Little League season begins

11 years ago

    Caribou Little League kicked off their 47th season with Opening Ceremonies held Saturday and 10 games played last week. 
    During the Opening Ceremonies, all league players and coaches were introduced onto the Robert White Field after an address from Caribou Little League President Brian Massey. The City of Caribou Fire Department Color Guard, led by Captain Lance Longley, presented the flags, and 2013 Northern Star Finalist Heather Rose sang the National Anthem.

    The Peter J. Ouellette and Caribou Little League scholarships were awarded to Kristin Plante and Michael Selander, who will both receive a plaque and $200 scholarship. Finally, the ceremonial first pitch was thrown by Caribou City Manager Austin Bleess, who fired a strike to Sleepers player Jacob Ouellette. 

Scoreboard

    Sleepers 24, Knights of Columbus 5; Shop & Save 11, Bank of Maine 7; S.W. Collins 19, VFW 1; Eagles 23, Police 1; Sleepers 25, Tigers 6; Key Bank 10, Knights of Columbus 7; Bank of Maine 20, VFW 3; Shop & Save 21, Police 8; Northstars 4, Key Bank 0; Eagles 10, Tigers 6
Game summaries

Sleepers 24, Knights of Columbus 5

    Sleepers scored 14 times in the first two innings against a very young but game Knights of Columbus team to gain the victory. Brandon Manter led the offensive attack for Sleepers with a triple, an inside-the-park home run and two singles, while Chris Cassidy, Camden Huck and Hayden Hunter each had multiple hit games. The Knights battled to plate four runs in the third inning after scoring one in the second. Gabe Rand had two singles to lead K of C, while Bryce Bonville tripled.

Shop & Save 11, Bank of Maine 7

    Shop & Save rallied for six runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to break a 5-5 tie, and then held on for a victory over Bank of Maine in the season-opening game for both teams. Evan Burgay and Tristan Mancos each had a double and triple to lead the Shop & Save attack. Sawyer Deprey tripled in his first Little League at-bat, coming in to score on an overthrow. Ethan Holdsworth, Alex Ezzy and Keegan Dickinson added singles for Shop & Save.
    On the mound, Mancos started, followed by Ezzy and Parker Deprey, who ended up with the victory.  For Bank of Maine, Brennan Poitras had two singles, Sebastian Marquis had a double, Karlee Willett had a single and two RBI and Benoit Levesque had a single. On the mound, Poitras, Marquis and Seth Roy pitched for Bank of Maine.

S.W. Collins 19, VFW 1

    In the season opener between VFW and SW Collins, Tyler Wright struck out 18 batters and hit a solo home run over the right field wall to lead S.W. Collins to the win over VFW.  S.W. Collins players had a strong showing at bat, with Wright leading with four hits, Sydney Thompson, and Chandler Bell each ending with three hits, Caleb Espling contributing the first two hits of his Little League career and Dagan Savage, Tyler Shade and Zack Gerakaris each adding a hit. 
    For VFW, Jacob Berkoski was the lone player to score. On the mound for VFW were Josh Cummings, Berkoski, Darren Hall and Alex Tauer.

Eagles 23, Police 1

    The Woodland Eagles defeated Police as Monika McLaughlin had an inside-the-park home run, a grand slam and a single, Ghent Durepo helped with two doubles, while Wyatt Taggett had two RBIs. Caleb Trombley, Amber Moir, Dominick Crouch added two base hits apiece.
    For the Police, Jeremy Bolen and Cameron Ouellette both reached base with doubles.

Sleepers 25, Tigers 6

    Brandon Manter hit two home runs, one over the right-centerfield fence, while Hayden Hunter went five for five and Devin White four for four as Sleepers rolled.
    Cam Huck drove in six runs on four hits to lead a potent Sleepers’ offensive attack to the victory. Jay Belanger making his first start as a pitcher picked up the win.
    Cameron Doody went two for two and scored two runs while PJ Thornton doubled to lead the Tigers. Carter Moir and Rylan Masse both had singles and scored for Woodland.

Bank of Maine 20, VFW 3

    Bank of Maine played a solid game by getting good hitting, pitching and defense to best VFW. For Bank of Maine, Sebastian Marquis and Brennan Poitras each had four hits, including two doubles each, and Karlee Willett had an RBI triple. Zach Madore and Sam Marquis each had the first hits of their Little League careers.
    Poitras pitched well and relied on his defense to record many outs behind him, including an outfield assist from Brevin Barnes in center field. Seth Roy came in relief and recorded two strikeouts to finish the game.
    For VFW, Josh Cummings pitched well, recording six strikeouts over three innings. Jacob Berkoski and Brandyn Matheson had two hits each and Willow Whitten scored two of the team’s runs.

Shop & Save 21, Police 8

    Shop & Save jumped out to a big lead over the Police, and held off a last-inning comeback to post a 21-8 victory. For the victors, Alex Ezzy had a double and two singles to drive in four runs, and Sawyer Deprey had three singles and scored four runs to lead the charge.
    For the Police, Jeremy Bolen had a bases-loaded double to drive in two runs during the big eight-run inning. On the mound, Drew Evans and Bolen both pitched.

Northstars 4, Key Bank 0

    Josh Quist struck out 13 batters to lead the Northstars to a 4-0 victory over Key Bank. Alex Bouchard crossed the plate three times on a double and two singles. Bouchard also came in to close the game by retiring all three batters he faced. Kennith Thompson knocked out a double while Noah Hixon, Walker Clark and Carter Quist each singled for the Northstars.
    Key Bank got a single from Owen Martin and played strong defense to keep the game close, with Cullen Caverhill fielding a line drive and Theo Strid tracking down a long fly ball. Brandon Masse struck out seven batters for Key Bank.

Eagles 10, Tigers 6

    In the battle of the two Woodland teams, the Eagles came out on top. For the Eagles, Amber Moir had two home runs to help out with the score. Monica McLaughlin continued her home run streak with another in this game, while also scoring two runs. Wyatt Taggett had four hits to add to the team’s attack. Caleb Trombley and Ghent Durepo shared the pitching roles.
    On the Tigers’ side, Cameron Doody and Carter Moir shared the pitching and did a great job. Cameron scored three runs to help the squad. Moir, Rylan Masse and Matt McCormick rounded out the scoring by each scoring a run.
    There was no report submitted on Key Bank’s 10-7 win over Knights of Columbus. For upcoming game schedules and more results, visit CaribouLittleLeague.org.