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Warwick cruises to Little League title

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Warwick proudly displays its championship banner after shutting out Danville 10-0 in the championship game of the Junior Little League State Tournament at the Middlesex Sports Complex Wednesday afternoon.  (Photos by Tom Hardin)

by Tom Hardin

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Warwick’s John Woodard cracks a two-run home run to give his team a 10-0 lead and a five-inning “mercy rule” win over Danville in the championship game of the Junior Little League State Tournament at the Middlesex Sports Complex Wednesday afternoon.
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Warwick shortstop John Woodard stretches for a throw from the outfield as Danville’s Damon Totherow slides safely into second base.
District 7 Champion Warwick completed its domination of the Junior Little League State Tournament at the Middlesex Sports Complex on Wednesday with a 10-0 win over District 2 Champion Danville in the championship game.

With the state title, Warwick qualifies for the Southern Regional at Cartersville, Georgia, August 8-12. 

The pitching-rich Warwick team compiled a 6-0 record in the state tournament and outscored its opponents by a combined score of 65-12.

Earlier in the day on Wednesday, Warwick smashed District 4 Champion Alexandria 13-1 in one semifinal, and Danville downed District 8 Champion Green Run 12-6 in the other semifinal.

In the 10-0 championship win over Danville, Garrett Crismon led Warwick with 2 doubles at the plate while also pitching a 7-hit shutout in a game that was called after five innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.

John Woodard had a home run, single and two walks to lead the Warwick offense in the title game. Cole Shackleford added a home run for Warwick, and Matt Westbrook and Ramon Degnan had 2 singles apiece. 

Joey Mulero and Joey Totherow led Danville with 2 singles apiece.

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posted 07.30.2009

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