GROTON — Casey Flax pitched a one-hitter as the Mystic-Groton 11-12 softball All-Stars beat Montville 11-1 in the District 10 Little League tournament Saturday at Washington Park and qualified for the semifinals.
The game ended after five innings by the mercy rule.
Flax also struck out five batters as Mystic/Groton improved to 3-0 in pool play and is the only unbeaten team in Pool A.
Mystic/Groton has outscored its three opponents by a combined 26-3 including two mercy-rule wins.
The top two teams in each pool advance to the semifinals, which begin Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
Meagan Giwoyna singled, tripled and drove in two runs for Mystic/Groton. Aspen Ryan, Olivia Carney and Olivia Travers each had a hit and two RBIs. Nicole Stanford also singled and drove in a run.
Mystic/Groton hosts Pawcatuck/North Stonington Monday at Washington Park at 5:30 p.m.
East Lyme...................... 10
Pawcatuck/N. Ston......... 5
PAWCATUCK — East Lyme scored five runs in the third inning to break open a close game and hand the Pawcatuck/North Stonington 11-12 softball All-Stars the loss Saturday in the District 10 tournament.
The game was tied at four before the East Lyme outburst.
Kelsi Staley, Brenna McNeil, Elisa Bell, Tori Lopresto and Miranda Arruda contributed one hit each for Pawcatuck/North Stonington
Arruda pitched five innings and took the loss.
Pawcatuck/North Stonington (0-3) finishes pool play Monday at unbeaten Mystic/Groton.
The game begins at 5:30 p.m. at Washington Park in Groton.