Ellsworth girls win LL District 1 softball title

first_img GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017 Bio Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all) Latest Posts Members of the District 1 Little League champion Ellsworth girls for ages 11-12 include (front, from left ) Gabbie James, Jayden Keefe, Katie Hammer, Sydney Stevens and Mackenzie Chipman, and (rear, from left ) manager Josh Stevens, Hannah Hanscom, Maria Wagenknecht, Samantha Wallace-DeJulio, Rachelle Swanson, Trinity Montigny, coach Rob Shea and coach Shane Lowell.ELLSWORTH — With a pair of wins over Machias, the Ellsworth girls captured the Little League District 1 softball championship for ages 11-12.In their first encounter at Ellsworth, the hometown girls crushed their opponents 29-3, with Katie Hammer, Sydney Stevens and Jayden Keefe each getting a pair of hits and Hannah Hanscom driving in two runs.Pitchers Mackenzie Chipman and Rachelle Swanson combined to strike out seven batters and allow just one hit in the four-inning contest.In the much closer second game at Machias on June 30, Chipman pitched a six-inning no-hitter with 12 strikeouts as Ellsworth notched a 7-5 victory.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textTrinity Montigny singled and drove in two runs and Maria Wagenknecht had a run-scoring single for Ellsworth.Find in-depth coverage of local news in The Ellsworth American. Subscribe digitally or in print.center_img Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. hbowden@ellsworthamerican.com Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017 Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017last_img read more