The Central Illinois Predators scraped together a run in the bottom of the ninth on a single, sacrifice and wild pitch to defeat Mattoon American Legion Post 88 18U on Saturday.

The two teams each scored twice in the first inning, Gunner Laughhunn doubled in both of Post 88’s on the first pitch he saw. Central Illinois tied the score in the bottom of the inning, the last runs scored until the final inning.

“We pitched well again,” Post 88 coach Stacey Birdsong said. “We’re just not putting the ball in play enough.”

LineupABRHRBIBB
Johnson30000
Birdsong21001
Smyser30000
Brady21101
Laughhunn30120
Harrell30000
S Perry30100
Slater20000
Gonzalez10100
B Perry20000
Comstock10000
Prater20000
Williams00000
Totals272422
Mattoon2000000240
Central2000001362

2B: Gunner Laughhunn 
TB: Gunner Laughhunn 2, Sam Perry, Gavin Gonzalez, Keagan Brady 
RBI: Gunner Laughhunn 2 
FC: Coby Comstock 
SB: Gavin Gonzalez 

PitchingIP#PS%HRERSOBB
Slater3.061.57432143
Perry3.035.77120030
Harrell0.213.53811111
Totals6.2109.63363284