Eighteen teams representing different geographic areas around to the Ohio Valley met in Elizabethtown Kentucky on Wednesday. Games began 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 - Westmont Home vs. Elwood Indiana @ Noon - Westmont wins 11 to 3
Westmont jumped out to an early 7 - 0 lead after 2 innings. Early highlights included 5 RBIs from "Player of the Game" Zach Gooding. Westmont wins the first game of pool-play 11 to 3 over Elwood.
Thursday - Westmont Home vs. Russel County of Eastern Ky @ 4:30pm - Westmont wins 8 inning thriller 13 - 12
Westmont faced Russel County of Eastern Kentucky in the second pool-play game of the day. Up 7 - 3 after a 7-run 3rd inning, Westmont gives up 6 in the top of the 4th and scores once at the bottom to make it 9 - 8. Trailing one in the Bottom of the eigth Westmont scores 2 including a walk-off single by Alex Marotta to win 13 - 12. Westmont is 2 - 0 in pool-play.
Friday - Westmont Home vs. Hancock County of Western Ky @ 2:30pm - Westmont comes back to win 20 - 12
Westmont faced Hancock County of Western Kentucky in the last game of pool-play. Westmont found itself in a 5 - 0 hole after 3 innings of play, however a 15-run 4th inning put Westmont up 15 - 8 after 4. Westmont cruised to a 20 - 12 win. Alex Marotta was 4 for 5 and Zach Gooding was 3 for 4 with 3 RBIs. The boys finish a perfect 3 and 0 in pool play.
Saturday - Second round of playoffs - Westmont wins rematch vs. Hancock County 7 - 4
3 - 0 Westmont scores a first-round bye and sets up second-round rematch vs. Hancock County. Westmont scored 3 runs on two singles in the 3rd and never looked back. The boys move on to the semifinals.
Sunday - Semifinals - Westmont Away vs. Janesville of Southern Wisconsin - Janesville 15 Westmont 1
Westmont finishes 4 and 1 for the tourney with a semifinals appearance. Amazing job players and coaches!! Congratulations on a great allstar season.