Sunday, August 20, 2017

Southwest Region Bests New England Region, 6-3

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Southwest took the lead for good in the fourth inning to capture a back-and-forth game from New England by a 6-3 score on Sunday. The game was tied at three with Southwest batting in the bottom of the fourth when Malcolm Deason singled off of Michael Iannazzo, driving in one run.

Southwest earned the victory despite allowing New England to score three runs in the second inning. New England's big inning was driven by a home run by Aidan Rivera, a double by Leo Randazzo, and a groundout.

Christian Mumphery says, "That ball is out of here!" - A www.LittleLeague.News Game Photo
Southwest took an early lead in the first inning. A wild pitch by Michael Iannazzo scored one run for Southwest.

Southwest knotted the game up at three in the bottom of the second inning. Christian Mumphery homered on the first pitch of the at bat in the second inning, scoring two runs.



Southwest took the lead for good with two runs in the fourth inning. In the fourth Michael uncorked a wild pitch, scoring one run.

Aidan Rivera from the New England Region Homers early. - A www.LittleLeague.News Game Photo
New England scored three runs in the second inning. The big inning for New England came thanks to a home run by Aidan, a double by Leo, and a groundout.

Collin Ross earned the win for Southwest. He tossed six innings, allowing three runs, four hits, striking out eight, and walking zero. Michael took the loss for New England. He pitched four innings, allowing five runs, eight hits, striking out seven, and walking one.

Southwest Region's Chandler Spencer goes Topsy-Turvy and you are out! - A www.LittleLeague.News Game Photo
Southwest had ten hits in the game. Chandler Spencer, Collin, and Christian each collected multiple hits for Southwest. Christian, Collin, and Chandler all had two hits to lead Southwest.

New England was sure-handed and didn't commit a single error. Aidan made the most plays with nine.