The Central Accomack Little League Senior boys team fell in the opening round of the Little League World Series 12-4 Saturday to the West Champions Hawaii.
An error in the first inning by Central Accomack led to Hawaii getting on the board first, and things only went down hill from there for Central Accomack. Another error, good hitting and even better defense by Hawaii shot them to an 8-0 lead in 4 innings.
Central Accomack finally got on the board when Tyler Greene scored on a past ball in the bottom of the fourth inning.
Cade Williams scored next in the bottom of the 5th on a Dylan Ross RBI single.
In the bottom of the 6th, Tyler Greene scored from third after an error by Hawaii attempting to turn a double play on a Dylan Marshall ground ball to second. On the next at bat, Marshall was caught stealing second. On the next pitch, Hawaii threw a wild pitch which scored Zykeese Davis from third. That was the end of the scoring for Central Accomack.
On the mound, Cade Williams got the start and gave up 6 hits over 2.1 innings, 1 walk, 1 strikeout, and 5 total runs, 4 of which were earned.
Dylan Ross relieved Williams and pitched 1.2 innings. On his first pitch he gave up a double which scored two of the four runs he allowed to Hawaii. Ross walked two and struck out one.
Next on the mound for Central Accomack was Dylan Marshall. Marshall gave up 3 runs on two hits, with two walks and one strike out in two innings of work.
Jake Meilhammer finished the game on the mound for Central Accomack, allowing no runs and one hit.
Catcher Luke Parks said Hawaii was a great team who seemed to nip all of Central Accomack’s rallies in the bud:
Coach Bert Adamos said despite the loss, it was nice everyone got to play in today’s World Series game:
Following the game, the Hawaii players gave each of the Central Accomack players and coaches a handmade shell necklace from their home.
*CORRECTION* Central Accomack is now in the loser’s bracket in the double elimination tournament. They will play the Eastern Region Champions, Naamans Little League from Wilmington, Delaware this afternoon at 4:00 PM. Naamans defeated South Carolina Saturday 9-8, but fell Sunday to the Southwest Champions 4-2. WESR will once again provide updates of today’s game, with pregame beginning at 3:30 on 103.3 FM.
Below are pictures from Saturday’s game, courtesy of Price Atkinson and Megan Vance: