'Betsy 13s get past Larve Co. in AYWS

from staff reports 
In the opening game of the Amateur Youth World Series, the Elizabethton 13-year-old All-Stars came out to play.
Jeff Peters was on the mound and would walk only one batter in the game, and the defense behind him made just two errors as the Elizabethton picked up a big 4-2 win over Larve County, Kent.
Four times in the game runners would be at second and third as Peters kept his composure and threw strikes. 
Larve County scored first, in the top of the third. Brell Kee hit three doubles in the game before being thrown out of the game on a play at the plate.
Elizabethton answered in the bottom of the third. Aaron Bradford led off with a single, then Bryant Collins laid a sacrifice bunt down, and Bradford used a good piece of baserunning to race for third.
Peters walked and stole second as Nick Papantoniou slammed a fast ball into right center for a two-run single.
'Betsy would score another run in the fourth when Cody Marley singled and Jake Peters reached base on a fielder's choice. Peters stole second and third before Bradford hit his second single of the night for an RBI.
In the fifth, Wendall Loving led off with a walk, then back-to-back singles by Papantoniou and J.D. Scalf gave Elizabethton an insurance run. 
Kentucky would threaten in the top of the sixth when Shaun Seymour single and Kee hit his third double of the game, scoring Seymour.
On a fly ball to center field Kee tagged up, but a solid relay throw went to Jeff Peters, who then forwarded the ball to catcher Ben McKinney for the play at the plate.
Kee lowered his shoulder and sent McKinney sailing somewhere near Jonesborough as the ump ruled him out at the plate and out of the game for malicious contact.
Two pitches later, the inning was over. One pitch led to Josh Davis grounding out to second and the other led to a high fly to Peters.
Once again, in the seventh, Kentucky would threaten. Tyler Hornback reached base on a double and then Alan Vass drew the only walk of the game before both players advance a base on a passed ball.
With no outs and the tying run at second, Ed Whitlock flew out to left fielder Bryant Collins, who got the ball in quick and held the runners intact.
Peters fell behind in the count, 0-3, but battled back and struck out Bryan Bault for the second out.
Christian Seymour then airlifted a high fly to left that Collins outran and made the catch to secure the win for Elizabethton.
'Betsy coach C.Y. Peters said: "This team has played baseball 14 straight days and they don't quit. They played hard, ran the bases well and beat a great team. Only two errors, so we are getting better."
Elizabethton will play Sunday morning at 10 a.m., and again at 2 p.m.