The Westchester 14U Babe Ruth All Star team lost to Jacksonville 10-2 in pool play Sunday in the World Series championships in Murray, UT. Westchester had numerous opportunities to score, but just couldn't get a key hit when necessary.
Jacksonville struck first with four runs in the top of first on two hits and some aggressive base running. Westchester came back loading the bases on walks LJ Gilliam, Grant Craddolph and Anthony Chavez. Carlos Jacobo knocked in the lone run on a hard grounder to second.
Jacksonville scored three in the top of the third, extending their lead to 7-1.
Angel (Gator) de la Torre replaced starting pitcher Matthew Kaplan to start the fourth inning, yielding one run.
Jacksonville connected for two runs in the top of the seventh to make the score 10-1. Westchester scored a run in the top of the seventh on singles by Matthew Kanfer and Craddolph and a sacrifice fly by Jacobo.
Westchester continues in pool play with games against Washington on Monday and Utah on Wednesday. Three of the five teams in Westchester's pool will advance to the single elimination championship round beginning on Thursday.