The Grosse Pointe Woods-Shores Little League Team won 7-6 Tuesday in dramatic fashion over the Hamilton West Side All-Stars to move on in the Little League Great Lakes Regional Tournament.
Heading into the sixth inning of Tuesday's game, the team from the Grosse Pointes had a 6-3 lead. Hamilton rallied to score three runs, and then loaded the bases with only one out, according to Jason Hill, who has a son on the team from Michigan.
The Grosse Pointe team got out of the inning with a force out at home, and a ground out to third.
"It was a big momentum boost," Hill said of escaping the inning with the game tied.
Leading off the bottom of the sixth, Jimmy Mazzola led off with walk. He moved to third after Joey Rheaume singled to right.
Tyler Hill came up to bat, and with a 1-1 count, he smacked the ball into right center to for the walk-off win.
With the win over Hamilton West Side All-Stars, the team from the Grosse Pointes qualified for the semifinal game at 2 p.m. Thursday in Indianapolis. This will be a rematch between the two teams.
The game will be broadcast on ESPN, and fans can follow the game on the tournament website.