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PEFYA Minors All-Stars top Crewe-Burkeville

The Prince Edward-Farmville Youth Association (PEFYA) Minors All-Star team recovered from an early 6-1 deficit to defeat the Crewe-Burkeville All-Stars 18-15 Friday night in a lengthy contest closing out the first day of the District 5 Dixie Youth Baseball AAA Minor League All-Star Tournament in Keysville.

“(The) PEFYA Minors gave it everything they had on the field,” Manager Jerry Morgan said. “After a rough first inning, they were down 6-1. They came back to win it 18-15 thanks to strong pitching, smart base running and powerful hits.”

Among the many key contributors for PEFYA, Josh Simon took the mound in the bottom of the fifth inning with the bases loaded and no outs and struck out the side. He also struck out the side in the sixth inning to seal the victory.

Kam Ligon helped PEFYA by hitting the only home run of the game, and M.J. Holman contributed two remarkably timely hits to the winning effort.

PEFYA trailed 8-6 after the second inning, was in an 11-11 tie after the third, led 17-12 after the fourth and 17-15 after the fifth.

The Charlotte County All-Star team awaits the PEFYA Minors on Saturday at 4 p.m.