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DeLaite sparks Bangor to 13-3 victory over Saipan at the SLWS

Bangor gathers during their first game of the SLWS against Canada on Sunday
Bangor gathers during their first game of the SLWS against Canada on Sunday
Anthony DelMonaco

BANGOR-- Trevor DeLaite recorded four hits, four RBI, and two runs scored to lead Bangor East/West L.L. to a 13-3 victory over Saipan L.L., from Saipan Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in a Senior League World Series game played at Mansfield stadium on Monday afternoon.

"I am seeing the ball really well,"DeLaite said. "Just trying to drive the ball and find the holes."

Saipan held a 3-2 lead going into the sixth inning. Bangor exploded for 11 runs in the sixth inning. DeLaite had a single, double, and four RBI during the inning.

Bangor took advantage of five walks, one error, and one hit batter in the 11 run inning. Kyle Stevenson and Brian Peirce had two RBI during the inning.

Bangor took a 1-0 lead when Dennis Farnham led off the fourth inning with a walk, he came around to score on a Stevenson sacrifice fly.

Saipan answered quickly when Kelvin Deleon and Joseph Lifoifoi each drove in a run during the bottom of the fourth inning.

Bangor tied the score at two when red hot Derek Fornier hit a single that scored DeLaite. Fornier went 3-5, he is now 6-9 in the two games he has played in the Senior League World Series.

Saipan played small ball to take a 3-2 lead during the bottom of the fifth inning. Jessie Brel and Nathan Camacho each put down bunt singles, the go ahead run scored on a Dorian Jones grounder.

DeLaite and five other key players on the Bangor Senior League returned to the team after missing the World Series opener.

They were in Connecticut at the Northeast American Legion tournament with the Bangor Comrades American Legion team. The Comrades were eliminated from that tournament on Sunday.

Jesse Colford pitched the complete game to earn the victory for the host team of the Senior League World Series. He allowed three runs, six hits, one walk, and he struck out three.

Colford retired the side in order in the bottom of the sixth inning to end the game with the mercy rule victory for Bangor.

"I was just locating the outside corner,"Colford said. "Mixing in the curveball whenever I can."

Bangor (2-0) will face Dumfries, Virginia on Wednesday at 5 p.m.

Camacho led the Saipan offense with two hits. Saipan (0-1) will face Wailuku, Hawaii on Tuesday at 8 p.m.

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