Riley Gent belted a two-run home during a seven-run second inning and capped the scoring with a two-run double in the fourth as Community Trust Bank rolled to a 16-1 win over Overbay’s in at the Middlesboro Little League Tournament on Wednesday.
Hunter Hoskins held Overbay’s to just one run on two hits over three innings while striking out five and walking one to earn the win. Gent struck out two while retiring the side in order in the fourth inning.
Community Trust got on the board first in the top of the first inning as Daniel Thomas walked and then scored on Hoskins’ two-out RBI single.
Overbay’s tied the game in their half of the inning as Tyler Harris led off with a single and came later came around to score. But it was all Community Trust from there.
Trey Watkins and Tayvious Flanery before Dillon Collins reached on an error. Gracie Gent and Thomas also walked and all of them would eventually score with Riley Gent proving a two-run homer to make it 7-1. Tyson Thomas walked and later scored an RBI single from Watkins as the lead grew to 8-1 after two innings.
It was still 8-1 when Community Trust put the game away with eight runs in the top of the fourth. Sebastian Wagoner and Riley Gent walked to start the frame. Hoskins delivered another RBI single, Watkins had an RBI ground out, Braxton Barnett reached on an infield single, Wagoner added an RBI single and Gent finished off the inning with a two-run double to set the final score at 16-1.
Ethan Treece doubled and Tyshawn Simpson walked for the only other Overbay’s base runners in the game.
Community Trust advances to the winners’ bracket final where they’ll meet Tri-State Tire on Friday. Community Trust handed Tri-State their only loss in the final game of the regular season last Friday.
Overbay’s was scheduled to take on Coca-Cola in an elimination game Thursday evening.