HOPE VALLEY — Chariho’s 11-12 Little League All-Star baseball team used the long ball for the second straight game and is still unbeaten in the District 3 tournament.
After hitting six home runs in its first game, Chariho came back with three long balls on Tuesday and downed Narragansett 12-2.
With the win Chariho (2-0) moves to the winners’ bracket semifinal round where it will face Coventry American on Monday at 5:30 p.m.
Dylan LaBelle, Jordan Kelvington and Grant Vargo-Willeford each hit a solo home run for Chariho on Tuesday. LaBelle’s shot came in the second inning while the other two homers were in the bottom of the fourth.
Chariho scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the fifth frame to end the game with the mercy rule. Chariho scored three runs in the first, two in the second and four in the fourth.
LaBelle was the winning pitcher after coming on in relief of starter Will Beaudreau. LaBelle pitched three hitless innings and struck out four batters.
Beaudreau had a big day at the plate with two singles and a triple.
Ethan Blanchard went 2 for 4 with a double and Jared Parente singled twice for Chariho.
Pawcatuck 11-12s 5, Mystic 3
MYSTIC — Will Van Duyne hit a two-run, walk-off homer in the bottom of the sixth inning lifting Pawatuck All-Stars to the victory in the District 3 Little League baseball opener Tuesday night.
Pawcatuck’s Kevin Ferrer reached on an error in the sixth inning. Mystic starter Jason Kilcoyne was removed after throwing the maximum number of pitches. Van Duyne then homered over the center field fence for the win.
Mystic scored in the second on a leadoff double by Trey Adams followed by a one-out single by Nick Helbig. Kilcoyne brought both of them home with a two-run homer.
Pawcatuck came back with two runs in the third. Wade Post (2 for 2) led off with a singled, stole second and ended up at third following an error on the steal. Ken Turner (2 for 3) singled him home. Turner scored on a double by Ferrer.
In the fifth, Post lead off with a single and went to second on a Turner single. RJ Parrilla hit into a fielder’s choice forcing out Post at third, but Turner scored from second on an error.
Turner was the winning pitcher throwing the final 1-1/3 innings and allowing no hits.
Kilcoyne finished with 10 strikeouts for Mystic.
Van Duyne was the Pawcatuck starter and he had eight strikeouts.
S.K. American 16, Westerly National 11-12s 4
SOUTH KINGSTOWN — Tuesday’s loss in the District 3 losers’ bracket eliminated Westerly National from the tournament.
Westerly ended up with a 1-2 record. Tuesday’s game statistics were not available.
Pawcatuck 10-11s, Lyme/Old Lyme
EAST LYME — Pawcatuck/North Stonington dropped its first game in pool play of the District 10 tournament on Tuesday.
Will Cannella singled twice for Pawcatuck/NS and Peter Fernholz doubled and scored a run.
Parker Stone paced Lyme/Old Lyme with four hits and two runs scored. Lyme/Old Lyme’s big inning was a three-run fifth.
Pawcatuck dropped to 0-1 in pool play and Lyme/Old Lyme stood at 1-1 after Tuesday’s result.
Pawcatuck/NS is scheduled to resume pool play on Friday with a game at East Lyme at 7:30 p.m.
Pool play continues through Tuesday and the championship round begins Thursday, July 11.
Pawcatuck 9-10s 12, Lyme/Old Lyme 9
NEW LONDON — Bowen Baker singled, doubled, tripled and drove in four runs to lead Pawcatuck to the win Tuesday.
Tuesday’s game was the final game in pool play for the Pawcatuck 9-10 team, which finished with a 1-3 record and will not move on in District 10 play.
Pawcatuck broke a 6-6 tie with six runs in the top of the fourth inning. Justin Holland’s single drove in two runs in the frame.
Connor Melinowksy and Sam Casadei had two singles apiece for Pawcatuck.
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