The Enterprise Aces bounced back Sunday and stayed in contention at the Dixie Pre-Majors World Series with a pair of victories in elimination games.
Enterprise defeated South Carolina 5-1 and then knocked out tournament host Guntersville 16-1.
The Aces, sent to the losers’ bracket in Saturday’s opening 8-6 loss to Hernando County, Fla., next play at 1 p.m. on Monday. They will face the loser of Hernando County and Portland, Tenn. There are six teams left in the 12-team, double-elimination tournament.
In the early game Sunday, Logan Fleming pitched 6 1/3 inning and gave up one run and three hits to the prestigious program from North Charleston.
For Enterprise, Bowen Beckham went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBIs. Fleming helped himself with two hits, including a double, and two more runs batted in. John Martin Wilson had two hits with a double and drove in two runs. Tristen Bartling also had two hits and two RBIs.
In the late afternoon victory against host Guntersville, the bats exploded. Will Powell went 3-for-3 and scored three runs. Payton Easterling hit a two-run homer and added a double. Andrew Cashin was 2-for-3, including a three-run home run.
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