The East Cobb Astros defeated Team Elite 18u Prime in the Upperclass age group of the PG Elite Championship on Sunday night by a score of 2-1.
Perfect Game Elite Upperclass Championships – 17u Astros
With just 11 hits combined between the two teams, pitching was the story of the matchup. Cooper Stinson started for the Astros and earned the win tossing four innings allowing four hits, striking out six while allowing just one run. The opposing pitcher to Stinson was Team Elite’s Jeff Jenkins. Jenkins took a tough loss while tossing four innings and allowing two runs and striking out two.
The scoring for both teams happened early as each team pushed a run across the plate in their respective halves of the first inning. In the top half, Team Elite got their run as Noah Ledford drove in Isaiah Byars on an RBI groundout after Byars singled and Parker Meadows doubled.
East Cobb would answer right back in the bottom of the frame as Pierce Gallo scored on Bryar Hawkins’ sacrifice fly. The score would remain the same until the bottom of the fourth inning.
Hawkins was at it again as he led off the inning with a single to right field. He would later score the winning run as Taj Bradley drove him in on an RBI single. The score would remain the same as Hawkins came in to pitch the final three innings of scoreless one hit ball.
Perfect Game Elite Upperclass Championships MVP – Pierce Gallo
Gallo was named the MVP of the PG Elite Upperclass Championship for the champion East Cobb Astros. Gallo went 6-for-14 (.429) with two doubles, four RBI and three stolen bases.
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