Lions, Cubs advance to little league championship series

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Y’s Guys, Mixers to meet in consolation series

The Lions and the Cumberland Paving Cubs will play for the Amherst Little League playoff championship beginning Wednesday.

AMHERST – The Cumberland Paving Cubs and the Lions have advanced to the Amherst Little League Baseball Association’s A system final.

The Lions dumped the Mixers 7-1 and the Cubs defeated the Y’s Guys 13-2 in the third and deciding games of their opening round series on Monday night.

Graden Chitty rebounded from a Game 2 loss last week to post the win and singled and doubled for the Lions in their win over the Mixers.

Chitty gave up two hits, walked five and struck out 13 to earn the mound victory.

Jordan MacKenzie doubled twice for the Lions with Madden Miller, Cole Stevens, Danial MacDonald and Declan LeBlanc each adding singles.

Jackson Colborne suffered the loss giving up eight hits, walking three and striking out nine.

Colborne hit two singles for the Mixers.

In the other series, the Cubs rallied from a 1-0 deficit after three innings to score 13 runs over two innings to claim their series over the Y’s Guys.

Ethan Casey went the distance for the Cubs to earn the win with five hits, two walks and 10 strike outs. Jackson Comeau started strong for the Y’s Guys before suffering the loss. Zack Boudreau and Karter Giffin also pitched. They gave up nine hits, walked 14 and struck out 10.

Cal Hoeg tripled twice and singled for the Cubs with Luke Carde adding a single and a double, Broc McEachern adding a double and Brandon Hicks, Reese McLean and Mika Porter each hitting singles.

Comeau singled twice for the Y’s Guys with Boudreau, Jayden Matheson and Tyler Baker each adding one single.

The best-of-five league championship series starts Wednesday with the Lions hosting the Cubs in Game 1 at 6 p.m. The best-of-three consolation series also starts tonight with the Y’s Guys meeting the Mixers.

Organizations: Cumberland Paving Cubs, Amherst Little League Baseball Association

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