Midcoast Athletics

Midcoast 14s open Babe Ruth state tourney with pool play loss

Posted:  Friday, July 14, 2017 - 7:00pm

AUGUSTA — After going 1-2 with a victory over Apple Valley and two losses to Augusta in district action, the Midcoast 14s Babe Ruth all-star baseball team is in Augusta this weekend for the state tournament. 

Despite falling in the district championship, the local boys still advanced as the District 2 representative since the District 2 champion, Augusta, had already earned a state tournament berth by serving as the host team. 

In their first state tournament contest, the Midcoast 14s fell 3-1 to Tri-County Friday, July 14. The pool play schedule for Midcoast includes a 9:30 a.m. contest against Portland Saturday, July 15 and a Sunday, July 16 doubleheader against South Portland at 11 a.m. and Augusta at 4:30 p.m. The championship, pitting the two teams with the best state tournament records, will be held Monday, July 17 at 4:30 p.m. 

Tri-County plated one run in the second and two in the third while Midcoast plated its lone run in the seventh. 

At the plate for Midcoast: Obie Miller (run), Jason Greenleaf (single, RBI), Adam Sirios (single) and Nate Coombs (triple). 

On the mound for the Midcoast were True Crane and Sirios. 

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