BANGOR, Maine — The Stonington Little League baseball Senior League All-Stars rebounded from a tournament-opening loss by defeating Auburn, Mass., 3-0, on Thursday at the Eastern Regional.

Pitchers James Main and Kyle Kessler combined on a five-hit shutout for Stonington, which plays Berlin, Md., on Friday at 1 p.m. in the double-elimination tournament at Mansfield Stadium.

Main helped himself with a two-run single in the fifth inning, and Deondre Bransford had an RBI single in the sixth to provide more than enough scoring.

Main started and went first 2 2/3 innings, stopping at 45 pitches to make him available on Saturday should Stonington defeat Maryland. Kessler went the final 4 1/3 innings and stayed under the 60-pitch threshold to remain available for Sunday.

After four scoreless innings, Garrett Lenihan opened Stonington's fifth with a walk. Alex DePerry singled and Main followed with his base hit to drive in both Lenihan and DePerry.

In the sixth, DePerry gave way to pinch-runner Korbin Anderson, who promptly stole second and later scored on Bransford's single.

Stonington lost its tournament opener on Tuesday, 7-4, to Hollidaysburg, Pa., which scored four unearned runs.

Kessler, Bransford, Anderson Bergel and Mason Perkins all collected hits for Stonington.

— Ken Sorensen

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