Aug. 11—Mason DeVall pitched a four-inning perfect game, striking out all 12 batters he faced, lifting the North Manchester Hooksett all-stars past Essex, Vt., in an elimination game Tuesday night at the Little League Baseball New England Regional in Bristol, Conn.
New Hampshire (1-1) advanced to play Saco/Dayton, Maine (2-1), on Wednesday at 4 p.m. in another elimination game. Maine, which beat New Hampshire 5-0 on Sunday, clobbered Rhode Island 21-3 on Tuesday.
DeVall, the son of coach Tim DeVall, threw 51 pitches. The game ended on the mercy rule when New Hampshire scored six runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to take a 10-0 lead.
Nine North Manchester Hooksett players accounted for 11 hits, including a solo homer by Tristan Lucier. Calen Lucier added a two-run triple in the fourth inning.