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Road to Little League World Series: Commack South wins with 6 homers

Commack South’s 12-2 victory over Port Washington was

Commack South’s 12-2 victory over Port Washington was powered by six homers, with two off of the bat of both Johnny Pohlman (right) and Nicholas Capps (left). Commack South moves to 2-0, while Port Washington falls to 0-2.

Long Island’s Little League district champions continued their tournament Saturday, bringing one team one step closer to a shot at a trip to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.

Day two of sectionals featured games in Port Washington, Rocky Point and East Islip.

After three victories by 10 runs or more Friday night, the trend continued on Saturday with three more double digit wins. Not a single game so far has made it a full six innings as bats have erupted in all six sectional games so far.

Commack South’s victory was powered by six homers, with two off of the bat of both Johnny Pohlman and Nicholas Capps. Teammates Peter Theodorellis and Treven Rosenlicht each hit one of their own contributing to Commack South’s 12-2 win over Port Washington in four innings at Lions Field in Port Washington.

Commack South moves to 2-0, while Port Washington falls to 0-2.

North Bellmore-North Merrick continued their hot streak beating Southampton 15-0 in four innings at the North Shore Complex in Rocky Point.

North Bellmore-North Merrick has seen great play from its pitchers, as they have not yet given up a run while the team has put up 25 runs in only eight innings. North Bellmore-North Merrick is now 2-0 and Southampton 0-2.

Also in action Saturday, Plainview defeated Sayville 12-2 in five innings at Islip Complex in East Islip. With that game, both Plainview and Sayville move to 1-1.

Six of LI’s district championship teams compete in Section 6, which means they will play each other once before the two teams with the best records meet in the finals next Friday. Long Island’s two other district champs, Lynbrook and New Hyde Park, compete in Section 5 with teams from New York City; they begin their sectional play next week.

Sunday is an off day, but action resumes on Monday with three more games.

Port Washington takes on Plainview at 5:45 p.m. at Central Nassau Field in Westbury.

Sayville plays North Bellmore-North Merrick at 5:45 p.m. in Burns Park in Massapequa.

Commack South takes on Southampton 8 p.m. in Otsego Park in Dix Hills.

Check newsday.com/linow for updates on Long Island’s road to Williamsport.

Pictured above: Nicholas Capps, left, and Johnny Pohlman, right, each hit two homers for  Commack South in the team's 12-2 victory over Port Washington.

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