Twins get past Cash, CCB rolls

from staff reports

   Underdog Cash Express put forth one of its best efforts of the season Thursday night, dropping a 14-9, eight-inning decision to the first-place Elizabethton Twins in a National Little League contest.
   Neither team scored in the sixth or seventh innings, then the Twins pushed across six runs in the top of the eighth to make a winner out of pitcher Lance Reed.
   Cash Express tallied one run in the bottom of the inning.
   Benjamin McKinney batted 3-for-3 with four RBIs and Roy Edwards 3-for-5 with three doubles in major performances for the Twins.
   C.J. Campbell was the main man for Cash, launching a home run over the center field fence in a 3-for-4 showing. Drew Chambers added a solid 2-for-4 game.
   Carter County Bank 20
   Burgie Drugs 3
   Carter County Bank simply went wild in the bottom of the first inning, igniting an easy victory with a 14-run outburst.
   Kenny Yarberry going 3-for-3 and Justin Fuqua's belting of a home run provided big highlights for the Bankers. Cain McWalters, Cody Buck, Tyler Blevins, Derrick Mann and Fuqua each batted 2-for-3, and Mann got the victory on a one-hitter.
   Burgie's one hit came courtesy of Jordan Meredith, who led off the game with a triple.