La Grande all-stars batter opponents

Written by Staff reports July 02, 2012 10:14 am

ATHENA — La Grande’s two Little League baseball teams got off to a good start at the district tournament in Athena this weekend.

La Grande’s 9-10-year-old baseball team opened the tournament with a dominating win, defeating Milton-Freewater 27-1.  

The team was sparked by Logan
Paustian, who hit a grand slam home run in the bottom of the second inning. 

Next up for the 9-10 team is Pilot Rock. The teams will face off at noon Tuesday.

The 10-11 team dropped its first game to Pendleton, 11-2.  

The squad faced Triangle at 9 this
morning.

In the 11-12-year-old bracket, La Grande cruised to a 12-0 victory over Harney County to open the tournament.  

Bryant Gerdes and Derek Williams combined to pickup the shutout on the mound.  

La Grande will face Pendleton at 4:30 today in a highly anticipated matchup.

All games have been pushed back a day due to a storm Saturday afternoon.

The championship games for each age bracket will be played later this week.