Clutch hit sends WRALL, Dudley to second title game

awoolen@macon.comJuly 1, 2014 

Warner Robins American Little League East’s Coleman Peebles pitches during the first inning of Tuesday’s game against Dudley Little League.

ANGELA WOOLEN — awoolen@macon.com

WARNER ROBINS -- With two outs, bases loaded and the game tied, the pressure fell on E.J. Lewis’s shoulders.

The left-handed batter hit a shot to the outfield to send A.J. Simpson across the plate for the winning run.

With the 3-2 victory, the Warner Robins American Little League East 10-11 year old team, led by manager Mike Davis, forced Game 2 against Dudley Little League.

Coleman Peebles pitched until the top of the sixth when he reached the 85-pitch limit.

“He pitched a heck of a game,” Davis said.

Dudley’s Colton Scott had a double in the first inning to score Zach Thomas, and the game was 1-0 through the top of the fourth inning.

In the bottom of the fourth, Simpson scored off of Peebles’ stand-up double, tying the game. Gavin Rushin’s single scored the next run, putting WRALL on top.

Dudley tied the game in the top of the fifth.

The second championship game will be at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at WRALL Field 3.

In the 11-12 year old division, Vine Ingle beat Dudley 5-4 to earn a spot in the championship game against WRALL West at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at WRALL Field 4.

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