Backed by an explosive offensive attack, the Martinez Evans Little League 10-11 All-Stars slugged their way to the Georgia Little League District 6 championship.
While going undefeated in three games, the All-Stars outscored opponents by a 50-1 margin.
The All-Stars defeated Elbert County in a mercy-rule shortened four-inning game, 33-0. They then beat Masters City 7-1 and finished it off by blanking Masters City, 10-0, on June 24 in the district championship game.
“Right now we’re hitting the ball really well and our pitching is good,” said manager Robert Peel. “In three games, four walks is all we gave up and we only made one error.”
Next up for the All-Stars is a trip to Peachtree City, Ga., Saturday, July 13 through Friday, July 19 for the state competition. The winner of the state competition advances to the Southeast Regional in Greenville, N.C., on Monday, July 29.
Against Elbert County, Grant Fuller and Brian Peel combined on a two-hitter as the All-Stars banged out more than 20 hits. Fuller was 5-for-5 with a home run, Blake Tucker homered and Camrin Dunbar added a double. Josh Melton, Trevor Creagan and Preston Price each had three hits while Conner Boan was perfect in two trips to the plate.
In the first Masters City game, again it was a two-hitter spun by the trio of Antwuan Rolling, Creagan, and Avery Boyd who combined for 14 strikeouts in six innings. John D’Amelio and Rolling led the way with two hits apiece.
In the championship game, Creagan pitched a complete-game two-hitter with eight strikeouts and had two hits including a double.