MOULTRIE -- Blake Cato ripped a two-run double in the bottom of the sixth inning to give Bank of America a come-from-behind 5-4 victory over Davis Insurance on Monday and send his team to the Moultrie-Colquitt County Parks and Recreation Department's Midget League tournament championship game.
Bank of America will meet Quality Employment for the tournament championship at 6 tonight at the Magnolia Complex.
Quality Employment advanced after upsetting previously undefeated Doerun 10-6 in Monday's other semifinal game.
Doerun led 3-0 at the end of the first inning and had a 6-4 lead going into the fifth.
But Quality Employment, the tournament's No. 5 seeded team, scored three in the fifth and three more in the sixth to get the victory.
Anthony Cortes started for Quality Employment and went the first three innings. Shaun Soderstrom went the final three innings to get the victory.
Spencer Clayton led Quality with two hits.
Cody McLean, C.J. Copeland, Jarvis Lambright, Nova Williams and Andrew McDowell each had two hits for Doerun.
Bank of America, the tournament's No. 2 seed, took a 2-1 lead into the sixth of its game with Davis Insurance, but could not hold it.
Davis Insurance scored three runs in the top of sixth to take a 4-2 lead.
But Davis got only one out in the bottom of the inning.
Bank of America's Rob Rojas walked to open the bottom of the sixth and moved to second on L.J. Alonzo's infield hit.
Marion Bentley followed with a perfect bunt that he beat out for a hit to load the bases.
One out later, Clark Coleman singled to center to score Rojas to cut the Davis lead to 4-3.
Then Cato sent his double to the fence in right to score Bentley and Coleman with the game-winning runs.
The rally wiped out an impressive comeback by Davis, which had managed only a Kajun Blackstock home run in the first five innings.
But in the top of the sixth, with his team trailing 2-1, Davis Insurance's Josh Webb reached on a error with one out. Blackstock followed with his second big hit of the game, a two-strike double to score Webb and tie the game.
Justin Hart then stroked another double to score Blackstock and Ryan Wilson followed with a run-scoring single to put Davis up by two.
Coleman and Cameron Fitzgerald each had two hits and Alonzo one for Bank of America.
Blackstock and Hart had two and Webb and Wilson one each for Davis Insurance.
The Pony League season also ended on Monday with two games.
Moultrie Post Form finished its season with a 9-3 victory over Bank of America.
Eris McCray, Justin Russell and Donnie Lewis each had three hits and Drew Shealy and Chance Pitts two each for Moultrie Post Form, which finishes 7-7. One of McCray's hits was a home run.
Jason Moore, Josh Sullivan and Scott Connell each had two hits for Bank of America, which finished 0-14.
In the other Pony League game, Southwest Georgia Bank defeated Captain D's 14-4.
Corey Jordan was the winning pitcher. Jordan, Timothy Gray and Tyler Perryman each had two hits for Southwest Georgia Bank, which finishes 5-9. Gray and David Green had home runs.
Spencer Argo and Michael Weeks each had two hits for Captain D's, which finishes 9-5.
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Edith L. King, 100, of Moultrie, passed away Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at Pruitt Health-Sunrise Nursing Home. Cobb Funeral Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements. Please sign the online guestbook at www.cobbfuneralchapel.com.
Feliciano Reyes Guzman, 56, of Moultrie, passed away Monday, October 11, 2021, at Colquitt Regional Medical Center. Arrangments have been entrusted to Baker Funeral Home.
Teresa Lynn "TT" Taylor Leija, 62 of Lenox, Ga, died Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at Colquitt Regional Medical Center. Arrangements have been entrusted to Baker Funeral Home.
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