Gary Scott doubled, stole third and scored the winning run in the 10th inning last night to give the South a 5-4 win over the North in the 44th Carolina League All-Star Game before 5,947 fans at Prince William County Stadium.
Lem Pilkinton of Peninsula pitched 1 1/3 innings for the victory; Mike Gardella of Prince William got the loss.
"Gardella is a fastball, curveball type of pitcher and I knew he would try to get ahead of me on the count," said Scott, who came home on Brett Boone's groundout to short. "He threw a fastball over the middle of the plate and I was trying to drive it. Luckily, it got over the center fielder's head."
Russ Davis's one-out single to right scored James Byrd, who reached on a base hit, to give the North a 4-4 tie in the ninth.
The South had taken a 4-3 lead with two out in the seventh courtesy of an inside-the-park home run. Scott, the game's most valuable player, sent the ball to right field and it took a giant bounce over the head of Greg Blosser, allowing Elvin Paulino -- who had reached on a fielder's choice -- and Scott to score.
The South scored a run in the first when Prince William's Frank Seminara walked designated hitter Brian Champion -- Seminara's third walk of the inning -- with the bases loaded to score Keith Mitchell.
The North errupted for three runs in the bottom half on Blosser's bases-loaded double to right-center. Prince William's J.T. Snow hit a one-out single to left. Shannon Jones walked Davis and one out later hit Chris Estep to set the stage for Blosser.
North pitchers Zachary Kerr, Mike Oquist and Brian Conroy retired 11 in a row before league batting leader Ken Ramos (.345) singled to center with two out in the fifth.