Dennis got the win for Illinois Patriots 18U. He allowed three runs over six innings. He struck out nine, walked four and surrendered nine hits. The top of the third saw DeMARINI - Team Hayes take an early lead, 1-0. Neil Lambert got things going for DeMARINI - Hayes with a single. Harrigan singled, scoring Tyler Halas.
The game was never in doubt after the third, as Illinois Patriots 18U scored three runs on an RBI double by Hendricks, a sacrifice fly by Ferrante, and an RBI single by Browdy. Illinois Patriots 18U matched its one-run fourth inning with one more in the fifth. In the fourth, Illinois Patriots 18U scored on a sacrifice fly by Vasquez, bringing home Jakubowsky.
One run in the top of the fifth helped DeMARINI - Team Hayes close its deficit to 4-2. An RBI single by Harrigan gave DeMARINI - Team Hayes life. After pushing across one run in the top of the sixth, DeMARINI - Hayes faced just a 5-3 deficit. A passed ball set off DeMARINI - Team Hayes rally. The game went final when Lambert.
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