Youngman, Kiser shut down bats from Moreland-Hughes for minor league title
MOUNT VERNON — Pitchers Caleb Youngman and Vincent Kiser combined to scatter six hits to lead Dumbaugh Insurance to a 10-3 victory over Moreland-Hughes in the Mount Vernon Little League Minor League championship final at Phillips Park on Wednesday evening.
“We started the season off as an extremely, young team,” said Dumbaugh coach Jeff Morrison. “They worked hard and stuck to the basics —fielding and hitting — and it really showed in this game. We had outstanding pitching. With our young team, we had some great leaders. Our fielding was outstanding. Our guys would plant their feet and throw the ball accurately to first and second and the cutoff guy.”
Moreland-Hughes got on top in the first, when Preston Hempfield (1-for-4) led off the game with a single, stole second and third and then, scored on a single by teammate Coen Armstrong (3-for-3, 3 RBIs).
“They’re a great bunch of kids,” said Moreland-Hughes coach Chris Menapace. “This is the first time that they are playing against other kids throwing the ball, instead of coaches, so a lot of time, they’re on their own out there. All in all, I think they had fun. At least, they smiled more than they frowned.”