The Middlesboro Little League Tournament got off to a wild start as Overbay’s had to score two runs in the top of the sixth inning to pull out a 10-9 win over People’s Choice Pharmacy.
Both teams put up four runs in the first inning with Chris Hobbs hitting a double for Overbay’s big hit and Carson Shumate getting a big hit for PCP.
Overbays struck for four more runs in the second. This time it was Tyshawn Simpson belting an RBI triple and scoring on a passed ball that got the offense going.
People’s choice again answered with Shumate singling and Brayden Allen doubling to center to cut the lead to 8-7.
D.J. Estes took over on the mound for PCP and shut down Overbay’s for the next three innings. Meanwhile, they tied the game in the fourth when Estes singled to bring in Lane Bayless.
It was still 8-8 in the bottom of the fifth when PCP loaded the bases thanks to a walk, a base hit by Kaden Ayers and another walk. Simpson took over on the mound for Overbays and walked Parker Hall to force in the go-ahead run. But he came back to get a strikeout and then Shumate hit a liner to first where Jay Tyler West snagged it and turned it into an inning-ending double play.
Down to their final at bat, Overbays came through. Ethan Treece led off with a double and Simpson walked. Hobbs singled to tie the game and Simpson later scored what proved to be winning run.
Simpson worked around a walk to Ethan Everage in the bottom of the sixth to close out the win.
Estes struck out nine over four innings while giving up just two runs on three hits and four walks to take a tough luck loss.
Overbay’s game with Community Trust was stopped due to lightning and then a storm on Tuesday, they’ll pick it up in the bottom of the first inning on Wednesday. People’s Choice will meet the loser of Wednesday’s Dr. Epps vs. Tri-State Tire game in an elimination game on Thursday.