The Wesson 12-year old all-stars rallied back from a murderous first inning against Wayne County Tuesday evening only to fall short 5-3 after trailing 5-0 in a game that saw Wesson make five errors in the opening inning.
The loss concludes a highly successful run for the 12’s as they exit state with two wins and two losses. The two-time district champions advanced farther than any other team in Wesson history with their two wins.
“This is a very special group,” commented head coach Jerry Hood. “They will look back on this experience soon and realize what they did. I am very proud of them.”
Wesson 15, Magee 9
Wesson lost a 6-0 advantage late in the game as Magee rallied to tie the game at 9-9 late in the contest. The 9-inning affair saw Wesson explode for 6 runs in the top of the ninth to put Magee out of their misery. Trent Nettles blasted a grand slam to lead the Wesson offense. Mack Smith was the winning pitcher for the 12’s.
Wesson 5, Moss Point 1
Wesson only managed 3 hits on the evening but used pitching mistakes and timely base hits to beat Moss Point 5-1. C.J. Viramontez dominated the Moss Point batters only allowing 2 hits while striking out 15 boys from the coast.
Mac McQuage busted the game open with a 3-run double to push Wesson up 4-1 and send Moss Point to the losers bracket.
Petal 18, Wesson 4
Petal stayed in the driver’s seat of the winner’s bracket by defeating the 12’s 18-4. Mack Smith, Peyton Hood, Daniel Forehand and Connor Lowery all ate up innings in the contest from the pitcher’s mound.
Wayne Co. 5, Wesson 3
Wesson had runners on first and third with two outs in the sixth inning but could not plate the runners to tie the ballgame. Petal used a 5 error first inning by the Wesson squad to get the advantage and hang on for dear life. Viramontez absorbed the loss for the 12’s.