Friday, July 24, 2015

District 9 Big League Wins Central Region Championship for Third Straight Year

In the Big League Regional Championship game at Pinery Park featuring Illinois District 20 vs. Michigan District 9 in a rematch of the winners bracket final, Michigan District 9 defeated Illinois 4-3 in what turned out to be a wild finish. Casey Horjus got the win as he tossed a perfect game thru 3 innings and allowed 3 hits in 6-2/3 innings with 11 strikeouts. District 9 went ahead 4-0 after two innings on some clutch hitting by Joel Dayton and Ben Sweedyk. Dayton continued his hot hitting with a double to right center to knock in the first two runs. Sweedyk knocked in the third run on a single to center and then Joel Dayton had his third RBI on a double to left center.

After pitching a gem the District 9 defense struggled in the 7th allowing for 3 runs to score. Jacob Sposaro came in relief with two outs and got a ground ball to short stop. The ball was bobbled and the runner was safe at first and then the runner from second advanced to third but rounded the bag too far and Christian Falicki alertly thru behind the runner. After a short run down the runner was tagged out for the final out and the dog pile began. Congratulations to the District 9 Big League All Stars and good luck in the World Series.

You can check here for updates and you can also visit the World Series link below. The games will be broadcast on Game Change and you will be able to start that from the World Series website under schedules. The District 9 All Stars will now be called Central Region and play the first game of the series at 12:30pm Tuesday, July 28.