Hamilton blanks Galion in Little League state tourney

By Andrew Carter - [email protected]

PAINESVILLE — Galion ran into a buzzsaw named Kurtis Reid in its opening game of the 2015 Ohio 12U Little League State Tournament.

Reid went 4-for-4 with four home runs and 11 RBI to lead Hamilton West Side to a 16-0 victory over Galion on Sunday at the Kiwanis Recreation Park in Painesville. The game was halted after four innings.

With the setback, Galion will play Maumee on Monday in a loser’s bracket game. First pitch is set for 5 p.m. Maumee lost to Cuyahoga Falls North 5-3 on Saturday.

West Side led Galion 3-0 entering the fourth inning and exploded for 13 runs in the frame to end the game. Reid hit a two-run home run in the first inning and added a solo home run in the third for West Side. He belted two grand slams in the fourth inning.

Reid and starter Ryan Kirkendall combined on a no-hitter for West Side. Kirkendall picked up the win.

Galion used five pitchers in the game. Carter Keinath was tagged with the loss.

During a 24-4 dismantling of Wheelersburg in the tournament’s first game on Saturday, Reid went 5-for-5 with two home runs and six RBI. His tournament stat line now reads 9-for-9, six home runs and 17 RBI.

In other action from Sunday, Mount Vernon shut out Washington Court House, 12-0; North Canton defeated Canfield, 10-4; and Cuyahoga Falls North thumped Geneva, 14-1.

Ohio 12U Little League Baseball Tournament

Kiwanis Recreation Park, Painesville

Saturday’s results

Hamilton West Side 24, Wheelersburg 4

Cuyahoga Falls North 5, Maumee 3

Canfield 11, New Albany 6

Sunday’s results

Hamilton West Side 16, Galion 0

Mount Vernon 12, Washington Court House 0

North Canton 10, Canfield 4

Cuyahoga Falls North 14, Geneva 1

Monday’s schedule

Galion v. Maumee, 5 p.m.

Washington Court House v. New Albany, 5 p.m.

Wheelersburg v. Geneva, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday’s schedule

Galion/Maimee winner v. Washington Court House/New Albany winner, 5 p.m.

Canfield v. Wheelersburg/Geneva winner, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday’s schedule

Mount Vernon v. Hamilton West Side, 5 p.m.

North Canton v. Cuyhoga Falls North, 7:30 p.m.

By Andrew Carter

[email protected]

Andrew Carter can be reached at 419-468-1117, ext. 2048. Connect with him on Twitter @ACGalionSports.

Andrew Carter can be reached at 419-468-1117, ext. 2048. Connect with him on Twitter @ACGalionSports.

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