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Little League All-Stars Series Heads to Tie-Breaker

Elmo Plaskett East 11-12 All-stars pitcher Kimoi Ferdinand was all heart on the mound.The Elmo Plaskett East Little League 9-10 and 11-12 All-stars both staved off elimination by winning their respective game against their Elmo Plaskett West counterparts Tuesday night at the Renholt Jackson Sport Complex in Estate Whim. The East 9-10 All-stars won an 11-10 thriller on Jabari Davis’ walk-off two-run single, while the East 11-12 All-stars rode the arm of pitcher Kimoi Ferdinand to an equally impressive 6-1 victory to knot both 3 of 5 series at two games apiece.

11-12 Division: East 6, West 1
Ferdinand shook off a shaky start to settle down and produce an excellent pitching effort for the East 11-12 All-stars as they bested the West, 6-1, to see another day of tournament play. The West All-stars came into the game one win away from advancing to the Virgin Islands championships against St. Thomas, but Ferdinand made sure it would not be on his watch.

He gave up 10 hits for the game, but was able to pitch out of several jams while his defense also made some huge plays behind him. It was the East with six runs on eight hits, while the West finished with one run on 10 hits.

Ferdinand got the win on the hill for the East All-stars. Top batters for the winners were Augustus Morton (2 for 2) and Christian Rasmussen (2 for 4). For the West All-stars, Gyrez Gaspard was 3 for 3 and Miguel Lopez 2 for 3.

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9-10 Division: East 11, West 10
Jabari Davis’ delivered a clutch, game winning two-run walk-off single in the bottom of the sixth inning to propel the Elmo Plaskett East Little League 9-10 All-stars to a heart-stopping series-tying 11-10 victory.

The game was knotted at nine heading into the final inning. The West picked up a run in the top of the sixth to take a 10-9 lead and the stage was now set for Davis’s late inning heroics.

A single and an error had allowed the East All-stars’ first two batters to reach base. A ground out advanced the runners to second and third with one away. Davis then stepped to the plate and the rest, as say goes, is history.

Brandon Rasmussen got the win on the hill for the East, while Rafael Ayala got the loss. Top batters for the East were Jonathan Dennis (3 for 4), Kyende Henry (2 for 3), and Job Flynn (2 for 4). For the West Calron Maynard and Shakeem Sackey were both 2 for 3 and Kahleem Jacobs was 3 for 4.

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