A clutch home run swing by Gavin Gillpatrick has already made the Middleboro Little League team's trip to Bristol, Connecticut a memorable one.
It was the deciding factor in the team's 1-0 win over Concord, New Hampshire in the opening round of the New England Regionals tournament, which set up a matchup with Bangor East (Maine) in the winner's bracket at 9 a.m. on Monday. The game will air on ESPN.
The tournament champion receives an invitation to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, which begins on Aug. 17.
Unable to catch the action in the midst of the Monday morning bustle? This page is home of all the updates you need to keep up with what the Middleboro Little League is up to during its matchup with Bangor East.
Is this your first time following the team? Catch up on how Middleboro sparked a memorable run this summer.
Bangor defeats Middleboro, 10-4, at A. Bartlett Giamatti Little League Leadership Training Center in Bristol, CT on Monday.
Bangor advances to the tournament championship game on Thursday, Middleboro faces Concord with its season on the line Wednesday on ESPN.
Bangor 10, Middleboro 4.
Hits from Jayden Murphy, Gavin Gillpatrick and Ayden Murphy stirs a 3-run rally, capped by RBIs from Joe Monteforte (walk) and Luke Bolduc (sacrifice fly).
Bangor 10, Middleboro 1.
A hit-by-pitch with bases loaded scores Bangor's Mason Bond. A base hit up the middle from Jacoby Harvey tacks on two more runs for Bangor. Kaleb Johnson then grounds out to Middleboro second baseman Mike Marzelli, but another run comes across.
Bangor 6, Middleboro 1.
Joe Monteforte is relieved by left-hander Cayden Ellis after 39 pitches. His final line: 1 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 2 hits, 1 walk and 3 strikeouts.
Bangor's Jacoby Harvey singles to score Daxton Gifford from second base. With bases loaded, Gavin Hughes is hit by a pitch to plate another run.
Bangor's Caden Karam strikes out the side.
Bangor East 4, Middleboro 1.
Pitcher Jacob Landers is relieved by right-hander Joe Monteforte. Landers' final line: 2IP, 3ER, 2 hits and 3 walks.
Bangor's Caden Karam launches an RBI double to right-center field, scoring Jacoby Harvey from first base. Monteforte finishes the inning with two strikeouts.
Karam continues his strong outing on the mound, collecting eight total strikeouts -- including a stretch of five consecutive -- and allowing just one hit.
Bangor East 3, Middleboro 1.
Bangor's Tyler Johnson scores on an RBI ground ball, Caden Karam scores on Middleboro's second error of the game.
Middleboro's Ayden Morris doubles to center field, then advances to third on a wild pitch. He slid in to score on second consecutive wild pitch.
Bangor East 1, Middleboro 0.
Kaleb Johnson hits an RBI double to center field, scoring Jacoby Harvey from first to give Bangor a 1-0 lead early.
Middleboro's first three batters go down via strikeout.
Outcomes of Monday's game
A win over Bangor East would clinch Middleboro a spot in the tournament championship game Thursday night at 5 p.m. on ESPN.
A loss would stage a rematch with Concord in the elimination bracket on Wednesday at 1 p.m on ESPN. The winner of that game would play Bangor East for the crown.
No. 99 Jayden Murphy, SS
No. 11 Mike Marzelli, 2B
No. 50 Gavin Gillpatrick, C
No. 13 Ayden Morris, 1B
No. 23 Aaron Davis, LF
No. 1 Nathan Mello, RF
No. 20 Luke Bolduc, 3B
No. 14 Cayden Ellis, CF
No. 27 Jacob Landers, P
Substitutes: No. 8 Shawn Miller, No. 33 Reece Trottier and No. 40 Joe Monteforte
No. 11 Daxton Gifford, 2B
No. 14 Nate O'Donnell, 3B
No. 7 Jacoby Harvey, 3B
No. 20 Kaleb Johnson, C
No. 5 Gavin Hughes, 1B
No. 34 Caden Karam, P
No. 9 Mason Bond, RF
No. 13 Tyler Johnson, LF
No. 84 Patrick Guite, CF
Subsitutes: No. 2 Oliver Mattei, No. 4 Thomas Fournier, No. 8 Carter Catell and No. 45 Max Kenney.
No. 27 Jacob Landers (Middleboro) vs. No. 34 Caden Karam (Bangor East)
Saturday, August 6. Opening Round
Game 1: Bangor East (Maine) 3, Brattleboro (Vermont) 0. Bangor East pitcher Jacoby Harvey struck out 14 batters in the team's combined no-hitter.
Game 2: Middleboro 1, Concord (New Hampshire) 0. Gavin Gillpatrick's home run in the sixth inning put Middleboro ahead late. Right-hander Jayden Murphy pitched a shutout in 5 1/3 innings of work.
Sunday, August 7
Elimination bracket -- Game 3: Concord 2, Brattleboro 0. An RBI single from Finn Gfroerer handed Concord the lead in the fourth inning. After suffering its second loss of the tournament, Brattleboro was eliminated.
Monday, August 8
Winner's bracket -- Game 4: Bangor East 10, Middleboro 4. Hits from Jayden Murphy, Gavin Gillpatrick and Ayden Morris in the sixth inning give the Middleboro offense some momentum heading into Wednesday's rematch with Concord.
Wednesday, August 10
Elimination Bracket Final -- Game 5: Middleboro vs. Concord, 4:00 p.m. (Winner advances to championship game) on ESPN.
Thursday, August 11
Championship game -- Game 6: Bangor East vs. Winner of Game 5, 5:00 p.m. (Champion advances to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA) on ESPN.
MEET THE TEAM
No. 1 Nathan Mello
No. 8 Shawn Miller
No. 11 Mike Marzelli
No. 13 Ayden Morris
No. 14 Cayden Ellis
No. 20 Luke Bolduc
No. 23 Aaron Davis
No. 27 Jacob Landers
No. 33 Reece Trottier
No. 40 Joseph Monteforte
No. 50 Gavin Gillpatrick
No. 99 Jayden Murphy
Manager: Chad Gillpatrick
Assistant Coaches: Dan Mello, Glenn Marzelli and Joe Trottier
This article originally appeared on The Enterprise: LIVE UPDATES: Middleboro Little League faces Maine in winners bracket