Fort Kent loses semi-final game on game-ending homer
DEXTER, Maine — The Fort Kent Warriors baseball season came to an end Saturday, when Dexter Tigers hitter Brayden Miller cracked a walk-off two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning, handing the Warriors a 6-4 loss.
The win sends the fifth-ranked Tigers into Wednesday’s regional championship game against Orono.
As the ninth-ranked team in the Class C North section, Fort Kent stunned George Stevens Academy just two days prior, beating the top ranked Eagles 3-2 to get into the semi-finals.
Saturday, Fort Kent let Dexter jump out to a two run first inning lead, before finally scoring a run in the third. Then the Warrior bats lit up in the fourth, as Fort Kent scored three runs to take a 4-2 lead.
However, the Tigers came back in the sixth inning to tie the game, 4-4. Dexter pitching held off the Fort Kent batters long enough for Miller to punch the game winner over the fence to end the game.
Kayden Nadeau paced the Warriors with a double, single and an RBI.