Friday, July 26, 2013

Windham advances in Zone 3 By David Field

WINDHAM-Windham defeated Locke Mills 4-1 to advance to the Zone 3 Tournament Final.
Locke Mills had to win two games to play Windham. The first game on Saturday was to determine the number six seed. Then, Locke Mills defeated Bessey Motors to advance to face Windham.

With some serious doubts about their available pitching depth, Windham still had to battle to earn the win. Things were even until the fifth inning. Windham hit the board after Calvin Field drew a walk and stole second base. Field advanced to third on Spencer Hodge’s sacrifice. Joey Francoeur then launched a deep double that scored Field. Shawn Francoeur hit a single to drive in his brother to give Windham the 2-0 lead.

Locke Mills attempted a threat when the plated a run in the sixth. However, the threat was short lived. Windham’s Alex Loftis drew a walk in the eighth. He advanced to third on Nate Boyle’s at bat that resulted in an error. Cody Dube came to bat and dropped a bunt that turned into a sacrifice play. Loftis scored and Boyle advanced. With two outs, Calvin Field reached on an error by the third baseman to score Boyle.

With the win, Windham faces Past-Time (Lewiston) in the Zone 3 Championship in Windham last Monday night. The winner gets an automatic bid to the state tournament in Augusta on July 31. The other team has a play-in game on Saturday, July 27 to get in to the tournament. Lewiston defeated Auburn to advance to the tournament final.

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