Little League 10s All-Star team show no mercy
Updated 3:37 pm, Monday, July 18, 2011
After suffering a heartbreak loss Thursday, the Westport 10-year old Little League All-Star showed no mercy Saturday.
Westport, who lost 11-10 to Edgewood in the final at-bat in its second game of the Sectional Tournament at Shelton, defeated Beacon Falls, 11-1 Saturday at Naugatuck in a game shortened by the 10-run mercy rule.
Chris Drbal and Drew Rogers set the tone for Westport with back-to-back singles to lead off the bottom of the first inning with back-to-back line drive singles. Westport scored three in the first inning, three in the second and four in the third.
"That was a great bounce back win for us," Westport Coach Tim Rogers said. "The boys were really down after the loss to Edgewood, knowing that they didn't play up to par. They really showed a lot of character getting out of the gate strong and putting away a tough Beacon Falls team."
Drbal, Drew Rogers and Alex Reiner each had two hits for Westport. Right-hander Chad Knight allowed one run in three-plus innings and Drbal relieved him in the fourth. The game ended after Westport scored one run in the bottom of the fourth.
With the win, Westport is now in position to make the Sectional championship game and will punch its ticket in for the pinnnacle game with a victory over North Stamford Monday at Naugatuck.
"Our bats were alive tonight and really have been all tournament," Tim Rogers said. "Tonight, we were able to bring our defense back to where we like it which, coupled with good pitching, made for a nice outcome."