WYOMING, Mich. — After a promising first day, the Elyria All-Stars had a rough second day and now may need a few miracles in the Big League softball regional tournament.
Elyria lost both its games Sunday and stands 2-2 in the five-team round-robin tournament, whose winner goes to the national Big League (16-18) World Series.
Elyria probably has to win its final round-robin game today at 3 p.m. against undefeated Wisconsin and hope one or two other teams lose today.
On Sunday, Elyria left the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh in a heartbreaking 3-2 loss to Indiana, then got manhandled 9-0 by the tournament host team from Michigan’s District 9.
Indiana 000 111 0 — 3 8 2
Elyria 010 100 0 — 2 9 2
PITCHING: (I) Campbell IP-7, H-9, R-2, ER-2, W-2, K-3; (E) Michelle Schmitz IP-31/3, H-3, R-1, ER-1, W-2, K-3; Brianna Wade IP-1/3, H-0, R-0, ER-0, W-0, K-0; Megan Bashak IP-31/3, H-5, R-2, ER-2, W-0, K-2.
HITTING: (I) Dunfee 3; (E) Sarah Bracey (HR, RBI), Kristin Sito 4.
Michigan 620 000 1 — 9 16 0
Elyria 000 000 0 — 0 2 0
PITCHING: (M) N/A; (E) Megan Bashak IP-6, H-13, R-8, ER-8, W-0, K-1; Brianna Wade IP-1, H-3, R-1, ER-1, W-1, K-0;
HITTING: (M) Willison 3 (2B), Merchant 3 (2B); (E) Kristin Sito, Courtney Noster.
Rain stalls Juniors
AKRON — The Elyria Little League Juniors had both of their regional games rained out Sunday.
The games will be played today, with Elyria meeting Indiana at
9 a.m. and Missouri at 2 p.m. Elyria is 0-1 in the tournament.