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August 9 through August 16, 2014

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August 16, 2014
West University wins second World Series title

Aug 16_img6169West University L.L., West University Place, Texas, jumped early and often on Pariba L.L., Willemstad, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, winning the 2014 World Series 7-4 Saturday.

The win avenged the U.S. Southwest champs’ 4-2 loss to the Latin Americans on the final day of pool play on Thursday – and gave West University its second World Series title in Bangor. In 2009, West University defeated Niles-Centerville L.L., Fremont, California, for that year’s title. West University joins Hilo L.L., Hilo, Hawaii, as the only leagues to win more than one title in Bangor. Hilo won in 2003 and 2011.

U.S. Southwest teams are now 7-5 against Latin America teams – the only region with a winning record against the Latin America region in Bangor World Series history.

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August 15, 2014
Maine head hockey coach lauds baseball’s strong lure at banquet

2014-slbws-logo-for-correspBy Chris DeBeck
Communications Staff

The University of Maine men’s ice hockey head coach urged players from the 10 Senior League World Series teams to continue to develop friendships in and out of baseball during Friday’s awards banquet for the event, held at the Cross Insurance Center.

The banquet also honored players from the series teams and the volunteer umpires, while Tournament Director Mike Brooker was also presented with special gifts on behalf of the tournament’s volunteer staff.

Red Gendron recently completed his first year as the UMaine men’s ice hockey head coach, returning to the place where he earned a championship ring as an assistant coach on the 1992-1993 national championship team. He has also held other college and professional hockey coaching positions, including serving as an assistant coach for the New Jersey Devils.

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August 15, 2014
Henriquez walk-off single lifts Pariba over Dumfries, 3-2

Aug 14-15_img5722By Ryan Kimball
Communications Staff

Zaino Henriquez hit walk-off single to center field with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to score Raysheandal Michel from third with the winning run as Latin America’s Pariba L.L., Willemstad, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, overcame U.S. Southeast’s Dumfries District L.L., Dumfries, Virginia, 3-2 in yesterday’s second semifinal.

Pariba did not waste any time getting out to an early lead. The Latin America champs’ first run came on a passed ball. Swindly Lint hit a run-scoring single to left that took a bad hop at third base to allow Mitchelson Danchi to score and give Pariba an early 2-0 lead after an inning.

Dumfries pitcher Matthew Nickles settled down after the first inning and did not give up another run, keeping his team in the game.

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August 15, 2014
Doxakis sends West University back to title game

Aug 14-15_img5170By Ryan Kimball
Communications Staff

Lefty starting pitcher John Doxakis pitched a complete game two-hitter, striking out nine to lead West University L.L., West University Place, Texas, past Bangor East/West, Bangor, 7-0 Friday afternoon in the semifinals.

In a sense, the win avenged the league’s heartbreaking 5-4 loss to Bangor East/West on the final day of pool play in the 2010 series. That loss, coming compliments of a two-run home run in the seventh inning, prevented West University from advancing out of pool play to defend its 2009 World Series title while propelling Bangor East/West into the semifinals.

The boys from Texas wasted no time getting on the scoreboard in the top of the first inning, as they took advantage of a crucial error by the host team, which was seeking to recapture the magic of its surreal run to the title game in 2010.

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