Little League Roundup: Spencer 10s beat Rowan
The Little League playoff roundup …It was an all-Rowan County final in the championship of the District 2, 10-year-old baseball tournament on July 4 in Winston-Salem.
In a rockets-red-glare performance, Spencer scored 13 runs in the second inning and raced to a 17-5 win over Rowan.
The game was halted after four innings.
Henderson Lentz was the winning pitcher for Spencer.
Spencer will now advance to the state tournament on July 18, also in Winston-Salem.
The team picked up its banners and awards Wednesday night in Winston-Salem.
Rowan now plays for the chance to be the District 2 host team for the state tournament.
Rowan’s 11-12 all-stars defeated North Forsyth 6-0 Saturday in Clemmons.
Juan Garcia pitched a complete game, allowing just three hits. He struck out 14 and did not walk a batter.
Rowan broke on top 1-0 in the top of the fourth, when Tyler Poteat hit a one-out, solo home run.
Rowan broke the game open in the fifth. Frankie Goodnight and Harper Miller each singled and Ryan Jones then tripled to center field to drive in two runs. Before the inning was over, Rowan had added three more runs.
Goodnight led Rowan with two singles. Jones, Garcia, Poteat and Miller each had one hit.
– The team was ousted from the playoffs on Tuesday night in Clemmons by the Winston-Salem Nationals.
After a good start in the playoffs, the East Rowan 11-year-old team fell twice, losing to Southwest Forsyth 10-4 and Kernersville 4-1.
Against Southwest Forsyth, Chance Brown had two hits. Heath Mitchem, Alec Hamilton, Jacob O’Neill and Seth Killian each had one.
Kernersville scored all four of its runs in one inning as East made five errors.
East Rowan was held to two hits, one each by Grayson Whicker and Brandon Herring.
Brian Ritchie’s team will join Rowan in the Spencer tournament next weekend.
– The East Rowan 13-14-year-old team was beaten by Spencer 10-5.
The China Grove Cal Ripken 10-under all-stars won the Area 3 championship tournament on June 29, beating Surry Central 8-3.
It was a quick exit for the Rowan little league girls softball all-stars, losing 12-0 to King and 11-1 to Davie.