Jack Porter slides safely into third base in Central Whidbey’s win over Sedro-Woolley Wednesday. (Photo by John Fisken)

Jack Porter slides safely into third base in Central Whidbey’s win over Sedro-Woolley Wednesday. (Photo by John Fisken)

Central Whidbey rolls by Sedro-Woolley / 10-12 baseball

Getting its offense back in gear, Central Whidbey whipped Sedro-Woolley 10-1 in the District 11 Major Little League tournament Wednesday, July 10, at Oak Harbor’s Windjammer Park.

The win in the elimination game advances Central Whidbey to another loser-out contest with either Anacortes or North Whidbey at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 11. Anacortes was leading North Whidbey 21-9 in the top of the sixth inning when the game was suspended because of darkness. The two teams will finish the game at 5 p.m. Thursday.

Central Whidbey 10, Sedro-Woolley 1

Central Whidbey suffered through a one-hitter and struck out 16 times in losing to South Whidbey in the tournament opener Monday.

It had no such problems Wednesday. Central Whidbey surpassed Monday’s output in just one inning against Sedro-Woolley, stroking two hits and scoring a run in the opening inning.

Jack Porter started the bottom of the first with a single and scored on Chase Anderson’s double.

After Sedro-Woolley knotted the score in the top of the second, Central Whidbey regained the lead in its half of the inning. A walk to Camden Glover and a single by John Rachal made it 2-1.

Central Whidbey put the game away with six runs in the third with the help of Sedro-Woolley. Johnny Porter and Jacob Schooly reached on errors sandwiched around walks to Landon Roberts and Rachel. Alex Smith singled, Jack Porter doubled, Aiden O’Neill walked and Anderson and Johnny Porter singled to finish the uprising.

In the fourth, Roberts walked and scored on Rachal’s double. Smith singled in Rachal to finish the scoring.

Anderson finished the day with three hits, one a double. Jack Porter and Rachal each had a single and double, Johnny Porter and Smith added singles, and Roberts walked three times.

Camden Glover, Jack Porter, Anderson, Roberts and Smith combined to pitch a four-hitter.

John Rachal puts the ball in play for Central Whidbey.	(Photo by John Fisken)

John Rachal puts the ball in play for Central Whidbey. (Photo by John Fisken)

Landon Roberts fires a pitch in Wednesday’s win.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Landon Roberts fires a pitch in Wednesday’s win. (Photo by John Fisken)

Alex Smith hustles around second base on the way to third.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Alex Smith hustles around second base on the way to third. (Photo by John Fisken)

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