Andy Valley, Maine Captures Lead Early To Defeat Lebanon Cal Ripken 12U All-Stars at New England Regionals

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Back in action on Wednesday, July 18.

The Lebanon All-Stars fell behind early and couldn't come back in a 5-2 loss to Andy Valley, ME on Monday, July 16 at the New England Cal Ripken 12U 60' Regional Tournament in Waterville, ME.

Dawson Bates took the loss for Lebanon. He went two and a third innings, allowing three runs on three hits and striking out two. Dominic Petkus came into the game during the third inning to complete the final two and two-thirds innings, allowing one run on zero hits while striking out four and walking three batters.

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Cole P got the win for Andy Valley. He went four innings, allowing two runs on two hits, striking out seven and walking one. Kolby threw two innings in relief. Kolby recorded the last six outs to earn the save for Andy Valley.

Lebanon’s lone scoring rally was in the top of the first inning when Dominic Petkus belted a two-run home run out of the park. This was one of only two hits for Lebanon in the game. Zachary Aldrich singled on a line drive to center field in the third inning for the other hit of the night.

Hits: Zachary Aldrich, Dominic Petkus (1).
RBI: Dominic Petkus (1).
Runs: Dawson Bates, Dominic Petkus (1).

Dominic Petkus at the plate. After the game, Dom collected his home run pin and Player of the Game pin.

On Wednesday, July 18 at 5:30 PM, Lebanon (2-1) plays the host team from Waterville, Maine (1-2) for the right to move onto the semi-final round of the New England Regional tournament on Thursday. All games originally scheduled for Tuesday were postponed a day due to the anticipated weather. The new day and time of the New England Regional Championship game is 12 noon on Friday, July 20.

With a rainy day on Tuesday, the team took a bit of batting practice at a local park in the morning, visited a local theatre to see a movie (where they ran into the teams from CT and VT, also looking to fill the time), and had a team dinner with families back at the hotel before watching the MLB All-Star game for some inspiration.

Thanks to Troy Shareiko for sharing the great photos, and to the team for sharing their GameChanger stats and game recaps for me to work with.+++

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