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BY LAIEKE ABEBE
The Daily Reflector

Thursday, June 20, 2019

One final game will decide which team is crowned Greenville Little Leagues city champion.

Thursday night's game, the second of a best-of-three series, was delayed initially and ultimately ended around 10:30 p.m. as an 8-3 victory for East Carolina Auto and Truck Center over Overton's. EC Auto's victory created a winner-take-all final for 7 p.m. at Elm Street Park.

EC Auto found itself in an early hole, but it would not be denied. The victors took their first lead of the night with a run in the bottom of the second inning, taking a 4-3 lead, and never looked back.

Starting pitcher Justin Grimes added to the lead with a two-out, two-run home run in the bottom of the third. The big hit highlighted a three-run frame to make it 7-3 EC Auto going into the fourth inning.

First pitch was delayed about an hour and a half because of inclement weather that hit eastern North Carolina.

The score was 3-3 after the first inning. A two-out, two-run single by Jacks Youngs tied the game going into the second.

EC Auto, which finished with a 10-2 advantage in hits, added a single run in the bottom of the fourth to provide the final 8-3 score.

Grimes hit 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs. On the mound, he went 5.1 innings and struck out 11 batters.

Teammate Christian LoPresti also had two RBIs.

Overton's slugged its way to a Game 1 victory, 13-7, on Wednesday night during a sunny evening that featured Overton's finishing with 15 hits and using an 11-run rally during the fourth inning to take control of the opening contest.

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