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After winning only one of four games and getting outscored 44-21 in the Dighton Summer Baseball Tournament, the 11 Year Old All Stars from West Warwick bounced back and almost captured the State Championship, losing to Washington Park in the finals.
Opening Game: Washington Park 7 West Warwick 5
Despite taking an early lead, West Warwick lost 7-5 in the Opening Game.
West Warwick jumped out to 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning when Liam Gravier (single), Adam Marsh (hit by a pitch), Ty Condon (walk) scored on a bases-clearing double by Justin Perez.
In the bottom of the second inning, they built a 5-0 lead when Sean White (walk) and Quinn Kortick (reached on an error) scored on a bases loaded walk to Adam Marsh and a fielder’s choice.
Unfortunately for West Warwick, however, Washington Park’s pitchers shut them out the rest of the game while their offense took advantage of walks and errors to take the lead. In the top of the fourth inning, Washington Park took a 6-5 lead when they scored five runs on two walks, three errors and two hits.
Offensively, West Warwick was led by Liam Gravier (2/3, one double and one run scored), Justin Perez (1/3, one double and three rbi’s), Quinn Kortick (1/3 and one run scored), Ty Condon (one rbi and one run scored), Adam Marsh (one rbi and one run scored) and Sean White (one run scored).
Loser’s Bracket Final: West Warwick 11 Apponaug 3
Led by the solid pitching of Ty Condon and an 11-hit attack, West Warwick cruised to an 11-3 victory over Apponaug.
Condon, who worked five innings, struck out seven batters and did not allow a free pass.
Offensively, West Warwick received support from Evan Firth (1/1), Quinn Kortick (2/2, three rbi’s), Sean White (3/3, two runs scored), Kyle Curran (one run scored), Alex Titelis (1/2, one run scored), Justin Perez (2/3, one double, one home run, one run scored and four rbi’s), Ty Condon (1/3, one home run, three runs scored and two rbi’s), Adam Marsh (1/3, two runs scored), and Liam Gravier (one run scored).
Championship Game: Washington Park 3 West Warwick 2
In a classic championship final, Washington Park broke open a 1-1 tie in the top of the sixth inning to defeat West Warwick, 3-2, and earn bragging rights as Rhode Island’s representative in the 11 Year Old New England Regional which will be hosted by West Warwick next weekend.
After starting pitcher, Justin Perez, held Washington Park scoreless with four strikeouts in the first two innings of the game, West Warwick took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning when Perez was hit by a pitch, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Quinn Kortick, and scored on a double by Alex Titelis.
The lead, however, was short-lived as Washington Park came back to tie the game at 1-1 in the top of the first inning on two walks and a double.
The game stayed knotted at 1-1 until Washington Park scored two runs on two walks, three hits and a fielder’s choice.
West Warwick cut the lead to 3-2 when Ty Condon (reached on an error) scored on a two-out single from Alex Titelis, but the rally would be cut short when Hector Diaz, who struck out eight batters, induced a groundout to end the game.
Justin Perez and Adam Marsh combined to strike out ten batters and allow only four hits.
In addition to Titelis (2/3, one double and two rbi’s), West Warwick received hits from Liam Gravier, Ty Condon, and Adam Marsh.
West Warwick Cal Ripken - 11 Year Old All Stars
Manager: Dan Curran