KINGMAN - Kingman South Little League's Kingman Firefighters Association Red Sox erased a three-run deficit in the fourth inning, but Lake Havasu North rallied for three runs in the bottom of the fifth and turned away the Red Sox's try for another comeback in the sixth to preserve the win, 6-3. The action came in an elimination game in the District 9 Majors Tournament of Champions Wednesday at Southside Park.
The Red Sox went quietly through the first three innings, managing just one base hit from leadoff hitter Michael Goodgion in the first. Trailing 3-0 in the fourth, the Red Sox came alive.
Lead off batter Ethan Klenke was hit by a pitch. David Lopez roped a triple into left-center to score Klenke, and David Dill doubled in Lopez with a one-bouncer off the left-center field fence.
Dill then stole third and raced home on the play when the ball got loose.
Trailing 6-3, the Red Sox put together a two-out rally in the sixth but couldn't push any runners across the plate.
MINORS: D-backs 28, Havasu South 13
Hanging on to a 16-13 lead in the top of the sixth, Kingman North's Kingman Police Officers Association D-backs scored 12 runs and then retired Havasu North in order to advance to Thursday's championship game in the District 9 Minors Tournament of Champions.
Cade Benson (4-4, 2 triples, 5 runs) and Riley Feil (3-3, a double, five runs) led the D-backs at the plate.
The D-backs faced Needles for the championship Thursday. Results were not available by deadline.