SHINNSTON, W.Va. – The Bridgeport 10U All-Stars took down Hedgesville 17-1 in five innings to advance to the Little League State Championship on Tuesday.
Bridgeport took an early lead and was on top 5-0 over Hedgesville in the top of the fourth inning. Bridgeport put two more runs on the board to lead 7-0 before a strikeout ended the frame.
But it was the top of the fifth inning where Bridgeport took a hefty lead. The All-Stars drew multiple walks which forced multiple runs to score. Bridgeport posted nine runs in the fifth inning to take a 17-0 lead.
With three outs to end the game early due to mercy rule, Hedgesville did touch home plate once, but Bridgeport shut them down after that and won 17-1, the final score.
Bridgeport moves on to the state championship game.