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Thursday, August 21, 2014


Both #2 seeds were victorious Thursday evening, setting up #1 vs. #2 meetings in Friday morning's Babe Ruth World Series Semifinals.


Phoenix, AZ 8, Janesville, WI 0
Broomall-Newtown, PA 4, Greenville, NC 2


Phoenix, AZ vs. Glen Allen, VA, 10AM
Broomall-Newtown, PA vs. Gainesville-Haymarket, VA, 12:30PM

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9:50AM--Semifinal #1
12:20PM--Semfinal #2
7:15PM--Championship Game

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But most of all, we hope to SEE you at Glen Allen Stadium!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Pool play is completed, four teams have ended their journey at Glen Allen Stadium, while six teams still dream tonight of a Babe Ruth World Series Championship.

In today's action, in a morning battle of two American Division teams already eliminated from contention, Waterford, Connecticut outlasted Glacier, Montana, 7-6.

Next up, Boonville, Missouri needed a win and help from Glen Allen in order to clinch a National Division playoff berth, but Broomall-Newtown, Pennsylvania pitcher Luke Zimmerman kept Boonville off stride, throwing a one-hitter as B-N eliminated Boonville 12-0 in five innings. Boonville finished 1-3. Pennsylvania clinched the #2 seed from the National.

Next up was the American Division championship game, as two 3-0 teams, Phoenix, Arizona and Gainesville-Haymarket, Virginia collided. Down much of the game, Virginia roared back from a 3-0 deficit, scoring one in the sixth, then three in the seventh to take a 4-3 lead. Phoenix loaded the bases with nobody out, but Sammy Gonzalez struck out, then a sacrifice fly attempt on a fly ball to right field ended as a game-ending double play when the runner from third was thrown out trying to score the tying run.

Virginia now has the #1 American seed and a bye to Friday's 12:30pm semifinal.

In the day's final game, Glen Allen took a 5-0 lead into a 90-plus minute lightning delay, only to see Janesville, Wisconsin come back with four runs to shave the lead to one. Wisconsin, though, couldn't punch another aboard, and Glen Allen escaped with a 5-4 win, a 4-0 pool play record, and the #1 National seed.

Glen Allen will play in Friday's first semifinal at 10am.


Janesville, WI (National #3) vs. Phoenix, AZ (American #2)---5:00pm
Greenville, NC (American #3) vs. Broomall-Newtown, PA (National #2)---7:30pm

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Babe Ruth World Series: Day 4

Glen Allen, the host team, has clinched the #1 seed from the National Division and a berth in Friday's championship semifinals, thanks to a 12-run explosion over three innings to hand Middle Atlantic champion Broomall-Newtown, PA their first tournament loss Tuesday night, 12-2.

Glen Allen, now 3-0, faces Janesville, Wisconsin Wednesday evening. Wisconsin is fighting for the third and final playoff berth in the National Division. Boonville could finish out of the running, or as high as the #2 seed in the National with a win over Pennsylvania Wednesday at 1pm combined with a Glen Allen victory later in the evening.

The American Division's three representatives in the championship rounds are set, as Phoenix, Arizona and Gainesville-Haymarket, Virginia each are 3-0, while Greenville, North Carolina took an 8-2 win over Glacier, Montana for their second win, eliminating Montana and Waterford, Connecticut, who are both 0-3.

Day 4 Results:

Boonville, MO 4, Nederland, TX 0
Greenville, NC 8, Glacier, MT 2
Gainesville-Haymarket, VA 9, Waterford, CT 3
Glen Allen, VA 12, Broomall-Newtown, PA 2 (5 innings)

Standings (*--completed pool play):

National Division:
Glen Allen, VA: 3-0
Broomall-Newtown, PA: 2-1
Janesville, WI: 1-2
Boonville, MO: 1-2
Nederland, TX: 1-3*

American Division:
Phoenix, AZ: 3-0
Gainesville-Haymarket, VA: 3-0
Greenville, NC: 2-2*
Waterford, CT: 0-3
Glacier, MT: 0-3

Wednesday Schedule:

Waterford, CT vs. Glacier, MT, 10am
Boonville, MO vs. Broomall-Newtown, PA, 1pm
Gainesville-Haymarket, VA vs. Phoenix, AZ, 4pm
Glen Allen, VA vs. Janesville, WI, 7pm

Monday, August 18, 2014

Babe Ruth World Series: Day 3 Finals....

There was some rain, but it didn't stop Day 3 of pool play from being completed Monday at Glen Allen Stadium as the 13 Year-Old Babe Ruth World Series continued.

Monday Finals:

National Division:

Broomall-Newton, PA 7, Nederland, TX 2
Janesville, WI 9, Boonville, MO 5

American Division:

Phoenix, AZ 13, Glacier, MT 3 (6 innings)
Greenville, NC 3, Waterford, CT 2

Standings After Day 3:

Glen Allen, VA (Host Team) 2-0
Broomall-Newtown, PA (Middle Atlantic) 2-0
Nederland, TX (Southwest) 1-2
Janesville, WI (Ohio Valley) 1-2
Boonville, MO (Midwest Plains) 0-2

Phoenix, AZ (Pacific Southwest) 3-0
Gainesville-Haymarket, VA (Va Champs) 2-0
Greenville, NC (Southeast) 1-2
Glacier, MT (Pacific Northwest) 0-2
Waterford, CT (New England) 0-2

Nederland, TX vs. Boonville, MO, 10am
Glacier, MT vs. Greenville, NC, 1pm
Gainesville-Haymarket, VA vs. Waterford, CT, 4pm
Broomall-Newtown, PA vs. Glen Allen, VA, 7pm

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Babe Ruth World Series: Day 2

Here are the Sunday finals from the 13 year-old Babe Ruth World Series being held at RF&P Park:

Pacific Southwest (Phoenix, AZ) 10, Southeast (Greenville, NC) 5
Southwest (Nederland, TX) 2, Ohio Valley (Janesville, WI) 0
Host Team (Glen Allen) 12, Midwest Plains (Boonville, MO) 1 (5 innings)
Virginia (Gainesville-Haymarket) 3, Pacific Northwest (Glacier, MT) 1

Current Standings:

Glen Allen, VA (Host Team): 2-0
Broomall-Newtown, PA (Middle Atlantic): 1-0
Nederland, TX (Southwest): 1-1
Boonville, MO (Midwest Plains) 0-1
Janesville, WI (Ohio Valley): 0-2

Phoenix, AZ (Pacific Southwest): 2-0
Gainesville-Haymarket, VA (Va Champs): 2-0
Glacier, MT (Pacific Northwest): 0-1
Waterford, CT (New England): 0-1
Southeast (Greenville, NC): 0-2

The top three teams in each division advance to the single elimination, two-day championship tournament, which begins Thursday at 5pm.

MONDAY SCHEDULE (All Times Eastern):
Broomall-Newtown, PA vs. Nederland, TX, 10AM
Boonville, MO vs. Janesville, WI, 1PM
Phoenix, AZ vs. Glacier, MT, 4PM
Waterford, CT vs. Greenville, NC, 7PM

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Moving On: West End Post 361 Loses Lead, Gets It Back For Marathon Win

West End Post 361 had to like their chances entering the eighth inning Wednesday night with a 9-4 lead on the host Leesburg Post 34 at the American Legion State Tournament in Purcellville.

But Post 34 began crawling back into the game. Play after play, run after run would score like a steady drip until the game was tied 9-9 by the time the inning ended.

It was time for another bit of magic for a team known for their last-inning comebacks.

Going toe to toe with the home team into the 13th, Drew Barker was tonight's hero, singling home Beano Shealy with the game-winning run, then fending off Post 34 in the bottom of the frame for a 10-9 victory.

Post 361 is now 16-6 overall, but more importantly, 2-0 in the double-elimination tournament. They next face the other unbeaten team left in the field, Albemarle Post 74, Thursday at 4pm. The winner of that game earns a berth in the championship final beginning Saturday afternoon.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

American Legion State Tournament: Post 361 Wins Opener...

They're back to their original script.

After holding a 5-0 lead, West End Post 361 saw Big Island Post 217 claw back into Tuesday's first round game in the American Legion State Tournament, scoring three in the top of the eighth to take a 6-5 lead.

But this was a small hill to climb compared to other mountains the team has faced in July, this month of comebacks for the dubbed "361 Mafia". Craig McLane hit a game-tying double, then scored on the eventual game-winning single by Drew Barker, leaving the rest to starter Nic Phelps, who struck out eight and closed the door in the ninth to secure the 7-6 first round victory.

West End Post 361 improves on the season to 15-6, and more importantly, advance in the winners bracket of the tournament, getting a full day of rest for its determined, but undermanned, pitching staff. Not having to play again early Wednesday in the elimination bracket is a huge bonus for the team's championship chances.

Tomorrow night at 7:30, 361 will face the winner of the final game of day one of the tourney between Roanoke Post 3 and Leesburg Post 34.