LEXINGTON - The Danville-Boyle County 12-year-old all-stars advanced to the District 3 Tournament championship with a dramatic 8-7, nine-inning win over Anderson County Monday.
Garrick Whittle's walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning won the game for Danville-Boyle.
"It was the most exciting Little League game I've ever seen," Danville-Boyle coach Glynn Perry said. "No one deserved to lose this game. Both teams had timely hits and defensive plays."
Of Danville-Boyle's nine hits, three of them were home runs, as Rees MacShara and Ben Carman also homered.
Danville-Boyle fell behind 3-0 in the first inning, but MacShara's 2-run blast in the bottom half kept the team close. Trailing 5-2, Danville-Boyle scored five times, including a two-run home run by Carman, to take a 7-5 lead. Anderson scored in the top of the sixth to tie the game, but Whittle's home run sent Danville-Boyle to tonight's championship.
Danville-Boyle is scheduled to take on Eastern National at 7 p.m. at Cardinal Run Park.