Little League All-Stars dominate

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By Greg Waddell

With summer already well under way, both the North and South Oldham Little League All-Stars are starting to pick up steam.
After wrapping up District 2 competition earlier this month, a number of local teams took to the state level over the weekend.
9- 10-year-old Nationals
North Oldham rolled past Valley Sports 10-8 in the finale as Steven Votaw, Kaiya Sheron and Ben Gibson each picked up 2 RBIs. Austin Reed added a double.
10- 11-year-old Nationals
North Oldham picked up a win in the next age division as well, rolling past South Oldham 27-3 on July 2.
11- 12-year-old Nationals
North Oldham looked to make it 3-for-3 in the baseball nationals but fell just short, dropping a 7-0 decision to Valley Sports on July 7.
Junior league
North picked up another win the junior league division, knocking out South 9-2. For North, Griffin McLarty had a triple, two doubles and 3 RBIs, while Trey Willis had three RBIs of his own on two hits. For South Oldham, John McCarthy had an RBI single.
Senior league
That said, the boys from Peggy Baker park returned the favor in the senior league game, dealing an 8-2 knockout punch.
Big league
After winning the district, North Oldham advanced to the state tournament where they lost to North Laurel 10-0 and 13-5 in two games. Nik Gorman led the way for North in both games with a pair of doubles and three singles.

9- 10-year-old Nationals
After claiming the second district crown, the North Oldham girls traveled to the state tournament where they won their opener 6-3 over Marion County. Sunday’s games were postponed due to weather.
10- 11-year-old Nationals
North kept the ball rolling in the next age division, claiming a 10-0 win over Nelson County to earn a state berth. Once in Winchester, they picked up a 19-6 win over Red River before Sunday’s game was postponed due to rain.
11- 12-year-old Nationals
North wouldn’t be as lucky in their final nationals’ state bid, dropping a 6-5 heartbreaker to Valley Sports.
Other scores
7-year old postseason
South Oldham Blue 21,
Valley Sports 6
7- 8-year old postseason
North Oldham 16,
Valley Sports 1
9-year-old post-season
Nelson County 6,
North Oldham 5
9-10-year-old postseason
North Oldham 11,
Valley Sports 5

11- 12-year- old postseason
 North Oldham 12,
Trimble County 2

7- 8-year old postseason
North Oldham 23,
Nelson County 1

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