Saturday, 17 June 2017 19:16

Orono shocks Lisbon with 7th inning rally to win Class C baseball title

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BANGOR - There's a given when it comes to this particular sport. You can't predict baseball, and anyone who tried to Saturday afternoon at Mansfield Stadium may have been in for a surprise.

 

The Orono Red Riots trailed 3-0 heading into the bottom of the 7th of the Class C baseball state title game against Lisbon, having managed to notch just one infield base hit against Greyhounds ace Tyler Halls. That's when the Red Riots rattled off four hits on one error to plate three, with Jayden Dana's single capping off an epic comeback that delivered Orono a 4-3 win.

 

Orono's title win is its first state championship in baseball in more than 20 years.

Jon Alba

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Jon Alba joined ABC 7 and FOX 22 in September of 2015 to serve as sports director and anchor. He is a graduate of Quinnipiac University, where he served as general manager of the school's television station Q30 Television for two years.

During his tenure, Q30 was named "College Television Station of the Year" by the College Media Association in 2014, and picked up additional national award recognition as well. Jon has been acknowledged by the Society of Professional Journalists for his commitment to sports journalism, including his investigative work while covering Quinnipiac Athletics.

Prior to moving to Maine, Jon was a lifelong resident of New Jersey. There, he formed a passion for covering sports, knowing since age 5 he wanted to tell stories for a living.

In the past, Jon has worked at MLB Network, alongside MLB Advanced Media. Additionally, his work has been featured on AOL Sports. He can be contacted at [email protected] or on Twitter @JonAlba.