SUMMERSVILLE - The Elkins and Tygarts Valley 11-12-year-old All-Stars have put themselves in position to advance to state tourney action after District 8 tourney play over the weekend.
Elkins defeated Tygarts Valley 15-5 in five innings on Saturday in Pool B action, as Blake Harris, Tyler Davis and Nathan Cooper each had four hits. Anthony Jones also had a homer.
Remington Stanley went 3 1/3 innings to earn the win, while Brayden Davis finished in relief.
Photos courtesy of Bridget Nicholson
Members of the Elkins 11-12-year-old Little League All-Stars pose for a picture before the start of District 8 tournament action Saturday at Summersville.?Team members are front row, from left, bat boys Nick Cooper and Owen Stanley; second row, Tyler Davis, Cory Reed, Blake Harris, Logan Comer and Nathan Cooper; third row, Brayden Davis, Brennon Weese, Alan Bennett, Anthony Jones and Remington Stanley; and back row, coach John Davis, manager Matt Davis and coach Chris Weese.
Members of the Tygarts Valley Little League 11-12-year-old All-Stars competing in the District 8 tourney in Summersville are front row, from left, William Walden, Tyler Lanham, Logan Wiseman, Warner Gibson, Daniel White, Ryan Belcher and Gunner Bennett; second row, Ethan Kirk, Ethan Lanham, coach Travis Bennett, Logan George, coach Leon Lower, Cole Arbogast and manager Jeff George. Tygarts Valley is 1-1 in the tournament, falling to Elkins by a score of 15-5 on Saturday and defeating Clay County, 7-0, on Sunday.
Elkins’ Nathan Cooper connects on a pitch during Little League 11-12-year-old District 8 play against Tygarts
Valley Saturday in Summersville. Cooper had four hits in Elkins’ 15-5 victory.
Daniel White and Logan George had back-to-back homers to lead Tygarts Valley at the plate.
Tygarts Valley defeated Clay County, 7-0, on Sunday to stay alive for a spot in Wednesday's championship round.
Elkins and Clay County will meet at 8 p.m. today.
Pool A consists of Pocahontas County, Braxton County and host Summersville.
Braxton County defeated Pocahontas County, 18-0, on Saturday, while Summersville and Pocahontas County met on Sunday.
Braxton and Summersville will collide at 6 p.m. today.
The Pool A winner will face the Pool B runner-up at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, while the Pool B champion and Pool A runner-up play at 8 p.m.
The state tournament will be held next month in Chapmanville.