Mid-Atlantic Champ Sent Home
With Legion Baseball's double elimination tournament structure, teams falling in defeat also get a chance for redemption. Chesapeake, VA had another shot on Saturday following a disastrous mercy-rule loss to Midwest City, OK in their opener. Although their performance was much improved, the Mid-Atlantic champs were eliminated by Roseburg, OR by a score of 11-10.
Chesapeake led for much of the game, but a seven-run Roseburg rally gave them a 10-8 lead. Chesapeake got two their own to reclaim the lead in the top of the eighth, but Chesapeake star pitcher Dean Ali couldn't hold the lead, and Roseburg scored to go back ahead 11-10. Roseburg starter Brandon Jackson was able to get his complete game victory with a one-two-three ninth inning. Jackson gave up ten runs, but only five were earned as a result of five Roseburg errors. Chesapeake had three errors of their own.
Chesapeake ends their postseason run with a 29-8 record. Roseburg survives to play another day. The Doc Stewarts improved to 34-14 and will meet the loser of the Moline, IL - Las Vegas, NV contest in Game 9 on Sunday.