6-Sigma squeaks past CCM

from staff reports

   In perhaps the best game yet of this Little League season, 6-Sigma outlasted Carter County Motors for a 10-9 seven-inning win in National League action Tuesday night.
   A back-and-forth struggle was capped by a dramatic finish, with Motors scoring four runs in the top of the seventh, only to see 6-Sigma fight back with five in the bottom of the inning.
   Daniel Simerly punctuated a 3-for-4 performance by driving in the game-winning run with a single to right field. Teammates Eric Norman and William Wagner made 2-for-3 contributions while Wendell Loving pitched for a winning decision.
   Tops for Motors was Nolan Childers, who batted 2-for-3. Chris Pierce and Bobby Campbell both batted 1-for-2.
   Grindstaff Motors 9
   BET Welding 2
   Grindstaff Motors scored a trio of runs for every hit it mustered, making the most of a three-hit attack in a 5-inning, curfew-shortened game.
   Brent Powell, Drew Clark and Devin Wagner each had 1-for-2 showings to back the solid pitching of Jerry Berkley.
   Jake Davis, Jacob Miller, Buck Harris, Casey Crapps and Michael Hutchins each batted 1-for-2 for BET. Joe Guinn pitched well in a losing cause.
   AMERICAN LEAGUE
   T-N-C Lawn Care 15
   Elizabethton Federal 0
   Jeff Peters and Jared Irick combined on a four-inning no-hitter Tuesday night, sending T-N-C Lawn Care to a 15-0 conquest of Elizabethton Federal in an American League game.
   Peters, who was awarded the win, picked up eight strikeouts through the first three innings, then Irick struck out the side in the fourth.
   Irick helped himself out a great deal at the plate, batting 3-for-3 with a double, a triple and an inside-the-park home run.
   Peters also fared quite well himself on offense, banging out a triple, a double and a single in three at-bats.
   Citizen's Bank 6
   Expert Express 3
   Jeremy Hall batted 3-for-3 with a double for Citizen's Bank, which broke a 3-all tie with three runs in the fifth.
   Marcus Hill, who singled and scored the go-ahead run in the fifth, added a 2-for-2 showing. J.D. Scalf, the third of three Citizen's pitchers, collected the victory.
   Nick Papantoniou ripped a double for Expert Express' only hit.