Upper Loudoun American, backed by a Connor Miller three-hitter, strapped together 16 runs over four innings to take home the District 16 Little League Championship over Loudoun South 16-2.
Leadoff man and shortstop Ryan Hammer went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI to jump start a powerhouse ULA offense. Miller helped himself out, going 2-for-3 with a long ball and three runs driven in. First baseman Mike Grupe added a home run of his own.
Loudoun South had some life early as Ben Williamson – who scored Loudoun South’s only two runs – took Miller deep in the first, but LSLL failed to put anything together offensively throughout the rest of the game.
On the tournament, Upper Loudoun hit an incredible 15 home runs led by Miller with five. John “JB” Byram hit four long balls and John Marquart added three.
Byram took the tournament by storm hitting an outstanding .692 while leading the team in runs scored (11), RBI (10) and walks drawn (4).
Marquart held a team tie for first in RBI with 10 while stringing together nine hits for a .500 tournament batting average.
Upper Loudoun American will represent District 16 at the Virginia State Little League Baseball Tournament hosted by Lynchburg Little League. Games start on July 19.