Westside Baseball’s Westchester Babe Ruth 13-15 All Stars took their record to 1-1 in the Babe Ruth World Series on Monday morning with a 5-2 win over the Midwest Plains representatives from Ottumwa, IA. The series is being played in Loudon County, Virginia, a suburb of Washington DC. The win keeps Westchester in the hunt to advance to the championship single elimination round that starts on Thursday.
Uly Perez (Santa Monica ’16) worked a complete game on the mound for the win. In 7 innings of work, he allowed 2 runs on 4 hits, no walks and 5 strike outs. He helped himself at the plate going 2 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored. For his efforts, Perez was awarded the player of the game award by the tournament committee.
Matthew Kanfer (LACES ’15) had a big day at the plate driving in 3 runs with a single and a double. Carlos Jacobo (Hawthorne ’17) had the sole remaining hit. Cameren Landreth (Westchester ’16) scored 2 runs in the win.
Defensively, Anthony Chavez (St. Bernard ’15) was solid behind the plate. Lawrence Gilliam (Crossroads ’15), Christian Amador (Culver City ’15) and AJ Inatsugu (Santa Monica ’16) turned in Gold Glove worthy efforts in the field.
The Westchester side will face the undefeated Southwest Regional Champions, Brazoswood, TX, on Tuesday at 4PM Eastern.