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Nearly 50 years after capturing their first Babe Ruth title, the
El Segundo (Calif.) All-Stars ran the table at the Babe Ruth
13-Year-Old World Series, capturing the championship with an
11-1 mercy rule victory over Lawrenceburg, Tenn.
The win marked El Segundo's first World Series championship
in 11 years, its fifth overall and the first at the 13-year-old level. El
Segundo has sent seven teams to the 13-15 Babe Ruth World Series,
winning titles in 1964, 1969, 1974 and 2002.
El Segundo's Joey Acosta was named the tournament's Most
Valuable Player after batting .680 and winning two games as a pitcher.
His 375-foot home run in the third inning gave El Segundo a 3-1 lead.
"I feel really honored to win the MVP," said Acosta. "We won it with
pitching and defense. Our defense was great in the championship
Spencer Long and Spencer Song were selected to the All-World
Series Team and Sean Emery was named to the tournament's All-
With a deep pitching staff to choose from, El Segundo head coach
Bob Motta opted to start Long in the championship game. Long
struck out five batters while surrendering only two hits that led to the
Southeast Regional champion's only run in the third inning.
"I was little nervous but I knew our offense would carry us," Long
admitted. "Losing never entered our minds. Fortunately, I had great
control of my fastball and my curveball was breaking well."
Song said he and his teammates would always have fond memories
of the summer of 2013. "Playing in the World Series was a once in
a lifetime experience," said Song. "It was awesome to make the All-
Tournament Team. It feels good to be able to help out the team."
Great Loudoun (Va.) Makes History with Babe Ruth 13-15 WS Championship
This year's Great Loudoun (Va.) County Babe Ruth League not only hosted the Babe Ruth
13-15 World Series, it made history.
Greater Loudoun won the title for its division, marking the first time that a host team won the
13-15 World Series, which was played at Fireman's Field in Purcellville, Va.
"We put together a great group of boys who just played their hearts out, and to see the
fruits of their labor is just beyond words," said Greater Loudoun Babe Ruth League President Joe
The magnitude of the achievement is still sinking in for the team manager's Tim Owen. "You
know when you set a goal that is far away and finally reach it? I think it's going to take a little
bit for it to sink in. We actually put a plan together and did it," Owen said.
The win was also Owen's first championship in 13 years of coaching baseball in Purcellville.
Greater Loudoun beat the team from Westchester, Calif., 8-3 in the championship game.
Pitcher Kaleb Bowman got the win, logging three innings in relief to preserve the victory.
Westchester (Calif.) Crowned Babe Ruth 14-Year-Old World Series Champions
When the final out was recorded, the Westchester (Calif.) dugout emptied and dog piled onto
pitcher Saul Martinez. He had just finished a complete game shut out securing the Babe Ruth
League 14-Year-Old World Series championship.
Westchester was able to complete their undefeated World Series campaign with an 8-0
win over Tualatin Hills, Ore. The game remained scoreless until the bottom of the fourth inning
when centerfielder Nolan Martinez was able to connect for a RBI single. From that point,
Westchester's offense got into a rhythm and the team was able to score 7 more runs en route to
For the first time in its 56-year history, Westchester sent two teams to the Babe Ruth World
Series. They captured the 14-Year-Old World Series crown and place second in the 13-15 World
Series held in Loudoun County, Va.
Alabama Turns Back Mid-County (Texas) For 16-18 Babe Ruth Title
Alabama's Rawdogs beat Mid-County, Texas, 2-0, to win the Babe Ruth 16-18 World Series
championship. Behind a solid pitching performance from Keegan Curtis, the Rawdogs played gritty
baseball to overcome a team that had beaten them the week prior.
"It was a team effort," Rawdogs manager Tony Hendrix said. "I don't think we played our
best game, and I don't think they did either. We were just fortunate to come out on the right side.
The kids fought hard. It was just a team victory."
It may have been a team win, but Curtis gets a ton of credit for pitching lights-out game
just days after working nine innings. The World Series Most Outstanding Player award winner
threw a complete-game two-hitter, with three strikeouts and one walk. Additionally, Curtis scored
Alabama's two runs---one in the first and sixth---thanks to key hits from Rob Perteet and Jesse
EL SEGUNDO (CALIF.) WINS 13-YEAR-OLD BABE RUTH WORLD SERIES
9-Under World Series: Team Citius USA Martinez (Kyle, Texas) whipped Team MVP Legends (Miami,
Fla.), 10-0. Team Citius' Manus Miller was the MVP while teammate Keaton Grady was Defensive
MVP. Jorge Bello of the Legends was Offensive MVP.
10-Under World Series: Diamond MVP (Norwalk, Calif.) beat the East Cobb (Marietta, Ga.) Astros,
5-1. Issac Casillas and Skyler Kelsey of Diamond MVP won Tournament MVP and Defensive MVP
awards, respectively. East Cobb's Roy Chandler was Offensive MVP.
11-Under World Series: Team MVP (Miami, Fla.)
blanked Florida Battalion (Trinity, Fla.), 2-0. Team
MVP's Sebastian Moore and Joseph Cruz Torres
were selected Tournament MVP and Defensive MVP,
respectively. Jackson Miller and Blake Wright of
Florida Battalion were Co-Offensive MVP's.
12-Under World Series: EM Majors (Bentonville,
Ark.) edged Diamond MVP (Norwalk, Calif.), 4-3. EM
Majors' Devon Koonce won Tournament MVP and
Offensive MVP. Diamond MVP's Chase Adkison was
chosen Defensive MVP.
13-Under World Series: Dig In Baseball Duffy (Frederick, Md.) drilled Gulf Coast Elite (Destin, Fla.),
13-6. David Clarke and Salvador Antonio of Dig In Baseball Duffy were chosen Tournament MVP and
Defensive MVP. Gulf Coast Elite's Cameron Gray was named Offensive MVP.
14-Under World Series: East Cobb (Marietta, Ga.) Astros tamed the Louisiana Tigers (Baton Rouge,
La.), 6-3. Weston Bizzle and Donald Gleneski of East Cobb were named Tournament MVP and
Offensive MVP. Cole Johnson of Louisiana Tigers was chosen Defensive MVP.
The SY Titans, a late qualifier to the
tournamet, capped off their fantastic run
with a 12-2 mercy rule victory over BPA
DeMarini in the final of the National Youth
The Titans, playing out of Santa Ynez, Calif., played
an even 100 games (75-24-1) during their 12-year-old
season, and they traveled all over the country in pursuit of
the NYBC title.
Alejandro Murillo had a no-hitter through four
innings to get the victory and Cooper Benson homered
twice in the win. Benson, the tourament's MVP, and
Gavin Haimowitz homered in the bottom of the first
Benson homered again in the second inning and the
Titans left that rally with a 6-0 cushion, and they'd lead
by nine runs before BPA DeMarini notched its first
hit. The Titans had earned a narrow 3-2 victory in the
semifinals, and Benson hit a game-tying homer in the
sixth inning of that one.
BPA DeMarini, based out of Lake Forest, Calif.,
eliminated the two-time defending champion Houston
Banditos in the quarterfinals and ousted fellow
Californians Diamond MVP in the semis. But they ran out
of steam against the mighty Titans.
BPA DeMarini scored 10 runs in the quarterfinals and
12 in the semis, but it didn't get a hit until the fifth inning
in the title game. The visitors managed to scratch out two
runs in that inning, but the Titans were just too much, and
they scored three more times to salt away the win.
SY TITANS FLEX MUSCLE
TO CAPTURE NYBC TITLE
Team MVP of Miami, Fla. celebrates
its 11U USSSA Elite Championship
after a gritty 2-0 victory over Florida
Battalion of Trinity, Fla.
USSSA ELITE WORLD SERIES SALUTES
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