BRL World Series 14s All-Star softball: South Shore reaches World Cup final but stumbles against California team

SKATKYST, Fla. – South Shore advanced to the Babe Ruth League World Series 14s All-Star softball winner’s bracket final behind pitcher Victoria Lopez, but unfortunately turned their shakiest performance of the tournament into falling into Monday’s loser bracket final.

After defeating Sugar and Spice (Okla.) 3-2 on Sunday, the South Shore actually dropped a disappointing 11-0 decision to Los Altos Lightning (California) in the final for the winning bracket.

SS, who are now 5-3-1 in tournament play, must now defeat the winner of Sunday night’s competition between Millville (NJ) and Madeira Beach Riptide (Fla.) At. 8 Monday. If it manages to win that game, it will get another shot at Los Altos, but will have to beat the California squad twice to take home the championship. The title round games are at 10 and if necessary at. 14 Monday.

“(Winners’ Cup final) was a rematch of the 4-4 draw we played on Friday and unfortunately we chose the worst (time to fight defensively), ” said SS manager Anthony Sorrentino, whose team was limited to just two hits against Lightning. “We made nine mistakes in a four-board, abbreviated game.

“There were not many bright spots in one, but the good news is that we will return to work early Monday morning with a chance to go to the championship. ”

Madion Scire, who had one of the South Shores’ two hits, was the MVP of the winning bracket final.

South Shore 3, sugar and spice 2

What was ironic about South Shore’s loss in the winner’s bracket final was that it was played excellently during its semifinal in the playoffs against the Oklahoma team.

Lopez allowed just three hits and struck out six on six innings to snag the win.

South Shore drove 1-0 into the top of the third, but Julia Sorrentino tied the score with a single before the archipelago took the lead for a good inning later.

In the fourth, Hailee Ortiz pulled a turn and Kaylee Kolbaska reached a foul before Tabitha Spano struck a two-run single to make it 3-1.

Meanwhile, midfielder Anna Cunningham continued to sparkle in the field after making two big defensive plays against Sugar and Spice. Cunningham caught a line drive before doubling a runner in second place and then fired a strike at second baseman Sorrentino to nail a runner who tried to stretch a single in a double.

Left-hander Kayla Schnell, meanwhile, also turned into a defensive gem as she backed a rollover during a steal attempt on the third and threw the runner out onto the plate.

Catcher Kolbaska was selected South Shores game MVP against sugar and spice.

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