BANGOR, Maine – Pool play continued on Day 3 of the 2013 Senior League World Series on Tuesday as both the U.S. East and U.S. West stay unbeaten.
Canada 0, U.S. Southeast 10 (5)
The U.S. Southeast kept their hopes alive for the semifinals with a win over Canada on Tuesday to improve its record to 1-1. If the Southeast can win out, they stand a chance to advance.
Tyler Avret started and pitched well for the Southeast. He pitched 3.1 innings allowing just one hit and striking out five. He got offensive support from Evan Krenz who doubled, went 2-for-3, and drove in three runs. Brandon Hensley also had a nice day at the plate. He doubled twice going 2-for-2 and driving in a pair of runs.
Latin America 3, Europe & Africa 0
Latin America came out and shut down the Europe & Africa offense limiting them to a single hit.
Javier Garcia pitched four inning allowing just one hit while striking out seven earning the win for Latin America. Francisco Perez came on in relief and finished the game. He pitched three innings without allowing a hit while striking out five.
Luis Alonso went 2-for-3 and drove in two of the three runs for Latin America.
The win puts Latin America at 2-0 and in the driver’s seat for a spot in the semifinals, but they have only played teams without a win so far.
U.S. East 9, U.S. Central 4
The U.S. East started off the game strong and finished it even stronger. The East took a 4-0 lead in the top of the first and gradually saw the Central team fight back to pull within a run heading into the ninth inning. Then the East broke open for five more runs to put it away.
Eric Duerr (3-for-5) and Dan Garver (3-for-4) led the East offense with three hits as they pounded out a total of 16 hits, all singles. Eric Takoushian picked up a pair of hits himself driving in a pair of runs.
U.S. West 11, Asia-Pacific 0 (6)
The West stayed perfect with a shutout of Asia-Pacific on Tuesday. Brandon Henderson pitched four innings giving up just three hits while striking out six. He picked up the win. At the plate he was 1-for-3 with a triple.
Kawaiola Takemura scored twice, drove in one run, doubled, and went 2-for-3 to lead the West offense.
The West has one more game to go and will face the Host Maine on Thursday night. This is setting up to be a showdown of two undefeated teams and could be for the #1 seed heading into the semifinal round.
2013 Senior League World Series Standings:
1. U.S. West 3-0
2. Host Maine 2-0
3. U.S. Southeast 1-1
4. Asia-Pacific 0-2
5. Canada 0-3
1. U.S. East 3-0
2. Latin America 2-0
3. U.S. Southwest 1-1
4. Europe & Africa 0-2
5. U.S. Central 0-3
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.