July 6, 2012 — After compiling two straight victories over the weekend against Olive Hill on Friday night and Fleming County on Saturday, the young group of Morehead All-Stars saw themselves pitted against a familiar foe on Tuesday night.
The 9/10-year-old Morehead All Stars struggled to keep Fleming’s bats at bay in the two teams’ second-consecutive matchup, falling 12-2 to take its first loss in this year’s All Star double elimination tournament.
From the get go, Fleming County found the hot bats, forcing Morehead’s boys into a 1-0 deficit to end the first inning.
Down but not out, Devon Stevens and Andrew Hankinson helped to get things going for their team in the second, with Stevens kicking things off with a big single to get on base.
Teammate Andrew Hankinson soon followed with a big double to drive in Stevens for the home team’s first score of the game.
The second inning is where Fleming County did the majority of its damage, driving in five runs to take a 6-1 lead into the third.
After a scoreless third, Preston Adkins was the next to step up for Morehead in the top of the fourth, notching a double before picking up a steal of third base.
Adkins then continued to attempt the resurrection of his squad when he picked up a steal of home plate.
This would unfortunately be Morehead’s only runs of the game, while Fleming continued to pick up big hits to all the right spots, enabling the 12-run showcase for the visitor’s offense.
Even with the setback, the Morehead 9/10-year-old team has the saving grace of a double-elimination tournament to be thankful for, as they took on Fleming County for a third-straight game last night after press time at 7 p.m.
We will have more on last night’s Little League championship game in Tuesday’s edition of The Morehead News.
Grant Stevens can be reached at email@example.com or by telephone at 784-4116.