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Grottoes eliminates Middlesex in State Tournament

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The Middlesex Senior Little League All-Stars (ages 15-16) team members include, front row from left,Tyler Pickels, Kevin Walsh, Robbie Pitts, Alexander Crittenden and John Walsh; back row, manager, Jerry Crittenden, Mason Goodrich, Harley Moore, Morgan Thomas, Cody Hunter, Travis Myers, Shane Bristow and coach Chuck Walsh. Not pictured are Adam Baldwin and Tyler Burgess.  (Photo by Tom Chillemi)

Middlesex lost 2-0 to Grottoes Tuesday evening and was eliminated from the Senior Little League State Tournament at Pound in southwestern Virginia.

Middlesex, coached by Chuck Walsh and Jerry Crittenden, had a 3-2 record in the double-elimanation tournament and finished fourth among 16 teams.

Grottoes and Middlesex were locked in a scoreless duel until the bottom of the fifth inning when Grottoes scored 2 runs to take a 2-0 lead.

Middlesex had only 2 singles in the game, one by Mason Goodrich and the other by Harley Moore.

Pitcher Mason Goodrich held Grottoes to 5 hits and struck 2 in six innings of pitching.

As of Tuesday night, Mechanicsville, Grottoes and Dumphries-Triangle-Quantico (DTQ) are the three teams remaining in the tournament.

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posted 07.22.2009

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