The Senior League Vienna All Stars team (16-19) advanced to the Virginia Babe Ruth State Tournament, after finishing runner-up in the 13-district championship.
In the finals, Vienna won the first game against Greater Fairfax eight-seven, but couldn't overcome defensive problems nor silence the bats of their opponent. Greater Fairfax won the decisive game 11-one.
The Senior League Vienna All stars are:
Patrick Abrahamsen, Chris Anzilotti, Kalib Ashcraft, Nick Brunori, Bradley Cazenas,Jeff Cazenas, Logan Claybrook, Sam Criscitello, Danny Delgado, Phillip Davine, Billy Ellis, Louis Gaertner, Joe Halligan, Stephen Harrs, Robby Harrs, Matt Livingston and Josh Williams.
Ed Cazenas is the manager and the coaches are Dan Cazenas and Aaron Gooding.
Vienna started the first championship game with two runs in the first inning with a double by Danny Delgado, a base on balls to Jeff Cazenas; a fielder choice, a wild pitch and an error allowed Vienna to get a lead two-0
Greater Fairfax went ahead three-two in the fourth inning but Vienna came back with hits from Robby Harrs, and Billy Ellis, a base on balls to Patrick Abrahamsen and hits by pitch to Delgado and Cazenas. After Greater Fairfax took the lead six-four, Matt Livingston hit a Home Run over the left field fence and a double by Kalib Ashcraft, a wild pitch and an error brought home the tied run.
Vienna scored the winning runs in the sixth with a hit from Cazenas, a double by Logan Claybrook, and infield hit by Livingston and a ground ball to second by Ashcraft.
Abrahamsen got the win, pitching the last two innings. Cazenas started for Vienna. Livingston got two hits in four at bats, with a HR; Ellis one for two: Delgado one for three, with a run and RBI; Cazenas one for three, with a run scored; Claybrook one for four, with a double, an RBI and two runs; Harrs one for three, with a run; and Abrahamsen one for two, with a run.
In the final game, Vienna took the lead with a base on balls to Delgado and an RBI double by Claybrook, but couldn't stop the offense of Greater Fairfax. Claybrook was three-three in the game, with a double and a RBI.
Vienna guaranteed to advance to the State Tournament after defeating Sunday the Arlington All Stars 13-five.
Josh Williams pitched five innings to get the win. Jeff Cazenas started the game, pitching two innings striking out four and allowing one run.
Kalib Ashcraft led the offense with four hits, including two doubles and two RBIs in five at bats. Billy Ellis and Matt Livingston were two for two. Vienna decided the game in the first inning with a rally of six runs, including hits from Logan Claybrook, Matt Livingston, a two RBI double of Ashcraft and an infield hit from Ellis.
Vienna opened the game in the fourth inning with a double by Ashcraft, base on balls to Sammy Criscitello and Robby Harrs, an infield hit from Louis Gaertner, a base on balls to Ellis and a RBI base on balls to Danny Delgado. They scored two more runs in the fifth with hits from Chris Anzilotti, Ashcraft, and a RBI double of Harrs.
Vienna started the tournament on Saturday with a 14-one victory over McLean Great Falls. Jeff Cazenas pitched three scoreless innings and Danny Delgado and Kalib Ashcraft each got three hits to guide the win.
Cazenas struck out six in three innings, without allowing a hit or run. Patrick Abrahamsen threw a scoreless inning and Bradley Cazenas closed the game.
Vienna jumped to the lead in the first inning with a double by Delgado, an RBI hit of Jeffrey Cazenas, who went to third base because of an error. Logan Claybrook brought him home with a sacrifice fly that was mishandled by the left fielder, Claybrook, who scored after a throwing error.
Vienna extended the lead to five-zero in the second with a hit from Robby Harrs, a base on ball to Abrahamsen, a wild pitch and a two RBI single from Delgado. After a RBI single of Abrahamsen, Vienna put the score six-zero in the third inning.
For Vienna, Delgado (three for three, two RBIs, two run and two stolen bases); Harrs (two for two and run scored); Ashcraft (three for four, with two runs and an RBI); Claybrook (two for three, three RBI, three runs scored and stolen base); Jeff Cazenas (two for four, with two runs scored and an RBI) and Abrahamsen (one for one, with an RBI, one run scored and a base on balls).
In the second game of the tournament, Vienna fell short, losing to Greater Fairfax two-one, in extra inning. Vienna's starting pitcher Phillip Davine pitched a jewel during seven innings, allowing only one run, four hits and striking out four.
After being behind one-0 since the first inning, Vienna tied the game in the bottom of the seventh with hits from Nick Brunori, Billy Ellis and Stephen Harrs (RBI). Greater Fairfax decided the game with a run in the eighth inning.
In that game, Ellis was one-one, Harrs for one-three (RBI), Brunori (one-one, with a BB and HPB), Claybrook one for three.
Vienna will start its participation in the State Tournament, at Brunswick High School in Lawrenceville, on Friday at 4 p.m.