There was free baseball in Fourmile on Monday as Pineville-Bell County and Williamsburg needed an extra inning to decide their elimination game in the Area 3 Tournament.
Tyler Lewis doubled and scored the winning run on en error in the bottom of the seventh as Williamsburg pulled out an exciting 2-1 win over Pine-Bell.
The result spoiled a wonderful performance from Pineville-Bell pitcher Reese Capps. Capps pitched the first six innings and held Williamsburg to one run on two hits while striking out ten and walking four.
Capps also singled to lead off the top of the fourth inning. He advanced to second and third on a pair of passed balls and then scored as Alex Mays reached on an error to tie the game at one. But that was the only run Pineville-Bell was able to push across.
Williamsburg took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third when Evan Poore walked with two out and then came around to score on a triple by Tate Fields.
Mays also singled in the game for P-B while Hayden Callebs singled and walked. Cody Goodin walked twice and Jacob Smith reached on an error and a fielder’s choice grounder.
The Pineville-Bell All-Stars threatened in the top of the seventh inning as Callebs singled and Goodin walked. One out later, Smith hit a grounder to short and courtesy runner Dalton Stepp nearly scored on the play but was thrown at home on a 6-5-2 fielder’s choice. A strikeout ended the inning.
While the loss ends the tournament for Pineville-Bell County, Williamsburg stays alive and was scheduled to play Middlesboro on Tuesday with the winner moving on to the District 4 Tournament in Corbin next week.