Westerly National pitcher Joe Mello delivers a pitch in Friday’s game.
June 22, 2014 10:06PM
WESTERLY — Errors led to 11 unearned runs as the Westerly National Junior All-Star Little League baseball team fell to South Kingstown 12-0 in a five-inning mercy-rule shortened game Friday at the Trombino Sports Complex.
The game was the District 3 tournament opener for both teams.
South Kingstown jumped out to a 3-0 lead after one inning, led 6-0 after three and scored six more in the fourth inning to push the score to its 12-0 final.
South Kingstown pitcher Robert Sunderland held Westerly to just one hit over five innings and he also struck out five batters.
Westerly coach Jeff Hanley said that his batters were able to make good contact with the ball but mostly hit right at South Kingstown’s fielders.
Joe Mello picked up the only hit for Westerly.
Next up for Westerly is a July 10 game at 5:30 p.m. at a site and against an opponent to be determined.
Pawcatuck 11-12 22, Waterford North 6
WATERFORD — The Pawcatuck/North Stonington 11-12 Little League All-Stars batted in just three innings Friday against Waterford North.
But they put in a full game of slugging in a rout in a District 10 game called after the top of the fourth inning because of the mercy rule.
Pawcatuck (3-0) concludes Pool B play 5:30 p.m. today against Montville at Waterford North.
After taking a 1-0 lead in the first inning, Pawcatuck sent 14 batters to the plate and scored 11 runs to lead, 12-0. Pawcatuck batted 14 times again in the third inning, scoring 10 runs to lead, 22-0.
Waterford North (0-3) scored six in the top of the fourth before the game was called for the mercy rule.
Pawcatuck collected 19 hits and drove in 20 runs. William Van Duyne led the onslaught, going 4 for 4 with a double. Noah Smith was 3 for 4, including a homer, with three runs scored and five RBI. RJ Parrilla was 3 for 4 with three runs scored, and Kenneth Turner was 2 for 2, including a triple and three RBIs.
Wade Post homered and drove in three runs, and Kevin Ferrer homered in his only official time at bat and drove in two runs.
Jaden Stefanski was the winning pitcher, pitching three scoreless innings of two-hit ball while striking out five. Stefanski also scored three runs and drove in two with a triple.
Mystic 11-12s 13, Montville 1
MYSTIC — Mystic scored six times in the first inning en route to a four-inning mercy-rule win in Friday’s Pool B District 10 Little League game.
Adam Gibbs hit a two-run home run for Mystic (1-1) and drove in four runs in total.
Adam Gibbs, Shamus McLean and Tom Taber each pitched for Mystic and allowed just two hits.
Trey Adams and Nick Helbig each had a double. Weston Jaycee singled twice.
Mystic continues pool B play today with a home game against Lyme/Old Lyme at 5:30 p.m.
Mystic/Groton Jrs. 13, Waterford 1
MYSTIC — Winning pitcher Caroline Taber pitched a two-hitter and struck out 10 and added two hits at the plate to lead the Mystic/Groton Junior All-Stars to a win over Waterford Friday in a District 10 Little League l game called after five innings because of the mercy rule.
Mystic/Groton (3-0) concludes pool play at 5:30 p.m. Monday against Montville-Salem-Bozrah at Mystic. Mystic has already qualified for the best-of-three finals starting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mystic.
For Mystic, Jayden Delaporta was 3 for 4 with a homer and two RBIs. Nalissa Amar and Mackenzie Aldridge each went 3 for 4 with a double. Taylor Kenyon was 2 for 2 with a double, triple and four RBIs. Olivia Knotts had two hits and two RBIs and Rylee Macmillian doubled.
Waterford fell to 2-1.
Waterford South 8, Mystic 9-10s 6
EAST LYME — Mystic lost its second consecutive game in the District 10 championship series and was eliminated from the tournament Friday.
Waterford won the first game of the series 5-4 Wednesday and would have had another chance at winning the District 10 title had it lost Friday.
Carly Morales had four hits for Mystic (5-2) and Aspen Ryan had three.