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9-10 Year Old Local All-Stars

"Green Team"

Head Coach:  Mike Montgomery  836-0311

Assistant Coaches: Jeff Dean, Brian Huston

2009 9-10 Local "Green Team" Roster:  Front row:  Grayson Warfield, Evan Grady, Nathan Huston, Luke Reinhart, Shaun Montgomery, Zach Whiteman   Back Row:  Coach Jeff Dean, Presley Dean, Jacob Vance, Evan Reinert, Alex Betson, Josh Karlen, Coach Mike Montgomery   Not pictured:  Bo Schweitzer

District 2 Tournament - POOL PLAY at Peggy Baker Park - South Oldham "Green", South Oldham "Gray", North Oldham, Valley Sports, St. Matthews

Saturday, 6/27/09  2 pm   South Oldham "Gray" 3, South Oldham "Green" 2 -

The Green and the Gray battled to a near draw as five pitchers for the two teams combined to strike out 17 batters, while giving up 11 combined hits and only six walks over 6 innings.  Seth Bacon (Gray) befuddled the Green batters over the first three innings, striking out four and allowing just three baserunners during that period.  The Gray squad, meanwhile, was struggling to score against Green starter Zach Whiteman and reliever Evan Reinert, but managed two runs in the second on back-to-back-to-back hits by Cameron Covany, Jack Karem, and Sean Stargel.  They added a third run in the third to take a 3-0 lead.  But Reinert and Shaun Montgomery - the Green's third pitcher - combined for a shutout the rest of the way, and the Green team battled back with two in the fourth.  Zach Whiteman walked and later scored on a passed ball.  Josh Karlen had the game's only extra base hit, a double, and also later scored on a passed ball.  But with no outs and Nathan Huston on third, Seth Bacon battled back by striking out the next three batters to end the threat, and the Green team went down 1-2-3 in both the fifth and sixth innings.  Seth Bacon earned the win for the Gray squad, and Trevor Gurr got the save, pitching 1 2/3 scoreless innings to finish the game.

Sunday, 6/28/09  South Oldham 24, Valley Sports 6 (4 innings)-

The Green team rebounded from the narrow loss to the SOLL Gray team by run-ruling the Valley Sports team in four innings on Sunday.  South pretty much settled the affair in the top of the first inning, plating 11 runs on 9 hits as they sent 17 batters to the plate.  For the game, all twelve SOLL players collected at least one hit and scored at least once, led by Josh Karlen, who was an amazing 5 for 5 with a triple, and Presley Dean, who was 2 for 2 with a home run and two walks.  Evan Reinert was four for five batting, Zach Whiteman had three hits, Bo Schweitzer two, and Grayson Warfield two as six SOLL Green players had multiple hits.  The Green team finished with a whopping 24 hits and six walks in just four innings of play, while striking out only three times.  Meanwhile, the South pitchers were having a good day on the mound; starting pitcher Shaun Montgomery pitched 2 2/3 innings and got the win while allowing just 5 hits and striking out two; Luke Reinhart struck out two over one complete inning, and Grayson Warfield got the save, coming in to strike out the final batter.  The South pitchers faced just 24 batters over four innings and combined to strike out five while scattering eight hits. 

Monday, 6/29/09    South Oldham 11, St. Matthews 1 (5 innings) -

The Green team knew it would be important to jump on St. Matthews; the St. Matthews squad had plated 15 runs in their first pool game against SOLL "Gray".  Thanks to tremendous pitching from Zach Whiteman, solid defensive, and a barrage of hits, SOLL Green grabbed that early lead and never let up, ultimately "run-ruling" St. Matthews in five innings.  Zach pitched four complete innings, striking out 7 of the 17 batters he faced, while walking four, allowing just two hits, and giving up no runs.  He struck out five of the first seven batters he faced - and retired one of the other two on a pop fly to the mound - as St. Matthews managed just one baserunner in the first two innings.  SOLL Green grabbed a 4-0 lead after one - Presley Dean's two-out double to the left-field fence was the big hit, scoring two runs.  St. Matthews rallied in the third, with their first three batters of the inning loading up the bases with no outs.  But Zach struck out the next batter, snagged a grounder to the mound and threw out a runner for a force out at home for the second out, and St. Matthews came up empty when the next batter popped up to Bo Schweitzer in center field to end the inning.  The Green team slammed 11 hits in 23 at-bats for a .478 batting average, and also reached base eight times on walks...Bo Schweitzer was 2 for 3 at the plate, as was Zach Whiteman...Josh Karlen also had two hits, going 2 for 4.  Defensively, the play of the night was a double play in the fourth...with a runner on first, the St. Matthews batter grounded back to Zach on the mound.  Zach alertly threw to shortstop Evan Reinert covering second, and Evan's throw to first baseman Shaun Montgomery at first just got the batter for the double play.  Two batters later, Zach ended his time on the mound in fitting fashion - by striking out the batter.  St. Matthews got one run in the top of the fifth to pull to within 6-1, but South took advantage of tiring St. Matthews pitchers in the bottom of the inning, scoring five runs on just two hits, aided by four walks and a hit batsman.  Greyson Warfield's dash home on a passed ball scored the winning run with two outs, giving South the "run rule" win.  Zach Whiteman go the win on the mound and Evan Reinert got the save.

Wednesday, 7/1/09    South Oldham 11, North Oldham 1 (4 innings) -

For the third straight pool game, the Green team run-ruled the opposition, and for the third straight time, the team put the opposition in a deep hole in the first inning, this time exploding to a 5-0 lead after one inning.  Greyson Warfield got the nod as the starting pitcher and pitched the entire game for the Green Team, striking out two and walking one while scattering six hits over four innings.  Greyson didn't allow a runner past second base for three innings, and by the time North Oldham plated its single run in the fourth, South Green was already leading, 7-0.  At the plate, five different South batters had 2 or more hits, led by Josh Karlen's 3 for 3 performance.  Bo Schweitzer, Evan Reinert, Zach Whiteman, and Presley Dean all went 2 for 3 on the night.  The team was a cumulative 12 for 21 (.571) and had 8 walks and a hit batsman.  In the end, though, it was back-to-back two-out walks issued to Evan Reinert and Zach Whiteman that forced home Alex Betson and Luke Reinhart with the tenth and eleventh runs, respectively, to give SOLL the run-rule win.  Defensively, seven SOLL players had a hand in at least one putout.  Josh Karlen and Nathan Huston continued their sterling play behind the plate, with just one passed ball in four innings.  The win left SOLL Green tied with SOLL Gray at 3-1 in pool play, but the Gray team earned the #1 seed by virtue of their 3-2 opening game win over the Green team.  The South Green team finishes as the #2 seed and will play #3 seed North Oldham on Friday.

South Green finishes 3-1 in pool play - #2 seed.

District 2 Single-Elimination Tournament at Peggy Baker Park

Friday, 7/3/09    #2 Seed South Oldham Green 13, #3 seed North Oldham 3 (4 innings) -

South Oldham trailed for just the second time in the tournament, after North Oldham jumped on South starter Zach Whiteman for four hits and two runs in the top of the first.  But Zach and South re-grouped, with Zach getting the final two outs of the inning on strikeouts and stranding North runner son second and third.  Meanwhile, South rallied for three runs in the bottom of the first.  In the top of the third, North pushed across a run to tie, but the dam burst in the bottom of the third.  Jacob Vance tripled off the fence to lead off the inning, starting a parade of thirteen South batters that blasted nine hits, walked once, and plated ten runs to blow the game open.  Eight of the nine SOLL players in the game at that time scored in the third...   The big blast came with two out and Evan Grady on third...Presley Dean stepped to the plate and blasted a two-run home run over the center field fence to push the South lead to 13-3.  The South defense then held North scoreless in the top of the fourth, winning their fourth consecutive game by run rule.  Bo Schweitzer (2 for 2), Evan Reinert (3 for 3), Zach Whiteman (2 for 3), Jacob Vance (2 for 2), Presley Dean (3 for 3), and Luke Reinhart (2 for 2) led the 15-hit South Oldham attack.

Saturday, 7/4/09    Championship     1 pm at South Oldham Little League   South Oldham Gray 13, South Oldham Green 9

The two South Oldham teams came into the championship game sporting identical 4-1 records; the Gray team with the #1 seed by virtue of their previous 3-2 win over the Green.  Both teams blasted 12 hits in the affair, but an uncharacteristic spate of errors by the Green squad allowed the Gray to jump out to leads of 5-0 and 11-3 after the first and second innings.  From there, the Green team slowly chipped into the margin in a steady rain, but the Gray team held on to win by four in six innings.  Tyler Stewart sealed the victory for the Gray team in the top of the sixth when, with two runners on and two outs, Alex Betson of the Green blooped what seemed to be a certain RBI single between the shortstop and second baseman.  Tyler moved to his left and made an off-balance, running, one-handed catch that preserved the win.  For the Gray team, Seth Bacon and Trevor Gurr handled the pitching chores with Trevor getting the win.  Greyson Warfield started for the Green and Evan Reinert pitched in relief.  The bottom half of the Grey team carried the victors; the final four batters had seven of the Gray's 12 hits.  Caleb Strunk was 2 for 2 (single, double) with two walks in four plate appearances; Sean Stargell was 2 for 2 with two walks; Dustin Cecil was two for two (single, double) and reached twice on fielder's choices, and Kolton Orrender bunted for a single.  Tyler Stewart was 2 for 4 for the winners.  The Green squad was led by Josh Karlen, who was 3 for 4 with 3 RBIs and Greyson Warfield, who was 2 for 4 with 3 RBIs.  Evan Reinert was 2 for 4.