AUGUSTA — Matt Riggle and Henry Curran had four hits apiece and Riggle also drove in three runs as Yankee Ford beat Wells 10-4 in an elimination game Friday at the American Legion baseball state tournament.

The South Portland-based team scored five runs in the first two innings and earned a matchup at 3:30 p.m. Saturday against Coffee News of Bangor, the last remaining undefeated team in the double-elimination tournament.

Sam Troiano added three hits, three runs scored, two RBI and two stolen bases for Yankee Ford (21-2), which needs to win three games over the next two days to capture the championship.

Griffin Kelly started on the mound for Yankee Ford and was perfect through three innings before being relieved by Nate Ingalls. Ingalls gave up two runs over 42/3 innings.

Liam Bell finished with two hits for Wells.

Earlier in the day, Yankee Ford was knocked into the losers’ bracket when it lost 9-4 to Rogers Post of Auburn in the completion of a game suspended Thursday.

Drew Lashua homered for Rogers, and Lew Jensen had three hits and three RBI.

Riggle and Ben Conti each had two hits for Yankee Ford. Conti also drew a bases-loaded walk.

COFFEE NEWS 14, ROGERS POST 3: Coffee News took advantage of 12 walks – including five in the first inning – in a winners’ bracket game that ended in the seventh inning because of the 10-run mercy rule.

The two-time defending state champions (21-5) jumped out to a 6-1 lead in the first inning. The only hits in the inning were a two-run single by Ryan Brookings and an RBI single by Drew Hillier.

Nick Cowperthwaite added a two-run double as Coffee News tacked on four runs in the fourth.

Coffee News is assured of a spot in Sunday’s championship round, even it loses Saturday against Yankee Ford.

SKOWHEGAN 9, PASTIME 4: Cody Laweryson struck out 13 in seven innings and hit a bases-loaded triple, helping Skowhegan (18-11) beat Pastime of Lewiston (22-2) in an elimination game.

Skowhegan advances to another elimination game Saturday against Rogers Post.

Home-plate umpire Kevin Joyce ejected the game’s second batter, Pastime catcher Brock Belanger, after he complained about a called third strike. In the ensuing argument, Mark Belanger, an assistant coach for Pastime, was also thrown out.

Laweryson pitched two innings Thursday before being lifted by Coach Roger Stinson after Skowhegan built a 14-0 lead against Fayette-Staples. Stinson wavered between starting Laweryson or Dustin Crawford, but went with Laweryson after talking to him while both pitchers warmed up.

Laweryson, a UMaine recruit, struck out the side in the first two innings and fanned four more in the third and fourth, spotting his fastball while also catching two batters looking at sharp-breaking curves.

Every batter in the Skowhegan lineup had at least one hit. Laweryson’s triple came in the third inning, when Skowhegan opened a 5-0 lead.

Base hits by Mike Berry and Evan Bess put runners at second and third, and Berry scored on a safety squeeze by Adam Turcotte. A walk to Ryan Emery loaded the bases for Laweryson, who smacked a screaming line drive to right-center. Center fielder Hunter Landry took a step in then slipped and fell, and the ball sailed over his head.

Skowhegan added a run in the fourth and two in the fifth, with Brendan Curran, Will Stinson and Chase Malloy each picking up an RBI.