Thursday, August 18, 2016

Mid-Atlantic Region Knocks Off New England Region, 7-2

Photo courtesy of Little League Baseball®
South Williamsport, PA - Mid-Atlantic beat New England 7-2 Thursday behind both the bat and the arm of Ryan Harlost.

Harlost had three extra-base hits for Mid-Atlantic. He homered in the first inning, tripled in the second inning, and doubled in the fifth inning.

Harlost looked sharp on the mound. New England managed just three hits off of the Mid-Atlantic's pitcher, who allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out five during his five innings of work.

Domenic Brazeau got a hit in each of his two at bats. He singled in the first inning and doubled in the fourth inning.

Mid-Atlantic was sparked by Jude Abbadessa and Harlost, who teamed up for five hits and six RBIs.


Colin Lemieux couldn't get it done on the rubber for New England, taking a loss. He allowed six runs in 2 1/3 innings, walked none and struck out three.

The game was never in doubt after the first, as Mid-Atlantic scored three runs on a three-run home run by Harlost.

Mid-Atlantic added three more runs in the bottom of the second. The inning got off to a hot start when Abbadessa singled, bringing home James Fellows and Jordan Owens. That was followed up by Harlost's triple, plating Abbadessa.

Two runs in the top of the sixth helped New England close its deficit to 7-2. An RBI single by Sean Gallagher and gave New England life. But, Abbadessa got Gallagher to to end the game.


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