WOOLRICH - Jersey Shore's Stanton Westlin stepped to the plate in the third inning, with his team leading by a score of 4-2.
With one out and the bases loaded, Westlin uncorked a 3-1 offering from East Lycoming's Patrick Rogers and drilled a double into the left-field gap, plating home all three of his teammates and sparking a huge seven-run inning for JS/GSV.
"That started all the momentum for us," JS/GSV manager John Best said. "It was a big hit for him and for this team. I am just thrilled."
JS/GSV used the big third inning and a dominating pitching performance from Cody Coleman to beat East Lycoming, 12-2, at a muggy Roswell Brayton Jr. Field yesterday in Woolrich.
"It was a very good game," Best said. "You never know what to expect with 10 and 11 year olds, but we had a game plan in place and the boys executed it nicely."
The Greater Susquehanna Valley team got a solid performance, from top-to-bottom, including a big day from the nine-spot hitter Logan Fisher.
Each time Fisher stepped to the plate, he brought home a run for JS.
In the second inning, Fisher hit a deep-fly ball, good enough for a sacrifice fly.
In the third, he grounded out to second, but brought home a run.
Finally, in the fourth, he reached on a single, bringing home his third RBI of the game.
"He was a game changer today," Best said. "Logan did a great job for us. Coming out of the nine-hole and bringing in three runs for us was really the key to this game."
Jersey Shore got out to an early lead, after Coleman scored on a delayed steal of home plate.
East Lyco answered right back in the top of the second, as Zane Gee smacked a mammoth shot over the center-field fence, bringing home Carter Marquardt and giving EL a 2-1 lead.
Fisher brought home Westlin on the sac fly in the bottom of the second, tying the game up.
Ultimately, it would be the bottom of the third that sparked Shore to victory.
"I have been around longer than I care to say," Best said. "This team has come around like no other team before. They are a great group of boys to be around. On and off the field. Beyond the diamond, they are young gentleman."
Best's young gentlemen came together in the third and rallied to blow a close game wide open.
After an inning-opening ground out, Coleman reached on an error and Garret Hagaman reached on a fielder's choice.
Coleman came home on the fielder's choice and Hagaman was brought around by a Sean Anderson single.
Ander, Anthoney Shafer and Chase Payton were all knocked home by Westlin's big rip.
Westlin scored on Fishers's groundout.
The last run of the inning was Brady Eck, brought home by an Aaron Best single.
In the inning, JS/GSV scored seven runs, off five hits, two errors, one botched fielder's choice and a walk.
That was all the cushion Coleman needed from the mound, as the young ace worked his way around the East Lyco lineup with little problems after the Gee home run.
Coleman pitched 4 2-3 innings, striking out five and surrending only three hits in the game.
"It is so nice to have a weapon like him," coach Best said. "He has a lot of pitches and kept their batters off balance. East Lycoming is such a great team and Cody put on a great performance. He did what he needed to do tonight to get us the win."
Shore's final runs of the game came of the bat of Zack Kiline, who laced a two-run single, bringing home Coleman and Aaron Best.
"To see him get the walk-off hit was fantastic," coach Best said. "He came off the bench tonight and the team was real excited for him. I have 11 really good ballplayers and tonight we put it all together."
JS/GSV will be back in action on Saturday against Montoursville at East Lycoming.
10-11 All-Star Baseball
JERSEY SHORE/GSV 12, EAST LYCOMING 2
EL 020 00 - 2 4 3
JS 117 12 - 12 9 0
WP - Cody Coleman. LP - Patrick Rogers. HR: EL, Zane Gee. 2B: JS, Brady Eck, Stanton Westlin. MH: JS, Eck.