Chamblee’s Jared McKay, Drew Henry and Columbia’s William Belcher each had an RBI. McKay, who also pitched two scoreless innings and struck out a batter, was named MVP of the West team.
“I just want to thank the coaches for allowing me to be on the team, allowing me to play and show my talents,” McKay said. “Thank God for letting me play well today. Thank them for naming me MVP and I’m glad we got the win.”
Stephenson’s Jalen Robinson, who had two hits and a stolen base, was named MVP of the East, which had six errors that led to five West runs.
After Redan’s Daren Osby started the scoring with a double to left to plate Stephenson’s Harrison Moore in the first, the West scored the next six runs.
In the bottom of the first, the West pulled even when Cedar Grove’s Deion Sellers scored on a fielding error at first. Then in the second, Henry scored on a wild pitch by Southwest DeKalb’s Jason Davis for a 2-1 West edge.
Two innings later, the West finally earned a run when McKay plated Dunwoody’s Kyle Smith with a sacrifice fly to right.
In the fifth, the margin grew to 4-1 when Druid Hills’ Emaeus Thomas scored on a throwing error. An inning later, the West’s lead ballooned to five runs when another error scored Towers’ Brian Smith and a single by Henry plated Columbia’s Ryan Knox.
In the eighth, Miller Grove’s Branden Parker ended the East’s scoring drought by inducing a bases-loaded walk and M.L. King’s Tyronn Walker scored on a passed ball for a 6-3 score.
But Cedar Grove’s Joe Malcolm came home on an error and Belcher added an RBI single in the bottom of the frame to rebuild the West’s lead.
The East scored twice in the ninth before Robinson flew out to right to end the game.