Thursday, August 18, 2016

Australia Region Holds Off Europe-Africa Region, 3-1

Photo courtesy of Little League Baseball®
South Williamsport, PA - Europe-Africa was never able to get over the hump and overcome its troubles against Australia on Thursday, as Europe-Africa fell 3-1 at Volunteer Stadium after falling behind by three runs in the fourth inning.

Europe-Africa scored one run in the sixth on. Despite its efforts, Europe-Africa couldn't finish the comeback.

Europe-Africa couldn't get anything going as long as Clayton Campbell was pitching. Campbell held Europe-Africa hitless over five innings, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out seven.

Elia Sartini took the loss for Europe-Africa. He lasted just 2 1/3 innings, walked one, struck out two, and allowed two runs.

The game's last lead went to Australia thanks to a second inning rally that saw one run cross the plate on an RBI single by Ryley Gonzalez.

Australia got one-run rallies in the third inning and the fourth. In the third, Australia scored on an RBI single by Campbell, scoring William Unitt.

In the sixth inning, Europe-Africa pushed across its only run of the day on a passed ball.

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