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AREA YOUTH WINS HONORS IN PEPSI MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL® PITCH, HIT & RUN™ COMPETITION

Waldoboro, Maine - Young athletes from the area won honors at the Statewide Pitch Hit & Run Competition in Orono, on June 4, 2005.

The Pitch, Hit & Run Competition is a baseball skills challenge that allows youngsters to showcase their talents in pitching, hitting and running with scores determined by individual performances in each skills event.

There were 78 young athletes in the State Pitch, Hit & Run competition hosted by Maine Recreation and Park Association on Saturday, on June 4th, at Mahaney Diamond on campus of the University of Maine. Eight young competitors advanced from the Waldoboro competition that was co-sponsored by the Medomak Valley Community Foundation and the Waldoboro Little League Association.

Isaac Durkee, Waldoboro, won Overall Champion for the 11/12 Age Group. With a total score of 1,054, Isaac qualified to compete in the Team Championship phase of the competition in Boston. He travels to Fenway Park, on June 18th, to compete with three other 11/12 year old athletes to qualify for the National Finals at the 2005 Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Detroit, Michigan, in July. In addition to the competition, Isaac received tickets to Red Sox - Pittsburgh Pirates game that evening, and he and the other competitors will be introduced to "Red Sox Nation" prior to the start of the game.

Three other competitors from the Waldoboro competition also won high honors. Dustin Osier, Waldoboro, placed second in the 11/12 Age Group. John Murray, Waldoboro, placed third in the 9/10 Age Group. Travis Creamer, Damariscotta, place second in the 7/8 Age Group.

John Blamey, President of the Medomak Valley Community Foundation, and Bill Maxwell, President of the Waldoboro Little League Association jointly stated, "We are very proud of the accomplishments of all the area youngster who competed in Orono. For our children to come home with 25% of the awards is super! It is a testament to the skills of young people and the dedication of the parents and coaches in this important youth recreation program."

Blamey and Maxwell closed by saying, "We are very excited for Isaac, and wish him great success at Fenway. We know this will be a great experience."

The final results of the State competition were: