~ PVN staff report
TREASURE COAST, FLA., July 24 — The Shenandoah Rec League’s 12U All-Stars dropped a tough 17-7 matchup against Madeira Beach Riptide early Sunday morning to fall to 2-3 after their final game in Pool Play at the 2022 Babe Ruth 12U Softball World Series. Bracket play begins Monday.
After playing two games on both Friday and Saturday, the Shenandoah 12U All-Stars only had one game on Sunday — and it started at 8 a.m. The matchup with the Madeira Beach Riptide was tied at 3-3 early on, but things broke open in the fourth inning as Madeira Beach took a 17-3 lead. Shenandoah would score four more runs in their final at-bat, but would come up short in the 17-7 loss.
Shenandoah started the tournament with a 10-4 win over Hereford on Friday at noon. One hour into the game, an alarm sounded that notified officials of lightning nearby. The fields were cleared and the game was delayed just under an hour. Shenandoah had jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first and never looked back.
Friday evening, Shenandoah went head-to-head with one of the top squads in the 14-team World Series — Piedmont Dynamite, one of only two teams remaining undefeated on Day 3. It was a hard fought game, but Shenandoah couldn’t put together enough hits and lost, 5-2.
On Saturday, Shenandoah again split two games — losing 9-5 to Fern Creek in the morning, before defeating Puerto Rico 15-1 in the evening.
Sunday games will have to play out before Shenandoah will know what time they play on Monday, as teams will begin to get eliminated in Bracket Play. The championship is scheduled for Wednesday.
The Shenandoah Rec League’s 12U All-Stars captured the 2022 Babe Ruth Softball Southeast Region championship on July 15 in Clemmons, North Carolina, outscoring their opponents 60-4 over four games. They reached the southeast regional after winning the Virginia state title on July 3, taking four of five games over a four-day stretch at the 2022 Babe Ruth Softball State Tournament in Wise, Va.
All World Series games will be livestreamed
and information can be found on the Babe Ruth World Series website,
as well as schedules and brackets to follow game-by-game.