After losing their opening game in the pool play tournament to Bromall Newton, West End responded by winning three straight games which was capped off with an 11-1 win over Brookhaven in five innings on Monday evening in the 13-year-old Babe Ruth state tournament at Altoona.
The win puts West End at 3-1 through pool play and gives them the number one seed in the tournament and an automatic first rund bye. West End plays at 5 p.m. tonight against Bromall Newtown.
West End threw three pitchers and gave up one run and one hit through five.
While West End's pitching was solid, its hitting was just as good. VanStavoren and Devin Nevin each had two RBIs while Marty Clark had a double, was walked twice, had an RBI and scored three runs. Aaron Orgitano had an RBI as well in the win.
West End plays Bromall Newtown in a rematch from the first game of pool play they lost.
In Age 14 Babe Ruth, West End won its pool play game 12-2 over Mifflin County to earn the top seed out of pool play and advance to the semifinals Wednesday in Milroy vs. the Perry County-Franklin Twp. winner.
Tre Ramos struck out 9 and allowed one hit in West End's win.
In 10-11 Baseball, Loyalsock's Aiden Gair gave up just one hit, struck out five and didn't yield a single run as through five innings as Loyalsock went on to defeat Cressona, 7-3, in the Section 3 tournament. The win forces the "if game," meaning that Loyalsock will play Cressona again tonight at Mahoney City at 5:30 p.m.
Whoever wins takes the Section 3 championship.
age 13 Babe Ruth
West End 11, Brookhaven 1
West End510 23-11 7 0
Brookhaven100 00-1 1 2
Larry VanStavoren, Jailen Jackson (2), Zach Persun (4) and Mike Webber, Larry VanStavoren (4), Devin Nevin (5). Lillis, Ben Crocket (3) and Stokes.
Top West End hitters: Marty Clark 1-2, 2B, 2 BB, RBI, 3 runs; Aaron Orgitano 1-1, RBI, 2 runs; Larry VanStavoren 1-2, 2 RBIs; Zach Persun 1-1, run; Devin Nevin 1-1, 2 RBIs.
Next game: West End vs. Bromall Newtown, today, 5 p.m.
AGE 14 BABE RUTH
West End 12, Mifflin County 2
West End040 300 5 -- 12 10 1
Mifflin County101 000 0 - 2 2 4
Tre Ramos, Caleb Schmucker (7) and Brandon Stokes.
Top West End hitters: Jake Glavine 2-4, 5 RBI; Stokes 2-4, 2B; Taylor Smucker 2-4, Derrick Fisher 2-3, Evan Steele 1-3, 2RBI.
Sectional 3 Tournament at Mahanoy City
Loyalsock 7, Cressona 3
Cressona000 003-3 4 0
Loyalsock101 32x-7 10 1
Nate Naholz, Luke Smith (5) and Austin Clauser. Aiden Gair, Connor Watkins (6), Haydn Watkins (6) and Zach Haefner.
Top Cressona hitters: Ben Kramer 2-4. Top Loyalsock hitters: Connor Watkins 2-3, HR, 3 runs; Derek Gee 2-4; Colin Graver 3-3, HR.
Next game: Loyalsock vs. Cressona, at Mahanoy City, today, 5:30 p.m.
Jersey Shore/GSV 10, Original 0
Original000 0-0 1 6
JS/GSV342 1-10 6 0
Bo Lewis and Sam Penman. Elijah Shemory and Isaac Davis. Top Original hitters: Nate Raap 1-2; Dylan Young 2-3; Elijah Shemory 2-2; Evan Prough HR.
Next game: Original is eliminated.
Montgomery 12, Jersey Shore/GSV 7
Montgomery504 003-12 10 1
JS/GSV003 004-7 8 2
T. Miller, C. Barnes, Drew Bennett, River Parrish and C. Barnes, D. Bennett. G. Boatmen, Hunter Kelly, Owen Barrenson, J. Smith, B. Foley.
Top JS/GSV hitters; Owen Anderson 3-4; Tayven West 1-2.
Next game Montgomery advances in losers' bracket; Jersey Shore/GSV is elminated.