The Lyndonville 11- and 12-year-old All-Stars t~lied a run in the bottom of the sixth inning with two outs, to nip Barre, 8-7, and win the right to represent District W in the Vermont State tournament.
Becky Simpson, who paced the Lyndonville offense with two hits, singled in the bottom of the sixth with one out, tallied the winning run.
Sue Austin, who came on in relief of starter Miranda Weeks, picked up the win, while Jaime Waibridge absorbed the loss.
Katie Lanigan topped all Barre hitters with two hits.
Lyndonville will open up play in the Vermont State Championship on
Saturday at Legion Field against District I at 1 p.m.
13- to 15-year-olds
Lyndonville 26, Barre 6
Lyndonville pounded out 14 hits - four for extra bases - allowing Lyndonville to 10-run rule Barre in the championship game.
Jen Kirchoff propelled Lyndonvilles offense attach with four hits, one for a triple. Lyndon~le also got multiple hits from Meagan Newland (3), Danielle John (2) and Kristy Harris (2). Michelle Fortier topped all Barre batters with two hits.
Abby Montgomery went the distance for Lyndonville in recording the win, while Carly Coburn suffered the loss.
Lyndonville will now represent District W in the Vermont State Championship, which will start in Burlington on July 26.
Lyndonville 5, Clyde whitmore 4
MONTPELIER - The Lyndonville 10-year-olds tallied four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning in a come-from-behind win over Clyde Whitmore.
In the first inning, Lyndonville tallied the game's first run when Kevin Daly singled and after stealing second base, came home on a single by Chris Eastman.
After falling behind, 3-1, Lyndonville came back in the bottom of the third inning, when they batted around the order. The big hit of the inning was Dan McCoy's triple which plated three runs.
Nick O'Connor went the distance in picking up the win, allowing only three hits.
Daly paced the Lyndonville offense with three hits with McCoy chipping in with two.
quot;The boys had a great defensive game,quot; said Coach Joe Bellavance. quot;We were led by Cohn Bellavance at shortstop and Sean Barry in left field. The boys are jelling together as a team and we are getting the key hits when we need them.quot;
The win keeps Lyndonville in the winners bracket and they now wait to face the winner of the losers bracket at Saturday at noon.