EATON — On a very hot Thursday evening, July 18, the Washington C.H. 10-year-old all-stars played their third game in the District 8 Little League tournament, taking on Enon.
Washington defeated Enon, 25-9 in four innings.
They will be back in action Saturday at 10 a.m. for the championship game. The opponent will be the winner of the Eaton vs Enon game scheduled for Friday evening.
The Washington all-stars scored three runs in the first, only to see Enon put five runs on the board in the bottom of the first.
Washington erupted for nine runs in the second to two in the bottom of the second for Enon to give the all-stars a 12-7 lead.
Washington added two runs in the third while the bottom of the third was the only non-scoring inning of the game.
Washington scored 11 runs in the top of the fourth to go in front, 25-7.
Enon scored twice in the fourth. The game ended in accordance with the 10-run rule as Washington had a 16-run lead after four innings of play.
Leading hitters for Washington were Hayden Cornell, who went 3 for 3 with a double, two runs batted in and four runs scored.
Kenton Berry went 2 for 4 with a double, two runs batted in and four runs scored.
Kiontae Tyree had an inside-the-park home run, driving in two runs and scoring four.
In the top of the first, with one out, Sam Pfeifer singled and stole second.
Pfeifer scored on a single by Cornell, who went to third on the throw home.
Berry hit into a fielder’s choice, scoring Cornell.
Berry stole second and went to third on a wild pitch.
Berry scored on a wild pitch to give Washington an early 3-0 lead.
Enon had five hits in the bottom of the first and scored five runs to take a 5-3 lead.
Enon brought in the second of what would be six pitchers to throw in the game to begin the top of the second inning.
Tyree walked and stole second and third.
He scored on a passed ball.
Quinton Marine walked and stole second and Pfeifer reached on an error that scored Marine, tying the game, 5-5.
Cornell singled, scoring Pfeifer for a 6-5 lead.
It was a lead the Washington all-stars would not relinquish.
Berry singled and Liam Alsop had an infield hit that scored Cornell.
Berry scored on a wild pitch and Nathaniel Brown had an infield hit that plated Alsop.
Kolton Pennington walked and stole second.
Tyree walked and Enon brought in their third pitcher of the game.
Corbin Evans walked, forcing in Brown.
Marine was hit by a pitch, scoring Pennington to make it 11-5.
Enon brought in a fourth pitcher.
Cornell walked, scoring Tyree for a 12-5 tally.
Enon chipped away with two runs in the second.
Washington got those two runs back in the top of the third.
Alsop walked and Brown hit into a fielder’s choice.
With the second out recorded, Tyree hit an inside-the-park home run to center field to bump the Washington lead up to 14-7.
After Enon did not score in the third, Washington sent 17 batters to the plate, scoring 11 runs in the fourth to go in front, 25-7.
Enon needed to score nine runs in the bottom of the fourth to send the game to the fifth inning.
They scored twice for the final score of 25-9.
Kenton Berry started and pitched the first three innings for the Washington all-stars.
Sam Pfeifer pitched one-third of an inning and Nathaniel Brown pitched two-thirds of an inning.
The three Washington pitchers combined to allow seven runs on seven hits. They struck out seven, walked four and hit two batters.
Offensively for Washington C.H. 10-year-old all-stars: Quinton Marine, 0-1, 2 bb, sb, roe, 2 hbp, 2 runs; Sam Pfeifer, 1-3, roe, hbp, sb, 3 runs; Hayden Cornell, 3-3, 4 runs, 2 rbi, 2b, bb, 2 sb; Kenton Berry, 2-4, fc, 2 rbi, 4 runs, bb, sb, 2b; Liam Alsop, 1-2, bb, 1 run; Nathaniel Brown, 1-2, bb, sb, hbp, 1 rbi, 3 runs; Kolton Pennington, 0-2, bb, sb, 1 run; Kiontae Tyree, 1-1, inside-the-park home run, 2 rbi, 2 bb, 2 sb, hbp, 3 runs; Corbin Evans, 0-2, 2 bb, 1 rbi; James Bunch, 0-1, bb, 1 run; Matthew Jones, 0-0, bb, 1 run; Jacob Hays, 0-0, roe, 1 run.
W 392 (11)xx — 25 9 2
E 520 2xx — 9 7 3