When the rain finally subsided on Friday, the 6-7-year olds took to Jim Ensor Field in the Carter County American Little League coach-pitch bracket, and in the opener Parlier’s rapped out 18 hits in scoring a 13-6 win over W.B. Armstrong.
In the nightcap, the Parlier’s youngsters had the tables turned on them as the Elks scored a 7-1 win.
W.B. Armstrong got on the board in the first inning as Chase Moffitt had an RBI hit to bring home Hayden Nave for a 1-0 early lead. The lead vanished in the last of the first as Parlier scored a pair of runs with Tobe Blevins and Chase Blevins each collected RBI hits to make it a 2-1 game after one frame.
A see-saw contest had Armstrong taking the lead back at 3-2 in the top of the second with Austin Miller knocking in two runs.
Parlier scored two in the second as well to take a 4-3 lead with Jacob Issac’s and Dawson O’Quinn, both on loan from the Elks, driving in one run each.
Armstrong forged ahead yet again in the third with a three-run uprising, with Moffitt driving in two more base runners and give the squad a 6-4 lead.
The rest of the contest was all Parlier as it tallied two in the third, three in the fourth and ended the contest with four in the fifth.
In the third frame, Kadence Presnell hit a ball to the edge of the grass in right field for Parlier and rounded the bases before the relay throw to the plate for a home run. Hailey Gillman also had an RBI hit for Parlier in the stanza.
In the fourth, Tobe Blevins had a two-run hit and Chase Blevins added an RBI hit as Parlier took a 9-6 lead. In the fifth, the Parlier squad loaded the bases on hits by Gabe Bowman, Gillman and Issacs before O’Quinn stepped to the dish.
O’Quinn launched a hit over the head of the Armstrong first baseman down the right-field line, scoring all three base runners — and O’Quinn scampered home ahead of the throw for a grand slam.
The Elks quickly established a lead in the last of the first that they never relinquished, scoring three times on three hits. O’Quinn opened with a single and scored on a double by Issacs. Dylan McDuffie added an RBI knock to the uprising.
After giving up a run to Parlier in the second on an RBI hit by T.J. Little, the Elks settled in and added to its advantage with three more in the last of the second.
O’Quinn had a two run hit in the inning that scored Kellen Hensley and Sam Delavega, who had both reached on hits, and Issacs had the other run batted in.
In the bottom of the third, Presnell made a sparkling play in the field for Parlier, snagging a line drive off the bat of Hensley at shortstop in a one, two, three inning.
In the fifth, the Elks put the game more than five runs out of reach on an RBI hit by McDuffie, which ended the contest.
Armstrong 123 00 — 6 8 x
Parlier’s 222 34 — 13 18 x
Parlier’s 010 00 — 1 5 x
Elks 330 01 — 7 11 x