It wasn’t John Millett’s lead off homerun that did the damage Monday’ night. No, it was his walk, aided by a game winning RBI to center field by first baseman Jacob Rose. That proved to be deciding factor in Community Trusts’ 4-3 extra inning championship victory over Overbay’s last night in Middlesboro Little League action.
Millett and Rose put Community Trust up early, scoring two runs in the bottom of the first inning. Millett homered to left field and Rose stole home after gaining base on a single and stealing second.
Luke Boyd added to the score in the bottom of the third as he gave Community Trust a 3-0 lead after reaching base on a single to right field. Boyd then stole second, third and home.
Overbay climbed back in the game early in the fouth, as Jon Partin stole home after reaching base by being hit by a pitch. Matthew Mike then sent a shot up the middle and scored on a Lucas Roark RBI.
Logan Capps tied the game at 3-3 in the top of the fifth inning, as Brandon Ball hit a triple to right field with a bad hop sending the ball over the outfielders head.
Overbay Pitcher Jon Partin threw for 8 strikes, as Matthew Mike picked up two more in a losing effort.
Community Trust pitcher’s Tyler Yoakum and Luke Boyd combined for twelve strikes for the winning Community Trust team.
Wayne Mason is a correspondent for The Daily News and sports photographer for The Daily News and Pine Mountain Photography.
Photo: Community Trust won the Middlesboro Little League Championship by defeating Overbays by a score of 4-3. Team members are, in no particular oder, Clay Greene, John Millitt, Jacob Rose, Luke Boyd, Tyler Yoakum, Holden North, Robert Nelson, Andrew Hoskins, Parker Evans, and Travis Brock.