BANGOR, Maine – Day 2 of the 2013 Senior League World Series is in the books and a few teams are making their mark with perfect records so far.
Host Maine improved to 2-0 with a close 3-1 victory over Asia-Pacific on Monday. Also improving to 2-0 were the U.S. East and U.S. West who both won big on Monday over international teams.
Europe & Africa 1, U.S. East 11 (5)
The U.S. East bats dominated on Monday banging out 15 hits en route to a run rule shortened win.
Eric Duerr had a huge day at the plate. Doubling twice, Duerr went 2-for-4 knocking in four runs. The table was set for the U.S. East by lead-off man Drew Jarmuz who was a perfect 4-for-4 scoring three times.
The U.S. East pitching staff was just as dominant limiting the Europe & Africa team to just two hits, one each from the eighth and ninth place hitter. Alex Pechin started and pitched three hitless innings to earn the win. Ryan Barrett finished the game tossing two innings allowing one run on two hits.
U.S. West 11, Canada 1
Canada fell to 0-2 after falling apart in their game against the U.S. West. Canada pitching allowed only five hits. However, those hits were combined with ten walks and five defensive errors to give the U.S. West five unearned runs. Canada also allowed seven stolen bases.
Chevy Sumile pitched great for the West tossing five innings. He allowed no runs and two hits while striking out eight.
At the plate Colby Hirano had a nice day at the plate. He picked up two hits (2-for-4), walked once, and scored three runs.
Host Maine 3, Asia-Pacific 1
Maine held off a late inning rally from Asia-Pacific as they picked up their second straight win.
Trevor DeLaite pitched great for Maine to earn the win. He went five innings allowing no runs, one hit, and struck out six. Andrew Hillier finished the game pitching two innings allowing just one unearned run on two hits.
The big hit for Maine came in the top of the fifth inning when Nick Moore (1-for-1) singled in a pair of runs to give Maine a 3-0 lead.
U.S. Central 2, U.S. Southwest 12 (6)
The Southwest improved to 1-1 with a win over the Central on Monday. The Southwest got a nice start from Sergio Macias who pitched four scoreless innings allowing just one hit. Macias was also big at the plate going 3-for-4 tripling twice and scoring two runs.
Felipe Rodriguez (1-for-3) and Jerry Avila (1-for-2) both drove in three runs for the Southwest.
2013 Senior League World Series Standings:
1. Host Maine 2-0
1. U.S. West 2-0
3. Asia-Pacific 0-1
3. U.S. Southeast 0-1
5. Canada 0-2
1. U.S. East 2-0
1. Latin America 1-0
3. U.S. Southwest 1-1
4. Europe & Africa 0-1
5. U.S. Central 0-2
Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.