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June 25, 2013 > Newark American wins Intermediate Championship

Newark American wins Intermediate Championship

Submitted By Mike Heightchew, Photo by Mike Heightchew

Tuesday, June 18: Newark American Little League (NALL) started the scoring in the bottom of the second inning as a mishandled third strike and a catcher's throwing error by Warm Springs Little League (WSLL) allowed a runner to move to second from first base. The next batter went after a high pitch and struck out but the runner at second took off and made a great slide to steal third; an attempt to cut down the runner flew into left field and the runner scored.

The third batter in a row is struck out, but once again the catcher could not find the handle on the ball and the batter reached first base safely. He then stole second and scored the second run of the inning on a single. The inning ended with the score: WSLL 0 - NALL 2.

WSLL made the score to 2-1 in the top of the fourth inning with a bases loaded wild pitch allowing a WSLL runner to score. In the bottom of the fifth, NALL powered two more runs, starting with a lead-off double. A single and an error scored one more runner and a base on balls, single and another error accounted for the second run of the inning.

After five complete innings NALL had a 5-1 lead. The lead-off batter for WSLL in the top of the sixth inning kept them in the game as he was hit by a pitch and awarded first base. As the next batter was being walked, the runner on first took off and stole second. With runners on first and second, the runners on base pulled off a double steal as the batter strikes out. The runner on third stole home, making the score NALL 5 WSLL 2. With no further scoring, Newark American Little League became Intermediate Champions.

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