It was a tough go for the Girard/Arma 15s at the Little League State Championship at Hibbs Hooten Field in Wellington last weekend.

It was a tough go for the Girard/Arma 15s at the Little League State Championship at Hibbs Hooten Field in Wellington last weekend.
After winning the District 5 tournament in Parsons a week earlier, Girard/Arma lost their first two games of the tournament to be eliminated.
In their first game of the tournament, Girard/Arma took on eventual tournament runner-ups Wellsville, 3-2
Wellsville didn't look like a team ready to go undefeated for the weekend in game one for awhile. The team fell behind 2-0 and was staring at that deficit going into the seventh. But two walks and a Brandon Ebeck single tied the score and Zach Hoehn brought the winning run home.
That loss moved them into the loser’s bracket on Saturday and a match-up with Cottonwood Valley, a 12-5 loser to Wellngton during their first game of the tourney.
CVL would score three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to overcome a 4-3 deficit and eliminate the team from southeast Kansas. A costly error on the catcher resulted in the tying and go-ahead run. Heath Hill hit another runner home to give CVL the win.
After beating Girard/Arma on Friday night, Wellsville defeated Wellington 13-6 in a five-hour rain delay marathon.
Wellington continues to plug through the losers' bracket picking up two big wins Sunday. The locals would beat Chisholm Trail from Anthony 9-4, before overcoming a 5-0 deficit to defeat Osawatomie 11-6 in the late game Sunday evening.
The game was revenge of sorts for Wellington, which lost to Osawatomie in the 2007 state championship game in Garden City in the state 13 and 14-year-old Babe Ruth tournament.
Wellington allowed five runs in the first inning but cut the deficit to one run after the second inning.
Then in the fourth, simultaneous hits by Levi Anderson, Dylan Heath and Robby Whaley accounted for four RBIs ripped this game open.