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14U Babe Ruth World Series Aug. 13 recap: Broomall-Newton and Eagle Pass advance to next round

In the first round of the 14U Babe Ruth World Championship Series on Tuesday following the five-day play pool, Broomall-Newton and Eagle Pass advanced to the second day of the series. Broomall-Newton will face off against Fort Caroline and Eagle Pass against Chandler on Wednesday to determine the two teams who will go head to head in the championship game on Thursday. The full schedule is located at the end of the summary.

BRENNEN TOSSES COMPLETE-GAME; BROOMALL-NEWTOWN ADVANCES

Broomall-Newtown got another stellar pitching performance at the 2019 Babe Ruth World Series.

Justin Brennen tossed a complete-game, leading Broomall-Newtown to a 3-2 win over West Linn (Oregon) at Webb Field. With the win, Broomall-Newtown advances to the semifinals, where they will Fort Caroline (Fla.) in the semifinals on Thursday at 7 p.m.  The winner will advance to Thursday’s championship game.

Broomall-Newtown (4-1) has allowed the second-fewest runs (10) in the tournament, with two complete games.

Brennen took a shutout into the seventh inning before West Linn scored two runs to break up the shutout. 

Jake Holmes led off the seventh with a triple to left-center field and Ryan VandenBrink drew a walk to put runners on the corners with no outs. Pinch-hitter Daniel Onion and pitcher Gabe Howard followed with infield ground outs to plate two runs. Brennen got Max Wright to pop up to centerfielder Jake Miczewski to end the game.

Holmes went 2-for-3 with one run scored and one triple for West Linn.

Brennen allowed two runs on five hits with eight strikeouts and three walks. He struck out the side in the sixth inning and added two strikeouts in a three-up, three-down second inning. He needed only five pitches to navigate the fourth inning.

Howard turned in a complete-game for West Linn. He (0-1) worked six innings and allowed three runs (one earned) and four hits with three strikeouts and one walk. Howard was let down by defense as West Linn made four errors, all in the first two innings.

Both pitchers earned the Ron Tellefsen Player of the Game Award.

Broomall-Newtown scored two runs, aided by a pair West Linn errors, to take a 2-0 lead in the second inning. Jake Miczewski reached on an error by third baseman Ben Curdy and later scored on an error by second baseman Max Wright to give his team a 1-0 lead.  Justin Brennen added a two-out RBI single to push the lead to two runs.

Broomall-Newtown put together three straight hits to open the third inning to take a 3-0 lead. Alex Bruno stroked a double to right-center to open the inning. Jonny Small and Miczewski followed with singles, with Bruno scoring on Miczewski’s base hit to left.

EAGLE PASS DELIVERS SECOND WALK-OFF WIN AT WORLD SERIES

Eagle Pass, who lost an early four-run lead, scored in each of its last two at-bats for a 7-6 walk-off win in eight innings over Jeffersontown (Ky.) to advance to the semifinals of the 2019 Babe Ruth World Series at the Demopolis SportsPlex.

Catcher Pedro Fernandez lifted a sacrifice fly to left field in the bottom of the eighth inning to score Diego Martinez with the winning run, giving Eagle Pass its second walk-off, extra inning win of the tournament. Eagle Pass defeated West Linn (Ore.) 9-8 in nine innings.

With the win, Eagle Pass will face Chandler (Arizona) on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. in the first semifinal game. Eagle Pass finished runner up in the 2018 Babe Ruth 13-Year Old World Series in Mountain Home, Ark.

Martinez reached on an error by third baseman Michael Brewer to lead off the inning. Alex Paniagua laid down a sacrifice bunt, but pitcher Camryn Warfield’s throw to second base was wide of the bag, allowing both runners to advance. Aidan Lopez was intentionally walked to load the bases, setting the stage for Fernandez heroics.

Camryn Warfield (1-1), who was the starting pitcher, returned to the mound in the seventh inning and took the loss. 

Paniagua, who got an inning-ending double play to end the eighth, was the winning pitcher.

Eagle Pass (4-1) tied the game with a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to force extra innings.

Kyle Gloria led off the inning with a single to right field and the stole second base. Juan Martinez walked and Jose Duran fouled out on a bunt attempt. After a wild pitch, Isaac Stanwick was intentionally walked to load the bases. Luis Kancheff reached on a fielder’s choice, erasing Martinez at third base, but Gloria scored the tying run on the play.

Jeffersontown (2-3) rallied from a 5-1 deficit in the second inning to take the lead in the top of the seventh inning. J-Town scored single runs in the fourth and fifth innings, two runs in the sixth and one run in the seventh to grab a 7-6 lead.

Kyle Malone leadoff the seventh and reached when left fielder Jose Duran dropped his fly ball.  Landon Akers stroked a one double down the left-field line to score Malone with the go-ahead run.

J-Town scored two runs in the top of the sixth inning to tie the game at 5-5.

Brewer stroked a double to right-center field to chase Ethan Elmore, who reached on a fielder’s choice, to third base. Ethan Craig drove home Elmore with an RBI ground out and Kyle Campbell tallied an RBI single to score Brewer and tie the game at 5-5.

Jeffersontown took an early 1-0 lead with a run in the top of the first inning. Hayden Rader singled to right and scored on Max Cherry’s two-out double down the left field line.

Eagle Pass scored three times in the bottom of the first inning to grab an early 3-1 lead.

Isaac Stanwick reached on leadoff infield single and moved to second when Luis Kancheff was hit by a pitch. After wild pitch moved both runners up one base, Robert De La Garza reached on an infield RBI single to score Stanwick. Kancheff and De La Garza then executed the double steal to take a 2-1 lead. Derek Ruiz added a one-out RBI double down the left field line to score De La Garza to extend the lead to 3-1.

Eagle Pass tacked on two more runs in the second inning when Stanwick stroked a two-out, two-run double to left center for a 5-1 lead.

Jeffersontown got one run back in the fourth inning to cut the deficit to 5-2 on Ethan Elmore’s two-out RBI single to scored Max Cherry. The inning was kept alive with a two-out error by catcher Evan Hess.

J-Town loaded the bases with no outs in the fifth inning, but settled for only one run to close the gap to 5-3. Pinch-hitter Henry Craig and Campbell both reached on an error and Rader followed with a bunt single to load the bases with no outs.

After Malone popped out, Max Cherry reached on fielder’s choice that scored Craig from third base to trim the deficit 5-4. Landon Akers lined out to end the inning, stranding two runners on base.

Malone (Jeffersontown) and Stanwick (Eagle Pass) were the Ron Tellefsen Player of the Game Award winners.

Championship Series Schedule:

Tuesday, August 13

Eagle Pass (Texas) 7, Jeffersontown (Ky.) 6 (8 Innings)

Broomall-Newtown (Penn.) 3, West Linn (Ore.) 2

Wednesday, Aug. 14

Eagle Pass (Texas) vs. Chandler (Ariz.) (4:30 PM)

Broomall-Newtown vs. Fort Caroline (7 PM)

Thursday, Aug. 15

2019 Babe Ruth World Series Championship Game (6 PM)