Bill Davis/News Mount Vernon 10-under All-Stars’ Caden Theibert, right, slides home on a wild pitch while Cambridge White’s Riley Wilson (7) awaits the throw during the second inning of Friday’s District 5 semifinal game at Phillips Park. Mount Vernon won, 13-5.

MOUNT VERNON — Baseball is a numbers game, but the best players don’t always have the numbers.

Mount Vernon 10U All-Stars’ Payton Hempfield is a perfect example. In Friday’s 13-5 victory over Cambridge White, he didn’t put up monster-sized numbers. Yet Hempfield, one of the smallest players on the team, could easily be considered Friday’s most valuable player.

“He’s always been 100 percent, no matter where we put him,” head coach Corey Firebaugh said. “That’s how he always is.”

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