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Kerrville Majors overcome Lakehills-Pipe Creek

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Posted: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 1:49 pm

A big fifth inning, fueled by a left field homer by Domynik Vasquez, gave the Kerrville Majors All-Stars their first lead of the game, a lead they would build to take a win Monday night at Ingram Little Fields, defeating a combined Lakehills-Pipe Creek team 14-7 in District 26 Little League All-Star action.

Lakehills-Pipecreek jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning and continued to dominate until the fourth inning.

Kerrville recorded a run in the second inning when Myles McDaniels scored on a passed ball and added four more in the fourth inning on a hit by Darren Dominguez and baserunning scores by Joe Zabala and Dominguez, who crossed the plate on errors and Johnson scored on a walk, bringing the score to 6-5, with Lakehills-Pipe Creek still ahead.

With McDaniels on the mound, Kerrville struck out three of four batters to hold Lakehills-Pipe Creek at bay in the bottom of the frame.

Taking control of the momentum in the game, Kerrville mounted a two-out rally that resulted in a 9-6 lead in the fifth inning.

Johnson singled to tie the game 6-6 on with an RBI that plated Dominguez. Vasquez’ homerun allowed Johnson and Ben Yoder to cross the plate, giving Kerrville a 9-6 lead.

Lakehills-Pipe Creek added a single run when they returned to the plate, but would not score again.

A triple in the top of the sixth inning by Zabala brought Tyler Langbein across the plate to up the score to 10-7.

Yoder hit into a fielder’s choice that allowed Zabala to add a run. Diego Benevides earned an RBI on a single. Noah Collins ripped a double to plate Benevides and Vasquez.

Duties on the mound were shared by Zabala, Peyton Middleton, McDaniels, Collins and Benevides.

McDaniels recorded five strikeouts on the night over two innings pitched. Collins tossed 26 pitches, sitting down four batters. Middleton went for a single inning, adding two strikeouts to the books.

Collectively, Kerrville pitchers three 132 pitches, allowed seven hits and threw only six balls.

Kerrville returns to the field on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. at Ingram Little League Fields in continued District 26 All-Star tournament action.

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