At Grapevine High School, Dominican Republic North RBI posted a late-inning, 3-2 victory over Detroit PAL RBI. Samuel Covar went 2-for-3 and scored Dominican Republic North's two runs leading into the final inning of play. With the game tied in the top of the seventh, the center fielder advanced the winning run into scoring position with a sacrifice fly, helping to lead his team to victory. Detroit's Chaise Ford notched a team-high two hits, scored one run and tallied two stolen bases. The right fielder was 2-for-3 at the plate and scored the team's second run that, for the moment, put them ahead in the second inning.
At Oak Grove Park I, Arizona RBI defeated Boys and Girls Club of Pawtucket RBI by a score of 10-2. Daniel Cervantes was a triple short of the cycle as a he knocked in four runs on three hits with a run scored to help lead Arizona RBI. On the mound, Jair Galvan pitched a complete game and fanned five batters to earn the win.
At Grapevine High School, Houston RBI defeated Bradenton RBI by a score of 8-3. Bryson Jackson went 2-for-4 with a triple, two runs and two RBI to help lead Houston. Eghosa Omokaro went 2-for-2 for Houston scoring two runs and logging a walk. Joshua Eslinger and James Cuccio both logged two walks for Bradenton. The duo combined to score all three of the team's runs and notched two of the team's five hits.
Tournament play in the Baseball Senior Division also began Wednesday morning in Grapevine, Texas.
At Oak Grove Park H, Houston Astros RBI defeated Cincinnati Reds RBI 10-0. Houston third baseman Michael Garcia II knocked in a game-high three RBIs on three singles. Houston starting pitcher Jerson Hardit delivered five scoreless innings, surrendering only four base hits (all singles).
At Colleyville High School, Miami Marlins RBI defeated Chicago Cubs/Union League Boys & Girls Club RBI by a score of 9-2. In the top of the 1st inning and with the bases loaded, Miami second baseman Joseph Mendez delivered a two-out single, driving in two runs and giving his club the lead for good. Shortstop Bryan Lavastida produced the best offensive line for Miami with two runs scored, two RBIs and two hits (single, double). The Miami pitching staff today delivered six innings of three-hit ball. Chicago catcher Michael Hawthorne provided the bulk of his club's offense with a single, double and RBI.
At Oak Grove H, Puerto Rico RBI tied Paterson RBI with a score of 6-6 in a five-inning, time-shortened game. With his team down by one, Paterson right fielder Anfernee Torruella delivered a clutch single to drive in two runs and give his club the lead. He would also steal a base and score his team's sixth, and final run later in the inning. Puerto Rico third baseman Bryan Irizarry returned the favor in the bottom half of the frame with a two-out, bases-clearing, three-run triple to tie it up.
At Colleyville High School, Harrisburg RBI tied Arizona RBI with a score of 2-2. Harrisburg right fielder Colby Schearer crushed a clutch two-run home run in the top of the 6th inning to tie up the game, which Harrisburg had been trailing since the 1st inning. Arizona center field Kona Quiggle delivered the game's first run with a home run in the bottom half of the 1st inning. Harrisburg's pitchers had apparently seen enough, as Quiggle walked in the rest of his plate appearances.
The Baseball Senior Division Tournament continued with four games on Wedensday evening.
At Oak Grove Park I, Miami Marlins RBI defeated Arizona RBI, 11-3, in a time-shortened game. Panama Mendez went 3-for-3 with three RBI lead Miami. Brett Marks also notched three RBI for the Marlins and recorded a stolen base. Kona Quiggle went 1-for-2 with a home run, a walk, a run and two RBI for Arizona in a losing effort.
At Grapevine High School, Paterson RBI defeated Houston Astros RBI by a score of 5-3 in a time-shortened game. Paterson center field Luis Hidalgo drove in four of his club's five runs on the strength of a fifth inning grand slam, which would prove to be the difference. Houston third baseman Michael Garcia II earned his second consecutive "player of the game" for his club as he drove in two runs in the 6th inning in a last-ditch effort to overcome their deficit to Paterson.
At Colleyville High School, Harrisburg RBI defeated Chicago Cubs/Union League Boys & Girls Club RBI by a score of 10-0 in a mercy-shortened game. Harrisburg starting pitcher Andy Pineda delivered the pitching performance of the tournament, so far, with five perfect innings and three strikeouts. In fact, his outing was so dominating that he only threw 11 pitches for balls ALL GAME. Harrisburg designated hitter Blair Lewis knocked in a game-high three RBIs, including the first run of the game, and stole a base. Third baseman Aaron Gress was a perfect 2-2 (including a walk), drove in two runs and scored a run.
At Oak Grove Park H, Cincinnati Reds RBI defeated Puerto Rico RBI, 5-2, in a time-shortened game. Christian Stidham doubled in the first inning to drive in Cincinnati's first run. The first baseman was 2-for-3 on the day with a run scored and a RBI. Shortstop Clay Woeste drove in a game-high two runs on two singles to tack on some insurance runs.