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Pawcatuck/North Stonington's Jake Verbriage slides safely into home plate as New London's catcher Steve Cantres tries to make the play in the bottom of the fourth inning. | Grace White/The Westerly Sun
Pawcatuck's RJ Parrilla bends backwards to avoid an inside pitch moments before hitting a double in the bottom of the fifth inning. Parrilla finished with three hits and three RBIs. | Grace White/The Westerly Sun Pawcatuck/North Stonington's Will Cannella gets a hit in the bottom of the fifth inning. | Grace White/The Westerly Sun Peter Fernholz gets a high-five from teammate Rhys Hammond (11) after he scored a run in the bottom of the first inning. | Grace White/The Westerly Sun Rhys Hammond (right) is all smiles as he heads into the dugout with his team after their 11-1 victory over New London. The Pawcatuck 11-12 All Stars played New London on Monday evening in Pawcatuck. Grace White/The Westerly Sun Pawcatuck 3rd baseman Jake Verbriage tries to catch an overthrown ball as New London's Chris Medina slides safely into third. The Pawcatuck 11-12 All Stars played New London on Monday evening in Pawcatuck. Grace White/The Westerly Sun Pawcatuck's Joey Hinkley keeps his eye on the ball as he tries to decide to run from 2nd to 3rd in the bottom of the 5th inning. The Pawcatuck 11-12 All Stars played New London on Monday evening in Pawcatuck. Grace White/The Westerly Sun Pawcatuck's Peter Fernholz takes a cookie from a friend as he and his team head back into the dugout after beating New London 11-1. The Pawcatuck 11-12 All Stars played New London on Monday evening in Pawcatuck. Grace White/The Westerly Sun Pitcher Nate Hopkins gets into his stance. The Pawcatuck 11-12 All Stars played New London on Monday evening in Pawcatuck. Grace White/The Westerly Sun

Pawcatuck rolls to victory


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.

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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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