Twelve teams representing different geographic areas around to the Ohio Valley met in Robinson Illinois on Wednesday. Games begin Thursday with each team playing 3 "pool-play" games. Pool-play are games played to determine seeding in the playoff bracket. The playoffs (Saturday after pool-play) and are single elimination.
Thursday 10am - Pool Play Game 1 - Westmont Beats Eau Claire Wisconsin 11 - 8
In the first game of pool play for Westmont Wisconsin's Champion Eau Claire jumped out to a 2 - 0 lead early. Westmont Trailed 7 - 4 after 5, but mounted a comeback in the 6th with a 7 run outburst - taking the lead 11 - 7. Eau Claire added 1 run in the 7th, but Westmont held on for an 11 - 8 win.
Friday 10am - Pool Play Game 2 - Westmont loses to Somerset-Pulaski Co. 15 - 5
Down 4 - 0 in the first, Westmont battled back to make it 7 - 5 after 6. A huge 7th inning by Somerset-Pulaski put the game out of reach. Westmont loses this one 15 - 5.
Friday 5:30pm - Pool Play Game 3 - Westmont beats New Castle 15 - 2
In the prime-time game of the day and third game of pool play, Westmont used their bats early and often. The home team cruised to a 15 - 2 victory over New Castle. Westmont secures the 6th seed in the tournament bracket.
Saturday 9:00am - Tournament game 1 - Westmont beats Macomb
For the second time in half a day, Westmont scores 15 runs to rout an overmatched Macomb team. The boys have won the last two games by a cumulative margin of 30 - 2.
Saturday 3:30pm - Tournament game 2 - Westmont loses to Guernsey Valley 5 - 3
Westmont played a close one vs. Guernsey Valley for their final game of the tournament. Their defense only game up 5 runs to the #4 seed of the tournament. In the end, Westmont kowtows to cow town 5 - 3.
Another amazing Season by our back-to-back state champs. Congratulations players and coaches!