Sweetwaterâ€™s 11-12 year-old Little League all-stars faced elimination Saturday after splitting their first two games at a Texas West Sec-tion 2 tournament held in Carrollton.
After an easy 10-0 shutout win over Burkburnett when it began play in the tournament on Thursday, Sweetwater faced Fort Worth University on Friday and lost 11-6. So instead of playing for the championship, Sweetwater fell to the losersâ€™ semifinals against Waco Midway on Saturday and needed a win to face Fort Worth University again in the tournament title game today. Sweetwater needed to win on Saturday as well as in todayâ€™s first game in order to force a second title game later today, due to the double-elimination format. The Texas West Section 2 tournament winner advances to the Texas West state tournament in Fort Worth that is scheduled to begin a five-day run this Thursday.
In last Thursdayâ€™s win over Burkburnett, Sweet-water dominated from start to finish en route to prevailing by the 10-run mercy rule after five innings at R.J. McInnish Park.
Sweetwater opened with four runs in the first, then added three runs in the second for a 7-0 lead and another three in the fifth.
Kiante McCoy and Kobe Clark paced Sweetwaterâ€™s attack with three hits while Jordan McGee and Mason Maxwell had two hits and Ky Hoover, Chris Thompson, Taylor Turney, Noah Martinez and Andrew Melendez one. McGee had a homer, double and two RBI while Maxwell also had a homer and three RBIs and Clark had two doubles. Thompson, Maxwell and Tristan Longoria threw a combined no-hitter.