WASHINGTON, Pa. — The Youngstown baseball team didn’t go down without a fight in the Dick’s Sporting Goods PONY League World Series championship game, but its comeback came up short in a 11-10 loss to Brownsville, Texas.
Youngstown scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth to tie the game 9-9. Both teams went scoreless in the seventh, sending the game into extra innings.
After Brownsville tacked on two runs in the top of the eighth, Youngstown set the stage for a comeback win in the bottom of the inning, loading the bases with one out. A sacrifice fly by Hunter Garvin closed the deficit to one run.
With two outs, Carter Wilson, who ended the night 4-for-6 with three runs scored and three RBIs, hit a sinking line drive to centerfield that could have tied the game, but Brownsville’s Jorge Garza Jr. made a diving catch to end Youngstown’s run for the title.
Youngstown finished the tournament 3-1.
Wednesday’s game was Youngstown’s second trip to the PONY League World Series championship game. The previous appearance was in 1955.