ENGLEWOOD — The Washington C.H. 10-year-old all-star Little League baseball team evened its record in the State tournament at 1-1 with a resounding 16-1 win over Painesville Monday evening.
On Saturday, the all-stars lost to one of the state’s fine Little League programs, Hamilton West Side, 7-2.
Monday, the team was able to get the bats going and post the win in four innings.
The all-stars had 12 hits while Painesville was held to just one hit.
Lafe Coleman started on the mound for Washington.
He pitched one-plus innings with one hit and one run. He walked four, struck out one and hit one batter.
Trey Robinette took over in the second and pitched two innings. He did not allow a hit and struck out four.
Bryson Heath pitched the fourth inning for Washington, striking out the side.
Washington scored three runs in the top of the first, while Painesville scored its lone run in the bottom of the first.
Washington scored six runs in the second, three in the third and four in the fourth.
Offensively for the Washington C.H. all-stars, Bryson Heath was 2 for 3 with two runs scored and one RBI; Landan St.Clair was 2 for 3 with a double, two RBI, two runs scored and one stolen base; Lafe Coleman was 2 for 2 with a double, two runs scored, two stolen bases and two RBI; Xavier Lawhorn was 1 for 3 with one run scored and one stolen base.
Trey Robinette was 0 for 3 with two runs scored; Gavin Coffman was 2 for 3 with two runs scored and one stolen base; Cody Moore was 1 for 2 with one stolen base, one RBI and one run scored; Aden Osborne walked and scored; Connor Guthrie was 1 for 2 with a double and two RBI.
Jakob Hoosier hit a double and scored; Grant Guess was 0 for 1 and Jake Bashor walked and scored.
“The first game, the kids were a little nervous coming up here,” Washington manager Nate Robinette said. “Playing Hamilton West Side, they’re known throughout the state as being very good.
“I think the kids were a little nervous playing them,” Robinette said. “They settled down tonight and came out and swung the bats and played a great game.”
Washington will play again today at 2 p.m.
W 363 4xx — 16 12 3
P 100 0xx — 1 1 6