Tournament Play in the Junior and Senior Baseball Divisions of the 2013 Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) World Series began today in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota.
- At Neiman Field #1 today at 9:45 a.m. CT, Detroit Arsenal RBI (1-0) defeated Harrisburg RBI (0-1) in a comeback victory by the score of 4-3.
- At Parade Stadium, Harrisburg RBI (1-0) defeated Detroit PAL RBI (0-1) by the score of 4-1.
Below are some highlights:
- Detroit Arsenal RBI vs. Harrisburg RBI
Cuts Like A Knife: Infielder Danny Blade went a perfect 3 for 3 with 1 RBI and a game-high 2 stolen bases for the victorious Detroit Arsenal RBI.
Mann Up: Detroit outfielder Steve Mann went 2 for 4, including driving in the tying run with a two-out double in the top of the 7th. He also stole third base and scored the winning run on an RBI single by Detroit clean-up hitter Blake Dunn.
Well Dunn: Speaking of Dunn, he went 2 for 4 with a game-high 2 RBIs.
Hard-Luck Pitching Effort: Harrisburg starting pitcher Dakota Quigley gave his team a chance to win, hurling five shut-out innings, surrendering only 3 hits and striking out 3 Detroit batters.
- Detroit PAL RBI vs. Harrisburg RBI
Breaking the Game Open: Harrisburg infielder Matthew Davis broke a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the third inning with a run-scoring triple. Davis also scored a run, walked and stole a base. Harrisburg never trailed after that.
Shut-down arms: Harrisburg pitchers Ricky Bettinger, Dakota Pentz and Sadiq Burkholder pitched a gem in the team's opening game, striking out eight Detroit batters and walking one. They didn't allow a baserunner past second base after the second inning. Burkholder also contributed on offense with two hits and one RBI.