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GM #1: Bay County, Michigan 8 Yaguate, Dominican Republic 5 (F/8)



WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania-After trailing and coming back down four runs to tie the game in the top of the seventh and ultimately send it into extra innings, North Zone Champion Bay County, Michigan center fielder Cole Prout smashed a three-run home run in the top of the eighth to seal an 8-5 victory in the opening game of the 2018 DICK'S Sporting Goods Pony League World Series.

The Bay County offense had been silent since a second inning home run by catcher Micah Irrer and trailed 5-1 through six innings. In the seventh, Bay County took advantage of multiple wild pitches by Caribbean Zone Champion Yaguate, Dominican Repbulic that led to runs and connected on multiple singles to tie the game at 5-5 in the top half of the inning.

Yaguate scored its first run in the bottom of the fifth on a Bay County wild pitch and in the bottom of the sixth, with the game tied at 1-1, Yaguate right fielder Rikendy Martinez broke the stalemate with a RBI double and crossed home on a RBI single by first baseman Erick Hernandez. Relief pitcher Cesar Aguasviva's then crushed two-run home run to make it 5-1.

Yaguate had a chance with two runners on in the bottom of the eighth, but couldn't push a runner across. Colin Sackrider was the winning pitcher for Bay County throwing two innings, walking and striking out four.

Starting pitcher Taylor White threw 3.1 innings and allowed three hits and struck out three. Yaguate's Jimmy Simo took the loss allowing three runs, one hit, two walks and also struck out a pair.

Starter Jhon Gomez allowed one run and one hit over 3.2 innings, struck out six and walked one.

With the victory, Bay County moves on in the winner's bracket to face Asia-Pacific Zone Champion, Taipei County, Chinese Taipei at Noon ET/US tomorrow. For Yaguate, it enters the loser's bracket and will face either Vienna, Austria or Youngstown, Ohio at 5 p.m. ET/US tomorrow.

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