The Oakley Stingrays (Norwalk, Calif.) needed nine innings to do it, but they emerged from the Under-10 Youth Majors National Youth Baseball Championship as the winners, beating Miami (Fla.), 8-6, in the extra-inning title game on Saturday at Campbell Clinic Field in Memphis, Tenn.
Oakley's Moises Guzman hit a two-run triple in the top of the ninth, snapping a 5-5 tie that had taken the game into extras, and Eric Volpi doubled Guzman home. Miami scored a run in the bottom of the ninth, but it wasn't enough.
Earlier in the day in semifinal play, Oakley handled Banditos Black (Texas), 9-2, via a 13-hit attack, to gain entry in the final.
Miami did the same in its semifinal matchup, beating the Georgia Yard Dogs (Decatur, Ga.), 4-1, with Lewis Menendez scoring twice and adding two hits and Derek Ordaz and Bryce Fisher also contributing two hits apiece.
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