The first match-up of the season between hometown rivals GBC Team Acceleration (Carmine Pagano) and Team Influance (Darryl Artis) in the 12U travel baseball division on Mother’s Day Sun. (5/10/09). The game was close throughout but was won in the bottom of the 6th inning by Team Influance (7-6). After Devin Sweet #10 and Elyjah Harris #13 led off the inning with two singles, Messiah Henderson #18 brought them home with a three run walk off homerun to end the game.
Team Influance went on to win the USSSA Eastern Regional championship game against another in state rival, the Raleigh Wildcats (11-10). During the award presentation the TI players presented their hard earned trophies to their mother’s for Mather’s Day.
Submiited By: Rashad Sweet, Team Influance Baseball, www.eteamz.com/tib, 336-669-1843