August 15, 2010 in Sports

Eden Prairie rallies in 9 to win at Legion World Series

Roseburg, Midwest City stay alive
The Spokesman-Review

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Eden Prairie, Minn., rallied with three runs in the ninth inning to beat Las Vegas 6-4 on Sunday night in a battle between the only two remaining unbeaten teams at the American Legion World Series being played at Avista Stadium.

Roseburg, Ore., and Midwest City, Okla., stayed alive in the American Legion World Series with victories.

Roseburg downed Moline, Ill, 9-7 while Midwest City defeated Kernersville, N.C., 6-1.

Midwest City and Las Vegas play at 4 p.m. today while Roseburg and Eden Prairie play at 7 p.m. The tournament concludes on Tuesday.

Roseburg 9, Moline 7

Vince Ampi’s three-run homer was the highlight of Roseburg’s six-run fifth-inning that produced yet another come-from-behind win for the Docs (35-14).

Moline (42-9) was leading 5-1 when Roseburg put together its big comeback, which also included RBI singles by Cameron Newell and Austin Stone.

The Docs, who advanced despite committing five more errors, also got some splendid relief pitching from Dakota Cavens, who came on in relief of starter Jared Priestly with one out in the sixth and the scored tied at 7.

Cravens retired all 11 batters he faced, striking out four and earning the win.

MW City 6, Kernersville 1

The victors from Midwest City (63-10) rode the arm and bat of pitcher-No. 4 hitter Dalton Bernardi.

He kept Kernersville (32-16) batters off-balance with location and change of speed, scattering nine hits, striking out 11 and walking two. Bernardi also had two hits, including an RBI triple and scored one run.

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