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SAFE AT SECOND – Park View Middle’s Jaiden Phillips was safe on this slide into second base in action from the Cougars’ thrilling 9-8 win over Charlotte County in the Southside Middle School Conference tournament at Parker Park on Monday evening. Phillips’ double cleared the bases in the bottom of the ninth for the victory. 

The Park View Middle School Cougars baseball team trailed 8-6 going into the bottom of the ninth, but Jaiden Phillips hit a two-out shot over a Charlotte County outfielders’ head to clear the bases and give the local team a thrilling 9-8 win in a Southside Middle School Conference tournament semifinal contest on Monday evening at Parker Park.

The victory earned the Cougars, the champions of the East Division, a date in the title game against Amelia, the West Division champions, on Wednesday at Amelia.

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TO THE PLATE – Jacob Brame fires a pitch to the plate in action from the Cougars’ thrilling 9-8 win over Charlotte County in the Southside Middle School Conference tournament at Parker Park on Monday evening. 

“I am getting too old for this,” joked PVM Manager Kenny Pitts about the thrilling victory. “We finally got some balls to drop. It was a heck of a ballgame.”

The Cougars fell behind 2-0 early in the game but rallied back to knot the score at two in the second when Adam Jones and Gaston Surry walked, Isaac Walton singled, and Jacob Brame singled in two runs.

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EAST DIVISION CHAMPS – The Park View Middle School Cougars baseball team won a 13-12 thriller in the bottom of the seventh inning on Thursday evening against Nottoway to wrap up first place in the East Division of the Southside Middle School Conference. Pictured from the left on the front are Collen Incenhour and Jerry Cypress. In the middle row from left are Ashton Moseley, Adam Jones, Matthew Lynch, Jobe Sullivan, Ashton Jackson, Kwondrey Coleman, Christian Pearce, Jaiden Phillips, Jake Brame and Coach Kenny Pitts. On the back are Jaxson Shook, Gaston Surry, Isaac Walton and Coach Sonny Echols.

Park View Middle added three runs in the fifth inning when Jaxton Shook singled, Jerry Cypress walked and Jaiden Phillips, Surry and Matthew Lynch all reached on errors.

The Cougars trailed by one in the bottom of the seventh but Jobe Sullivan walked and scored on a sac fly by Shook to send the game into extra innings.

In the ninth, Coleman reached on an error and Sullivan and Shook walked before Phillips cleared the bases with the game winning double.

Shook earned the win on the mound in relief of Brame.