The Eagle Pass 13-year-old Babe Ruth team came one out away from winning the World Series Championship against Five Cities California.
Eagle Pass had a giant mountain to climb when Five Cities was able to score 4 runs and shut out the home team from scoring during the first 3 innings of ball play.
Down by 4 runs at the top of the fourth inning, Eagle Pass took to the bats and scored one run bringing down the deficit to 4 to 1.
Eagle Pass’s Jose Duran then came up to bat with the bases loaded hitting a bases-clearing double bringing in 3 runs tying up the game.
In the bottom of the fourth inning Eagle Pass’s pitcher, Juan Martinez was able to clear out a bases-loaded threat forcing California to three consecutive pop-ups for outs.
In the top of the fifth Eagle Pass went three and out and took to the field once again to try to prevent California from scoring any more runs.
Martinez then gave up a lead-off double at the bottom of the fifth.
Eagle Pass Coach Robert De La Garza then decided to change pitchers and the defensive order.
Luis Kancheff was brought in to finish off the last 2 1/2 innings of the World Series game.
With a runner on third base threatening to score, Kancheff wasn’t able to retire the inning and California took the lead once again, going up 5 to 4.
California inched their way to scoring again but Eagle Pass was able to get out of the inning forcing a pop up out to left field.
In the top of the six inning, California was able to retire the inning not allowing Eagle Pass to score.
Eagle Pass was able to swiftly retire Five Cities in the bottom of the sixth inning with three straight outs.
Going into the seventh inning Five Cities went in holding on to a slim 5 to 4 lead,
Eagle Pass was one out away from losing in the world series game but rallied and was able to get two players on bases.
Alan Vielma took to the bat with two outs and all hopes on his shoulders and hit a fly ball between the second base gap bringing in two runners to take the lead 6 to 5.
Eagle Pass took their first lead of the ball game into the top of the seventh inning and were three outs away from winning the World Series.
Eagle Pass was able to secure two outs and was only three strikes away from a grandiose victory.
In a swing of the bat, Five Cities was able to tie up the game 6 to 6.
With one out left, and looking at extra innings, Five Cities hit an over the top infield drive to win the game in a dramatic fashion becoming the 13-year-old 2018 World Series Champions.
Although Eagle Pass’s 13-year-old Babe Ruth baseball team came one run short from winning the World Series Championship they will come back home, Giants of the Game.