Brevard Teams Claim World Series Wins Tuesday
By Ed Pierce // August 15, 2012
South Beaches Faces New Zealand Today
BANGOR, MAINE – The South Beaches/West Melbourne All-Stars remained in contention to advance out of pool play with a 2-0 shutout win over Southwest Regional champion West University, Texas in the Senior League Baseball World Series at Mansfield Stadium on Tuesday night.
Three South Beaches/West Melbourne pitchers (Jake Walsh, Matt Doran and Austin Alsept) held West University batters to just two hits en route to the victory.
With the loss, West University fell to 2-1 overall in World Series Pool Division B. South Beaches/West Melbourne, Emilia, Italy and Lemon Grove, Calif. are all tied at 1-1 and Bayside Westover, New Zealand is 0-3.
Reid Poltun went 2 for 3 against West University pitching and Carson Jackson doubled and scored a run.
River Horning scored South Beaches/West Melbourne’s first run (and what proved to be the winning run) in the third inning on a single by Matt Doran.
With the loss, West University fell to 2-1 overall in World Series Pool Division B. Lemon Grove, Calif. is now 2-0, while South Beaches/West Melbourne and Etria, Italy are tied at 1-1. Bayside Westover, New Zealand is 0-3.
South Beaches/West Melbourne plays its third pool game at 1 p.m. today against Bayside Westhaven, New Zealand and needs a win to keep pace in the pool standings and on track for Friday’s Senior League Baseball World Series semifinals.
Rockledge remained unbeaten in the Junior League Baseball World Series on Tuesday with an 8-7 victory over Western Regional champion Manhattan Beach, Calif. at Herigtage Park in Taylor, Mich.
For Rockledge, Mason Studstill went 1 for 3 at the plate against Manhattan Beach, but his hit was a two-run homer.
Brady Martello went 2 for 4 with a double for Rockledge, while Justin Robedeau was 3 for 4 and Blake Beyel was 3 for 3 and drove in the winning run in the 7th inning.
Rockledge (3-0 Pool A, 19-0 overall) is off today, then meets Eastern Regional champion Franklin Square, N.Y. at 8 p.m. Thursday.
Defeating Franklin Square would assure first place in Pool A and a berth in Friday’s night’s 8 p.m. United States championship game.