April 27, 2018
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US Southwest outlasts US East in rain-delayed game

By Pete Warner, BDN Staff

BANGOR — Trace Reed laced a three-run double to spark a four-run seventh inning Tuesday that lifted the U.S. Southwest all-stars from Tyler, Texas, to an 8-6 victory over Talbot County, Md., during Senior League World Series pool play at Mansfield Stadium.

Reed’s double provided the eventual winning run as the Texans (2-0) erased an early 6-0 deficit. He also added a single for the winners.

The game, which began at 12:16 p.m., was later suspended because of rain. It resumed after 6 p.m. and was completed at 7:25 p.m.

Seth Gibson doubled and singled for Tyler, Texas, while Sawyer Dorsey provided a double and had an RBI when hit by a pitch with the bases loaded during his team’s four-run fourth-inning uprising.

Gibson pitched two hitless innings of relief to earn the victory, while Canaan Klaassen worked a scoreless seventh to pick up a save.

Dustin Jones paced Talbot County, Md., the U.S. East winner, with three singles and an RBI. Chance Crissinger posted two singles and an RBI and Tayvon Blake added two singles.

Trailing 6-4, Texas rallied in the seventh. Tanner Bandel led off with a single, Gibson doubled and Jacob Spitzer singled to load the bases.

Reed followed with his big double, which cleared the bases and chased eventual losing pitcher Brady Jackson. One out later, an error allowed Reed to score and provide the margin of victory.

Maryland (0-1) scored two runs in the first with the aid of an error. Jones had an RBI single and Blake hit into a run-scoring fielder’s choice.

The US East squad made it 4-0 in the second, with Crissinger hitting an RBI single, then extended the advantage to 6-0 with two more in the third inning. In that frame, Blake and Justus Mills singled and scored on a wild pitch and a double steal, respectively.

Texas cut the deficit to 6-4, tallying four runs in the fourth. Gibson opened with a single and later scored on Reed’s fielder’s choice. With one out, Jacob Wadle singled to load the bases.

Dorsey was hit by a pitch to plate the first run, Reed scored on another fielder’s choice and Cade Suggs hit an RBI single.

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