The Fort Stockton 10u All Stars lost to Western, 14-4, in Monday night's second-round game of the Little League West Texas Section 1 tournament in Midland.
With the loss, Fort Stockton faces Floyd Gwin at 7 p.m. tonight in a loser's bracket elimination game.
The winner of that game will face Western on Wednesday in the championship round. Western, which is undefeated in the tournament, needs one win the claim the Section 1 title and advance to regions. Their challenger would need to win twice – Wednesday and a to-be-determined finale.
Against Western on Tuesday, Fort Stockton was down 3-0 after one inning and 5-0 after two. Fort Stockton rallied for three runs in the top of the third inning, only to see Western pull away with five runs in the bottom of the frame. The game was called after five innings under the 10-run mercy rule.