The District 22 Little League Majors Tournament of Champions title is coming down to tonight. The Calexico Yankees broke open a 2-2 tie in the fourth inning, en route to a 9-5 win against the Brawley Dodgers in the first game of the championship series Wednesday in Brawley.
That forces a decisive game between the two squads at 7 p.m. tonight in Calexico.
“We played good, started a little slow,” Calexico coach Sal Carrillo said. “We had some good pitching by Coby Robinson. He kept us in the game.”
After a 2-2 tie in three innings, Calexico took the lead in the fourth with five runs. That included a three-run home run by Robbie Muñoz.
Brawley answered with an RBI double by Ramon Ramirez and a two-RBI double by Ethan Torrez to cut Calexico’s lead, 7-5.
But a two-RBI double by Calexico’s Jessie Diaz sealed the eventual win in the fifth.
“It was a good game, hard-fought game,” Brawley manager Fred Grijalva said.
The key for Brawley will be shaking off the loss.
“I just need to reassure them that it’s not over,” Grijalva said.
Calexico wins and forces final game
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