Williamstown Cal Ripken Stars Bow Out at States
SUTTON, Mass. -- Uxbridge scored two runs in the fifth to erase a 1-0 Williamstown lead and held on for a 3-1 win in the 10-and-under Cal Ripken state championships on Sunday.
Williamstown ended pool play with a record of 1-2 and failed to advance to Monday's semi-finals.
Landen Jamula struck out seven in five innings of work on the mound and drove in a run in the bottom of the first for Williamstown.
Derek Paris scored Williamstown's run, and Josh Polumbo had a hit.
For Uxbridge (2-1, pool play), Zach Feeney struck out 12, including two in the sixth with a man on.
Williamstown Cal Ripken Stars Lose Second Outing at States
SUTTON, Mass. -- The Williamstown 10-and-under Cal Ripken baseball all-stars fell to 1-1 in pool play at the state tournament with a 7-6 loss to Hudson on Saturday afternoon.
Williamstown rallied from a 6-4 deficit to tie it in the top of the sixth thanks to a one-out RBI single by Alex Axt and a bases loaded walk drawn by Miles Cece. Hudson pitcher Brady Stewart fielded a line drive back to the mound and got a strikeout to end the threat.
Hudson then won the game in the bottom of the inning.
Axt ended up going 1-for-3 with a pair of RBIs. Jake Cangelosi and Landen Jamula split time on the mound. Cagelosi started and went 4-1/3, striking out two with three walks.
All four teams in Williamstown's pool are tied at 1-1 with one game for each on Sunday. If Williamstown beats Uxbridge and Hudson loses, Williamstown will advance to the semifinals. If both Williamstown and Hudson win, Williamstown will have a chance to advance based on a runs-allowed tie-breaker.
In Saturday's skills competition, the Williamstown quartet of Jamula, Oscar Low, Cece and Tristan Gardner finished second int he team relay running competition, and Jamula and Josh Polumbo were second, and third, respectively, in the home run derby.
Williamstown Cal Ripken Stars Win Opener at States
SUTTON, Mass. -- The Williamstown 10-under Cal Ripken all-stars battled back from a 4-0 deficit to take an 11-4 win from defending state champion Frontier in Williamstown's first game at the state tournament on Saturday.
Landen Jamula struck out five and gave up three earned runs before getting an inning of 1-2-3 relief from Jake Cangelosi.
Thomas Martin went 2-for-3 with three RBIs, and Oscar Lowe went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.
Frontier jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning, but Williamstown roared back with eight runs in a second inning that saw 14 batters came to the plate. Martin capped the rally with a two-out, two-run single.
Williamstown was scheduled to meet Hudson on Saturday afternoon in pool play. The tournament, which also features Lee, continues through Tuesday.
Williamstown Cal Ripken All-Stars Win District
LEE, Mass. — Derek Paris pitched 4-1/3 innings of two-run relief to lead the Williamstown Cal Ripken 10-and-under all-stars to a 7-4 win over Lee that clinched the district championship on Friday evening.
Williamstown swept a best-of-three series with wins on Thursday and Friday.
Both Williamstown and Lee move on to the state tournament in Sutton, July 5-8.
On Friday, Paris took over with the bases loaded and two out in the second and got his man to pop up to the mound. He went the rest of the way, striking out six and allowing three hits, three walks and one earned run.
Oscar Lowe went 3-for-3 with a run scored for Williamstown. Landen Jamula was 2-for-3 and scored twice.
For Lee, Daniel Munch was 2-for-3 with a run scored, and Roberto Barron walked twice and scored. Panayiotis Canstantopolous took the loss on the hill, striking out eight and giving up four runs in three innings of work.
In Thursday's series opener on Bud Anderson Field in Williamstown, Jamula pitched five innings to lead the home team to a 10-0 win.
He also went 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles and a three-run homer while Lowe went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI.
Munch went 1-for-2 and struck out two in three innings of work on the mound in the series opener.