Pacific goes 1-2 at Little League All-Stars

The team is out after a 5-2 loss Monday.


ELMA, Wash. - Walla Walla Pacific's 11-12-year-old All Stars traveled to the Washington State All-Star tournament here over the weekend, and compiled a 1-2 record before their season ended Monday night.

Pacific opened play with a 6-5 loss to Northeast Seattle Saturday before bouncing back to shut out Sedro Wooley, 3-0, Sunday night.

That set up a loser out game against West Plains Monday night, which Pacific lost, 5-2.

Pacific scored first in the finale against West Plains Monday, putting a run on the scoreboard in the third inning. But West Plains answered with two runs in the fourth.

Pacific's Josh Uptmore tied it with a solo home run over the left-field fence in the fence, but West Plains plated three runs on one hit, one walk and three errors in the bottom of the inning.

Justin Olivares started the game for Pacific, blanking West Plains for three innings before being relieved by Dexter Aichele in the fifth inning.

Sunday's victory over Sedro Wooley was keyed by Cameron Spencer's start on the mound. Spencer recorded 10 strikeouts and gave up five hits in four scoreless innings before hitting his pitch-count limit.

Aichele relieved Spencer, striking out out two before Mitch Lesmeister came in with a runner on third and a full count on the Sedro Wooley batter. Lesmeister threw a single pitch, getting the strikeout to end the inning. Lesmeister then closed the game.

Isaiah Standard put all the runs Pacific would need on the board with a two-run home run over the left-center field fence in the first inning.

On Saturday, Pacific scored three runs in the top of the sixth inning to take a one-run lead. But Northeast Seattle scored twice in the bottom of the inning on two hits and two walks to send Pacific into the loser's bracket.

NE Seattle 6, Walla Walla 5

Walla Walla 011 003 - 5 7 NA

NE Seattle 220 002 - 6 5 NA

Standard, Lesmeister and Spencer, Haen (4). Merrywell, Blaikie (5), Nishino (6) and Smith.

HR - none.

Hits - WW: Spencer 2, Lesmeister, Standard 2, Haen, Olivares. NE Seattle: Porter, Noonan, Smith, Mathews, Hunt.

Walla Walla 3, Sedro Wooley 0

Walla Walla 200 100 - 3 3 NA

Sedro Wooley 000 000 - 0 5 NA

Spencer, Aichele (5), Lesmeister (5) and Haen. Willard and Everson.

HR - WW: Standard.

Hits - WW: Spencer, Standard, Olivares. Sedro Wooley: Ennis, Crosby, Everson, Needham, Bradford.

West Plains 5, Walla Walla 2

Walla Walla 001 010 - 2 5 NA

West Plains 000 23x - 5 4 NA

Olivares, Aichele (5) and Spencer. Pratt, Grahan (6) and Phelps.

HR - WW: Uptmore.

Hits - WW: Spencer, Lesmeister, Standard, Olivares, Uptmore. WP: Witt, Grahan, Phelps, King.


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