TAYLOR BOYS ALL STARS DROP FIRST GAME OF INTERMEDIATE WORLD SERIES, 8-2

The Taylor All-Stars dropped their first Intermediate Little League World Series game Tuesday in Livermore, California.

Wes Powell of Berlin (Maryland) Little League went seven innings, throwing a three-hitter in an 8-2 victory over Taylor. Powell struck out four. In addition, he had three hits and drove in three runs for Berlin (1-0).

Taylor (0-1 in the double-elimination tournament) now plays at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, July 31, They will play Game No. 8 against the winner of today's game between the West (Nogales, Arizona) and Southeast (Barboursville, West Virginia). Barboursville beat Canyon Creek, California, by a score of 12-2 in its opener. For Nogales, today's game will be its opener.

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