Two Sox Wins
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Junior RBI World Series Results
You may have read or heard about the Junior RBI White Sox, who earned their way to the RBI World Series currently underway in Jupiter, Fla. by winning the Central Region championship.
The team opened play today and here is the first-hand report from Dan Puente, our youth baseball coordinator, who is with the team:
The White Juniors won game 2 of a doubleheader this afternoon, defeating the Dominican Republic Juniors, 2-0. Shane Brown from Simeon threw a complete game, 78-pitch gem. Shane worked ahead of hitters all game, keeping them off balance with an outstanding curveball and straight change.
With the victory, the White Sox Juniors finish the day 2-0 and play the Urban Youth Academy Juniors tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. in the final game of pool play. After pool play, all Junior teams (8) will be seeded based on their pool play records and then crossbracketed in a single elimination tournment beginning Saturday. The team will have a workout day in front of scouts on Friday morning and view a minor league game in the evening at Roger Dean Stadium.
A side note: We exchanged Sox hats with the Dominican Junior Team, they had a couple of Cuban born players and coaches on the team who were very excited to get their hands on a White Sox hat!
The White Sox Juniors won their first game, 10-1, over Montgomery RBI. Harlan’s Jabari Roberts earned the victory working 4 strong innings.
Congrats to the kids, not necessarily for today’s victories, but for the commitment and hard work it’s taken them to get this far.