Grand Slam 12-year-old baseball

Briggs McIlwain prepares to bring a pitch to the plate for Eupora on Friday at McKee Park

Webster County’s participants at the Grand Slam 12-year-old All-Star Tournament at McKee Park Friday had late game comebacks come up short in its respective games.

Eupora was down 14-6 to Louisville going into the bottom of the third when a seven-run inning got it within striking range, but the time limit prevented them from completing the rally and lost a 14-13 decision.

It was much of the same for Mathiston as it trailed Winona 8-1 in the fourth inning, but scored three runs to cut the margin in half. Mathiston could not get any closer and fell 8-4.

Both Webster County teams are 0-1 in pool play that continues Saturday before the double-elimination round starts later in the afternoon.

For more on the games for Eupora and Mathiston, see Saturday's Starkville Daily News.

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