LIVINGSTON – With both teams having lost their first round match-ups to tournament host Sumter, elimination was imminent Monday night as the Greensboro 9&10-year old All-Stars (1-1) took on the Demopolis 9&10-year old All-Stars (1-1) at Jaycee Park.
But it would be Demopolis who would survive this battle thanks to the hefty bat of Lewis Stuedeman, who went 3-for-3 with three runs scored and a triple to lead Demopolis to a 9-4 victory over Greensboro.
Demopolis, led by pitcher Caleb Farmer, would get off to an impressive start Monday night, collecting three runs in their first inning at bat to make it a 3-0 game. But would leave three runners stranded. Greensboro would then come storming back in the bottom of the first to close the gap to within one making it a 3-2 game after one complete.
Demopolis would find another run in the top of the second to make a 4-2 game, and would again leave three runners stranded.
But things would come together for Demopolis in the third, as Stuedeman got his back swinging.
Farmer would get the win for Demopolis, s William Stewart and Cole thrasher would collect the save, each going two innings a piece.
Following Stuedeman at the plate would be Wesley Anderson going 2-for-3 with two runs scored and Avery Duckworth (2-for-3).
Payne Hasty and Tyler Charleston would follow, each going 1-for-3 on the day, while Stewart would go 1-for-1.
With the win, Demopolis avoids elimination and will play Butler Tuesday night at 7 p.m.
Alex Sturdivent would pick up the win for Sumter going two complete innings, while brother Daniel Sturdivant would get the save going three innings.
Sturdivent would also lead the way for the Sumter All-Stars going 2-for-3 at the plate. Cade Oliver would follow going 1-for-3.
For Demopolis it was pitchers Cole thrasher and Caleb Farmer collecting the loss, as they would combine to give up a total of six walks Friday night.
Thrasher would lead the way for Demopolis at the plate going 1-for-1, while Farmer, Mark Thorne and Tyler Charleston would each go 1-for-2 with the stick.
Kyle Littles (1-for-2) would lead the way for Demopolis with a two-run shot that saw its way out of the park for the tournaments first out-of-the-park home run Saturday.
Joining Littles would be Cole Thrasher, Mark Thorne, Payne Hasty and Lewis Stuedeman, as each would go 1-for-3 on the day.
Farmer would get the win on the hill for Demopolis, as Thrasher would pick up the save. Both would combine for a total of 8K’s.
For Linden, Devin Stroud, Mason Tucker, Seth Glass and Harris Pugh would each go 1-for-2 on the day.