WATERVILLE — Jake Poole singled in the eighth inning to drive in the winning run as Morrill Post beat Gray-New Gloucester 9-8 in a Junior Legion state tournament winners’ bracket game.

Morrill Post (15-3) led 7-1 after three innings, led by Zach Johnson’s two-run double in the second inning.

Gray-New Gloucester scored seven runs in the fifth inning and took an 8-7 lead on a bases-loaded triple by Tanner Mann, but Poole drove in the winning run in the eighth with his third hit of the game.

Morrill and Gray-New Gloucester will meet Monday in the championship round. They will face off at 5 p.m., and if Gray-New Gloucester wins, they will play again at 7:30 p.m.

Gray-New Gloucester earned its spot in the final of the double-elimination tournament with a 2-0 victory over Skowhegan later Sunday.


PATRIOT 8, EDGE 1: Christian Bourget hit a grand slam in the fifth inning to lead Patriot (8-9) past Edge (7-9-1) in Cumberland.

Bourget finished with two hits, adding a double in the seventh inning.

Joe Quinlan led Edge with two hits.

John Parker picked up the win, allowing one run over seven innings while striking out six.

AERO 14, ON TARGET 3: Kip Richard had three hits and six RBI to lead Aero (9-7-2) over On Target (10-7-1) in Cumberland.

Nick Bowie also had three hits for Aero.

Daren Wood had two hits for On Target.

Andrew Richards earned the victory, allowing one run and striking out five in four innings.


SULLIVAN 5, OLD ORCHARD BEACH 3: The Explorers (21-22) scored three runs in the top of the ninth and defeated the Surge (26-23) at The Ballpark in Old Orchard Beach.

The Surge took a 2-0 lead in the first inning on a bases-loaded walk, followed by a hit batsman.

Old Orchard Beach extended the lead to 3-0 in the second inning on an RBI double by Chris Allen.

The Explorers trailed 3-2 going into ninth but scored three runs on an error, a wild pitch and a groundout.

Jacob Fabry led the Surge with three hits.

Surge starter David Ernst allowed four runs in 81/3 innings.