Wallace Insurance holds on late to take Coach Pitch title
By Andy Southard | June 11, 2018 9:25 am
On Friday night, the top two teams in the Coach Pitch League hit the field for the championship game. The championship game didn’t disappoint either, with top-seeded Wallace Insurance taking on Classy Clean. Wallace suffered one loss during the regular season, and that one loss came at the hands of Classy Clean 9-8.
On Friday night, Wallace jumped out to an early 2-0 lead at the end of the first inning, with Jack and Griffin both coming around to score on an inside the park home run by Griffin.
Wallace would add to their lead in the second inning when Gabe came around to score to make it 3-0 in favor of Wallace. Neither team could get much going in the third inning.
However, in the fourth inning, Wallace would add to their lead when Griffin would score again to make it 4-0 in favor of Wallace Insurance.
In the fifth inning, things would get interesting. With Wallace Insurance leading 4-0, Connor and Kolt would both come around to score for Classy Clean to cut the lead to 4-2. Wallace couldn’t score in the bottom of the fifth inning, so Classy Clean came up in the top of the sixth inning needing two runs to tie the game and three to take the lead.
Classy Clean would lead off the inning with a hit, but Wallace’s defense would step up and get the next three outs to pick up the 4-2 win.
Griffin, Tate, and Jack, who all finished with three hits, led Wallace Insurance. Reece, Gabe, Eli, and Casen each added a hit.
Connor, Kolt, Max, Zaide, Blane, Roane, Henry, Kason, and Brandon would finish with one hit for Classy Clean.
After the game and trophies were handed out, the Boys’ 7-and- 8-year-old All-Stars were named. Making the All-Star team were Lucas Phillips, Griffin Adams, Paul Dylan, Reece Wallace, Briar Walling, Conner Shannon, Clay Brewington, Ben Walker, Kolt Norris, Mason Seibers, Riley Howell, Zaide Brady, Gabe Palmer, and Lane Pryor.
The 7-8-year-old All-Stars will play in some tune-up games on June 11, at Algood ballfields.