Merritt Island Little League Wins District 22 Championship

By  //  June 2, 2014

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Merritt Island's Paul Nolan had 11 strikeouts

Merritt Island Little League poses with the Championship Banner

Merritt Island Little League celebrates with the District 22 Championship Banner. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

BREVARD COUNTY • MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA — The Majors baseball finals took place at Jim Hensley Park as Merritt Island Little League defeated Indian River City 10 – 3 to claim the title of District 22 Champions.

Indian River City pitchers Preston Mauzy and Jason Woodward each had four strikeouts. For Merritt Island Little League, Paul Nolan had 11 strikeouts and allowed four hits and two earned runs in 5 1/3 innings. Cody Clark closed out the game on the mound for Merritt Island.

Below is a summary of the games that led up to the championship game.

SATURDAY, MAY 31 RECAP: 

• The District 22 Tournament of Champions continued Saturday with Junior baseball at Holder Park being the only games in town. The first match-up saw Merritt Island win over Cocoa 12 – 2 in five innings.

• In the second game, Rockledge  outlasted Indian River City 10 – 5 in 6 1/2 innings.

Left to right: Scott Perrine, Austin Beach, Chad Leblanc, Houston Wimot

Left to right: Scott Perrine, Austin Beach, Chad Leblanc, Houston Wimot

FRIDAY, MAY 30 RECAP:

Chase LeBlanc Pitches No Hitter For Port St. John, Fans 12

• In the Pool A Majors baseball at Jim Hensley Park, Merritt Island defeated Port St. John, 3-1 in 5 1/2 innings to advance to the final schedule for Sunday, 1 June.

Chase LeBlanc pitched a no hitter for Port St. John with 12 strikeouts. For Merritt Island, Bobby Pazos pitched a 2-hitter with 11 strikeouts for the win.

• In Pool B, Indian River City won 10-1 over Mims in 5 1/2 innings. Preston Mauzy was the starting pitcher for Indian River City. Mauzy went two-for-two at the plate with one RBI and he scored twice. Indian River City will meet Merritt Island on Sunday to battle for the championship.

• At Mitchell Ellington Park, the Merritt Island Senior Seniors baseball team (visitors) claimed the championship title with a 16 – 3 win over Port St. John in 7 innings.

THURSDAY, May 29 RECAP

• In the Pool A Majors baseball at Jim Hensley Park, Merritt Island shut out Rockledge,  9-0 in 5 1/2 innings behind a solo homer by Calvin Blackmon and a triple by Cody Clark. This set up Friday’s game between Merritt Island and Port St. John as a “Winner Advances to Final” match up.

• In Pool B, Indian River City won 26-1 over Space Coast in 3 1/2 innings. For Indian River City, Jason Woodward had a 2-run homer while Brady Guthrie and Trevor Leeds each had 3-run homers and Everett Burns added a Grand Slam Home Run. Jason Woodward and Trevor Leeds also had triples. Like Pool A, tomorrow’s match up between Indian River City and Mims will be a “Winner Advances to Final” matchup.

• At the Mitchell Ellington Fields, the Intermediate (50-70) Baseball Division concluded when Merritt Island Senior Black’s Spray (visitors) won over Brevard Team Sports 27-16 in 7 innings to claim the title of “District 22 Tournament of Champions” Winner.

The Junior baseball division at Holder Park saw Rockledge (visitors) defeat Port St. John, 9-0 when J.J Lorenz and Thomas Berry combined for a no-hit, shut out.

• Back at Mitchell Ellington, the Port St. John Seniors baseball (visitors) defeated Mims, 15-6 in 7 innings. In the Pool A Majors baseball at Jim Hensley Park, Merritt Island defeated Port St. John,  3-1 in 5 1/2 innings to advance to the Final schedule for Sunday, 1 June.

Chase LeBlanc pitched a no-hitter for Port St. John with 12 strikeouts. For Merritt Island, Bobby Pazos pitched a 2-hitter with 11 strikeouts for the win.

• In Pool B, Indian River City won 10-1 over Mims in 5 1/2 innings. Preston Mauzy was the starting pitcher for Indian River City and went 2-2 at the plate with 1 RBI and he scored twice.

• At Mitchell Ellington Park, the Merritt Island Senior Seniors baseball team (visitors) claimed the championship title with a 16 – 3 win over Port St. John in 7 innings.


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