Davis High's Kasey Cullimore singled home Weber's Shane McGuire with two out in the bottom of the ninth to help the 4A North All-Stars to a 2-1 victory over the South during the 46th annual Utah High School All-Star baseball game Tuesday night in Ogden.
The heroics of Cullimore, whose father and grandfather had previously starred in this game, ended a tremendous pitching duel between the two squads. The 4-A stars managed only five hits between both teams during the extra-inning contest.Earlier, the 3A South squad, paced by a pair of home runs from Springville's Ryan Hall, routed the 3A North team 14-5.
In the nightcap, the South got its only run in the top of the first when Andy Gonzales of Cyprus walked, advanced to third on a double by Pleasant Grove's J.C. Carlton, then scored on a ground out by Darrin Collard of Granger.
That 1-0 lead seemed well-protected by Cyprus pitcher Scott Eyre, who later earned MVP honors for the game. Eyre struck out the side in both the first and second innings, and finished his three-inning stint on the mound with seven strikeouts. He also did not allow a hit.
His performance on the mound was nearly equaled by that of Skyline's Brett Heugly. After relieving starter Steve Gay of Layton to start the fourth, Heugly went the rest of the way, pitching six innings of no-hit ball to record the North victory.
The North squad finally broke through in the bottom of the sixth off Bingham's Shane Wilde. Mike Herbert of Brighton reached on a fielder's choice, moved to third on an error and infield out, then scored on a wild pitch to knot the game at 1-1. Wilde stopped the rally when he got Sean Sylvester of Bonneville to ground out and Ryan Mounteer of Davis to line out to first.
Neither team threatened in the seventh or eighth. In the last of the ninth, Heugly reached on a force out, and McGuire took over as pinch runner. He stole second, went to third on a wild pitch, then scored the game-winner when Cullimore beat out an infield single. Heugly was voted first-runnerup MVP and Cullimore second-runnerup. Heugly gave up four walks and struck out five in his six innings.