South wins opening game of softball LLWS
PORTLAND, Ore. – Entering the Little League Softball World Series, South Williamsport had yet to lose a game, going 14-0 from districts through regionals.
That winning streak continued Tuesday as South Williamsport opened the World Series with a 3-1 win against the Asia-Pacific champions from Negros Occidental LL in Bacolod City, Phillippines, in Portland, Oregon, to start the tournament 1-0.
The 10 teams are split into two pools and play round-robin play. After playing one another, the top four in each pool advance to a playoff.
Sage Lorson led South Williamsport by going 2 for 3 with an RBI and a double. Alizabeth Schuler, Kendall Cardone, Lacey Kriebel and Chelsey Harrison all added singles.
South Williamsport jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning and added two insurance runs in the top of the fifth.
Asia-Pacific’s only run came in the bottom of the sixth inning to breakup Schuler’s shutout.
Schuler threw all six innings and scattered four hits as Magdalene Nangan (2 for 2, run) and Daniela Cabangon (2 for 2, RBI) both had two hits each.
She also allowed only one earned run and struck out five and didn’t walk any batters.