Big inning lifts Little Caesars in AAA

by | May 23, 2018 | Articles, Dunn, News & Features, Recreation

The Little Caesars AAA (10-and-under) baseball team won the regular-season and tournament championships in Dunn. On the front row from left are Brayden Johnson, Kasey Lee, Braiden Arendt, Asa Richardson, Reid Griffin and Tres Daughtry. On the second row are Brendon Tootle, Peyton Hair, Harry Johnson and Dalton Barefoot. On the back row are assistant Bradley Hair, coach Tommy Daughtry and assistant Jamie Arendt.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/John Lucas)

Kasey Lee drives in two runs for AAA champion Little Caesars on Tuesday night. (Dunn Area Sports Photo/John Lucas)

Regular-season champion Little Caesars won a pair of games Tuesday night to capture the Dunn Parks and Recreation AAA (10-and-under) baseball championship at the Nathan Harris Athletic Complex at Tyler Park.

Tuesday’s games were played at Carlie C’s IGA Field due to wet conditions on Greenwaves Field.

In game one, Harry Johnson drove in Asa Richardson with a base hit in the bottom of the fifth inning to give Little Caesars a 4-3 win over State Farm Insurance (4-8).

Johnson was the winning pitcher, retiring all three batters he faced in relief, including one strikeout.

Kasey Lee had a double and one run scored, Johnson had one hit and one run scored and Richardson and Peyton Hair scored one run apiece for Little Caesars.

Vander Phillips had two hits and one run scored, Alan Hinson had a double, Luke Peterson and Fisher Pope had one hit apiece, Case Lucas had one hit and one run scored and Gehrig Lane scored once for State Farm.

In the championship game, a six-run third inning powered Little Caesars to a 6-4 win over Godwin’s Produce Company (7-4).

Reliever Tres Daughtry was the winning pitcher for Little Caesars (10-2), yielding no earned runs on two hits and no walks, with five strikeouts, over two and one-third innings.

Lee had one hit and one run scored, Daughtry, Johnson, Richardson, Braiden Arendt and Brendon Tootle scored one run apiece for Little Caesars.

Tanner Williams had one hit and two runs scored, Camden Wilson had one hit and one run scored, Wilson Mayo had one hit and Cameron Register scored once for Godwin’s.

The tournament got underway with a pair of games on Monday evening.

Fourth-seeded State Farm Insurance topped fifth-seeded Tarheel Collision (1-10) by a 6-4 score.

Alan Hinson was 2-for-2 for State Farm and Luke Hardison was 1-for-2 for Tarheel Collision.

Second-seeded Godwin Produce Company had a 7-3 win over Black’s Tire (6-5).

Chase Sewell was 1-for-1 for Godwin Produce. Wesley Tew went 1-for-2 for Black’s Tire.

Little Caesars pitcher Harry Johnson throws to first.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/John Lucas)

Tanner Williams slides home for Godwin Produce Company on Tuesday night. (Dunn Area Sports Photo/John Lucas)

Tres Daughtry earned a win in Little Caesars’ run to the AAA tournament championship. (Dunn Area Sports Photo/John Lucas)

Camden Wilson gets a hit for Godwin Produce Company.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/John Lucas)


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