Win and advance is the focus this week in the Manchester Youth Baseball League postseason tournament. On Tuesday night in the 12U(Major League) division semifinals. Al White Ford/Lincoln and People’s Bank punched their ticket for Friday’s finals. Al White scored 4 runs with 2 outs in the bottom of the last inning to knock off last season’s champion Coffee County Bank by a final score of 8 to 7. Kyle Farless had an RBI single to drive in Jacob Sherrill with the winning run for Al White. Farless and Brayden Rigsby each had 2 hits for Al White. Coffee County Bank was led by Garrett Davis who had a home run and a double.
In the other semifinal, Peoples Bank banked jumped out to a 4 to 2 lead after 1 inning and never trailed as they beat Powers 11 to 3. Braden Brown was 3 for 4 with 2 RBI for Peoples while Alton Howard had a home run for Powers.
In the 6U(T-Ball) division semifinals, Dr. Jay’s had to come from behind to beat Gilley Farms 22 to 20. Oak Restaurant won a 32 to 22 slugfest over Cook Chiropractic Hullett’s Service batted around 3 times to tame the Lion’s Club 21 to 12 and 1st Vision Bank broke open a close game in the third to stop Sonic 26 to 15.
MYBL will take off Wednesday night before hosting the semifinals of the 6U(T-Ball) and 8U(Coach Pitch) division semifinals on Thursday. Thursday’s schedule is as follows:
5:00 PM – 6U – 1st Vision Bank vs. Dr. Jay’s – T-Ball Field
5:00 PM – 6U – Hullett’s Service Center vs. Oak Restaurant – American Field
7:00 PM – 8U – Hullett’s vs. Hillsboro Masonic Lodge – T-Ball Field
7:00 PM – 8U – Interstate Auto vs. Coffee County Mini Storage – American Field