Boyle 12s in title game

July 13, 2004

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.


Corey Gardner pitched one inning of relief and picked up the win. Corey Jones allowed just two runs in six innings of relief.

Carman led the team with three hits, while Whittle and Blake Perry had two each. MacShara and Michael Evans had one hit apiece.

Boyle 10s eliminated

At Lawrenceburg, the Danville-Boyle 10-year-olds finished as runners-up in their district tournament after suffering their first loss Sunday.

Lexington Eastern American blew the game open early and went on to a 16-0 win over Danville-Boyle, which finished the tournament at 5-1.

In the tournament final, Nolan Theaker had a double and Jarrod Harrington had a single for Danville-Boyle. Clay Young, Hunter Sheegog and Dowell Harmon pitched.

Mercer 12s win finale

At Lexington, the Mercer County 12-year-old all-stars wrapped up their district tournament play with an 8-3 win over Richmond National Sunday.

Mercer (3-1) finished second in its pool with the win.

Trenton Hazelwood pitched a complete game, giving up five hits and one walk and striking out six. He also led the team in hitting with three singles.

Chatham Lynn homered and Zeke Edwards had two doubles for Mercer. Addam Gooch, Caleb Berger, Jarrod Carter and Hagan Southworth each singled.

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