|10U- Elite 32 World Series (FL)- Championship Game|
It was a breezy, sunny day with perfect baseball conditions when the TBS #15 ranked Houston Banditos Black battled the TBS #4 ranked San Diego Stars for the 10U Elite 32 World Series Championship. The Banditos Black were hot off a 5-3 win earlier in the day, and the Stars were riding high on a drastic change of fate, a fate that advanced the Stars into the championship game when the Oklahoma Rays were forced to forfeit due to a pitching rules violation.
The Banditos looked lively early, capping off a 3-run first on a Cole Secrest RBI double. Secrest would also start pitching for the Banditos, shutting down Stars hitters Jablonski, Scoppettuolo, and Allen for a 1-2-3 first.
In the top of the second, Blake Holub knocked in the fourth Banditos run and knocked out Stars starting pitcher Steven Ybarra. Brock Mosier came in to pitch for his second appearance in two games, picking off a runner in an impressive relief performance.
The Stars rallied in the bottom of the third when Nick Allen roped an RBI double to left to shrink the Banditos lead to 2. With Jack Rogers now into pitch for the Banditos, Brendon Beck added another run and much excitement to make it 5-4 Banditos in the Championship Game.
Reliever Mosier appeared to be struggling in the top of the fourth, allowing runners to first and third with one out. But Mosier fought back and got Evan Jarvis to ground sharply into a double play.
The Stars continued to rally in the fourth on a game tying RBI single by Stone Scoppettuolo and a go-ahead 2-RBI double by Trevor Esquerra to give the Stars a 7-5 lead.
Carlos Arellano came into pitch for the Stars and shut down the Banditos bats, earning the save and giving the Stars their second straight Elite 32 World Series Championship.
10U San Diego Stars Elite 32 World Series Champions
|Last Updated on Monday, 20 July 2009 03:57|