West Surry waited until the last possible moment before entering the championship round. Facing a do-or-die game against Mt. View with the scored tied in the bottom of the sixth and final inning, Cory Anderson cranked the game-winning home run for the home team to make the final count 8-6. West Surry trailed 4-2 heading into the bottom of the third inning before back-to-back homers led to a 6-4 lead, However, Mt. View tied the game at 6-all in the fifth. West Surry is the American League Wild Card team and plays today at 3 p.m. at Millennium Charter Academy.
Surry Central went 2-2 to claim the National League Wild Card spot and will play this afternoon at 3 p.m. at Mount Airy’s Graham Field.
Surry North was also in the tournament, but failed to make the championship bracket. It finished at 0-3.
After three days of nonstop action came to a close Sunday night, the field was cut from 12 teams down to six. The original 12 teams were divided into American and National Leagues. Then, the American League was split into the Yankees and Red Sox divisions, while the National League was represented by the Braves and Cubs divisions. West Surry began in the Red Sox division, Surry North was in the Braves division and Surry Central started in the Cubs division.
Overall, a total of 24 games were played from Friday through Sunday. Graham Field was used, as well as the Millennium Charter Academy field.