Central Accomack’s Senior League Boys All-Star team’s historic Little League World Series run came to an end Wednesday evening in a 5-1 loss to the Easley, South Carolina All-Stars.
Central Accomack could not get the bats going, and seemed to be playing tight most of the game. After Central Accomack ended the top of the first with a three up three down inning that included a double play, Easley got on the board in the bottom of the first with a Gavin Harvey single to left field which scored Chip Jenkins.
Central Accomack was able to fight back and tie it up in the top of the third inning. After Jacob Meilhammer was hit by a pitch, he was able to steal second base. Catcher Luke Parks stepped up and lined a double over the right fielders head, which scored Meilhammer. That unfortunately was Central Accomack’s only run of the game.
In the bottom of the 4th inning, Aaron Hood singled to left field, which scored Andrew Dent, and gave South Carolina a 2-1 lead. South Carolina added another run in the bottom of the fourth when Mathew Dickson scored from third on a fielders choice ground out to Dylan Ross, who got the put out at first.
South Carolina added another run in the bottom of the 5th inning when Dickson hit a sacrifice fly to center field which brought in Kasten Harvey from third.
In the bottom of the 6th, South Carolina stretched their lead to 5-1 when Christopher Mann grounded out to first base and Jenkins scored on the fielders choice.
Tyler Greene got the start on the mound for Central Accomack. He pitched 4 innings, allowing 7 hits, 3 walks, 4 earned runs and striking out one. Dylan Ross, who almost didn’t play due to a stomach bug, came in to relieve Greene. Ross pitched one inning but struggled with finding the zone, allowing three walks and one run. Everett Savage, who Coach Parks had hoped he wouldn’t need to use, closed out the game for Central Accomack, who gave a three up three down inning in the bottom of the 6th.
Kasten Harvey had a great game on the mound for South Carolina, pitching 6 innings, allowing 2 hits, 1 run, 2 walks and 3 strikeouts. Davis Bryson closed out the game on the mound for Easley, allowing only one walk.
Central Accomack struggled at the plate, tallying only two hits on the game, the second coming from Dylan Marshall, who singled to left field in the top of the 4 inning.
Coach Ricky Parks reflected on the game with Price Atkinson:
Third baseman Dylan Marshall said Central Accomack just didn’t hit:
Catcher Luke Parks agreed:
The Central Accomack Little League will hold a celebration for the Senior League Boys All-Stars and the Senior League Girls-All Stars on Sunday, August 11 at the ball park in Onancock. The Senior League Girls team was also the Virginia State Champions, but fell in the Regional Tournament. The celebration will begin at 2:00 PM.