Westport Little League Softball's District 2 Champion 9-10 All Stars beat Darien tonight in the Divisional round to take that title! Pitcher Natasha Taubenheim, in her first appearance of the post-season, struck out 12 and allowed 1 hit in a tremendous performance. Catcher Katie MacGillion-Moore threw out 2 runners early and put a stop to the Darien running game. Pictures will be posted at westportsoftball.com shortly.
Westport will play Shelton on Thursday night at 5:30pm in a one-game Sectional game for a spot in the State Tournament (correction from earlier information). Please come support them in Orange at 116 Old Tavern Road!
Westport 12U All-Stars Win Districts in Dramatic Fashion
For the third time in five days, the Westport 12U All-Stars faced Fairfield in what became the District Championship game, with the winner moving on and the loser having their season end. It was a hot summer's day at the backend of 4th of July weekend, but that didn't stop Westport from battling relentlessly until they lifted the trophy following a dramatic 2-1 9-inning win. The road to Westport's memorable victory began in the second inning, when Ellie Doran scorched an RBI double that put Westport on the board with a 1-0 lead. Westport's star pitcher Sophia Alfero continued to display utter dominance throughout the day, as she took a perfect game into the fifth inning. However, a well-hit RBI double by Fairfield's Kylee Holderied tied the game at 1 late in the fifth, which set up an epic battle which would last another hour. When both teams failed to score in the sixth inning, the game was sent into very suspenseful extra innings. The drama began in the bottom of the seventh, as Westport had the bases loaded with nobody out yet failed to score a run. The sun was beating down on the players, and as tensions rose, energy drained. Westport somehow found a way to overcome these obstacles in the bottom of ninth, when with runners on the corners Maisie Dembski crushed a ground ball that Fairfield was unable to field cleanly, which allowed Jennifer Westphal to score from third. After an amazing 9-inning, 1-run performance, Sophia Alfero lead the team as they ran to right field and back while hoisting their District Champion pennant. Westport now moves onto the Divisional tournament, which begins in Darien next week.