WEST CARROLLTON — The Washington C.H. 12-year-old all-star baseball team improved to 3-0 in the District Eight tournament with an 11-0 win over Englewood in a District semifinal match-up Saturday night.
In the first game of the evening, Enon beat Fairborn, 15-6 and will play Washington C.H. Sunday evening at 6 p.m. back in West Carrollton.
Washington got the game underway with a display of power in the top of the first inning.
After a walk to the lead-off batter, Brice Cartwright, Luke Zimmerman drilled a two-run home run to center field.
With the team and their fans not quite finished cheering that blast, Ethan Steele followed quickly with a solo home run to center field.
Dylan Bernard then hit a single and he advanced on a passed ball.
Bernard moved to third on a single by Hunter Rudd.
At that point, Englewood made the very early call to the bullpen.
With the new pitcher on the mound, Washington’s starting (and winning) pitcher, Bo Little, drilled a double. An error on the play ensured both runners would score easily.
The relief pitcher quickly settled down after that, striking out the next two batters.
Little, who pitched a complete game shutout, allowed just two hits with four strikeouts and one walk. He hit one batter.
Washington went out in order in the second inning.
Englewood had its lead-off batter reach on an error to start the bottom of the second.
The next batter followed with a single to left field.
After a force play at second, a stolen base put both runners in scoring position.
A walk then loaded the bases with one out.
Little proceeded to record a strikeout and then fielded a grounder back to the mound for the third out, preserving the shutout.
Washington enjoyed the third inning, scoring six runs.
The all-stars made the most of just two hits the inning.
Bernard walked and Tyris Virts singled.
Rudd reached on a fielder’s choice that scored Bernard.
Rudd stole second and Little walked to load the bases.
After a second pitching change for Englewood, Ty Rose walked, allowing Virts to score.
Colin Farrens hit into a fielder’s choice, with Rudd and Little scoring.
After the next two batters were retired, Steele singled, scoring Rose and Farrens.
Englewood’s lead-off batter in the third inning got aboard with an infield single. However, he was soon thrown out stealing by the catcher, Zimmerman.
A line-drive bid for extra bases was snagged by Bernard at first base to end the inning.
In the fourth for Washington, Zane Joseph walked and with one out, Little hit a double.
Rose walked to load the bases, but the next two batters were retired.
Little retired the side in order in the fourth to end the run-rule victory, 11-0.
Offensively for Washington C.H.: Brice Cartwright, 0-3, 1 bb, 1 run; Luke Zimmerman, 1-2, 1 home run, 1 run, 2 rbi; Ethan Steele, 2-3, 1 run, 1 home run, 3 rbi; Dylan Bernard, 1-2, 1 bb, 2 runs; Tyris Virts, 1-2, 1 run; Hunter Rudd, 1-2, 2 runs; Bo Little, 2-3, 1 bb, 1 run, 1 2b; Ty Rose, 0-1, 2 bb, 1 run, 1 rbi; Colin Farrens, 0-2, 1 run; Zane Joseph, 0-0, 1 bb
WCH 506 0xx — 11
E’wood 000 0xx — 0