On Sunday, the Hazard-Perry 9-year-old all-stars took on the 10-year-old all-stars for the area championship. The 10-year-olds had little trouble as they took the win in four innings 12-2.
The 10-year-olds got off to a good start with three runs in the first inning. Micah Steele led things off with a single. Steele would then score on a Hunter Pigman double, while Pigman would score on a Cole Skiles triple. Skiles would score on an error (3-0).
The 9-year-olds would tighten the score to 3-2 in the third inning. Mason McAlarnis and Wyatt Hensley each scored after picking up singles. McAlarnis scored on a wild pitch, while Hensley came across on a Logan Thomas hit.
The rally was short-lived as the 10-year-olds erased the rally with four runs in the bottom of the inning (7-2). Hunter Pigman and Cole Skiles each received walks and scored on a wild pitch. Jarrett Napier got on board via the fielder’s choice and scored on an Andrew Ford hit. Ford would later score on a single by Braxton Amburgey.
The 10-year-olds finished the game in the fifth inning with a five-run rally. Hunter Pigman and Andrew Ford both had doubles in the frame (Pigman scored his third run), while Garrett Miller had the game ending single.
The 10-year-olds advanced to the next level undefeated with the 12-2 win.
Hazard-Perry 10s (12) Micah Steele 1 hit and 1 run, Dustin Fields 1 run, Hunter Pigman 2 hits and 3 runs, Cole Skiles 2 runs, Jarrett Napier 2 runs, Aspen Combs 1 run, Andrew Ford 2 hits and 2 runs, Garrett Miller 1 hit, and Braxton Amburgey 1 hit.
Hazard-Perry 9s (2) Wyatt Hensley 1 hit and 1 run, Logan Thomas 1 hit and Mason McAlarnis 1 hit and 1 run.