Chariho’s Kyle Abbott takes ball four in the bottom of the second inning. Abbott later scored the winning run in the sixth inning.
July 11, 2013 09:20AM
HOPE VALLEY — Chariho’s 10-11 Little League All-Star baseball team began District 3 play with a walk-off 3-2 win against Coventry National on Monday at Dow Field.
After watching Coventry score a couple of runs in the top of the sixth to take a 2-1 lead, Chariho was able to answer with a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth to pull out the victory.
Kyle Abbott scored the winning run when Ryan Allen hit a fly ball to the Coventry shortstop, who had the ball glance off his glove. Chariho manager Mark Smithey said the hit was a catchable fly ball but since the infield was drawn in with the bases loaded and one out, the play was a bit more difficult.
Chariho had tied the game at 2-2 earlier in the inning when Ben Harrison singled and eventually scored when Ryan Gamelin reached on a fielder’s choice.
Harrison had a big day at the plate and on the mound. Harrison singled twice and pitched 4-1/3 scoreless innings with three strikeouts.
Chariho scored a run in the bottom of the second when Abbott walked, stole second, reached third on a passed ball and came home on another passed ball.
Monday’s game was one of four first round games played in the District 3 10-11 baseball tourney. With the win Chariho advances to face Warwick National on the road tonight at 5:30 Warwick National is one of four teams that had a bye through the first round of the winners’ bracket.
Warwick Cont. 14, Westerly 10-11s 1
WARWICK — The Westerly National 10-11 Little League All-Star team got off to a rocky start in the District 3 double-elimination tournament against Warwick Continental.
Westerly produced just two hits, including a home run by Jack Carey. Westerly plays in the losers’ bracket 5:30 p.m. Thursday against a team to be determined.
Waterford South 11, Pawcatuck 10-11 5
EAST LYME — Pawcatuck’s 10-11 Little League All-Stars dropped to 0-3 with the loss to Waterford South Monday.
Joe Hinckley had two hits and Nate Hopkins hit a two-run double for Pawcatuck.
Pawcatuck fell to 0-3 in pool play and completes the tournament at 5 p.m. against New London today at East Lyme.
Mystic 11-12 s 14, Waterford North 4
WATERFORD — John Marcolina homered, doubled and singled to help power the Mystic 11-12 Little League All-Stars past Waterford Monday and into the District 10 semifinals.
The game was called after the fourth inning because of the 10-run mercy rule.
Mystic completed Pool B with a 3-1 record and advanced to Wednesday’s single-elimination semifinal at either Groton or Waterford North at 5:30 p.m. against the Pool A first-place team. The best-of-three finals begin 5:30 p.m. Friday at Waterford North.
Tom Taber and Weston Jacey each had three hits for Mystic. Jason Kilcoyne and Trey Adams added two hits each. Adrian Atad doubled and singled.
Kilcoyne was the starting pitcher and threw two scoreless innings.
Chariho Seniors 10, South Kingstown 0
SOUTH KINGSTOWN — The Chariho Senior Little League All-Stars stayed alive in the District 3 double-elimination tournament behind the pitching of Liam Ellison.
Ellison allowed just two hits and struck out seven in four innings for Chariho, which evened its record at 1-1.
Adam Harvey was the hitting standout with two hits, including a triple, and three RBIs. Ellison and Darren Theibault finished with two hits each.
Chariho advanced to the losers’ bracket finals at 6:30 p.m. today at Exeter-West Greenwich.