2018 Babe Ruth Baseball 13-15 World Series
THANK YOU FOR 8 DAYS OF GREAT BASEBALL to the players, coaches, families and friends of the teams from Albany, Minnesota...Concord, New Hampshire...Denver City, Texas...Kelso, Washington...KWRL-Centerfield, Washington...Longview, Washington...Mifflin County, Pennsylvania...New Castle, Indiana...Tallahassee, Florida and Torrance, California!
TALLAHASSEE RALLIES IN LATE INNINGS TO WIN 13-15 WORLD SERIES - Trailing Mifflin County, PA 4-1 in the 6th inning, Tallahassee scored three times, including a tying 2-run single from World Series MVP Will Brown. Then in the 7th a perfectly executed suicide squeeze bunt by Tally's Lawrence Steed put the Florida team on top, a lead it would not give up. Logan Melvin came in to retire Mifflin County in order in the bottom of the inning and Tallahassee had the 7-4 win. AJ Thorp pitched six innings and was the winning pitcher, Melvin got the save.
Melvin, Cooper Smith and Hayden Kelley all had two hits for Tallahassee. Brian Yetter and Colby Bodtorf each had a pair of hits for MC. BOX SCORE
WILL BROWN NAMED MOST OUTSTANDING PLAYER, BRYCE DOBSON WINS BATTING TITLE
Tallahassee's Will Brown was Mr. Versatile...hitting .421 with 6 RBI and pitched two complete game wins...one a shutout and the other allowing just two unearned runs. He also played solid defense at shortstop and in centerfield. His clutch 6th inning single in the title game tied it up at 4-4.
Mifflin County infielder Bryce Dobson hit .471 to win the batting title. He also had an on-base-percentage of .600, drove in 6 runs and only struck out one time in six games. In a pool play win over Concord, Bryce was 4-4 with a long, three-run home run which ended the game on a 10-run rule.
Denver City, Texas received the World Series Team Sportsmanship Award.
ALL TOURNEY TEAM:
C....Hayden Kelley - Tallahassee
1B....Casey Conner - Mifflin County
2B....Brian Yetter - Mifflin County
SS....Ethan Navratil - Albany
3B....Bryce Dobson - Mifflin County
OF....Landon Shackelford - Tallahassee
OF....Brycen Hassinger - Mifflin County
OF....Avery Schmitz - Albany
P......Jonah Wachter - Concord
P......AJ Thorp - Tallahassee
U....Irving Alvarez - KWRL
ALL DEFENSIVE TEAM:
C.....Zach Moritz - Albany
1B...Cooper Smith - Tallahassee
2B...Westin Scheurich - Longview
SS...Cade Reitzenstein - KWRL
3B...Logan Melvin - Tallahassee
OF...Ryan Kastle - Concord
OF...Argene Lynn - Tallahassee
OF...Connor Cherry - Mifflin County
P......Colby Bodtorf - Mifflin County
U.....Ethan Eichhorn - Mifflin County