SOUTH KINGSTOWN — Grayson Simmons hit a two-run homer and Thomas Fiore delivered a strong relief performance as Westerly National defeated South Kingstown, 9-7, in a District 3 losers bracket Little League baseball tournament game Saturday.
Simmons hit a two-run homer in the first inning to right center field. He also drove in another run on a groundout to finish with three RBIs.
Fiore, who earned a save, entered the game with the bases loaded and no outs in the fifth. Westerly led 9-5 with the heart of the South Kingstown order coming to the plate.
Fiore was able to get outs on three straight ground balls to end the inning allowing two runs. In the bottom of the sixth, he retired SK in order to end the contest.
Zach Miner was 4 for 4 with a pair of doubles and two RBIs.
Jayden Parker and Matthew Wills each contributed two hits for Westerly. Jake Calhoun doubled in a run and Landon Bailey had an RBI single.
Starter Michael Poole earned the win leaving after three innings of work with a 9-2 lead.
Westerly (2-1) hosts NK/Wickford on Monday at 5:30 p.m. NK/Wickford lost to Chariho, 6-5, on Saturday.
Mystic 11, Ledyard 0
GROTON — Griffin Pollard pitched a one-hit shutout to lead the Mystic 11-12 baseball All-Stars past Ledyard in a District 10 game that ended after four innings due to the mercy rule on Friday night at Burrows Field
Pollard struck out nine. Trace Morales, Liam Joyce and Tommy Rogers and Pollard all had two hits each for Mystic.
Mystic finished pool play 4-0 allowing just six runs. Pawcatuck, which is also unbeaten at 3-0, concludes pool play on Sunday hosting North Stonington at 5:30 p.m.
Pawcatuck has allowed just five runs and a shutout against North Stonington would give the team the top seed in the double-elimination portion of the tournament, which starts Wednesday at Burrows Field.
Salem/Montville 15, Pawcatuck 9
STONINGTON — Salem-Montville defeated Pawcatuck in the first game of double-elimination play Friday night at the Pawcatuck Little League complex in the District 10 Little League tournament.
Anabelle Wenzel pitched five innings and finished with 10 strikeouts for Salem/Montville
Sarah Previty pitched a complete game for Pawcatuck and scored three times.
Pawcatuck plays again on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. at Pawcatuck.
— Keith Kimberlin