The Wellesley South baseball team of 11- and 12-year-olds dropped their first game during last week’s Section 3 tournament, but with the pressure on, won the next two to advance to the finals, which Wellesley also won. The victory earned Wellesley South a ticket to this week’s state championship in Westwood and a possible shot at the New England tourney and eventually the Little League World Series next month in Pennsylvania.
In sectional play, Wellesley fell 9-3 to Medfield, then defeated Savin Hill 12-0 and Medford Blue 11-4 to set up rematch vs. Medford Blue in the finals. On the strength of two two-run Jack Toomey homers, Wellesley beat Medford 8-4.
If you happen to be in the Westwood area, here’s the schedule for this week’s state tournament games at Morrison Park, 510 East Street. Wellesley South plays at 7:15pm on Thursday against Fairhaven/Acushnet (District 6), Friday at 7PM against Pittsfield American (District 1) and Saturday at 3PM against Beverly (District 15). If Wellesley finishes in the top two it will play in the State Championship game on Sunday at Noon.