FAIRBORN — The Washington C.H. 10-year-old all-star Little League baseball team has followed in the footsteps of the 11 and 12-year-old squads by winning the District Eight championship and qualifying to the State tournament.
The 10-year-old all-stars defeated Englewood Sunday, 14-4 in four innings in the title game played at Fairborn Little League’s field.
Lafe Coleman pitched three innings for Washington with no hits, two runs, four walks and three strikeouts.
Bryson Heath worked one inning with two runs, one hit and two strikeouts.
Heath was 2 for 3 and was hit by a pitch. He hit a double, scored three times and drove in two runs; Trey Robinette was 0 for 0 with a walk and a run scored; Coleman went 3 for 3 with a triple, two RBI and three runs scored; Landan St.Clair went 1 for 1. He reached on an error, drove in one run, scored twice and had one stolen base.
Gavin Coffman went 1 for 2 with a triple, two walks, one RBI and two runs scored; Cody Moore was 1 for 1; Xavier Lawhorn was 0 for 1; Jakob Hoosier was 0 for 2 and Connor Guthire was hit by a pitch.
Noah Haithcock walked and scored; Jake Bashor was 0 for 1; Aden Osborne, walked, drove in one run and scored one and Frank Maddux walked, stole two bases and scored one run.
Washington scored four runs in the first inning.
Englewood scored one in the bottom of the second.
Washington scored two in the top of the third and eight in the top of the fourth.
Englewood scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth.
In the third inning, Coleman tripled and scored.
St.Clair reached on an error, stole and base and later scored.
In the top of the fourth, Heath was hit by a pitch and went to second on a wild pitch.
Coffman walked and Coleman singled, scoring Heath.
Robinette walked and St.Clair singled, scoring Coleman.
With two outs in the inning, Robinette scored on a wild pitch to make it 9-1.
Maddux walked and Haithcock walked to load the bases.
Osborne walked to score St.Clair to make it 10-1.
Heath singled for two RBI, scoring Haithcock and Maddux.
Coffman walked and Coleman singled, scoring Heath and Osborne to give Washington a 14-1 lead.
After walking the first batter in the bottom of the fourth, Coleman was lifted in favor of Heath on the mound.
The first batter he faced singled and the next batter hit a double to make it 14-3.
After the next batter reached on a fielder’s choice, another fielder’s choice allowed a run to score to make it 14-4.
Heath struck out the next two batters to end the game with the 10-run rule in effect.
The win completed District Eight play for all three Washington C.H. Little League all-star teams and for the second year in a row, all three went undefeated in District Eight play and qualified to their respective State tournaments.
“I’m very proud of our kids,” Washington C.H. manager Nate Robinette said. “They’ve put a lot of hard work in this year. We’ve had a long lay-off between us starting and everyone else starting. They’ve kept their heads together and played as a team. They did a good job.
“The parents are great,” Robinette said. “They got the kids to practice and have been very supportive.
“My coaches, Steve Haithcock and Steve Osborne, have done a great job,” Robinette said. “Tyler St.Clair (Washington C.H. Little League President) the way he’s put this program together, he’s done a great job, too.”
St.Clair and another parent, Allen Hoosier, also help with the team, Robinette noted.
“It’s good to have them back there to talk to,” Robinette said.
“We’re going to focus on that first game and try to win at least one,” Robinette said of his team’s goal for the State. “We’ll see how we fare.”
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WCH 10-year-old all-stars beat Enon in District semifinal
On Saturday, July 15, Washington defeated Enon, 12-2 in five innings in the District semifinals at Englewood.
In that game, Xavier Lawhorn pitched 3.2 innings with one hit, two runs (none earned) five walks and four strikeouts.
Connor Guthrie pitched one-third of an inning with two walks and Lafe Coleman pitched 1.2 innings with one hit and one strikeout.
Offensively for Washington, Bryson Heath was 2 for 3 with two runs scored and two RBI; Landan St.Clair went 0 for 1 with three walks, three RBI and three runs scored; Coleman went 2 for 3 with two runs scored; Cody Moore was 0 for 1 with two walks, one RBI and one run scored.
Trey Robinette was 2 for 3 with two runs scored and one RBI; Gavin Coffman was 1 for 1 with a walk and one run scored; Noah Haithcock went 0 for 1 with one walk; Aden Osborne went 0 for 0 with one walk.
Connor Guthrie was 0 for 1 with one walk and one run scored; Lawhorn was 0 for 2; Frank Maddux went 0 for 1; Jakob Hoosier was 0 for 0 with two walks and two runs scored and Jake Bashor was 0 for 0 with one walk.