|10U- Elite Travel Classic Texas Regional- Championship Game|
By Devin Hasson
McKINNEY--The Texas Nationals Team (ranked # 8 by TBS) had rolled through the field during three days of action at the 2009 Elite Travel Classic Texas Regional.
But where the Texas Nationals had steamrolled much of their opposition in the early innings, they proved they could turn it on late, as well, scoring twice in the bottom of the sixth inning to pull out a 5-4 victory amid windy conditions in the 10U Texas Regional championship game on Sunday at Craig’s Ranch in McKinney.
“We’ve been on the other side of that with a couple of one-run losses, so to come back like that, especially with the weather the way it is, that is a real good sign that we kept fighting and found a way,” Texas Nationals head coach Pat Primavera said.
It was a tough loss for the Marshals, who had earned the second seed after Friday and Saturday’s pool play. The Marshals had battled back from an early 2-0 deficit with a three-run rally in the top of the third inning. Collin Reiter led off with a single, stole second and scored on a base hit by Gray Rogers. Dylan Ditzenberger followed with a single and Jonathan Hobart reached on an infield hit to load the bases. Samoff, who pitched four innings for TNT, got the next two outs and was close to escaping the jam, but on a ground ball to short, the throw to first got away, allowing Rogers and Ditzenberger to score to take a 3-2 lead.
The Nationals tied the game in the bottom of the frame, as Terrence Spurlin singled to right, moved to second and eventually scored on a double steal.
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