Craig Harris/Macon County Times Lafayette 9-10-year-old all-star Gage Jones delivers a first-inning pitch during Friday evening’s loss to Westmoreland.

Craig Harris/Macon County Times

Lafayette 9-10-year-old all-star Gage Jones delivers a first-inning pitch during Friday evening’s loss to Westmoreland.

WESTMORELAND -- The Lafayette Little League 9-10-year-old all-star squad managed just one infield hit in its Area 2 Tournament opener, an 11-0 loss to tournament host Westmoreland last Friday evening.

The starting pitchers -- Lafayette's Gage Jones and Westmoreland's Landon Carter -- didn't allow a hit through the first two innings, and there was only one baserunner over those first two frames.

However, Westmoreland's Matthew Fuller doubled and scored on a wild pitch in the top of the third, and Miles Fitzpatrick's two-out single drove in Parker Brooks for a 2-0 lead.

Westmoreland didn't have a hit in its four-run fourth, but it took advantage of four base on balls.

Then, two hits, two errors, a walk and a hit batsmen helped Westmoreland add its final five runs in the sixth inning. Fitzpatrick singled in two runs, and Colton Borders doubled in a run.

Carter pitched the first 3 and 2/3 innings, allowing just one baserunner (when Jake Meador was hit by a first-inning pitch).

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Westmoreland's Wyatt Biggers came on to retire all four hitters he faced, striking out the side in the fifth inning.

Fitzpatrick was in trouble in the sixth before escaping the jam.

Mason Bandy laid down a bunt toward the right side of the infield to lead off the inning, but there was confusion regarding who would cover first base, allowing Bandy to leg out a bunt single.

Then, Tyson East drew a walk, and Keenan White was hit by a one-out pitch to load the bases.

However, Fitzpatrick ended the game with back-to-back strikeouts.

• Lafayette ended play in the double-elimination tournament with Saturday evening's 7-6 loss to Lebanon.

Lebanon opened play with a loss to Gallatin on Friday.

On Saturday, Lebanon scored first, producing single runs in the second and third innings.

However, Lafayette responded with three runs in the top of the fourth to take a brief, one-run lead.

Lebanon answered back in the bottom of the frame by erupting for five runs to build a 7-3 advantage.

Lafayette kept its offensive momentum by producing three runs in the top of the fifth to pull to within a run, but Lafayette wasn't able to muster any more runs in the sixth.