The James River Coal Yankees and the Walters’ Toyota Dodgers closed out Saturday’s Little League action. The Dodgers grabbed the early lead, but could not hold off a late charge by the Yankees.
The Dodgers opened the game with four runs, and tacked on another in the second inning to secure the 5-0 lead. The Yankees cut the margin to two with a pair of runs in the third and one more in the fourth inning (5-3).
The Dodgers pushed the lead to 6-3 in the fifth inning, but gave up six runs to the Yankees in the bottom of the frame, giving the Yankees the 9-6 advantage. The Dodgers could not mount a rally in the sixth inning, setting the final at 9-6.
Yankees (9) Wade Pelfrey 3 hit and 3 runs, Bailey Blair 2 hits and 1 run, Skyler Pelfrey 1 hit and 1 run, Cameron Stacy 1 hit and 1 run, Reece Fletcher 1 hit, Baxton Cottongame 1 hit, Trevor Spurlock 1 run, Mason Grigsby 1 run and Tyson Turner 1 run.
Dodgers (6) K. Johnson 1 run, D. Fields 2 runs, B. Dixon 1 run, J. Johnson 1 run and 1 hit, and C. Walker 2 hits and 1 run.