Myers Park uses 3 home runs to top Chase 13-3
Myers Park belted three home runs, including Jack Shaw’s two-run walk-off blast to overwhelm Chase 13-3 in the 2013 North Carolina 10-11 state championship Monday at Dunbar Park.
In addition to their hitting, the Myers Park pitching staff held the powerful Chase line up to just one hit, a Tyler Pinkerton 3-run homer in the third inning.
Chase mounted a threat in the top of the first as Heath Waldrop and Tyler Pinkerton walked with two outs. Bryson Atkins struck out against Myers Park pitcher Jack Shaw to end the frame.
Carter Flanagan led off the bottom half with a double but the home team was kept off the scoreboard as Chase turned in a defensive play. Pinkerton uncorked a pitch to the screen, but Waldrop raced out of his crouch and flipped the ball to his pitcher to record the final out.
After Chase went quietly in the second, Myers Park batted around and scored six runs. Kyle Evens and Henry Mingis each had RBI singles, Jackson Krisko and William Atwell had back to back two RBI doubles to account for the scoring in the frame.
Pinkerton helped his cause in a big way in the third. After Caleb Lanser and Weston Harrill walked, Pinkerton put a ball well over the left field wall to cut the deficit in half at 6-3.
Myers Park also used the long ball to give themselves that six-run bulge back in their next at bat. Evens sent a solo shot to right. After a walk, William Atwell also went deep to right to make the tally 9-3.
Myers Park added single run in the fourth on an error and did the same in the fifth, before Shaw’s walk off homer sealed the 13-3 mercy rule win.
Chase drops to the loser’s bracket and will play at 8 p.m. today immediately following Forest City’s game at 6 p.m.
Little League baseball
at Dunbar Park
2013 North Carolina State Tournament
Monday, July 15, 2013
Myers Park 13, Chase 3
Chase^003 00 — 3
Myers Park^063 13 — 13
Stats: Chase T. Pinkerton 1-2 HR BB 3RBI
MP: J.Shaw 3-4 HR, K. Evens 2-3 HR W. Atwell 2-3 2B HR.