Aberdeen, Md. – Today was the third full day of pool play at the Cal Ripken World Series (CRWS) at the Ripken Academy in Aberdeen, Md. featuring elite 11 and 12-year-old youth baseball players from around the world. All tournament games are FREE to the public. Free tickets to Championship Weekend are available online.
Pool play resumes at 1pm on Tuesday, Aug. 14 as Canada takes on Australia at Cal Sr. Yard and Harford County takes on Midwest Plains at Fenway Park. There are seven regularly scheduled international and domestic games on Tuesday at Ripken Academy.
Here is a recap of all the action that took place on Monday afternoon and evening:
MD State 2, Pacific Southwest 14
Kyson Donahue hit and pitched Pacific Southwest to victory Monday afternoon in his team’s 14-2 win over Maryland. Donahue racked up five RBIs on two hits, with a double in the second inning and homerun in the third. On the mound, Donahue held Maryland hitless over three innings, allowing no earned runs and struck out four. The offense exploded for the Pacific Southwest in the third inning as the team scored nine runs. MD State’s Jake Heskett scored two RBIs on one hit and homered in the fourth inning. Brendan Collins had a tough outing on the mound, lasting one and two-thirds innings, allowing three hits and five runs.
Midwest Plains 2, Southeast 12
Southeast cruised to a blowout 12-2 win over Midwest Plains in five innings Monday afternoon. Southeast scored six runs in the fourth inning on an RBI single by Sean Maletzke, a walk by Timothy Kudlinski, and a grand slam homerun by Reese Albert. Austin Temple got the win in relief, pitching two and two-thirds innings, allowing one run. Midwest Plains’ Nicholas Navarette allowed one hit and one run in his team’s loss before being replaced after two innings.
“We finally came alive with our bats today,” said Southeast Manager Scott Mazur. “I think this whole experience is a pretty major thing for a 12-year-old kid, as well as for the parents and the coaches. We are definitely looking forward to our next game.”
Republic of Korea 12, Canada 2
Korea defeated Canada on Monday 12-2 after racking up 10 runs in the second inning. Euj Chan Sin of Korea was on base three times in the game, scoring two runs, an RBI and a single. Korea’s pitcher, Min Gyu Kim held Canada hitless over two innings with no earned runs, zero walks and one strike out. Canada committed three errors in the loss, which led to two unearned runs for Korea. Canada’s pitcher, Soren Graverson, lasted one and two-thirds innings after giving up six hits and 11 runs.
Ohio Valley 9, Harford County 4
Ohio Valley built an early lead against Harford County, scoring four runs in the first inning en route to a 9-4 win on Monday. Ohio Valley’s Davis Johnson racked up two RBIs on two hits, singled in the second inning and doubled in the sixth. Brock Moncel was successful on the mound, striking out six, walking two and giving up seven hits in five innings. After scoring in the bottom of the fifth, Harford County rallied to bring the deficit to just 7-4 before being shut down by Moncel.
“I thought we played really well and had a strong game today,” said Ohio Valley Manager Dave Johnson. “We jumped out to an early lead in the first inning which was really good for us. Brock pitched an outstanding game and didn’t allow a lot of hits in a row. Overall, our defense played solid.”
Australia 0, Japan 10
Eight runs in the first three innings of play on Monday gave Japan the early lead in the team’s 10-0 victory over Australia. A two-run double by Japan’s Koki Okada, a two-run home run by Tomoya Koike and an RBI single by Takehito Yamamoto in the first two innings supplied the offense early for Japan. Australia could not get anything going against Japan’s Yukiya Tsujii on the mound, managing just one hit off of the pitcher who allowed no earned runs or walks, and struck out two during his three innings of work. Mitchell Driver of Australia lasted just two innings as pitcher, allowing seven hits and five runs.
Southwest 5, Pacific Northwest 8
Brett Coon and company led the Pacific Northwest (Longview, WA) team over the Southwest (Little Rock, AR) team 8-5 last night at Cal Sr.’s Yard. The Pacific Northwest team got out to an early lead when Coon blasted a three-run shot over the left center field wall in the first inning. Coon continued to put on a hitting clinic as he went 3-3 with five RBIs and was a triple away from the cycle.
The Southwest team made a valiant effort to comeback in the fourth inning, as they were able to knot up the score at five runs apiece. However, the Pacific Northwest team had other plans as they quickly responded with two runs of their own in the bottom half of the inning. On top of a strong offensive game for the Pacific Northwest team, their three pitchers were able to put on a tremendous performance to help ensure the victory for their team.
“It feels good to get that first win,” said Pacific Northwest Head Coach Jack Childers. “The boys played a lot better tonight and fought throughout the game. The team that brought us here hasn’t shown up yet, but when they do everyone will know.”
Dominican Republic 5, Mexico 2
Dominican Republic and Mexico both threatened with rallies, but it was Dominican Republic that eventually took advantage in a 5-2 win at Cal Sr. Yard. Mexico out-hit Dominican Republic six to five, but Mexico stranded 11 runners on base. Franklin Santana racked up two RBIs on one hit for Dominican Republic and homered in the fifth inning. Efrain Lopez had a hot bat for Mexico, going 2-2, scoring one run and hitting a triple in the sixth inning. Pablo Sanchez got it done on the bump on the way to a win, allowing one run over four innings and striking out six.
All tournament games will air on the internet radio station, SFMsports.net and simulcast through live Web cameras on worldseries.ripkenbaseball.com powered by WatchMeSports.com for the second year in a row. Real-time stats and score updates are also available at www.GameChanger.io.