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Overton's wins game one shootout, 13-7

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East Carolina Auto's Jacob Sutton bunts during a Greenville Little League City Championship game against Overton's on June 19, 2019.

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By Jake Keator
The Daily Reflector

Thursday, June 20, 2019

It was nearly standing room only when the first pitch of the Greenville Little Leagues city championship series was thrown Wednesday night at Elm Street Park.

Both teams wowed the crowd and put up plenty of offense before North State champion Overton’s walked away with the series-opening win, 13-7, over Tar Heel champion East Carolina Auto.

It is a best-of-three series, setting up Overton’s to clinch the title as early as Game 2 tonight at 7 p.m. EC Auto needs to win tonight and again on Friday at Elm Street Park.

Overton’s, which entered the championship series with a clean 14-0 record in North State play, finished with 15 hits.

The club held a slim 2-1 lead entering the fourth inning, but things quickly changed as Landon Brown scored the first of six runs for EC Auto in the top of the fourth. John Stephen Rose, Justin Grimes, Christian LoPresti, Davis Youngs and Cian Boyd all added to the lead.

LoPresti led the way from the plate for EC Auto, going 2-for-4, scoring one run and earning two walks, one of which was an intentional pass. Owen Conway also was 1-for-4 with a run and RBI.

But trailing 7-2, Overton’s went on a phenomenal run with 11 runs in the bottom of the inning. Owen Simmons, Ethan Simmons, Max Jamison and Tucker McClung all crossed home plate for two runs each as the squad nearly batted through the order twice.

No more runs were scored after Overton’s game-changing, 11-run frame.

Ethan Simmons was at the front of the pack for Overton’s, going 3-for-4, scoring two runs with two RBIs. Owen Simmons was in front of Ethan at leadoff in the batting order and also had a strong night with a 2-for-2 game, two walks and two runs scored.

McClung produced a game-high three RBIs. Boyd had two RBIs for EC Auto.

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