LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The Lafayette All-Stars fell 9-4 to Puerto Rico in the Colt World Series.
The All-Stars got off on the wrong foot when Puerto Rico’s Lean Marrero blasted a 2-run homer in the first inning.
The All-Stars replied in the second when Alex Albrecht’s single to center drove in Austin Turner to tie the game. They then took the lead when Justin Walker’s chopper to third scored Matthew Roop.
The game was tied at 3 apiece in the fourth when Puerto Rico’s Angel Velez hit an RBI-single that drove in a couple of runs to put the boys from the Caribbean up, 5-3.
The All-Stars managed to get a run back when Carter Bridge hit a sac-fly that allowed Adam Lovell to tag up from third base in the in fourth inning.
But Puerto Rico was just too strong for the All-Stars, they tacked on 3 runs in the fifth to take an 8-4 lead.
“Their aggressive. That’s the biggest thing. They took advantage of pitches that were up in the zone, and they hit them hard. They came out ready to play,” said All-Stars coach Josh Loggins.
They would add another run in the sixth as they won the game by a 9-4 final.
Both teams will square off once again Wednesday at 4 p.m.
“We got to come out, put up three runs in the first inning, [and] shut them down the rest of the game,” All-Stars first baseman Braden Bordenet said.
The winner of that game will take on the winner of the match between Los Gatos, Calif. and Grand Ledge, Mich in the championship game. The championship will be played Wednesday at 7 p.m.