JAMESTOWN, N.Y. -- Joseph Morel went 4-for-4 and earned the victory on the mound in leading Middle Atlantic (College Point, N.Y.) over Midwest Plains (Sikeston, Mo.) 11-2 in pool play at the 13-Year-Old Babe Ruth World Series on Saturday afternoon at Diethrick Park.
The Middle Atlantic team started off the scoring in the top of the first on a two-run triple by Adrian Castano before plating two more runs in the frame. Middle Atlantic matched that four-run total in the fourth, which was highlighted by a two-run single by Val Bayron.
Morel paced Middle Atlantic by going 4-for-4 with three runs scored and three stolen bases. Morel also earned the victory on the mound, pitching 5.0 innings and striking out five batters. Morel's four hits in one game ties a World Series record for most hits in a game.
Castano and Bayron each hit 3 RBI for Middle Atlantic.
Josh King hit a three-run homer for Midwest Plains and Tyler Anderson went 3-for-3 with a triple and a RBI.
The Middle Atlantic Champions will next play against the Host Team on Monday night at 8 p.m. and the Midwest Plains team will play the Host Team next as well on on Sunday night at 8 p.m.
The Ron Tellefsen Player's of the Game were Anderson and Morel.
JAMESTOWN, N.Y. -- Tanner Murphy pitched a complete game two-hitter with 16 strikeouts in leading the Midwest Plains squad (1-1) to a 7-2 victory over the Host Team (0-2) in an American Division pool play contest at Diethrick Park in Jamestown on Sunday night.
Murphy set a new 13-Year-Old Babe Ruth World Series record with the 16 strikeouts. The previous record was 15, set in 1991. Murphy at one point struck out nine consecutive batters and 11 out of 12. Murphy went seven innings, giving up three hits and one earned run with zero walks.
Josh King hit a two-run double to left center to put his team ahead 3-2 in the top of the fifth inning.
Jamestown opened the scoring in the bottom of the first when Jacob Gullo led off the inning with a single and the came around to score on a passed ball. Cortland Haines also scored in the inning on a Kyle Emerson RBI single to give the Host Team a 2-0 lead.
The Host Team will next play the Middle Atlantic team at 8 p.m. on Monday night and the Midwest Plains will return to action on Monday at 2:30 p.m. against the Pacific Southwest Region.
The Ron Tellefsen Player's of the Game were Murphy and Haines.