Published July 15. 2013 4:00AM
Waterford - More offense.
That's what the District 10 Little League (11-12) baseball championship game featured before it was halted by rain Sunday night. The game was suspended with Waterford South leading Pawcatuck-North Stonington 11-5 in the top of the fourth inning.
Waterford South will have the bases loaded and nobody out when the game resumes today at 5:30 p.m. at Waterford North Little League. It is the final game of a best-of-three series, with Waterford South winning 11-6 on Friday night and Pawcatuck tying things with a 13-1 victory in four innings Saturday, scoring nine runs in the fourth.
On Sunday, Waterford South led 7-1 after the top of the third, courtesy of a pair of home runs by No. 2 hitter Dylan Bosco, which accounted for three runs.
Pawcatuck got a grand slam by Nate Miller in the bottom of the inning, though, to pull within 8-5.
In the fourth, Pawcatuck intentionally walked Bosco to load the bases, but Waterford South proceeded to score all three runs anyway on RBI singles by Drew Rocchetti and Liam Spellman and an RBI grounder by Nick Porazzi, on which he reached after an error.
The appearance of lightning delayed the game a half hour and meanwhile a downpour rendered the field unplayable.
The winner of the game advances to the Section II tournament later in the week in Harwinton.
• On June 22, Waterford South and Waterford North's minor league champion baseball teams played for the McComic Cup, a first-year event to honor Waterford's Rob McComic, who died suddenly last spring after coaching a Babe Ruth game.
The event included a home run derby for the minor league players, as well, and a raffle, with proceeds going to a fund established in McComic's name with the Waterford Youth Services Bureau. McComic spent many hours coaching at Waterford North, Waterford Babe Ruth and with the town's Pre-Teen Basketball League. For additional donations, contact Dave Peabody at (860) 287-1842 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Todd O'Connell at (860) 625-1252 or email@example.com or E.J. McCue at (860) 608-3984 or firstname.lastname@example.org.