THOROFARE, N.J. — The Acadian Senior League All Star Team, which was crowned Maine state champions for the second year in a row, was knocked out of the running to play in the Senior League World Series this weekend after losing to the state champions of New York 11-1.
The team had travelled to New Jersey to compete in the Senior League East Tournament to play against the state champions of Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. All the teams were vying for a chance to represent the East in the Senior League World Series.
Before falling to New York on Saturday, July 23, the team played against the state champions of New Jersey, losing 7-4.
“We played really well, especially towards the end of the year,” coach Kyle McKim said. “We tried to carry that as best we could down to New Jersey.
The Senior League World Series will be held in Bangor at Mansfield Stadium starting Saturday, July 31.
Four other Acadian Little League teams made it to the playoffs this week, most making it to the championship rounds of their respective leagues.
The junior baseball team, comprised of players ages 13-14, beat Calais 11-1 on Tuesday, July 19, getting the chance to play Coastal Junior League team and become championships of the division. They lost to Coastal on July 20.
Both boy’s and girls’ 9-10 baseball and softball teams made it to the championships and played Ellsworth. The boys lost 10-6 and the girls won 17-9. The girls went on to the state championship tournament, where they lost in the first round to Lincoln 7-6.
The girls’ age 11-12 softball team lost their championship to Ellsworth, and the boys’ age 11-12 baseball team made it to the semifinals but also lost.
The senior league all-star baseball team and state champs included Seth Clark, Derek Collin, Alden Fournier, Chris Horton, Oliver Johnson, Andrew Kennedy, Anthony Lawson, Finn McConomy, Owen Mild, Jacob Mitchell, Matt Perconti, Drew Shea, Parker Shortell, Noah Shulman, Nick Stanley, Liam Sullivan and Eilon Zboray.
The junior baseball team included Logan Beckwith, Oliver Blank, Nick Corson, Jack DaCorte, Brett Duley, Porter Isaacs, Erik Merchant, Ethan Merchant, Sam Mitchell, Nate Philbrook, Brady Renault, Colyn Rich and Grady Wellman-Webster.
The 11-12 baseball team included Ryan Davis, Cedar Ellis, Alex Fernald, Jack Hodgdon, Luke Horner, Tucker James, AJ Lozano, Wilder Noyes, Quentin Pileggi, Austin Raymond, D’Angelo Redi, Bing Shields and Austin Wedge.
The 9-10 baseball team included Evan Ankrom, Aiden Grant, Alex Gray, Jay Haney, Cal Hodgdon, Noah Keeley, Spencer Laurendeau, Henry Lester, Jacob Shields, Sam Sinclair, Jameson Weir and Joey Wellman-Clouse.
The 9-10 softball team included Lily Bean, Alex Bivins, Emily Gagnon, Shanteena Griffiths, Reece Hellum, Natalie Jagels, Paige Johnson, Megan Jordan, Sophia Lynch, Anna Stevens and Jayden Sullivan.