Tyler Greene’s walk off sacrifice fly in extra innings has propelled the Central Accomack Little League Senior League Boys All-Star team to the Little League World Series.
Tied heading into the 8th inning, Irmo Little League from South Carolina was able to bring a run in with runners on 2nd and 3rd on a sacrifice fly. Central Accomack was able to limit the damage to one run and entered the bottom of the 8th down 11-10.
The lead off hitter, Armonte Dickerson, walked on four straight pitches. Next up was catcher Luke Parks who hit a single to left center field, which advanced Dickerson to 2nd. Dylan Ross laid down a bunt on the first base side and confusion on the behalf of the South Carolina defense left first base uncovered and Ross was able to reach first safely. The next batter, Everett Savage popped out to right field which scored Dickerson and tied the game. With runners on 2nd and 3rd, Tyler Greene came to the plate, and on the first pitch popped out to left center field. Parks tagged up and scored, which clinched the Southeastern Regional Title and a Little League World Series birth for Central Accomack.
It was a back and forth game. South Carolina jumped out to an early 6-4 lead, when in the bottom of the 4th inning, Luke Parks hit a grand slam, scoring Brandon Adamos, Jake Meilhammer and Landon Fuller, giving Central Accomack an 8-6 lead.
South Carolina fought back in the top of the 5th with two running tying the game at 8. Central Accomack scored twice more in the bottom of the 5th on a Dylan Marshall double scoring Dylan Ross and Zykeese Davis.
South Carolina, with their backs against the wall in the top of the 7th, scored two runs to once again tie it, this time at 10, which forced the game into extra innings.
Central Accomack Little League will head to the Little League World Series in Easley, South Carolina this Friday. They will be one of 8 teams from the United States, as well as 8 other international teams. Games begin Saturday, July 27. Central Accomack will take on the winner of last nights contest between Northern California and Hawaii at 10:00 a.m. Saturday.
Head Coach Ricky Parks said he thinks that its just now setting in how special this moment is for the team:
WESR will be providing coverage of Central Accomack’s journey in the Little League World Series.
A parade has been scheduled for both the boys and girls team on Saturday August 11 at the ballpark in Onancock.