BANGOR – All season long, Old Town baseball proved themselves one of the top teams in the state. On Saturday, the 2021 Coyotes solidified their legacy in school history, capturing the program’s second Class B title.
In the rematch of the 2016 state championship, one the Coyotes won as well, Old Town battled Freeport once again for the Class B crown.
Old Town struck first when Gabe Gifford delivered a three RBI triple. They’d extend their lead to 7-0 before Freeport plated three runs in the sixth.
With a 7-3 lead, senior pitcher Tanner Evans shut the door in the seventh to lift the Coyotes over the Falcons.
“Feeling great. Going out there, I felt good coming in to it, got a little at the beginning got delayed, but we knew the boys were ready, we’ve been waiting for this all year,” said senior Tanner Evans.
The win came in Old Town Head Coach Justin Crisafulli’s first season leading the Coyotes.
“I’ve been in a lot of championship games myself, but being in it as a coach is more nerve wracking. Being a coach, I actually wanted to be on the pig pile with them, but I think that would be a bad decision if I did get on top of that pig pile,” Crisafulli said.