Talk about a great way to open up pool play.
Blaine Werkeiser and Dominic Deligato combined on a no-hitter for the Viera Suntree Little League’s 50/70 baseball team defeated Beachside 13-0 Tuesday night in their District 2 All-Star tournament opener.
Werkeiser struck out eight over four innings and Deligato came on to finish up, striking out the final Beachside batter he faced.
Viera Suntree, meanwhile, had 10 hits to help secure the win.
Kian Crockett went 2-for-2 at the plate. Derek Galluzzi had a hit and two RBIs. Deligato also had two hits and drove in two runs. Jack Park had a hit and two RBIs. Jackson Spradlen drove in a pair of runs.
The two teams are scheduled to play again Thursday night at 6:30.
VSLL 11-year-old baseball falls to 1-1 in pool play
It was a tough night for the VSLL 11-year-old baseball All-Stars, who lost 13-0 to Greater West Melbourne.
Ryan Amos and Evan King both had two hits for Viera Suntree. Bronson Chodacheck and Ryan Hissam both had a single.
Rogan Crockett pitched 3 1/3 innings, striking out two. R.J. Wright had one strikeout in his inning of work. Chodachek faced three batters, walking one and striking out two.
Chodachek also made a nice defensive play at third base in the first inning, turning a double play to keep GWMLL off the board.
Brady Spratt made a nice catch in the outfield on a ball hit to the fence in the second inning that prevented multiple runs from scoring. Hissam also made a nice defensive play at first base in the fourth inning.
King caught the first 4 1/3 innings, but after a lightning delay that lasted nearly an hour, he moved to center field.
The loss dropped Viera Suntree to 1-1 in pool play. The VSLL defeated Beachside 15-5 last Saturday.
In that game, a pair of early defensive miscues led to four unearned runs for Beachside.
But things turned around both offensively and defensively in the fourth inning. Wright, Amos and Tyler Roth combined on a double play to get the first out of the inning and Carter Samuels came off the bench and made a diving catch in center field for the third out.
The VSLL trailed 5-2 going into the bottom of the inning, but scored 13 runs to win it by the 10-run rule.
Chodachek went 3-for-4 with a double and six RBIs. Crockett went 2-for-2 with two singles, two walks and three runs scored. Amos had a pair of hits, drove in three runs and scored three times.
In addition to his big catch, Samuels went 2-for-2 with an RBI. Zavier Buckley came off the bench in the fourth and delivered a two-run double.
Amos started the game on the mound and struck out three in four innings. Crockett took over in the fourth and needed just nine pitches to end the frame, striking out one.
The VSLL is scheduled to play Eau Gallie tonight at 6:30 in the final game of pool play.