In the battle for pole position at the B.C. Little League championship, White Rock surprised Hastings with a 7-6 late-inning win Tuesday.
White Rock jumped out to a 4-0 lead on a Perrin Finley grand slam in the first inning. Hastings trimmed the lead to two, but the Rock added two more to take a 6-2 lead heading into the sixth and final inning.
White Rock pitcher Evan Lane kept the potent Hastings hitters off balance all game, but with a pitching change in the sixth, the Vancouver-Burnaby team fought back, scoring four runs in the top-half of the inning to tie the game at 6-6.
In the bottom of the sixth, however, Stephen Lin and Shane Killoran started the rally for White Rock with back-to-back singles. They’d advance to second and third on a passed ball, and with two out and two strikes on Jackson Hogg, a wild pitch would score Lin, and give White Rock the 7-6 victory and a perfect 4-0 record in the round robin.