Eaton Little League’s Boys Junior Baseball Team played in the Ohio District 8 Little League championship game July 13.
The team lost their first game against Hardscrabble 9-6, but won their next three games against Enon, Englewood and Northridge, 16-5, 17-10 and 20-5 respectively. They lost the championship game against Hardscrabble 13-1.
During the three wins, Manager Joe Miller said the team hit the ball well and had solid pitching.
During the championship game, Miller said the team hit the ball well, but said Hardscrabble fielded and caught everything they hit. The team only had two strikeouts during the game.
“We couldn’t get anything,” Miller said.
Miller said he thought the championship game would go differently, but said that day was just Hardscrabble’s day.
Overall, though, Miller said the team worked well together.
“Everybody knew what their job was and did it,” Miller said.
The team was coached by Nate James and Ty Tolliver. The players were Caleb Collins, Austin Day, Jayden Elliott, Ben Heggs, Noah James, Brad Kramer, Josh Kropelin, Christian Michael, Peyton Miller, Wade Monebrake, Braydon Shanefelt, Chase Smith, Aaron Tolliver and Vaughn Welcome.