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Kitsap has rough Series start | World Series
BREMERTON — The Kitsap County All-Stars did not get off to a great start during their first game of the Babe Ruth World Series Wednesday. Bryant, Ark. defeated Kitsap 9-2 in a game that stretched well into the night.
Though the All-Stars held Bryant to two runs through the first five inn-ings, it was in the sixth when they lost control. Bryant earned seven runs in the sixth.
In an effort to bring themselves back into the game, the All-Stars earned two runs in the seventh. It was the only two runs the team earned in the night.
Both teams showed a good knowledge of baseball.
For Bryant, Jake East, Garrett Misenheimer, Jeffery Hasting, Logan Allen and Cameron Coleman all earned a run. Dylan Hurt and Austin Kelly earned two each.
For Kitsap, Jerald Delafuente and Tyler Aerne each earned a run.
Bryant pitcher Alex Shurtleff, who walked seven, also struck out six.
Kitsap pitcher Miles Brundage walked two and struck out three.
The All-Stars made their debut as a team at the BPA Basin Bash April 21-22, taking first.
The All-Stars are the World Series host team. They are one of 10 from around the country participating in the Babe Ruth series.
The host team is comprised of north and central Kitsap ball players. Though they did not all play together until April of this year, all the players come from various teams around the county. When it comes down to it, they’re no strangers to baseball.
The team’s familiarity to the game showed in its second tournament May 12-13. The All-Stars took first at the Lynden Spring Fling. Two third-place finishes at the King of the NW and the NW Championships wrapped up the All-Stars’ pre- World Series play.
The All-Stars were scheduled to play Thursday at 7 p.m. against Waite Park, Minn.. On Friday at 7 p.m. they meet Westfield, Mass. On Saturday at 7 p.m., they face Meridian, Idaho. The team has Sunday off.
The tournament becomes single-elimination Monday. The championship game is Aug. 22.