ELLSWORTH — Three Hancock County teams are set to participate in the Northern Maine semifinals after winning their quarterfinal matches.In Class B North, the No. 2 Ellsworth girls improved to 11-2 on the season Wednesday with a 4-1 victory over No. 7 Washington Academy (7-7). Miriam Nelson, Brianna Abbott and Faith Braley won their singles matches for the Eagles, and the duo of Jocelyn Boudreau and Bailey Clarke claimed a 6-0, 6-0 win in doubles play.With the win, Ellsworth clinched its first regional semifinal berth since 2014. The Eagles can advance to their first regional title match since 2013 with a win at home against No. 3 Erskine Academy (11-3) at 11 a.m. tomorrow, June 1.In Class C North, the George Stevens Academy girls’ and boys’ teams advanced with home wins over Van Buren and Houlton, respectively. The girls’ team (11-2) earned a 5-0 win Wednesday over No. 7 Van Buren (8-3), and the boys’ team (10-3) won by the same score Thursday against sixth-ranked Houlton (8-6).This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBoth GSA teams will be back in action tomorrow for the semifinals. The girls’ team will host No. 6 Piscataquis (10-4) at 2:30 p.m., and the boys will face No. 2 Mattanawcook Academy (11-2) at 4:30 in Lincoln.
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So far the Premier county have only played challenge matches – two of which have been against non-intercounty opponents.Dublin will be their first opponents in the league in just over two weeks’ time.The Tipp boss says its will only be from that point on that he’ll begin to have clear idea of how strong his panel is.
He was smart not to, because the pitcher threw nothing but balls. But umpire Jerry Meals didn’t see it that way. The end result was Kepler being called out on strikes. But if you look at MLB.com’s strike zone, all five pitches were outside. (MLB.com) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/e0/3/twins-vs-brewers_1fnagxfqmuznz1km8gv1zal3ww.png?t=-493392285&w=500&quality=80His poor effort was noticed by fans as well.I’m fine if you don’t want to have robot strike zones, but then the trash effort like Jerry Meals has put forth tonight deserve publicly noted fines or discipline from @MLB— Ted (@tlschwerz) August 12, 2020I’m sorry, I have to break my silence. Jerry Meals is having the worst game by an umpire I’ve seen in years. Good lord. #MNTwins— Greg Jensen (@JensenGregory) August 12, 2020This is why there’s a demand for robot umpires. (MLB.com) Twins outfielder Max Kepler had an interesting at-bat Tuesday night.Kepler was facing Brewers pitcher Eric Yardley in the top of the sixth inning. It was a crucial at-bat because the Twins were down by two runs, and had runners on first and second with no outs. While standing at the plate, Kepler didn’t swing at any of Yardley’s pitches. Max Kepler’s strike out https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/54/c5/max-kepler_164z8di1w6g7518cotzys5v2uw.jpg?t=-494175773&w=500&quality=80MORE: What should MLB do with the Cardinals?That obviously looks bad.But maybe it just looks worse because it’s a clear-cut strike zone. Umpires don’t have a magical box in front of them when calling pitches that come hurling toward them at 90-plus mph. So maybe those calls looked a little better when you view the replay.Umpire Jerry Meals took the bat out of Max Kepler’s hands.Three blown strike calls in one at bat. #Twins v #Brewers pic.twitter.com/ijjvSX6Uef— Umpire Auditor (@UmpireAuditor) August 12, 2020Not really.Those are pretty bad calls no matter which way you look at it. The second strike call was especially egregious. The third strike call was at least close enough to where you can’t get too upset, but you can even see Kepler in the video looking at the umpire and point down, indicating it was a low pitch.But that single at-bat wasn’t the only complaint fans had about Meals during Tuesday’s game. A comparison of his called strikes vs. the Twins and vs. the Brewers shows two different strike zones (credit to Baseball Savant).