Pictured on the bottom row, from left, Jenna Whelan and Hailee Green; back row, from left, Coach Rusty Green, Mikayla Rapp, Lexy Hanks, Megan Baughan, Megan Elbourn, Manager Steve Elbourn, Mary Alyce Bronner, Courtney Berhalter, Rachel Douglas, Coach Sharon Taylor and Alexi Taylor. Not pictured is Jordan Whelan.
The host team of Mathews will have a chance to win the District 15 Little League Senior All-Stars Softball Tournament Championship for their fans, but was defeated by Richmond County, 5-3, last Sunday.
Mathews and Richmond County find themselves in a dual after three teams were eliminated from the tournament including Middlesex, Lancaster and King George.
Lancaster found themselves eliminated after falling to Richmond County 2-1 and King George 12-4. Middlesex was dropped by Richmond County, 7-0, and Mathews, 6-2, in the semifinals after they won their only game of the tournament to King George, 4-2.
On July 7, Mathews and Richmond County will play in game eight at 5 p.m. If Mathews should win, the teams will play again in game nine later that evening at 7 p.m.
Richmond County advances to the state all-star tournament in Honaker hosted by the Honaker Little League.
District 15 crowns more champions
Westmoreland defeated King William, 13-8, to earn the Virginia District 15 Little League Major All-Stars Baseball Championship in Caroline County.
In game one on June 28, Mathews was defeated by Spotsylvania American, 6-1, and King William dropped Northumberland in game three, 9-3. Later in the evening, Westmoreland defeated Lancaster in game two, 7-3, and Essex dropped Caroline in game four, 6-3.
On June 29, Spotsylvania American was dropped by Spotsylvania National in game five, 14-7, and in game seven King William defeated Middlesex, 26-12.
Later on, Richmond County was shut out by Westmoreland, 7-0, in game six, and in game eight King George shut out Essex, 1-0.
On June 30 beginning at 5 p.m., Middlesex eliminated Mathews, in game nine, 10-9, and Northumberland also eliminated Spotsylvania American in 11, 10-3. Also being dropped out of competition was Richmond County falling to Caroline 25-5, and Lancaster being dropped by Essex, 1-0.
Westmoreland went on to drop King William and Spotsylvania National to the elimination bracket around Fourth of July weekend. Westmoreland defeated Spotsylvania National, 4-2, and King William, 8-6, in the semifinals. King William advanced to the semifinals sending King George to the elimination bracket after a 8-3 loss.
But King William bounced back to reach the finals against Westmoreland on June 7. This came after defeating Spotsylvania National 7-2.
On July 1, Middlesex was eliminated by Essex in game 15, 5-1, and Northumberland to Caroline in game 16, 13-2. National went on to also eliminate Essex two days later after a 7-5 loss, and likewise Caroline ousted King George, 11-5. Caroline would later share the same fate falling to Spotsylvania National, 11-3.
King William and Westmoreland advanced to the finals on July 7. Westmoreland will now advance to the state all-star tournament in Lynchburg hosted by the Lynchburg Little League.
Westmoreland won the District 15 the Little League Junior All-Stars Baseball Tournament in Middlesex County. This comes after defeating Caroline 14-4. King William was eliminated after a 15-9 loss to Caroline after an intense two weeks of competition.
In game one on June 28, Spotsylvania defeated Mathews 14-3, but fell to King William 15-3 in game two. Essex was dropped by King William in the next round, 13-3, after defeating King George in game one, 16-1.
In game two, Caroline defeated Middlesex 9-4 and Northumberland 16-4 in game six of the tournament. However in the next round, Westmoreland defeated Caroline 16-13 after also dropping Richmond County in game four 16-3.
Westmoreland went on to send King William to elimination bracket after a 12-6 loss in the semifinals.
In the elimination bracket, King George and Mathews were both sent home on June 30. Mathews fell to Richmond County, 15-5, in game eight, and Middlesex to King George, 19-8, in game seven.
Caroline stood alone after four days and five teams were eliminated including Middlesex, Spotsylvania, Northumberland, Richmond County and Essex. Northumberland defeated Richmond County, 11-1, but was dropped by Essex 13-6. Essex advanced to the Saturday’s contest to face Caroline, but was eliminated after a 13-10 loss.
Spotsylvania fought their way to play Caroline after defeating Middlesex, 4-3, but found themselves packing for home after a 11-6 loss to Caroline.
Westmoreland will advance to the state all-star tournament in Bristol hosted by the Washington County Little League.
Caroline won out over Richmond County last Sunday, 7-3, to win the 2013 Virginia District 15 Little League Senior All-Stars Baseball title being played at Dream Fields in Lancaster County. This comes after defeating Essex and Mathews in double elimination over the past week.
Caroline managed to win two games to advance to the finals, while Richmond County took the long road winning over Mathews 8-4, falling to Caroline 14-0, and defeating Essex 16-4.
The second loss for Essex came to Caroline, 10-0, and for Mathews to Essex, 6-5. Caroline will advance to the state all-star tournament in Pound hosted by the Pound Little League.
Teams receive bids to state playoffs
According to Administrator John Mitchell, of Virginia District 15 Little League, three teams will represent the district in the 2013 Virginia Little League Playoffs.
The 10-11 Softball is being represented by Essex County Little League, Intermediate Baseball being represented by Spotsylvania County; and the Junior Softball Team is being represented by Mathews County.
Essex will be in Tappahannock on July 18, Spotsylvania will travel to Virginia Beach July 12 and Mathews will head to Broadway on July 11.
Information provided by District 15’s official web site: http://www.eteamz.com/vadistrict15/