Louisa Little League’s 7-9 year-old all-star baseball team played the first games of their double-elimination tournament this weekend in Gordonsville.
Louisa’s team opened the tournament on June 15 with a strong opening statement, defeating Gordonsville 16-6. Louisa opened the game with three runs in the first inning, then scored five in both the second and third before closing things out with three more runs in the fourth.
“The boys came out ready to play,” team manager Reed Davis said. “Everyone did a phenomenal job.”
Jonah Brown pitched three of the game’s four innings for Louisa, giving up two runs. He was also one of five players to cross the plate twice for Louisa, along with Kaz Apple, Brody King, Colton Smith and Trevor Sullivan.
With their first win behind them, Louisa prepared to take on McIntire Little League in game two. Louisa’s all-stars struggled to gain traction on offense and fell 17-3. Apple, Gavin Dean and Ben Galanti each scored a run for Louisa.
“McIntire is a strong team,” Davis said. “Every pitcher they put out threw strikes and they hit very well. We weren’t as ready to play as we had been [against Gordonsville].”
Despite the loss, Davis said he is confident the team can “bounce back.” They played Monticello on June 18 for their third game of the tournament. Results were unavailable at press time.