Rumford 10U Baseball Stars reach District 2 final

Locals race past first three opponents in double-elimination event

By Mike Rego
Posted 7/3/24

The lone city entry into the District 2 Little League Major Baseball 10U Division All-Star event from Rumford has raced through the competition so far, winning all three of its games via the 10-Run …

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Rumford 10U Baseball Stars reach District 2 final

Locals race past first three opponents in double-elimination event

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The lone city entry into the District 2 Little League Major Baseball 10U Division All-Star event from Rumford has raced through the competition so far, winning of two of its three games via the 10-Run Rule and advancing to the championship round of the double-elimination tournament.

The latest triumph for the locals came Tuesday night, July 2, at home at the Rock Complex as Rumford ripped visiting Bristol by an 11-0 count in the winner's bracket final. The contest ended after just four innings because of the run rule.

Rumford's Donovan Bazar pitched a complete game, while allowing just one hit. The locals continued their stellar play on defense in support of their hurlers. Standouts against Bristol included second baseman Charlie Costantino and catcher Jameson Bazar.

At the plate, Rumford scored seven times in the first inning to take immediate command of the contest. Jameson Bazar was also among the highlight players on offensive with three hits and three runs batted in. Tripp Audette also had three hits. Rumford finished with 14 total on the night.

Just three teams remain in the tournament. Bristol dropped into the loser's bracket where it will face Darlington (Pawtucket) on Monday, July 8. The team that survives gets a chance to face Rumford in the district finals on Friday, July 12, back at the Rock Complex. First pitch is 5:45 p.m.

A second game, if Rumford loses, would be played the next night, July 13, in either Bristol or Darlington.

The Rumford 10U Stars started the District 2 tourney with a 20-6 thumping of visiting Portsmouth at the Rock Complex Thursday night, June 27. They then followed up with another decisive victory, 17-1, over visiting Darlington also at the Rock Complex on June 28.

Against Portsmouth, which was the only game of the three to go the entire six innings, Rumford had 24 hits as a team. Jack McBurney led the team with three hits and six RBI. Six different pitchers, each pitching one inning.

Against Darling, the locals had 16 hits as a group. Tripp Audette led the way with three hits and drove in a pair. Donovan Bazar pitched all four innings of the contest, which ended early due to the 10-Run Rule, allowing three hits, one earned run and striking out seven.

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