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Jul, 2023

Day 3 Game Recaps of the 2023 Colt World Series

Game Seven: Rio Grande Valley, Texas - 10, Santa Monica, California - 4
Rio Grande Valley, TX defeats Santa Monica, CA by a score of 10-4 in Game Seven of the 2023 Colt League World Series, securing their lead brining in nine runs in the fourth inning . Joshua Ruiz Jr., Deondre Rodriguez, Jorge Garza Jr., Fabinizio Sainas each brought in one run, with Ruben Lopez and Ivan Marron Jr bringing in multiple runs during the inning. 

Lopez opened up the game with a single, scoring one run to get an early Rio Grande Valley lead. Santa Monica would answer back with a Garrett Boyd single bringing in a run in the third. 

Garza Jr. made the start on the mound for Rio Grande Valley, surrendering two hits, one run, and striking out five batters in four innings.  Aleck Rodriguez, Ruiz Jr, and Edwin Zuniga Jr all came in for relief for Rio Grande Valley. For Santa Monica, Gabriel Campbell made the start, allowing eight hits, five runs and striking out just one batter in three innings.

Game Eight: Tijuana, Mexico - 0 , Marion, Illinois - 6
Tijuana, MX is defeated by Marion, IL by a score of 0-6 in Game Eight of the 2023 Colt League World Series thanks in part to four fifth inning runs. Noah Nix threw a complete game shutout for Marion

Marion got on the board in the bottom of the first inning after a Noah Nix walk brought in a run along with a wild pitch that brough in another run. Ivan Nevarez and Erik Castillo led the way for Tijuana, each with one hit. Defensively, Tijuana was sure-handed by not giving a single error in the game.  For Marion, Jack Harre went 3 for 4 at the plate, Chase Miemeyer led his team with 2 RBI's. 

On the mound for Tijuana, Pablo Lopez started the day going four innings allowing four hits, three runs  and four strikeouts. Nix would make the start for Marion, allowing just two hits, no runs with six strikeouts through seven innings.

Game Nine: Greensboro, North Carolina - 18, Aroma Park, Illinois - 1
Greensboro, NC defeated Aroma Park, IL by a score of 18-1 in Game Nine of the 2023 Colt League World Series, with Greensboro jumping out to an early 5 run lead courtesy of Clay Rosser, bringing in two runs and Quinn Woolford bringing in one run. Greensboro added to their lead in the third with a 2 RBI double from Fredrick Harrelson, along with Jack Rippy and Jake Bowden brining in one run each.

Greensboro scored six runs off of just three hits in the fourth with Gage Griffiths, Harrelson, and Woolford drawing walks that scored a run each, Gaven Davis singled bringing in another run and Landon Moser bringing in two runs off a single.

Tate Andrews started off on the mound for Greensboro, allowing two hits, one run, and striking out four batters in four innings pitched.  Byron Sumrall started for Aroma Park, allowing four hits, eight runs, and three strikeouts in one inning pitched.

Greensboro totaled eleven hits, with Rippy leading the team going 2 for 3 on the day. Woolford and Rippy each brought in three runs, with Caiden McNeil leading in base on balls. Preston Harrington-Dewitt and Sumrall led Aroma Park with one hit each.

Game Ten: Paderborn, Germany - 5, Santa Monica, California - 2
Paderborn, DE defeated Santa Monica, CA by a score of 5-2 in Game Ten of the 2023 Colt League World Series. Paderborn got out to an early start Lasse Nixdorf, Owen Fierlbeck, Felix Stroll and Domenic Rauwolf each brought in one run. Paderborn added another un in the second after Kenny Giere stole home, making it a 5-0 game. On the mound , Finn Keuper started for Paderborn, allowing seven hits, two runs and striking out four Santa Monica batters through six innings. Fermin Giee pitched one shutout inning of relief. For Santa Monica, Edward Maxam started on the mound, allowing five hits, four runs and no strikeouts through two-thirds of an inning.

 Giere helped set the tone for Paderborn at the number two position in the order, leading with two hits in four at bats. Garrett Boyd was the hit leader for Santa Monica, going three for four at the plate. Eli Altamarino and Elijah Horn brought in the lone runs for Santa Monica.

Paderborn moves onto Game Fourteen today at 11:00am against the loser of Game 12 between Rio Grade Valley, Texas and Southern Illinois. For Santa Monica, they are the third team to be eliminated from the 2023 Colt League World Series.

Game Eleven: Chiba, Japan - 7, Tijuana, Mexico- 4
Chiba, JP defeated Tijuana in Game Eleven of the 2023 Colt League World Series, 7-4. Chiba struck first with a So Fujita single, scoring one run. Tijuana would strike back in the fourth with a Diego Angulo sacrifice fly bring in one run, and Carlos Castaneda stole home. Ryunosuke Kanatani doubled for Chiba, tying the game in the seventh.

In the top of the tenth, in extra innings, Fujita broke the tie with an RBI single. Youta Inoue tripled, helping extend the lead to 7-3.

Hayato Okinishi started on the mound for Chiba, giving up six hits, two runs and striking out two in four innings. Yuta Takara came in for four and two-thirds innings of relief, striking out two, allowing five hits and one run. Ivan Nevarez started on the mound for Tijuana, giving up four hits, two runs, and striking out five in five innings.

Chiba totaled 10 hits on the day, Fujita, Kanatani, Rea Matsumoto and Inoue each collecting two hits.  Inoue led Chiba in RBI's with three helpung lead his team to victory. Tijuana totaled 13 hits in the game, with Erik Castillo going 4 for 5 at the plate. 

Chiba will move on to play in Game Fifteen and will await the loser of Game Eleven. For Tijuana, they have been eliminated from the 2023 Colt League World Series.

Game Twelve: Rio Grande Valley, Texas - 3, Southern Illinois - 4
Rio Grande Valley, TX was defeated by Southern Illinois, 3-4 in Game Twelve of the 2023 Colt League World Series.

Rio Grande Valley got on the board first in the first innings after Ivan Marron Jr brought in two runs off a single and Jeremiah Vela drew a walk, bringing in a run. Southern Illinois tied the game in the third after a Nick Hubbard single. Southern Illinois would take the lead after scoring a run in the fourth.

On the mound, Fabinizio Sainas led things off for Rio Grande Valley, allowing four hits, three runs and striking out three batters through two innings. Ruben Lopez came in for relief, pitching four innings allowing three hits, one run and striking out two. Logan Ingle started for Southern Illinois, allowing four hits, three runs and one strikeout in two innings.

Rio Grande Valley will move on to play Paderborn, Germany in Game Fourteen today at 11:00AM. Southern Illinois will await the winner of that game and will play in Game Sixteen at 5:00pm.

Game Thirteen: Youngstown, Ohio - 11, Marion, Illinois - 3
Youngstown defeated Marion in Game Twelve of the 2023 Colt League World Series by a score of 11-3, with Dawson Wallace leading the way for Youngstown with four hits in four at bats. 

Marion got on the board first in the second after a Youngstown error. Youngstown would strike back in the fourth after Gabriel Rusnack and Logan Cypher each brought in one run. Youngstown led 6-2 in the top of the fifth after scoring on an error and Wallace and Cypher again brining in runs. Youngstown would total 13 hits on the day, Cypher and Wallace leading with three RBI's each. Aiden Lavritzen and Will True collected two hits each for Marion in the loss.

On the mound, Carter Wilson made the start for Youngstown, allowing five hits, two runs and striking out nine batters through five and a third innings pitched. Will Fox started for Marion, allowing five hits, four runs and seven strikeouts through four and a third innings pitched. 

Youngstown moves onto Game Seventeen and will await the winner between Chiba, Japan and Marion who play at 2:00pm today in Game Fifteen.

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