EATON — The Eaton Little League baseball season came to a close on Saturday, July 16, as all teams finished tournament play over the weekend of July 16-17.
The 11-year-old All-Star team come up short in the championship series against Washington Courthouse over the weekend, losing 3-2 in game one, and losing 19-2 in game two.
In Friday’s game, the Eaton All-Stars could not capitalize on a outstanding pitching performance by teammate Carson Brower. Brower pitched a four-hit complete game, but Eaton could not get the bats going against Courthouse, managing only 2two hits and three walks.
Ty Crammer and Drew Michael had the two hits in that loss for Eaton.
Game two on Saturday did not go well for the All-Stars, who lost 19-2. Eric Allison got the start for Eaton and made it through the first three innings, allowing four earned runs and pitched four strikeouts. From there, the Eaton bullpen could not keep the Washington Courthouse bats from scoring, allowing 15 more runs to cross the plate in the next two innings. Eaton again was led at the plate by Ty Crammer, who went 2-for-2 and was hit by a pitch.
The Eaton 9-10-year-old All-Stars played their final four games of the season in the President’s Cup Tournament. On Tuesday, July 12, they beat Huber Heights on the road 16-6. Wednesday night was another road trip, this time to Washington Courthouse, but they were shut-out 13-0. It was a zero score after the first inning, but Courthouse got the bats going in the second and third innings, scoring 13 runs combined, while Eaton struggled at the plate.
Thursday’s game saw the Little Leaguers bounce back at home against Dayton First, winning 13-3. Eaton was able to score in every inning against Dayton First, while enjoying some fine pitching from the bullpen. But on Friday against Enon, Eaton saved their best game for last. Although Enon pushed a run across in the second inning to go up 1-0, the score remained that way until the top of the fifth, when Eaton scored two runs to take a 2-1 lead.
With some good pitching and great defense Eaton was able to hold on for a 2-1 win. They ended their season with a win and 3-1 record in the district tournament.
Reach Oliver Sanders at 937-683-4062.