By Baylee Justis —
The Central Accomack senior boys’ phenomenal Little League run has come to an end. After winning districts, states, and regionals, the team suffered two losses in the World Series, which knocked the boys out of the tournament.
The team’s first game of the World Series began on Saturday when they took a loss to West. Armonte Dickerson and Jacob Meilhammer led the team offensively, notching one hit on one chance. Luke Parks, Dylan Ross, Tyler Greene, and Cade Williams each managed one hit, with Ross batting in one.
Williams shouldered the loss for Central, pitching two and a third innings, allowing five runs on six hits, striking out one and walking one. The final score was 4-12.
This game knocked the boys to the losers bracket, and they were scheduled to play their next game on Monday against East.
The team posted an impressive 6-1 victory, with Parks being the offensive leader, hitting 3-for-4 with 2 RBIs. Everett Savage and Dylan Marshall each dominated two of their four at-bats, giving an RBI to Savage. Zykeese Davis and Greene also drove in one run.
Williams manned the mound, pitching the entire game, allowing only five hits and one run, while striking out four and walking one.
This win allowed the boys to advance and play their third game of the tournament on Wednesday afternoon against the host team, South Carolina.
The boys were down 0-1 in the top of the third inning, when Parks doubled on 1-0 count, driving in Meilhammer and tying the game.
Marshall singled to center field in the next inning but didn’t have a chance to score. South Carolina scored four more runs during the game, and Central couldn’t catch up. The final score was 1-5.
Greene took the loss on the mound, allowing seven hits and four runs over four innings, striking out one.
The team finished fourth in the country and eighth in the world.
Central Accomack Little League is celebrating both the senior boys and senior girls journeys with a parade, including escorts from the Onancock Police and Fire departments. The parade will take place on Sunday, Aug. 11, at 2 p.m.