WINTER PARK — West Pasco Little League made it farther this summer than any team in North Suncoast Little League history. That run came to an end Monday in the state final.
Rockledge, which lost in pool play to West Pasco earlier in the week, downed the local team 5-4 to advance to the Southeast Region tournament, one step from a trip to the World Series. After surrendering two early homers, West Pasco found itself down 3-0.
In Dixie World Series play, all three North Suncoast representatives to make the trip to Sumter, S.C., in softball were eliminated by Monday. While the West Pasco Darlings dropped their first two games in the double-elimination tournament, the West Pasco Debs and Spring Hill Angels were showing signs of brilliance going into Monday.
The Debs (1-2) split a pair of tough games Sunday before a do-or-die contest Monday with South Carolina. But a grand slam put South Carolina ahead for good 7-4.
Spring Hill (2-2) fought back against South Carolina on Sunday to win 5-3. However, the path to a possible title ended Monday with a 14-2 loss to Alabama.