PAINSVILLE — The Washington C.H. 12-year-old all-star baseball team, champions of District Eight, began play in the State tournament Sunday and lost to the District Five champions, Mount Vernon, 12-0.
Mount Vernon scored all the runs they would need with four in the bottom of the first inning.
Dylan Bernard became Washington C.H.’s first base-runner when he drew a walk in the top of the second inning.
The next three Washington C.H. batters were retired.
In the bottom of the second, Mount Vernon blew the game open, sending 19 batters to the plate and scoring seven runs.
In the top of the third, Brice Cartwright drew a two-out walk, but the next batter was retired.
Mount Vernon scored what would be their final run of the game in the bottom of the third.
Mount Vernon’s pitcher struck out the side in the top of the fourth, ending the game.
Washington C.H. had two walks in the game.
Mount Vernon struck out 10 Washington C.H. batters.
Washington C.H. will play New Albany today at 5 p.m. The loser of that game is eliminated from the tournament.
Gallion Youth will play Maumee today at 5 p.m. The winner of that game plays the winner of the Washington C.H./New Albany game Tuesday at 5 p.m.
In the championship bracket, Mount Vernon will play Hamilton West Side Wednesday at 5 p.m.
North Canton will play Cuyahoga Falls Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
The State championship game is scheduled for Thursday at 5 p.m.
Reach Chris Hoppes at 740-335-3611, ext. 1104, or on Twitter @choppes1ch