Tuesday, 12 June 2018 22:04

Parke's walk-off grand slam sends No. 1 Bangor to fifth straight Class A North title

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AUGUSTA - Bangor baseball catcher Tyler Parke hadn't hit a home run all season. The senior dug into the box in the seventh inning, Bangor and Oxford Hills tied at one, the Northern Maine championship on the line. 

The captain came through, in a big way. Parke hit a walk-off grand slam to send the Rams past the Vikings 5-1 and on to the Class A title game. 

 

"I'm on that high you know that was the first one to even come close to going out so it's special to do it now. We're never going to be on this same team together so let's go out with a bang let's grind it out," Parke said.

 

Bangor will play Gorham in the state championship game Saturday at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph's College. 

 

Andrew Badillo

Sports Reporter/Weekend Anchor
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Andrew Badillo joined the ABC 7 and FOX 22 sports team in August 2017.

Before ABC 7 and FOX 22, Andrew graduated from Quinnipiac University with a degree in broadcast journalism. At Quinnipiac, Andrew was a member of the school's student-run television station, Q30 Television, where he served as its general manager, vice president, sports anchor and reporter. He gained experience covering Quinnipiac Athletics and was recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists and College Media Association for his work.

In addition to his experience at Q30, Andrew also gained professional experience at MLB Network and News 12 Connecticut.

Originally from Orangeburg, New York, Andrew is excited to get his career started in Bangor. He is especially eager to get to know the great local sports community in the North Region.

Andrew can be contacted at [email protected] or on Twitter @andrewbadillo99.