October 20, 2019
BANGOR DAILY NEWS (BANGOR, MAINE

Kennedy strikes out nine as Twins top Waldo

OLD TOWN – It wasn’t bad enough news that the Waldo American Legion team had to face the top-ranked team in Zone 1, the Orono Twins, without six of the players on its roster. It wasn’t bad enough news that the Wildcats had played on the road in Calais the night before, and were weary from the 310-mile round trip.

No, the really bad news was that it was Jamie Kennedy’s turn in Orono’s pitching rotation. The Wildcats had the misfortune of coming up against the wily righthander on a night when he had all his pitches working, and that translated into a 17-3 victory for the Twins Wednesday evening at Old Town High School.

Orono improved to 9-2 and Waldo dropped to 5-6.

Kennedy scattered three hits through six innings, striking out nine, to run his record to 4-0. He also slammed a three-run homer, his fourth of the season, in the second inning.

“My fastball was working and I had my slider and curve going well enough to keep them off-balance,” said Kennedy.

The Orono offense supported Kennedy with 10 hits, including a three-run homer by Josh Emerson in the sixth.

Kennedy said the Twins weren’t taking anything for granted heading into the game, even when they knew the Warriors were without several players. Waldo had defeated Orono earlier in the season.

Waldo coach Keith Pooler explained that two of his players are injured, two are away on school-related functions, one just didn’t show up for the game, and another was supposed to be driving to Old Town to meet the team but never made it.

“I don’t know what happened. This has been a tough week, especially with going to Calais last night. But that’s no excuse. I’m an old man and if I can make it through these games, so can the kids,” he said.

The Twins got to Waldo starter Matt Cox in the second inning. Jamie Cote led off with a walk, and Jason Folsom sent him home with a double. A Matt Montgomery single scored Folsom to make it 2-0.

Cox settled down and struck out the next two Twins, but Darrin Daniels reached base when third baseman Matt Woodrow bobbled his short grounder. That could have got Cox out of the inning, but instead it set up Kennedy’s three-run blast.

Orono coach Dave Paul said the error was a turning point.

“They gave us another out in that inning. And after that Jamie really settled in and pitched well,” he said.

From the second inning through the fifth, Kennedy took care of the Warriors with machine-like efficiency, facing only 13 batters.

He only began to show chinks in his armor in the sixth, when Waldo reached him for three runs on two hits, including a two-run double by Kestral Dickerson. Daniels relieved him in the seventh, giving up a pair of hits but holding the Warriors without a run.

Twins 17, Wildcats 3

Waldo (5-6) Orono (9-2)

Name ab r h bi Name ab r h bi

Cox, p-rf-2b 4 0 0 0 Sirois, ss 4 1 1 1

Tripp, ss-p 3 1 1 0 Obed, 2b 3 1 1 1

Pooler, c-cf 2 1 1 0 a-Powers 1 0 0 0

Hall, lf 3 1 1 1 Daniels, 3b-p 2 2 1 1

Curtis, 2b-rf-3b 3 0 0 0 b-Wheaton 1 0 0 0

O’Donnell, rf 1 0 0 0 Kennedy, p 3 2 2 3

Dickerson, p-rf 2 0 1 2 c-Turcotte 0 1 0 0

Klausm’y’r, cf-c 3 0 0 0 Civiello, cf 2 0 0 0

Woodrow, 3b-ss 2 0 1 0 d-Emerson 1 1 1 3

Neville, 1b 3 0 0 0 Gasaway, 1b 3 1 0 0

e-Donato 1 0 0 0

Cote, rf 2 2 0 0

Folsom, c 3 4 2 1

Willey, c 0 0 0 0

Montgomery, lf 3 2 2 3

Totals 26 3 5 3 Totals 29 17 10 13

a-popped out for Obed in the sixth

b-popped out for Daniels in the sixth

c-walked for Kennedy in the sixth

d-homered for Civiello in the sixth

e-grounded out for Gasaway in the sixth

Waldo 000 003 0 – 3

Orono 054 143 x – 17

E – Woodrow 3, Tripp 2; Sirois, Kennedy 2B – Dickerson; Folsom, Obed HR – Kennedy, Emerson LOB – Waldo 6, Orono 7 SB – Obed, Daniels, Cote, Folsom SF – Sirois

PITCHER IP H R ER BB SO

Waldo

Cox (L, 2-2) 2 2/3 6 9 8 6 5

Dickerson 2 1/3 2 5 2 4 1

Tripp 1 2 3 3 1 0

Orono

Kennedy (W, 4-0) 6 3 3 3 4 9

Daniels 1 2 0 0 0 1

WP – Cox 2, Dickerson 2 PB – Klausmeyer TIME – 2:26 ATTENDANCE – 40

Brewer 14, Hermon 4

At Heddericg Field in Brewer, Ben Preston slammed a home run and a double to drive in four runs as Brewer downed Hermon.

Craig Harvey added a home run and single for the Falcons. Peter Saunders singled twice, doubled and had three RBIs. Andy Thomas contributed two singles and two RBIs.

Scott Deraps lined a double to pace the Navigators’ offense.

Hermon (3-8) 100 003 0 – 4 4 3 Brewer (5-6) 004 064 x – 14 12 2

Cossar, Martell (5), Walker (6) and Kane; Basso, Hatch (6), Harvey (7) and McHale


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