Pawcatuck rolls to victory

Pawcatuck rolls to victory

The Westerly Sun

PAWCATUCK — The Pawcatuck/North Stonington 11-12 All-Stars sent 11 batters to the plate in the bottom of the fifth and walked away with an 11-1 mercy-rule win against New London in Pool B play in the District 10 Little Legaue tournament on Monday.

Pawcatuck/North Stonington scored seven runs in the fifth inning and plated the game-ending run on a wild pitch with two outs in the frame. Pawcatuck is now 1-1 in pool play.

R.J. Parrilla led off the bottom of the fifth in a 4-1 game with a double off the fence. Joey Hinckley followed with a double that scored Parrilla.

After New London got the next two batters out on fly balls, Pawcatuck/North Stonington was able to score six runs with two outs. Parrilla came back to bat in the frame and singled in another run. He finished the game with three hits and three RBIs.

Pawcatuck/North Stonington trailed 1-0 after a half an inning of play, but answered with two runs in its turn in the frame. Peter Fernholz led off with a walk and came around to score on a throwing error following a Parrilla single. Bowen Baker singled in Parrilla to make it 2-1.

In the fourth, Rhys Hammond doubled home a run and Nate Hopkins doubled to plate Hammond and make it a 4-1 game. Hopkins also singled home a run in the fifth inning.

Will Cannella singled home a run in the fifth.

Hopkins was the winning pitcher after throwing all five innings. He allowed one run on three hits and struck out seven. Hopkins struck out the side in the fourth inning.

Pawcatuck/North Stonington continues Pool B play Wednesday with a game against Groton at 5:30 p.m. at Pawcatuck’s red field.

Pawcatuck (1-1) opened Pool B play with a loss to East Haddam. Groton beat New London in its opener and faced East Lyme Monday.

Chariho Juniors...........14

Exeter-WG..... ..............2

EXETER — Alex Downey pitched a one-hitter as the Chariho All-Stars opened the District 3 Little League tournament with the win Sunday night.

Downey struck out eight and did not walk a batter in the game that ended after five innings by the mercy rule.

All 12 Chariho batters reached base at least once in the game with 10 different players scoring.

Andrew DeAngelis (triple) and Shaun Gamelin (double) had extra-base hits for Chariho.

DeAngelis drove in three runs and Gamelin had two RBIs.

Chariho scored seven runs in the second to build an early lead.

Chariho hosts North Kingstown on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at Dow Field, Hope Valley.

East Greenwich.............. 11

Chariho 9-10s................... 1

HOPE VALLEY — East Greenwich topped the Chariho All-Stars in the District 3 Little League tournament Sunday night at Dow Field.

Chariho (1-1) dropped into the losers’ bracket and will host South Kingstown National today at 5:30 p.m.

Details from the game were not reported.

Chariho 11-12 All Stars

WARWICK — Chariho played a losers’ bracket game against Warwick American Monday and results were not reported.


Ledyard.......................... 12

North Stonington 9-10s.. 2

EAST LYME — Ledyard topped North Stonington in the District 10 tournament Sunday night.

North Stonington (0-2) plays Salem/Bozrach today at East Lyme at 5 p.m.

Details from the game were not reported.

Pawcatuck Juniors advance

PAWCATUCK — The Pawcatuck Junior All-Stars have advanced to sectional play without playing a game.

Groton/Mystic, East Lyme and East Haddam all dropped out of the District 3 Little League tournament.

Dates and opponents for the sectional tournament have not been finalized.


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