WESTERLY — North Kingstown scored the game’s only run in the fifth inning topping the Westerly National 11-12 Little League baseball All-Stars in the District 3 opener Thursday night at the Trombino Field.
North Kingstown scored its run on an error after Westerly failed to cash in on a bases-loaded opportunity (with two outs) in the bottom of the fourth.
David Burrows pitched 5 1⁄3 innings, struck out four and did not allow an earned run. He took the loss.
Burrows had one of Westerly’s three hits.
James Adams went 2 for 3 and accounted for Westerly’s remaining hits.
Westerly drops to the losers’ bracket and will play the loser of the Coventry American vs. Narragansett first-round game today at 5:30 p.m.
The site of the game has not been determined.
MYSTIC — Cam McGugan’s grand slam highlighted a big offensive day for Mystic in Thursday’s pool play win over East Haddam.
McGugan had three total hits (two doubles)and drove in six runs.
McGugan’s grand slam put Mystic up 12-2 in the top of the fourth inning. Jason Erb followed that with a solo homer. Erb had two hits.
East Haddam went down in order in the bottom of the fourth inning and the game ended in a four-inning mercy.
Mystic trailed 1-0 after the first inning, but quickly turned things around with a five-run second inning.
Timmy Lynch tied the game when he singled in Alex DelCampo and Colin Anderson put Mystic on top with a two-run single.
A Nick Carney single accounted for the final Mystic run.
The two teams exchanged runs in the third inning before Mystic ended the game in the fourth.
Both Carney and DelCampo had two hits.
Lynch pitched all four innings, allowed four hits and picked up the win.
Mystic (2-0) plays Groton at Rossie Field in Mystic today at 5:30 p.m.
Pawcatuck 9-10s.............. 7
NEW LONDON — Montville scored the first 10 runs of the game to earn the win in the District 10 Little League tournament.
Pawcatuck/North Stonington did come back with six runs in the bottom of the fourth to make it 10-6, but did not get any closer.
Wynn Hammond had all three hits for Pawcatuck/North Stonington. He also doubled.
Pawcatuck/North Stonington (1-1) plays New London tonight at 5 in New London.
WATERFORD — Mystic handled Salem/Bozrah/Lyme/Old Lyme in the semifinal round of Thursday’s District 10 tournament and advanced to the championship series.
Mystic will play the winner of the other semifinal game between East Lyme and Waterford in a best of three series starting 5:30 p.m. today at Pawcatuck Little League.
Allison Gerogetti pitched all four innings of the mercy-rule shortened game and picked up the win.
Nora Ryan had three hits and drove in four runs for Mystic.
Casey Flax singled, doubled and drove in two and Olivia Carney had a pair of hits and two RBIs.
Meagan Giwoyna doubled and drove in three runs and Ellie Hohlfelder singled and drove in a run.
Mystic 9-10s ................. 10
East Lyme....................... 9
NIANTIC — Behind the overpowering pitching of Fiona Taber, Mystic jumped out to a 10-0 lead after five innings before holding off an East Lyme nine-run rally in the sixth inning and escaping with a ictory Thursday in their District 10 Pool A opener.
Taber struck out 15 en route to the victory. Mystic coach Tom Taber said the team, “Just couldn’t get an out” in the sixth before Taber shut down the hosts with the tying run on second base.
Ellie Korinek homered for Mystic. Allie Cabral and Francesca Foster added two hits each in the win. Mystic will play Lyme/Old Lyme 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Veteran’s Field in Niantic in its next Pool A game.