August 1st, 2016
Another nice, warm day brought us three extremely played and very competitive games in the second day and winner’s bracket of the Intermediate World Series.
In a very well played and exciting game, Seoul, South Korea took the lead in the 4th, then watched as Curacao scored two in the top of the seventh and had the tying run on third base before South Korea got the final out to win 4-3. Dongwook Yuk and Kyumin Kim combined for 14 strikeouts for South Korea, and they made the most of just 4 hits to score their 4 runs.
In the longest (9 innings, 3:34) game in Intermediate World Series history, DJ Glascow’s walk-off sacrifice fly ended the game and gave the Parkland, Florida team a 5-4 win over Hawaii. Matthew Binder went 3-4 to lead the offense, and Cam Little had a key sacrifice bunt on a 1-1 count in the win. Six different pitchers combined for 13 strikeouts and allowed only 7 hits, and Jake Wurms made two fantastic catches in CF
In the late game, for the second time in Intermediate World Series history, the host CA District 57 team has started 2-0, as Danville, CA beat Bedford, Indiana 8-5. Tassajara Valley rode the arm of Grayson Coons, who pitched 3 2/3 innings, striking out 9 and yielding only 1 earned run. Brian Duroff was the offensive star of the game, going 2-3 with a go-ahead 2 run homer in the 5th. Geoffrey Kennedy also went 3-3 with a double and 4 runs scored.