KINGSPORT — Sullivan South had “Moore” than enough Saturday afternoon to pick up an 11-6 triumph over Morristown East.
The Rebels’ Charlie Moore pitched, hit and made a strong defensive play in the outfield to lead South to another victory in the Kingsport Mets/Coca-Cola Classic at J. Fred Johnson Stadium.
Early-morning action at J. Fred saw Dobyns-Bennett hold on for a 5-3 win over Walker Valley.
After erupting for 31 runs in its two games Friday, South opened up strong again Saturday by scoring five in the first inning.
And with a 6-0 lead, Moore sailed through the first four innings, allowing only two baserunners on a single and hit batsman. He did run into a snag in the bottom fifth when East plated six runs on four hits and two costly errors to tie the game at 6.
South answered in the top of the sixth. Moore started the comeback with a single, and catcher Matt Williams’ three-run home run added all the cushion needed to take a 10-6 lead.
After being relieved in the sixth, Moore moved to center field. He proceeded to catch a deep fly and his quick throw caught a Hurricanes runner off balance for the double play — all but ending any hope for an East comeback.
Parker Zollman came on in relief, pitching the last two innings and allowing only two hits.
D-B took advantage of early Walker Valley control problems and mounted a 5-0 lead.
D-B starter Chris Cook allowed only two runs in four innings, including retiring the first nine batters.
Both South and D-B are beach-bound. The Rebels are headed for a tournament in Myrtle Beach, S.C., while D-B heads out early Monday morning with a 4 p.m. tournament start in Hilton Head, S.C.
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