WATERFORD — Trace Morales allowed just three hits and struck out nine as the Mystic 11-12 All-Stars opened the District 10 Little League baseball titles series with a win against East Lyme, 5-2, on Wednesday night.
Morales earned the win. Reliever Sidhaarth Bulusu recorded the final two outs.
Jackson LaLima (2 for 2) doubled in a pair of runs in the second inning to give Mystic the lead.
Mystic can wrap up the best-of-three series with a win against East Lyme Thursday at Waterford at 6 p.m. If a final game is needed, it would be played Friday at Waterford at 6 p.m.
— Keith Kimberlin