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  • Blue wins 12-year-old All-Star Game, 10-8

  • For an all-star game, this was about as intense as it can get. Down two with two outs and the bases loaded, Red batter Matt Lomshek and Blue pitcher Braeden Letterman squared off to decide the game.

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  • For an all-star game, this was about as intense as it can get. Down two with two outs and the bases loaded, Red batter Matt Lomshek and Blue pitcher Braeden Letterman squared off to decide the game.
    In this case, Letterman got the strikeout to seal a 10-8 victory for Blue in a 12-year-old All-Star Game that could have gone either way at Wild Red Berry Field.
    “It was a close game. It was a real close game. Both teams hit well. The pitchers did well. You could tell the kids were more laid back because it was the all-star game. Sometimes, you can play better when you’re laid back,” said Blue coach Brian Sutton after the game.
    In fact, the second inning was the only half-inning for both sides in which they did not score at least one run.
    Red scored the opening salvo, with runs by Brett Wiemers and Peyton Steele. But Blue countered in the bottom half of the inning with three runs, all started by a Corbin Jefferson triple.
    In the top of the third, Red would strike back. Kade Chastain would reach on a single before being brought around on a single by Wiemers. Two batters later, Walt Sours would get a two-run triple before scoring himself on a sacrifice on the next batter to put Red up 6-3.
    The bottom half was better for Blue than the top half had been for Red. Asa Wheeler hit a one-out single followed by two walks by his Blue teammates to load the bases for Trenton Austin, who belted a two-run single. Zach Sutton would follow him up with an RBI single of his own. Blue would later add three more runs, including an RBI single by Letterman that would give Blue a 9-6 lead. This would prove to be enough, but there was plenty of heartburn to go.
    Both teams added a run in the fourth inning, but with time expiring for the game, Red had one more at-bat. Chastain, Wiemers and Steele would each reach with a walk, before Cade Simmons scored Chastain on a groundout. Sours would walk again to load the bases before the dramatic final showdown between Lomshek and Letterman.
    11-year-old ASG ends in tie
    Red and Blue ended the 11-year-old All-Star Game in a tie on Tuesday night, with Red scoring four runs in the sixth inning to tie the game.
    The teams traded a single run in the first and second innings combined, before Red plated three in the third inning. Blue would counter with five of their first six batters crossing the After a scoreless fifth inning, Blue scored two in the sixth while Red scored four to tie the game, where it would end.
    Page 2 of 2 - “That was as nervous as you can be in an All-Star Game,” said Blue coach Eddie Lomshek. “Everyone can hit the ball. It was fitting that it ended in a tie.”
    Additional reporting by Will Ravenstein/The Morning Sun
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