Man rolls to 19-4 win; Tug tops Pineville

By Paul Adkins padkins@civitasmedia.com

June 24, 2014

MAN — The host Man Little League All-Stars rolled to a 19-4 win over Delbarton on Saturday evening during the first day of the District 2 Little League Coach Pitch All-Star Baseball Tournament at Man’s Tommy Keffer Field.

Man, which reached last year’s District 2 championship game in the Coach Pitch 7-8-year-old tourney, led Delbarton 4-1 after one inning, 11-3 after two and 17-4 after three. Man then plated two more in the fourth and held Delbarton scoreless in the top of the fifth to end the game.

James Scites was 2-for-4 at the plate for Man as he hit two inside-the-park home runs.

Bo Thompson was 4-for-4, while Drake Veres, Bradley Brower and Jacob Bartram were each 3-for-4. Jayden Brumfield went 3-for-3, while Braxton Messer, Hunter Gibson and Brayden Compton had two hits each. One of Compton’s hits was a double.

Kaden Dickerson added a hit for Man.

Delbarton was led by Malaki Sheppard, who was 3-for-3 with a homer. Chaz Waine was 2-for-3. Willie Hall, Alex Muncy, Kaleb Dempster, Kaden Gilman and Isaih Fouch added one hit each.

Delbarton (0-1) was scheduled to get back into District 2 pool play action on Monday night against Tug Valley (1-1) at Man.

Chapmanville was slated to play Pineville in Monday night’s other game.

District 2 tourney play continues on Tuesday as Delbarton plays Pineville at 6 p.m. and Welch takes on Mullens at 8.

Tug Valley 23,

Pineville 22

MAN — The Tug Valley Little League 7-8-year-old Coach Pitch All-Stars scored a thrilling 23-22 come-from-behind win over Pineville on Saturday during the first day of the District 2 Tournament at the Man Little League’s Tommy Keffer Field.

Leading 23-19 going into the last half of the sixth inning, Pineville threatened, closing the gap to 23-20 with an inside-the-park home run by Cole Lambert.

Then after an RBI triple by Logan Laxton and an RBI single off the bat of Jake Kennedy Pineville trailed only 23-22.

Tug Valley was then able to get Kennedy — the would-be tying run — out at the plate and then recorded a strikeout to end the game.

Tug had trailed 19-11 after four innings but plated six in the top of the fifth and six more in the sixth inning.

Matt Hatfield was 4-for-5 at the plate with a pair of doubles for Tug Valley.

Parker Watts came off the bench to go 3-for-3 with two inside-the-park homers.

Julian Vance was also 4-for-5 with three doubles, while Conner Lackey went 3-for-5 with two doubles.

Isaac Deskins was 4-for-5 with three triples and five RBI for Tug Valley.

Adam Slone went 3-for-5 with a triple, a double and four RBI, while Elijah Fluty was 4-for-4 with a double.

Zach Hall was 2-for-3 and Kaleb Tomblin also had a hit for Tug Valley. Sawyer Hinton was 2-for-3 with a triple.

Both teams had 31 hits in the game.

Lambert was 4-for-5 with two homers and five RBI for Pineville. Brady Morgan went 4-for-5 with a homer. Damien Brown was also 4-for-5 with two homers and five runs knocked in.

Laxton was 4-for-5 at the plate with a triple, while Kennedy went 4-for-5 as well with a triple and four RBI.

Gabe Riling was 3-for-5, while Bryson Hunt had two hits. Dakota Stover and Tucker Vance each had two hits as well. Madison Clark and Chloe Prichard had one hit each.

After a 3-3 tie after one inning, Pineville led 7-3 after two, 13-3 after three, 19-11 after four and 19-17 after five.

Lambert hit a inside-the-park grand slam in the fourth to put Pineville ahead 18-11.

Tug Valley tied it at 19 in the top of the sixth with Vance’s RBI double. TV then scored the eventual game-winning run with an RBI infield single by Deskins. Fluty, Tomblin and Hinton followed with RBI singles.

Madison 20,

Mullens 1

MAN — The Madison Coach Pitch All-Stars easily defeated Mullens, 20-1, on Saturday afternoon in the District 2 7-8-year-old All-Star Baseball Tournament at Man’s Tommy Keffer Field.

Owen Adkins was 4-for-4 with two homers for Madison. Matt Frye and Hunter Null were each 4-for-4 with a homer and a triple, while Austin Light was 3-for-4 with a double.

Aidan Savage, Luke Knight and Cooper Vint had two hits each. Lincoln Byrnside, Gunner Flores, Easton Fowler and Brayden Queen all had one hit each.

Turtle Simmons was 2-for-2 at the plate to lead Mullens. Ryan Mills and Jarred Phillips had one hit apiece.

* In Saturday’s other Coach Pitch All-Star game at Man, Welch beat Sandy River 20-2. No statistics were available.