The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


July 2, 2013

Little League: Danville prevents extra innings and beats South Columbia in Area I Major tournament


The damage was done, though, and South Columbia failed to complete a rally on its final three runs. Shane Kozick struck out the final two batters to strand runners on first and second, and Kisis' hit proved to be the winner after South Columbia took the early lead on him.

"Cody battled," said Danville manager Chris Persing. "He didn't have his best stuff on the mound, but it's like we tell them, you never know when it's going to be your turn. It was his turn at the plate today."

The game-winning run by Cush capped off a comeback by Danville, which had only three batters reach base in the first two frames.

Down 6-2 in the fourth inning, Danville's batters got on base in six consecutive plate appearances to erase the deficit.

"They started getting a lot of confidence. They do know it's a six-inning game, they understand that," Persing said. "They try not to get too high or too low. And they just kept battling...great effort on their part."

Meanwhile, South Columbia's bats cooled off, and the team did not score a run after the third inning.

In the fourth inning South Columbia had the bases loaded with one out, but a strikeout and ground out ended the scoring opportunity.

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