South Mountain Little League made a narrow escape from elimination on Monday night when it pulled out a 3-2 victory over American in a losers' bracket game in the District 1 11-12 All-Star Tournament.
South Mountain will play at Maugansville tonight at 6 p.m. in another losers' bracket contest. South Mountain would have hosted the game, but District 1 took the home game away after South Mountain failed to get all its players an at-bat in Saturday's loss to West End.
American had one last chance during the top of the sixth inning. American pitcher Derek Black started things by drawing a walk. Black moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Andrew Barnhart and took third on a wild pitch.
It first appeared that Zac Martin drew a walk and Black scored what would have been the tying run when ball four was a wild pitch. But the umpire ruled that Martin interfered with the catcher. Martin was called out and Black was forced to go back to third base.