EAST LYME – The pressure was on for the Madison and Wallingford Little League baseball teams in the double-elimination Connecticut Little League tournament.

Both teams lost in the first round and on Friday faced off in an elimination game.

For Madison and Wallingford, it was win or go home.

In a game dominated by pitching and defense, Kevin Milewski and Tyler Casey each had RBI singles to lead Wallingford to a 3-0 win. Wallingford starting pitcher Zach Ginter went 42/3 innings, allowed two hits and struck out four.

“Not much offense tonight, they played great defense and we played great defense,” Wallingford manager Brian Mitchell said. “We’re waiting for our bats to come alive and we had our opportunities tonight. But our guys kept fighting and our top five batters came through as they have all season for us.

“Our motto is we just take things one game at a time and we don’t look ahead. Our guys came to play tonight and they all contributed.”

Wallingford will face Manchester National today in another elimination game at East Lyme Field at 4 p.m. Manchester lost 4-1 to Fairfield American in the winners bracket final on Friday. Fairfield American advances to the championship round on Sunday at 4 p.m.

In the first inning, Wallingford scored the game’s first run on an RBI single by Milewski.

Wallingford added another run in the top of the fourth inning. With the bases loaded, Kyle Mitchell was hit by a pitch and Jacob Morrison scored to give Walllingford a 2-0 lead.

Through the first four innings Wallingford pitcher Zach Ginter and his defense limited Madison to one hit. Christian Kells hit a single with two outs in the third inning and was stranded on first base.

In the bottom of the fifth inning with two outs, Madison had one of its best chance to score with runners on first and second. Pinch hitter Derek Piascik singled to right field and Ben Kuja singled to center field. Wallingford inserted relief pitcher Owen Rich who proceeded to strike out Christian Kells to end the inning.

In the sixth inning, Casey had his RBI single for a 3-0 lead.

In the bottom of the sixth inning, Cole Daignault led off with a double for Madison. Pinch runner Ty Maynard advanced to third on Troy Piascik’s groundout to second. Kaleb Cohen and Nicholas Antonetti walked to load the bases. But Rich struck out Kyle Hoffman and Hudson Geremia hit a fly ball to center field to end the game.

“Now we get to play Manchester, another good team,” Mitchell said. “They’re a great team. Hopefully our bats will starting coming around for us.”