a two-run double in the second inning as Coastal Landscape (14-9) beat the Sebago Lakers (11-10) in the Zone 3 runner-up playoff game.

Cam Dube finished with three hits for Coastal, which qualified for the state tournament as the No. 2 seed from Zone 3.

Brady Anderson of Sebago had two hits and an RBI.

BANGOR 4, POST 51 0: Jesse Colford pitched a one-hitter as the two-time defending state champion clinched a berth in the state tournament, winning the Zone 1 championship with a victory over top-seeded Post 51 at Husson College.


SOUTH PORTLAND 10, SKOWHEGAN 6: South Portland rallied for nine runs in the fourth inning to win in its opening game of the state tournament, at Colby College.

A bases-loaded walk and a three-run single by James Danforth gave South Portland a 4-3 advantage.

Noah McHugh and Khemara Johnston followed with singles, and Jake Poole, Riley Hasson and Zack Johnson hit consecutive doubles to make it 9-3.


SANFORD 4, WINNIPESAUKEE 3: Johnny Slater scored on a wild pitch in the 10th inning as the Mainers (22-14) defeated the Muskrats (15-21) in Sanford.

Todd Czinege homered and drove in two runs for Sanford.


OLD ORCHARD BEACH 15, NEW HAMPSHIRE 14: Jordyn Van Atta singled home the tying run and an error allowed the winning run to score as the Surge (26-22) produced a five-run rally with two outs in the ninth inning at The Ballpark.

Van Atta finished with three RBI, and Chris Allen went 3 for 4 with three RBI and four runs scored.