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Northwood tops Charleston Central

Little League
Jul. 31, 2011 @ 11:38 PM

CEREDO-KENOVA -- After seeing their first game delayed by Saturday's storm, Charleston Central's first game of the Little League Baseball age 9-10 Tournament of State Champions didn't end the way they would have liked.

Northwood (S.C.) tied the Sunday game in the bottom of the fifth inning and won, 4-3, on a run-scoring double by Joseph Mershon. The double plated Myles Daniels who led off the sixth with a single.

Mershon finished the game 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs.

Charleston Central took a 3-2 lead with a pair of runs in the top of the fifth inning following an RBI single by Grant Wells and a bases-loaded walk for Jonathan Blackwell.

However, Northwood knotted the game in the bottom of the fifth when Hayes Brush walked and scored on a single just through the right side of the infield by Andrew Smith, who finished 2-for-2 in the game.

Northwood took a 2-0 lead off of three hits in the second inning, including RBI singles by Mershon and Corey Jenkins.

Charleston Central answered with a run in the fourth on Blackwell's RBI double that scored Wells, who finished 2-for-3.

Tournament officials announced that Saturday's rained-out contests will be made up Monday, making for a busy day of baseball at Mitch Stadium. Action gets under way at 9 a.m. with seven games on the docket for Monday's final day of pool play.

CHARLESTON CENTRAL 000 120 -- 3 4 3

NORTHWOOD S.C. 020 011 -- 4 8 1

Blackwell, Tiffey (1), P. Taylor (3), J.L. Taylor (4), Wells (6) and J.L. Taylor, P. Taylor (4). Wilder, Jenkins (4) and O'Brian

Hitting: (CC) Wells 2-3, RBI; Blackwell 2B, 2 RBIs. (N) Mershon 3-4, 2 2B, 2 RBIs; Smith 2-2, RBI; Jenkins RBI.

COLUMBUS AMERICAN 12, HUNTSVILLE AMERICAN 2: Columbus American, Ga., continued its onslaught of opposing pitching.

One night after being part of the highest-scoring game in the history of the Tournament of State Champions, Columbus American scored 12 runs en route to a mercy-rule shortened win over Huntsville American, Ala.

Timbo Trawick continued his dominance at the plate, finishing 2-for-2 with two RBIs. He is now 5-for-7 in the tournament with two home runs and eight RBIs.

Robbie Tillman added a two-run double in the second inning and Bryce Valero was 2-for-3 with a double.

COLUMBUS AMERICAN, GA. 531 03 -- 12 10 1


Tillman, Younce (2), Barton (3), Kirkland (4), Trawick (5), Valero (5) and Kirkland, Tillman (4). Thomas, Thomson (1), May (2), Bragg (2), Porter (4) and Koob.

Hitting: (CA) Trawick 2-2, 2 RBIs; Tillman 2B, 2 RBIs; Valero 2-3, 2B. (HA) Thomson 2B, RBI.