The 2013 Fayetteville Little League season ended in a thriller on Monday, June 24.
The two teams that were competing for the championship that night were the Yankees led by Ardell Allen and Mitchell’s Horseshoeing coached by Justin Conley.
The Yankees led 5-0 going into the bottom half of the fifth inning, and then Mitchell’s added a run in the bottom of the fifth to make it 5-1. In the last inning of the season, Mitchell’s scored five runs and took the championship, thanks to Ke-Vonte Thomison’s walk-off double to win it 6-5.
Mitchell’s Horseshoeing topped the final standings with a record of 11-2. The Yankees finished second at 9-3. First National Bank ended at 9-4. Camargo BBQ had a record of 6-6. Fraley & Hill finished at 5-7. Kiwanis was sixth at 2-10, and First Baptist Church finished with a record of 1-10.
The Yankees’ Logan Crabtree led the league with a batting average of .808. Michael Anthony Gill from Mitchell’s and Joey Hobbs from First Baptist Church tied for the lead in walks with 14. Montez Pullen from First National Bank had 10 singles; Tyler Becker of the Yankees had nine doubles; and Becker’s teammate Logan Crabtree had six triples this season.
Ty Mastin from Mitchell’s had six inside-the-park homers while Crabtree hit three over the fence; Mastin hit one out and his total was seven homeruns. Those individuals led the league in their respective categories.