American Legion World Series (ALWS) games on Sunday experienced rain delays, as well as scoreless and shorter innings. Games 9 and 10 played seven innings in an effort to stay ahead of schedule from all the time lost by rain delays. Game 11 will also play seven innings.
Game 8: Brooklawn, N.J., 3; Bellevue, Wash., 2
Saturday night’s postponement of Game 8 due to rain got under way Sunday before noon. And the battle for the winners’ bracket was claimed after 10 innings by Brooklawn Post 72.
Brooklawn and Bellevue remained tied 1-1 for three straight innings until Brooklawn took the lead 2-1 heading into the top of the ninth with Bellevue up to bat. Bellevue designated hitter Clayton Huber grounded into a double play but still sent Nate Anderson across home plate, tying the score 2-2. Brooklawn remained scoreless in the bottom of the ninth to send the game into overtime.
Brooklawn relief pitcher Jeff Paglione shut Bellevue down in the top of the 10th inning. Then, left fielder Pat Kane solidified his team’s 3-2 victory after he scored on a throwing error by Bellevue catcher Jimmy Sinatro.
New Jersey (57-3) had four hits and zero errors. Washington (37-14) had seven hits and two errors.