That championship feeling; youth district roundup
District 10 LL (9-10)
Waterford South rallied from a 7-4 deficit by scoring four runs with no outs in the bottom of the sixth inning to defeat East Lyme 8-7 and win the District 10 Little League 9-10 year-old championship Thursday.
Nathan Landon scored the game-winning run on Dylan Bosco's single. Jay Jay Brennan added a bases-loaded triple in the second inning for Waterford South, which finished unbeaten in the tourney.
District 10 LL (11-12)
Dylan Feeney pitched a complete game four-hiter and also had two hits as East Lyme defeated Lyme/Old Lyme 4-1 in the losers' bracket. Bennett Coe and Alex Tryon had three hits apiece for East Lyme while Matt Robertson had two hits for Old Lyme.
Seamus Wallace, Tyler Burnside and Sam Foster each had two-run doubles in a six-run second as Pawcatuck defeated Groton 7-4 in the lossers' bracket Wednesday night. Wallace later added an RBI single. Hunter Nadeau had three hits for Groton and Amadi White added a single and double.
East Lyme defeated Mystic 5-3 in the losers' bracket as winning pitcher Cristian Brown also had three hits. Bennett Coe added a single and double while Miles Coe hit a solo home run. Mike Williams doubled for Mystic.
District 11 LL (11-12)
Joel Garcia struck out 10 in five innings to lead Jewett City to a 12-1 win over Putnam in a winners' bracket game on Wednesday. Jeffrey Nicolosi homered and Ezra Labrie and Camden Edmond had two hits apiece for Jewett City.
District 6 Babe Ruth (15)
Chris Anderson had two hits as Tri-County II downed Tri-County I, 2-0, in the winners' bracket final at Washington Park. Alex Meeker doubled for Tri-County II. Will Dalton and Zach Fritzson each singled for Tri-County I.Colin Harrington had three hits as Waterford beat Groton, 17-3, in six innings, in the losers' bracket. Tim Jackson had three hits, including two doubles, for Groton and Colby Wright doubled.
District 6 Babe Ruth (13)
Quantique White's game-winning RBI single in the top of the ninth inning scored Brandon Medina and gave New London a 5-4 win over Waterford in the winner's bracket final. New London rightfielder Kevin Comfort made a diving catch in the bottom of the ninth that saved a run. Jeani Lucas pitched the win for New London and Gabriel Cortoreal and Mike Donovan each had two hits for New London.
Winning pitcher Pat Monahan pitched five solid innings and also drove in two runs as Montville defeated Mystic 11-4 in the losers' bracket. Buddy DeWayne added two doubles and three RBI for Montville and Tommy McDonald had a triple, sacrifice fly and four RBI. Dan Mewha had a hit and RBI and Greg Cooper scored twice for Mystic.
State Section II LL (11-12)
District 10 champion Mystic won its round-robin opener with a 10-1 victory over Ellington in Middletown as Caroline Taber and Jayden Delaporta combined to pitch a no-hitter. Mackenzie Aldridge led the Mystic offense by going 3-for-4 with a run and RBI while Oliva Watts was 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBI and Taber was 2-for-3 with a double. Mystic led 2-3 in the third when Watts tripled in two runs to break the game open.
Jewett City won its opening game with a 6-5 victory over East Hampton. The District 11 champs rallied from an early 5-0 deficit, taking the lead with a run in the sixth. Winning pitcher Shyla Krick had seven strikeouts and also went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI while Allison LaBossiere doubled and drove in a run.
District 10 LL (9-10)
Winning pitcher Payton Howser had 10 strikeouts as Waterford North won the District 10 title with an 11-8 win over Pawcatuck. Ashlee Hancock hit an inside-the-park home run and drove in two runs while Briahna Borysewicz had two hits and two RBI and Jessica Cleary had two hits. Abby Flakus doubled for Pawcatuck.
District 10 JL (13-14)
Montville defeated East Lyme 10-6 in the opening round as Katrina Awad had two triples and Olivia Novak and Nicole Dutka had two hits apiece. Taylor Karpen tripled for East Lyme.
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