WACO, Texas – The Starkville Little League 12U All-Stars scored five runs in the fourth inning to take a lead and held on for a 9-8 victory over Arkansas at the Southwest Regional on Friday night.
Starkville jumped out to a 2-0 advantage with single runs in the second and third innings, then Arkansas came back with a four-spot in he third frame to go up 4-2.
After Starkville got its five runs in the fourth to gain the lead 7-4, Arkansas got to within one run with a pair of tallies in the bottom of the fourth.
The two team traded a pair of runs in the sixth inning and Starkville prevented Arkansas from getting anything further.
Brennan Templeton and Luke Johnson had a pair of hits each to lead Starkville’s 12-hit attack.
Major Smith drove in three runs and had five strikeouts on the mound.
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