Trumbull Babe Ruth defeats North Providence in regionals
Trumbull Babe Ruth defeated North Providence (R.I.) by a score of 7-6 in the 15U Regional Tournament in Lynn (Mass.) on Saturday.
With the victory, manager Jeff John’s team improved to 2-0 in pool play.
Trumbull defeated Brattleboro (Vt.) 7-3 in its opener on Friday.
The locals meets New Hampshire Sunday at 10 a.m. at Frazier Field.
With a win, Trumbull is in great position to make it to the playoff round on Monday.
North Providence, the visiting team, led 3-1 after one inning and 4-2 after two before Trumbull tied the game in the third.
Trumbull added two runs in the fifth and one in the sixth for a 7-4 advantage.
North Providence scored two in the seventh.
North Providence went on top behind two walks and a pair of singles, but Trumbull starter Stephen Ioli struck out the last two batters to end the inning.
Trumbull answered with one in the bottom of the first.
Tim Seymour walked, stole second and scored on Evan Warner’s single.
Andrew Koch came in to pitch for Trumbull in the second.
Andre Solis singled, advanced to second on a balk, stole third and scored on a ground ball to third.
Koch gave up one more single, but the next batter grounded out to end the inning. Koch then shut out North Providence the next four innings.
Trumbull answered again with a run of its own.
Koch walked. Ioli doubled and Koch scored on an overthrow from the outfield.
Trumbull scored two in the third to tie the game.
Beau DeMelo walked and went to third on an errant pickoff attempt.
After Seymour walked, DeMelo scored on a wild pitch.
Teixeira walked for the second time in the game and a free pass to Zack Brace loaded the bases.
Seymour scored on a wild pitch for a 4-4 tie.
Warner led off the fifth with a deep double.
One out later he scored on Chaz Stolba’s RBI single.
Koch then ripped a double for a 6-4 lead.
In the sixth, Texiera singled and Warner’s second double of the game scored pinch-runner Alex Chopskie.
North Providence rallied back in the seventh.
After singles by A.J. Medoros and Solis, both advanced on a long fly ball out.
J.C. Poiner then singled to left to score Medoros and Solis, before Warner made a diving catch at first base to end the game.