Four more great World Series games Tuesday at Taylor's Heritage Park
Day two of the Junior League World Series at Taylor’s Heritage Park is in the record books. Monday’s action featured one of the longest games in World Series history and saw two teams get their second victories of the tournament for the best teams of 13- and 14-year-olds from around the world.
Games continue Tuesday at Heritage Park, located at 12111 Pardee Road:
Emilia, Italy (Europe, Middle East, Africa) vs. Maracaibo, Venezuela (Latin America), 11 a.m.
Johnston, Rhode Island (USA East) vs. Tucson, Arizona (USA West), 2 p.m.
Taoyuan, Chinese Taipei (Asia-Pacific) vs. Surrey, British Columbia (Canada), 5 p.m.
North Canton, Ohio (USA Central) vs. Rosenberg, Texas (USA Southwest), 8 p.m.
Tampa, Florida, and Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, have Tuesday off.
The Junior League World Series features the 10 best teams of 13- and 14-year old players from around the world. The international tournament is the older brother of the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
Admission is just $5 per carload per game or $10 for the entire series. Both fees include parking.
Tucson, Arizona evened its record at 1-1 with a 4-2 win over the debuting Rosenberg, Texas in Monday’s opener at the Junior League World Series in Taylor, Michigan. The USA West champions scored three runs in the first and added a solo home run by Eduardo Became – his second shot in two games. Pitchers Augie Otero and Ernest Bonillas and Juan Rodriguez had two wins apiece for the winners. Jeremy Arriaga had two hits for Texas, which scored twice in the seventh, but fell short.
Surrey, British Columbia, gave Canada its first win in the Junior League World Series since 2008. Team Canada (1-0) defeated Yabucoa, Puerto Rico (0-2), 6-1. The Canadian national champions took a 6-0 lead on four hits and six Puerto Rico errors. Pitchers Daichi Keber, William Gladwell and Daniel Fidler combined on a two-hitter. Puerto Rico scored its only run in the sixth inning and left the bases loaded in the seventh.
Taoyuan, Chinese Taipei, scored four times in the top of the 14th inning to defeat Maracaibo, Venezuela, 5-1. The four-hour game was a scoreless tie for 12 innings. Both teams scored in the 13th inning to make it 1-1. The roof caved in for the Latin America champions in the top of the 14th inning. With one out, the Asia-Pacific champions loaded the bases on a two-base infield error, an intentional walk, a wild pitch and another intentional walk. Yu Chieh Kao singled to score Chen Fei Lin with the go-ahead run. The rest of the runs scored on another bases-loaded walk, a wild pitch and an infield fly rule pop-up that fell to the ground. Four Venezuela pitchers held Chinese Taipei to five hits over the 14 innings, but the winners had eight walks in the game. Edgar D’Empaire had three of Venezuela’s 14 hits. Chinese Taipei improves to 2-0. Venezuela falls to 1-1.
Tampa, Florida, erupted for seven runs in the fifth inning to break a 2-2 tie and rolled to a 13-3 victory over Johnston, Rhode Island. It was the second straight World Series win for the Palma Ceia/Bayshore Little League – the only team without a loss in the USA Pool – and the 19th straight victory since the all-star team formed earlier this summer in Florida. Eleven Tampa players batted in the fifth, which featured back-to-back doubles by Jake Woodford and Ryan Ellis, two basehits by Dean Herman and singles by Ronnie Ramirez and Jake Bak. Ramirez was 2-for-2 and scored three runs. Ben Randall had three RBI. Pitchers Patrick Kiszla, Ellis and Zack Rose combined on a three-hitter. One of the hits was Gian Martinelli’s home run for Rhode Island, which fell to 1-1 in pool play.
Tampa, Florida (USA Southeast) 2-0
Johnston, Rhode Island (USA East) 1-1
Tucson, Arizona (USA West) 1-1
Rosenberg, Texas (USA Southwest) 0-1
North Canton Ohion (USA Central) 0-1
Taoyuan, Chinese Taipei (Asia-Pacific) 2-0
Surrey, British Columbia (Canada) 1-0
Maracaibo, Venezuela (Latin America) 1-1
Emilia, Italy (Europe, Middle East, Africa) 0-1
Yabucoa, Puerto Rico 0-2
Reminder: Lakes of Taylor Golf Club will donate 15 percent of all food purchased at the beautiful restaurant to the Junior League World Series between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 16. Lakes is located at 25505 Northline Road.
For more information on the World Series, visit www.cityoftaylor.com/worldseries.