Eden Prairie Hangs On
Eden Prairie hung on to win a wild Game 8 9-6 over Midwest City, Oklahoma late Saturday night in Spokane. The Central Plains Champs led 9-1 heading to the ninth before a five-run inning from the Outlaws almost stole the game away. Eden Prairie built a 4-0 lead early and held Midwest City scoreless until the Outlaws plated a run in the sixth on a couple of singles and a walk. Eden Prairie continued to tack on runs to take the eight run lead into the final inning. Midwest City fell short, needing three more runs.
Starter Caleb Phillips went 7 2/3 innings to get the win for Eden Prairie. He held Midwest City to only six hits, but did walk five. Loser Chris Mullins paid the price for the seven walks he issued. Phillips also led the way offensively for Eden Prairie, going 2 for 3 with three runs batted in. Shortstop Alex Polston had a big offensive night for Midwest City, going 2 for 4 while knocking in four runs.
Eden Prairie (37-7) moves on to Sunday night's Winner's Bracket Final (Game 11) versus Las Vegas, Nevada. Midwest City (62-10) will look to rebound against Kernersville, North Carolina in Game 10. Check back for continued coverage of the Legion World Series.