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Saturday, August 16:
Championship Game
2:45 p.m
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Lakewood,CA 4,
Humacao, PR 3 FINAL

4 runs, 9 hits, 0 errors, 10 LOB
3 runs, 6 hits, 2 errors, 4 LOB

Completion of Division Final
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Humacao, PR 13,
New York City 2

Saturday, August 9:
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New York, NY 5
Davenport-West, IA 2 Final

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Humacao, PR 15
North Allegheny, PA 1 Final

Sunday, August 10:
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Lakewood, CA 4,
Houston, TX 2 Final

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Washington 3,
Chambersburg, PA 0 Final

Monday, August 11:
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Davenport-West, IA 8,
North Allegheny, PA 7 Final

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New York, NY 10,
Humacao, PR 0, 6 inn. Final

Tuesday, August 12:
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Houston, TX 10,
Chambersburg, PA 4 Final

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Lakewood, CA 9,
Washington, PA 0 Final

Wednesday, August 13:
5:30 pm--Listen Here
Humacao, PR 16,
Davenport-West, IA 5, Final

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Houston, TX. 15,
Washington, PA 6 Final

Thursday, August 14:
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Humacao, PR 13,
New York, NY 11 Final

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Lakewood, CA 10,
Houston, TX 9, 9 inn.

Lakewood, CA 4, Humacao, PR 3
Lakewood, CA ran the table, going undefeated through the 52nd PONY League World Series, beating Humacao, PR in the championship game Saturday. The game was moved to mid-afternoon due to the forecasted severe weather after Friday's heavy rains.

Humacao scored first, Alexander Rivera walked in the first, went all the way to third on a sacrifice bunt and scored on Frank Molina's sacrifice fly. Adalberto Alvira led off the Humacao second with a solo homerun for a 2-0 lead.

Travis D'Arnaud led off the second for Lakewood with a double. After a groundout, Pat Colwell walked and David Ross singled to load the bases. Winning pitcher Nick Evans singled to score D'Arnaud. Jonathan Johnson followed with a basehit, plating Colwell, and Michael Beltran walked, driving home Ross.

Jeff Fischer walked to open the third for the champions, drawing a walk. D'Arnaud followed with a walk and a wild pitch enabled the runners to advance. After a strikeout and an infield error, loading the bases, Ross drove Fischer home with a single, putting Lakewood up 4-2. Ross finished the game with three hits, an rbi and a run scored after going hitless through Lakewood's first three games.

Consecutive singles after two out in the sixth brough Humacao to within 4-3, but they would not get the tying run. Christian Saez, Alvira and Jonathan Ortiz each singled, Saez scoring the third Humacao run. But Evans struck out pinch-hitter Jonathan Rosa to end the rally. Evans allowed just six hits while striking out eight to get the win, his second of the World Series. Geovan Ortiz allowed three runs in 1/3 of an inning in relief to take the loss. Ortiz was the second of four pitchers used by Humacao.

Records threatened, tied, not broken
Most RBI in a World Series--12
A 1955 World Series record was tied twice during this year's World Series, but it withstood the onslaught. Washington's Fred Bolden drove home 12 runs during the host's run to their only championship. Jean Carlos Rodriguez, New York City's catcher, tied the record Thursday night, then was held hitless in the semifinal, keeping him from breaking the mark.

Humacao's Christian Saez waited for the semifinals for his assault on the record, hitting a grand slam Friday night, then adding a three-run homerun Saturday when the game was resumed. But Saez best shot to set a new record went by the wayside in the finals. At the plate with runners at first and second and nobody out, it looked like Saez would bump Bolden down the list. But, in an unusual double-play, both runners were caught stealing and Saez flew out to left to end his threat.

Most Homeruns in a Series--5
Originally set in 1957 by Jerry Register of champion Lufkin, Texas, Chuck Tiffany tied the mark some 42 years later, leading Covina, CA to the 1999 crown.

Jean Carlos Rodriguez, New York, and Frank Molina, Humacao each hit five and had opportunities to best the mark. Rodriguez ripped a single, but went hitless the rest of the Series. Molina didn't have as much of a chance, being intentionally walked three times and drawing one other walk.

Most Homeruns in a Game--3
Each slugger joined Tiffany, James Havorka (Maywood, IL) and Joe Galatie (Bridgeport, Conn) with three homeruns in a game. Rodriguez hit four consecutive homeruns over a two-game span, believed to be the first time that has ever happened. Tiffany hit three straight homeruns in one game. Rodriguez and Molina matched that feat.

Most consecutive basehits--9
Originally set by Manual Muniz (Caguas, PR), Rodriguez picked up his ninth consecutive basehit, stoking a single in the fifth inning Thursday night, his fourth hit of the game and final hit of the World Series.

Most rbi in a game--7
Cale Gundy (Midwest City, OK), later the starting quarterback at the University of Oklahoma, drove home seven runs in a game in the 1986 World Series. Rodriguez and Saez each matched it, but couldn't get the eighth rbi to set a new record. Rodriguez batted once with nobody aboard in his big game but struck out. Saez reached the 7-rbi plateau with a 3-run homerun in his final at-bat.

Rain, Rain, Go Away!
Humacao, PR 13, New York City 2
Humacao made the final by finishing off New York City, 13-2 in a six-inning game. The two teams started the game Friday night, but rains forced the suspension. Catcher Alexander Rivera broke the game open, hitting homeruns in back-to-back at bats in the fifth and sixth. Christian Saez added a three-run homerun to Friday's grandslam, giving him a record-tying seven rbi in the game.

See Ya Saturday!
Lakewood, CA 10, Houston, TX 9
Lakewood scored seven first-inning runs, let the lead get away, then got an rbi single from Pat Colwell in the bottom of the ninth to eliminate Houston, 10-9. Lakewood moves to Saturday's championship game with the win, the second victory over Houston in the Series. Seven straight basehits in the first included a Tyler Smith two-run homer. Travis D'Arnaud was 4-4 with a homerun and four rbi for Lakewood.

Wednesday--Cut-Down Day!
Humacao, PR 16, Davenport-West 5
Frank Molina hit three homeruns, tying a World Series record, and powering Humacao past Davenport-West, 16-5 in five innings, and into the division finals Thursday evening against New York City. Molina homered in his first three at-bats, then came to the plate with the bases loaded in the fifth, but struck out. Humacao tied a team record with six homeruns in the game.

Houston, TX 15, Washington, PA 6
The South Zone champions jumped to a 6-0 lead, then added seven in the fifth on the way to the win. Brian Borsky, Jamie Reingold, Matt West and Mark Robichau homered for Houston. The Texans will face Lakewood in Thursday's division finals.

Tuesday--Into the Driver's Seat!
Lakewood, CA 9, Washington, PA 0
Lakewood scored five times in the first, two more in the second and never looked back, beating Washington 9-0. The hosts drop into the losers' bracket and will face Houston, TX in Wednesday's elimination nightcap. Lakewood's Kyle Christensen allowed just two hits while striking out nine over five innings. One bright note for Washington, the infield turned just the second triple play in PONY World Series history. With the bases loaded in the seventh, EJ Morasczyk handled a ground ball, flipped to Alex Evans at second, the relay to Brad Poland at first got the second out and a throw to Zane Zebrasky at home was in time to tag out the runner trying to score from second. Lakewood is off now until Thusday's division finals.

The Survivor Battle
Houston, TX 10, Chambersburg, PA 4
Joe Silver hit a three-run homerun in the Houston third inning, putting the South Zone champions in front to stay and eliminating Chambersburg, 10-4. Matt West also had three rbi for Houston. Chambersburg stranded 18 baserunners in their two ballgames.

Monday--Who's in Charge Here?
New York City 10, Humacao 0
Five homeruns, three by Jean Carlos Rodriguez, led New York City to a 10-0 drubbing of Humacao, Puerto Rico in the winners' bracket game Monday night. The win moves New York into Thursday's division finals. Humacao drops into Wednesday's elimination game against Davenport-West.

This marks just the fourth time in PONY World Series history that a player has hit three homeruns in a single game. Rodriguez' second homerun landed on the Colt Field playing surface. That's about 375 feet from home plate at Lew Hays PONY Field. Reinaldo Guava held Humacao to just two hits, both singles. New York needs only one more win to claim a berth in the PONY League World Series championship game Saturday.

Tough road back begins
Davenport-West 8, North Allegheny 7
It's do-able, but it's certainly a long road facing Davenport-West. The North Zone champions knocked off North Allegheny 8-7, scoring twice in the bottom of the sixth to win. The Iowans led 6-1, but committed five errors, letting the lead slip away in the top of the sixth. With the win, Davenport moves to Wednesday's elimination game against Humacao.

The loss for North Allegheny continues the frustration for the Host Area, the 10th straight loss in PONY World Series play for Host Area teams since North Allegheny's 1999 opening round win.

Sunday's Opening Round Games--
Pitcher/Hitters take Center Stage
Lakewood 4, Houston 2
Nick Evans hit two homeruns and held Houston to two runs and seven hits, leading Lakewood, CA to the opening-round win. Houston drops into the losers' bracket and faces Chambersburg.

Washington 3, Chambersburg 0
Andrew Sweat struck out nine batters and drove home two of Washington's three runs as the Host team beat Chambersburg in the opening round of the PONY League World Series Sunday. Washington moves into the winners' bracket against Lakewood, CA on Tuesday night.

Saturday's Opening Round Games
New York 5, Davenport-West 2
New York scored four times in the bottom of the sixth on the way to a 5-2 win over Davenport-West in the opening game of the 52nd PONY League World Series. Juan Carlos Rodriguez stroked a two-run single to take New York from down one to up one. New York City moves to Monday's winners' bracket game against Humacao.

Humacao 15, North Allegheny 1
Humacao, PR plated eight runs in the second and rolled to a 15-1 five-inning victory over North Allegheny in the nightcap of Saturday's double-header. North Allegheny will face Davenport-West in Monday's elimination game at 5:30 pm.

WJPA Radio (1450 AM) World Series Radio Crew:
Mark Uriah
This is the 20th PONY League World Series for Mark, also WJPA's production director. In addition to the World Series, Mark serves as play-by-play announcer for the Washington Wild Things, Washington & Jefferson College football, high school football, basketball, wrestling, hockey, baseball & softball.

Bob Gregg
Bob has been part of the sports staff at WJPA Radio for more than 25 years. While a sophmore in high school, his broadcasting career began with PONY League World Series broadcast pioneer Pete Stanton. In addition to his play-by-play duties, Bob has served as the Chairman of the PONY League World Series since 1985.

WJPA-AM (1450) in Washington has been the play-by-play home for virtually every PONY League World Series game played in Washington. Hear the action live on-air or online!

Click Here to read about veteran PONY World Series broadcaster and WJPA Sports Director Pete Stanton who passed away earlier this year at the age of 87. World Series webmaster Scott Harrington shares some thoughts on the "Voice of Sports" in this year's souvenir program book, along with a reprint from Byron Smialek's column in the Observer-Reporter.

Click Here to read about the 50+ year tradition of the PONY League World Series on WJPA Radio.