Gloucester earns World Series berth
Gloucester’s 12-year-old Major boys earned a berth in the 2012 12/60 Cal Ripken World Series in Winchester, Mass. after winning the championship game of the Southeast Regional tournament in Live Oak, Fla. on Monday afternoon.
It was an amazing tournament for the Gloucester boys, who lost in the opening round to the same team they came back to beat twice in a row for the championship.
Gloucester began tournament play last Thursday, falling 12-3 to Southern Pitt, a team from Eastern North Carolina.
On Friday, Gloucester started its six-game winning streak, defeating a team from Tennessee, 6-4. Brett Lindsay tossed a complete game with six strikeouts for the victory. Grayson Womble led the offense with three hits and two RBIs, Carter Miller had a single and a two-run home run which proved to be the game-winning hit. Cash Watkins had one hit and one RBI, Hunter Martin had two hits, and Trent Jackson had one RBI. Lindsay was named the game’s MVP.
Gloucester defeated Demopolis (Ala.), 8-4 on Saturday. Watkins, the game’s MVP, threw a complete game on the mound for the victory. Miller had one hit and two RBIs, Lindsay had one hit and two RBIs, Cody Buffington had one hit and an RBI.