Cleveland a perfect 4-0 after two days of RBI World Series play

Tournament Play in the 2015 Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) World Series continued on Friday morning in Southlake, Texas at Bob Jones Park.

  • Dominican Republic RBI defeated River Region RBI by the score of 9-5. PLAYERS OF THE GAME (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC): Clariesther Saldaa and Yannoli Infante each went 3-for-4 on the day to lead the offense for the Dominican Republic. In the top of the first, Saldaa drove in the first run and eventually came around to score on a single by Infante. In the third, a triple by Saldaa broke a 2-2 tie and Infante's doubled gave them a 3-2 lead. Alexandra Mena broke the game open with a two-run triple in the top of the sixth inning to stretch the Dominican's lead to 7-4. PLAYER OF THE GAME (MONTGOMERY): River Region RBI answered with two runs in the bottom of the first inning. Sharde Thomas had her second leadoff home run of tournament and followed it with a two-run shot in the bottom of the fourth to bring them within one. Thomas went 2-for-4 in the game with 3 RBI and scored twice.
  • Houston Astros RBI defeated City of Hoboken RBI by the score of 6-1. PLAYERS OF THE GAME (HOUSTON): Houston jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first thanks to a two-run single by center fielder Angel Morales. Morales drove in another run in the seventh to go 2-for-4 in the game with 3 RBI. Cameron Laverngne had a hot bat for Houston going 2-for-3 with a double, single and scored a run. Starting pitcher Cali Serrano gave up just one run on two hits while striking out eight in seven innings of work. PLAYERS OF THE GAME (HOBOKEN): In the first inning, Ondia McDonald scored the only run of the day for Hoboken RBI on an error.
  • Nobu Yamauchi RBI defeated Mathews-Dickey Boys & Girls Club RBI by the score of 13-5. PLAYERS OF THE GAME (HILO): A seven-run third inning broke open what was a close game with four lead changes. The offense was led by Skylar Thomas and Kayla Requelman who hit back-to-back RBI triples in the third inning. Thomas finished the game 1-for-1 with a triple, walk, 3 RBI and scored twice. Requelman was 3-for-3 with a triple, two singles, 3 RBI and scored once. PLAYER OF THE GAME (ST. LOUIS): St. Louis had an early 1-0 lead with a RBI single in the top of the first inning by Breeanna Stevens who went 2-for-3 in the game.
  • Cleveland Baseball Federation RBI defeated Harrisburg RBI by the score of 2-0. PLAYERS OF THE GAME (CLEVELAND): Starting pitcher Andrea Scali followed up yesterday's no-hitter with another dominant pitching performance. Scali threw a one-hit shutout striking out 14 batters in seven innings of work. Cleveland scored early with one run on a fielder's choice in the first and a RBI single by Savannah Howell to drive in Maureen Wolansky added another run in the second inning. PLAYERS OF THE GAME (HARRISBURG): The only hit of the game for Harrisburg a single by Abigail Ebright in the bottom of third inning.

And below are summaries of the four afternoon games.

  • Harrisburg RBI defeated Dominican Republic RBI by the score of 5-4. PLAYERS OF THE GAME (HARRISBURG): Harrisburg RBI scored all five of their runs in the third on a two-run error, a sacrifice fly by Morgan Chisholm and RBI single by Rachel Sterner. Although the Dominican Republic got one run back in the top of the sixth to bring them within one, Cassidy Pinchorski held on for the save. PLAYERS OF THE GAME (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC): Leadoff hitter Alexandra Mena went 2-for-3 with 3 RBI and helped the Dominican Republic jump out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the second with a two-run double that plated Jayla Perez and Lisbeth Rodriguez. Perez scored both times she reached base in the game.
  • Cleveland Baseball Federation RBI defeated River Region RBI by the score of 13-4. PLAYERS OF THE GAME (CLEVELAND): Cleveland scored five runs in the third to take a 7-0 lead thanks in part to a two-run single by Jaylin Narvaez and RBI singles by Elisha Ortiz and Maureen Wolansky. Narvaez went a perfect 3-for-3 on the day with 3 RBI and crossed the plate three times. PLAYERS OF THE GAME (MONTGOMERY): Paisley Wilson went 2-for-2 with a two-run single in the third inning.
  • City of Hoboken RBI tied Nobu Yamauchi RBI 5-5. PLAYERS OF THE GAME (HOBOKEN): In the top of the sixth down 5-1, Hoboken came back thanks to a RBI single by Ondia McDonald and a two-run triple by Dayanara Flores. McDonald was 2-for-4 in the game scoring twice and driving in one run. Flores was also 2-for-4 with 2 RBI and scoring once. PLAYERS OF THE GAME (HILO): Neither team scored until the fourth inning when Hilo got on the board first thanks in part to a RBI triple by Skylar Thomas. Bethany Balucan Batangan scored two runs in the game for Hilo including the first of the four runs they scored in the fourth inning.
  • Houston Astros RBI defeated Mathews-Dickey Boys & Girls Club RBI by a score of 11-3. PLAYER OF THE GAME (HOUSTON): A seven-run first inning gave Houston an early lead that would prove to be too much for St. Louis to come back from. Lisa Brooks was a perfect 2-for-2 with a single, double two walks, RBI and scored twice. PLAYER OF THE GAME (ST. LOUIS): Down by 10 in the top of the fourth inning, Breeanna Stevens tripled to start the inning and eventually came around to score the second run for St. Louis.