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Hodgdon shuts out Owls in D baseball quarterfinal

HODGDON, Maine — The top-ranked Hodgdon Hawks improved to 15-1 on the season with a 12-0 shutout victory against No. 8 Madawaska in a Class D North quarterfinal Thursday afternoon.

The Hawks jumped to an early 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning thanks to smart base running and a couple of throwing errors by Madawaska.

With the win, Hodgdon advances to the semifinals, where the team will face No. 5 Southern Aroostook/Houlton at 1 p.m. The Warriors advanced to the semifinals with a win over No. 4 Woodland Thursday. 

The winner of this game advances to the Class D North championship, 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 16 at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor.

For Hodgdon, Austin Winslow doubled and singled twice while scoring three runs. Elijah Matheson singled, doubled and scored two runs, while Troy Hipsley singled three times and scored two runs.

Madawaska (11-4 overall) was led by RJ Minor and Robbie Lausier, who each singled.

HODGDON, Maine — June 10, 2021 — Diving home safely in a plume of dust is Hodgdon’s Elijah Matheson during Thursday’s Class D North quarterfinal versus Madawaska. Hodgdon won 12-0. (Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Times)

HODGDON, Maine — June 10, 2021 — Austin Winslow of Hodgdon delivers a pitch to the plate during Thursday’s Class D North quarterfinal versus Madawaska. (Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Times)

HODGDON, Maine — June 10, 2021 — Hodgdon’s Elijah Matheson connects of a hit during Thursday’s Class D North quarterfinal. (Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Times)

HODGDON, Maine — June 10, 2021 — Hodgdon first baseman Brock Thompson stretches for the ball as Madawaska’s Justin Pelletier races to the bag during Thursday’s Class D North quarterfinal. Hodgdon won 12-0. (Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Times)

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