WICHITA, Kan. – Thanks to a 10th inning walk-off single from AJ Mays, Lonestar, TX defeated Houston, TX MVP Prospects in the NBC World Series powered by Evergy on Monday night at Eck Stadium.
Charlie Overstreet led Lonestar offensively with two hits in four at-bats and Roberto Gonzalez of Houston, TX MVP Prospects came up with two hits in five at-bats.
Following an error by the Lonestar defense, the Prospects struck first in the top of the first inning thanks to an RBI triple by Gonzalez. Lonestar tied things up in the bottom of the third, scoring the tying run off a sacrifice fly to center field.
A sacrifice fly in the top of the eighth inning allowed the Prospects to grab the 2-1 lead, carrying the lead into the ninth inning by coming up with a 6-4-3 double play to prevent the tying run. Lonestar had the tying run advance to second base off a stolen base and later advancing to third off a fielding error, with a sacrifice fly scoring the tying run and forcing extra innings.
Lonestar forced a shutout inning in the top of the 10th inning, with Overstreet coming up with the game-winning bases-loaded single to advance Lonestar into the winner’s bracket.
Lonestar takes on the Hays Larks on Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. in Hutchinson. The Prospects play the Kansas City All-Stars on Tuesday at 3 p.m. in Hutchinson.
HUTCHINSON, Kan. – Thanks to a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth inning, the Kansas City Club Baseball Association All-Stars defeated the Houston, TX Prospects at Hobart-Detter Field on Tuesday afternoon.
Chase Spoonemore led the All-Stars with three hits in five at-bats while four players collected multi-hit outings for the Prospects. Julio Escobar recorded five strikeouts in three innings pitched for the Prospects, with the All-Stars pitching staff combining for seven strikeouts.
Following a 1-1 tie after two innings, the Prospects came up with six runs in the top of the third inning to move ahead 7-1 in the top of the third inning. Responding with two runs in the next half-inning, the All-Stars came up with a five-run inning in the bottom of the fourth to take a one run lead.
The Prospects tied it up in the top of the sixth inning, but Dayvin Johnson came up with a triple and scored off an error in the following half-inning to help the All-Stars regain the lead. Two more runs allowed the Prospects to regain the lead, but a run in the bottom of the seventh inning and the bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth inning allowed the All-Stars to retake the lead for good.
Kansas City will play the Hutchinson Monarchs in Hutchinson on Wednesday. The time for that game is to be announced.