South Weymouth continues their Cinderella run, 6-2!
South Weymouth, Mass. 6 Messalonskee, Maine 2
The 10 year old All Stars from South Weymouth (Eastern Massachusetts) continue to give their fans and many onlookers of the New England Regional a strong display of sportsmanship, enthusiasm, and hard play. In South Weymouth's latest victory, their third of the tournament, they defeated a tough Messalonskee (Maine) nine, 6-2. South Weymouth's victory moves them into the Loser's Bracket Final against New Canaan, Connecticut with winner playing West Warwick (Rhode Island) for the New England Regional Championship.
Last night, South Weymouth took little time in jumping ahead with one run in the bottom of the first inning on consecutive hits by Eric Keefe, Alex Rosario, and Brian Urmano.
In the bottom of the third inning, South Weymouth went up 2-0 when Brain Urmano singled, stole second, and scored on an error.
In the bottom of the fourth inning, South Weymouth broke open the game with four runs one error, one hit batsman, and three hits by Matt Coleman (double), Mike Connelly (single), and Eric Keefe (single).
Although Messalonskee scored two unearned runs (Jared Cunningham adn Jon Wilkie) in the top of the fifth inning, reliever Chris Flipp ended the game by inducing three groundouts in the top of the sixth inning.
For South Weymouth, Brian Umano, who picked up his second victory of the tournament, allowed no runs on four scattered hits in four innings of work.
Offensively, South Weymouth received contributions from Eric Keefe (2 for 3, two runs scored), Alex Rosario (1 for 2, one run scored), Brian Umano (2 for 3, one run scored), Matt Coleman (2 for 3, one double and one run scored), Mike Connelly (1 for 3), and Matt Long (single).
Messalonskee received hits from Jared Cunningham (1 for 4, one run scored), Jon Wilkie (1 for 4, one run scored), Nick Mayo (2 for 4), Dylan Burton (1 for 3), and Noah Caret (2 for 2).