Riverdogs take opening World Series game late

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Donnie Lindgren/ courtesy photo Cooper Correa waits for the pitch for the Riverdogs in the opening game of the Babe Ruth World Series for the Pacific Northwest team on Thursday.

BISMARCK, N.D.— The Columbia Basin Riverdogs 15U squad found a way to pull ahead late in their opening game of the Babe Ruth World Series in Bismarck, North Dakota against the host team.

The Riverdogs jumped out to an early lead in the first game of the 2019 World Series tournament, scoring three runs in the top of the first. The host team knocked in a run in the bottom of the inning to cut the lead to just two.

After a scoreless second inning, Bismarck trimmed the lead to one run with a score in the bottom of the third. A three-run fourth put the Pacific Northwest squad down two going into the fifth inning.

With no runs earned in the fifth, the Riverdogs trimmed the deficit to one in the top of the sixth inning before evening the score in the seventh. Bismarck was unable to score in the bottom of the inning as the game moved into extra innings in the eighth.

The score stayed at 5-5 for five innings until the Riverdogs finally broke the tie in the top of the 13th with three runs to pull ahead. Bismarck had a man on the third in the bottom of the inning, but was unable to score as the Riverdogs took their first game of the tournament.

Zane Harden finished 2-3 from the plate for the Riverdogs, with a pair of RBIs in the game. Eight other players each knocked a hit in the game. Gavin Bingham scored a pair of runs for the Pacific Northwest team.

Both teams knocked 10 hits in the extra-innings battle, with the Riverdogs finishing with just one error in the field.

Jacob Martinez, Collin Visker, and Gavin Bingham all saw the mound for the Riverdogs, Martinez got the start, surrendering four runs off six hits with five strikeouts. Visker pitched five innings, allowing two hits and one run, with four strikeouts. Bingham finished the game for the Columbia Basin squad, allowing no runs off two hits, with three strikeouts.

The Riverdogs will face Southwest tomorrow morning at 11 a.m. in their second game of the World Series. After a break on Saturday, the Pacific Northwest squad will face China on Sunday, before their final game of pool play on Monday against Ohio Valley.

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