The Washington C.H. 11-year-old Little League all-stars began District Eight tournament play Friday with a game at home against Eaton.
Washington (the visiting team after losing the coin toss) took a 3-0 lead into the bottom of the sixth.
Eaton scored twice in the sixth but left the bases loaded as Washington came away with a 3-2 win.
There are only two teams in District Eight in the 11-year-old division. The teams play again Saturday at 10 a.m.
If Washington wins, they are District Eight champions and will move on to the State tournament.
If Eaton wins, there will be a deciding game played starting 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first game Saturday.
Three Washington pitchers combined for a no-hitter against Eaton.
Tanner LeMaster started the game and pitched five-plus innings, recording the victory. He walked five and struck out 10 and faced one batter in the top of the sixth inning.
A.J. Dallmayer pitched one-third of an inning with four walks and two runs allowed.
Cole Little worked the final two-thirds of an inning, picking up the save. He struck out two batters.
Eaton committed four errors. Washington had one miscue.
Offensively for Washington, Jonah Waters went 2 for 4 with two doubles and one run scored.
LeMaster went 2 for 3 with one rbi.
Tyler Tackage was hit by a pitch and scored and Dillon Hyer hit a triple and scored.
The game was scoreless through two innings.
In the top of the third, with one out, Waters hit a double. He advanced to third on a fly out by Tackage and scored on a single by Dallmayer.
Washington added another run in the top of the fourth inning.
Hyer led off with a triple and scored on a single by LeMaster.
Washington scored what proved to be the winning run of the game in the top of the fifth.
With one away, Tackage was hit by a pitch.
Dallmayer reached safely on an error and Tackage scored following a second error on the play.
In the bottom of the sixth, LeMaster walked the lead-off batter and was then replaced by Dallmayer.
The lead-off batter, Kochensparger, went to second on a wild pitch and Ahmed walked.
Davidson grounded back to Dallmayer on the mound, who threw to third base to get the force of Kochensparger.
DeGrasse walked to load the bases.
Peach walked, scoring Ahmed to make it 3-1.
With one out, Little came in to pitch with the bases loaded.
He struck out the first batter he faced.
However, the next batter reached on an error that made it 3-2.
Little struck out the next batter to preserve the 3-2 win.
Offensively for Washington C.H.: Dillon Hyer, 1-3, 1 3b, 1 run; Tanner LeMaster, 2-3, 1 rbi; Noah Hicks, 0-1, 1 sb; Wesley May, 0-1; Cody Brown, 0-1; Jonah Waters, 2-4, 2 2b, 1 run; Tyler Tackage, 0-3, 1 run, hbp; A.J. Dallmayer, 1-3, roe, 1 rbi; Drew Guthrie, 0-2, 1 bb; Cole Little, 0-2, 1 sb; Tate Landrum, 0-2; Kylan Howard, 1-2.
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Reach Chris Hoppes at 740-335-3611, ext. 1104, or on Twitter @choppes1