GLEN ALLEN, Va. — The Glacier All-Stars were unable to come back from a late deficit and lost their final game of the Babe Ruth 13-and-under World Series on Wednesday, 7-6 to the New England champions from Waterford, Connecticut.
It was a back and forth contest from the start.
After getting three quick outs to start the game, Glacier led off the home half of the first with a single from Coby Clark-Dickinson, who would advance to third on a stolen base and a passed ball. Lee Walburn scored his teammate three batters later with a single through the left side of the infield. Forrest Kobelt singled in the next at bat, but was caught trying to extend the play.
It didn’t take long for Waterford to answer, reaching its first six batters in the second inning safely, eventually scoring two runs in the frame. They were even better in the third inning, scoring three runs to take a 5-1 lead.
Glacier led off the bottom of the third with a double from Clark-Dickinson, and after a pair of fly outs, had five straight singles, scoring four runs to tie the game. Another run in the fourth, Walburn scoring Clark-Dickinson on a single for the third time in the contest, gave Glacier a 6-5 lead entering the last three innings.
Waterford scored in the fifth to tie the game again, then reached on an error in the sixth, only to score two batters later and take back the lead.
Kobelt reached first with one out in the seventh on his third single of the game to get the game-tying run on board for Glacier, but a grounder to the third baseman in the next at bat served up an easy double play to end the game.
Glacier finished the game with 15 hits, with Clark-Dickinson, Kobelt, Walburn and Drew Morgan each with three.
The loss was the last game of the tournament for the Glacier All-Stars, who finished 0-4 at the World Series.
Host team Glen Allen and Virginia state champion Gainesville-Haymarket defended the Commonwealth, each going undefeated in pool play and taking the top seeds in the American and National divisions, earning a bye in the playoffs.
Pacific Southwest champion Chandler-Mesa, Arizona earned the second seed from the American, and Southeast champion from Greenville, North Carolina the third. Mid-Atlantic champion Broomall-Newtown, Pennsylvania is the second seed from the National, Janesville, Wisconsin is the third.
Waterford, Conn. 023 011 0 — 7 8 0
Glacier 104 100 0 — 6 15 2
Dylan Bosco, Noah Speller (5) and John Pelligrino. Tanner Gove, Lee Walburn (5) and Jaydon Dillon.
WATERFORD — Maxwell Adams 1-4, Brandon Beck, 0-2, Bosco 2-3, Kyle Kobyluck 0-0, Pelligrino 0-4, Eli Putnam 0-1, Drew Rocchetti 1-2, Bobby Silva 1-3, Noah Speller 0-1, Liam Spellman 2-2, Peter Turello 0-2, Trevor Trevor Yeomans 1-2.
GLACIER — Coby Clark-Dickinson 3-4, Dillon 1-3, John Gilk 0-1, Gove 1-3, Forrest Kobelt 3-3, Colten McPhee 0-4, Drew Morgan 3-4, Jack Schwaiger 0-3, Austin Varner 1-2, Lee Walburn 3-4.
2B—Clark Dickinson. RBIs—Rocchetti, Silva 2, Spellman 2, Yeomans; Dillon, Morgan, Varner, Walburn 3.
Babe Ruth Baseball
13-year-old World Series
At Glen Allen, Va.
Phoenix, Ariz. 10, Waterford, Conn., 0
Broomall-Newton, Pa., 3, Janesville, Wi. 2
Gainesville-Haymark, Va., 6, Greenville, N.C. 5
Glen Allen Va., 8, Nederland, Texas, 4
Phoenix, Ariz. 10, Greenville, N.C. 5
Nederland, Texas, 2. Janesville, Wi. 0
Glen Allen, Va., 12, Boonville, Mo. 1
Gainesville-Haymarket, Va. 3, Glacier 1
Broomall-Newton, Pa. 7, Nederland, Texas 2
Janesville, Wi. 9, Boonville, Mo., 5
Phoenix, Ariz., 13, Glacier 3
Greenville, N.C. 3, Waterford, Conn. 2
Boonville, Mo. 4, Nederland, Texas 0
Greenville, N.C. 8, Glacier 2
Gainesville-Haymarket, Va. 9, vs. Waterford, Conn. 3
Glen Allen, Va. 12, Broomall-Newton, Pa. 2
Waterford, Conn. 7, Glacier 6
Broomall-Newtown, Pa. 12, Boonville, Mo. 0
Gainesville-Haymarket, Va. 4, Chandler-Mesa, Ariz. 3
Glen Allen, Va. 5, Janesville, Wisc. 4
3 p.m. — Janesville, Wisc. vs. Chandler-Mesa, Ariz.
5:30 p.m. — Greenville, N.C. vs. Broomall-Newtown, Pa.
8 a.m. — Glen Allen, Va. vs. Winner of Wisc./Ariz.
10:30 a.m. — Gainesville-Haymarket, Va. vs. Winner of N.C./Pa.
5:30 p.m. — Semifinal winner vs. semifinal winner