MAUMEE — On Monday, July 17, the Washington C.H. 12-year-old all-stars faced a must-win game against Wheelersburg in the State Little League tournament.
Washington rose to the occasion, posting a 17-8 victory.
That win put the all-stars’ record at 2-1 with a game Tuesday afternoon against Dover.
In the first inning, for Washington, John Wall hit a ball to the fence, but it was caught.
Tyler Tackage walked and the next batter hit into a double play to end the first inning.
Wheelersburg had a batter walk and reach second base in the first, but he was stranded.
The score was 0-0 after one inning.
A.J. Dallmayer hit a home run in the second inning to put the Washington C.H. all-stars on the board.
Drew Guthrie and Brady Armstrong both walked and Brayden Kettles hit a double to make it 3-0, Washington.
Wheelersburg tied the game with three runs in the second.
Tackage hit a single and Jonah Waters singled in the third.
Dallmayer hit a double to score Tackage to make it 4-3.
Guthrie hit a double, scoring Dallmayer and Waters to give Washington a 6-3 lead.
Kettles walked and Lemaster hit into a fielder’s choice to score Guthrie, making it a 7-3 ball game.
For Wheelersburg in the bottom of the third, two hits, sandwiched around a hit batsman, made it a 7-4 score.
At this juncture, Tackage was relieved on the mound by Dallmayer.
Washington held a 7-5 lead after three complete.
In the top of the fourth, Wall singled and Tackage hit a double, placing two in scoring position.
Waters followed with a double that made it 9-5.
Wheelersburg loaded the bases in the fourth and scored on a passed ball to pull to within three runs at 9-6.
In the top of the fifth, Washington scored again.
Wall walked and Tackage reached on an error.
Waters hit a double to score Wall and Dallmayer smacked a double that scored Tackage and Waters.
Guthrie hit a double that scored Dallmayer to lift Washington’s lead to 13-6.
Armstrong kept it going with a single, scoring Guthrie for a 14-6 advantage.
Wheelersburg scored one in the bottom of the fifth to put the score at 14-7.
In the top of the sixth, Wall hit a single.
Tackage singled and Dallmayer cracked his second home run of the game, giving the all-stars a 17-7 lead.
The inning ended when Wheelersburg turned a double play.
The ‘Burg rallied for one run in the bottom of the sixth, making the final score 17-8, Washington.
WCH 034 253
‘Burg 032 111
Washington C.H. all-stars fall to Dover
The Washington C.H. all-stars 12-year-old team saw their State Little League tournament run come to an end with an 8-1 loss to Dover Tuesday afternoon.
Washington finishes the State tournament with a record of 2-2.