World Series: Northwest champ defeats Trumbull Babe Ruth
Trumbull, the New England champion, lost to West Linn, Oregon, the Northwest champion, by a score of 16-1, in a Babe Ruth World Series Tournament elimination game at R.F. & P. Park in Glen Allen, Virginia on Monday.
Trumbull finished at 1-3 in Northern Division Pool play.
West Linn improved to 2-2 and is the third seed from the National Division.
Brandon Buda had a single, a double and scored a run for Trumbull and was its Ron Tellefsen Game MVP Award winner.
Adam Simshauser was 4-for-4 with three RBIs and was West Linn’s honoree.
Zac Hoover went 3-for-3 with a walk, three RBIs and a run scored.
Gavin Turner went 2-for-2 with two RBIs and two runs scored.
West Linn took control after a seven-run first inning that featured six hits.
Buda doubled to lead off the home second for Trumbull, and scored on Matt Bagley’s one out double.
Ray Leonzi singled with two outs in the third and Buda had Trumbull’s final hit with a one-out single in the fourth.
West Linn totaled 15 hits in four turns at the plate against four Trumbull pitchers.
Trumbull had only four baserunners off West Linn right-hander Kyle Sullivan.
The Trumbull defense turned a pair of double plays.