Senior Little League Baseball Eastern Regional: Scores & Records: 2012 Regional - Game 6

Saturday, August 4
2012 Regional - Game 6



Box Score 

WEST DEPTFORD, N.J. – Sam Mattern’s line drive single to the left field wall in the eighth inning scored Max Carney to cap off a wild comeback and give Naamans Little League of Wilmington, DE a 10-9 walkoff win over Stony Point, NY in Saturday afternoon action at the 2012 Senior League Baseball Eastern Regional.

 

Carney reached on an error and raced to third on Tim Parks’ double just inside the left field line with two outs. After a meeting at the mound, Mattern ripped the first pitch to the wall in left for a walkoff win.

 

Naamans had trailed 9-5 in the sixth inning, scored twice in the sixth and twice in the seventh to force extra frames. Shayne Linkhorse’s two-run single out of the nine-hole in the lineup tied the game in the bottom of the seventh.

 

Stony Point’s Kevin Hyles smacked a two-run homer to help his own cause on the hill to give the New York champs some breathing room in the sixth. His homer to left-center gave Stony Point a 9-5 lead at the time. Hyles worked the first 5-2/3 on the mound, allowing eight hits and six runs in a no-decision effort.

 

However, Carney smacked a double to right-center to score two in the bottom half of the sixth to cut the margin in half at 9-7.

 

Stony Point jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first two frames before Naamans put up a four spot in the third to make a game of it.

 

Brian Rotella went 4-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBI for Stony Point, which will face either Talbot, MD or Scarborough, ME in an elimination game Monday at 11:30 am.

 

Matt Sheehan earned the win for Naamans, recording the final out of the top of the eighth inning.

 

Naamans will face Upper Moreland, PA in a winner’s bracket game Sunday at 5 pm. Upper Moreland knocked off defending regional champ Talbot, 8-3, earlier in the day.

 

2012 REGIONAL SCHEDULE

Friday, August 3

G2 - Stony Point, NY 9, Johnston, RI 5

G1 - Auburn, MA 35, Scarborough, ME 0

 

Saturday, August 4

G4 - Upper Moreland, PA 8, Talbot (Home Run Baker/Easton LL), MD 3

G6 - Naamans LL (Wilmington), DE 10, Stony Point, NY 9 (8 inn.)

G3 - West Deptford NJ-15 vs. Orange, CT, approx 5:30 pm

G5 - South Vineland, NJ vs. Auburn, MA, approx 8 pm

 

Sunday, August 5

G8 - Scarborough, ME vs. Talbot, MD, 11:30 am*

G7 - Johnston, RI vs. Loser G3, 2 pm*

G10 - Upper Moreland, PA vs. Naamans LL (Wilmington), DE, 5 pm

G9 - Winner G3 vs. Winner G5, 7:30 pm

 

Monday, August 6

G12 - Winner G8 vs. Stony Point, NY, 11:30 am*

G11 - Winner G7 vs. Loser G5, 2 pm*

G13 - Winner G12 vs. Loser G9, 5 pm*

G14 - Winner G11 vs. Loser G10, 7:30 pm*

 

Tuesday, August 7

G15 - Winner G9 vs. Winner G10, 10 am

G16 - Winner G13 vs. Winner G14, 12:30 pm*

G17 - Winner G16 vs. Loser G15, 7:30 pm*

 

Wednesday, August 8

G18 - G15 winner vs. G17 winner, 5 pm

G19 - G18 winner vs. G18 loser, 30 min. after G18 (if necessary)

 

*elimination bracket game