Wellesley Little League Continues to Cruise in Postseason
The Wellesley South Little League team continued it's run towards Wlliamsport in the Sectional Playoffs with an 11-0, four inning "slaughter rule" victory over Charlestown on Thursday night in Norwood.
When you're hot, you're hot.
The Wellesley South Little League All Stars won their second game of Pool play in the sectional semifinals in dominating fashion on Thursday night at Norwood's Wall Park.
With the win, WS all but assured themselves a spot in Saturday's Section Three championship game, with the winner heading to the final four of the Massachusetts State tournament.
Wellesley is now the only team sitting at 2-0 in their bracket.
Despite the recent run the South squad has been on, they are keeping a level head...something that's clearly more difficult when you are twelve years old.
"We just keep telling them to play Wellesley baseball and not look at who we're playing," said coach Bob Cerulle.
"It's very rare at this stage that you see a game like we had tonight...obviously we'll take it but we need to quickly focus on North Medford tomorrow."
South beat Medfield 5-1 on Wednesday in the Pool Play opener of Section Three (There are four sections with four teams each in the tournament). Medfield and Medford had a wildly entertaining game in the early portion of Thursday night's action in which Medfield won 24-16 in seven innings.
South's starting pitcher Issac Weycker got out of an early jam in the top of the first inning, setting the stage for his team to rip off seven runs in the first inning off Charlestown's Israel Vega, five of which were scored with only one out recorded.
Robby Cerulle hit a two-run opposite field home run after Billy Seidl led off the inning with a walk. That was followed with back to back singles form Taylor Beckett and Ethan Murphy. Jack Waisel walked, which was then followed up with a two-run double to left center off the bat of Bo Picking making it 4-0. Seidl then capped off the early scoring with a two-run double to center field.
It was more of the same in the bottom of the second, as South got the rest of their runs at another torrid pace.
Geoffrey Fox had an RBI single to center in the inning, while Picking and Weycker had a two run double and an RBI single respectively to round out the damage.
Seidl and Cerulle each pitched an inning to close out the hour-long game and send Wellesley home with thoughts of a sectional championship game on Saturday as a likely possibility.
"There's no doubt we're playing good baseball right now," said assitant coach Dave Rosenblatt. Although, catiousness quickly set in.
"But, we just saw what North Medford did earlier tonight...and for all we know we could play them tomorrow and Saturday too if we're lucky enough to get there. It's so cliche'...but we really are taking this an inning at a time."