The following was submitted to Discover Ferndale by Ferndale 12U Cal Ripken Team Manager Bill Hatchett:
The fourth and final pool play game was canceled last night due to rain and lightning, so Ferndale played the game today at noon ET, beating Clemmons, North Carolina, the Southeast region champion, 10 to 4 in six innings. That makes Ferndale’s pool play record 3 wins and 1 loss, giving us the second seed in the Americans pool.
Isaiah Karlsson was the starting and winning pitcher in the game versus Clemmons. He threw 2 1/3 inning giving up no hits and only one run. Jacob Mason, Andrew James, and Giovanni Contreras all pitched in relief, only giving up a combined four hits.
Offensively, Ferndale had 17 total hits, three of them homeruns. Isaiah Carlson, Dylan Strom, and Jordan Mason each hit a homerun in the game.
Ferndale moves on to single elimination play in the championship bracket, starting with the quarterfinal game at 5:30 PM ET (2:30pm PT) this afternoon versus the National pool number three seed, Crownpoint, Indiana from the Ohio Valley region. The winner of that game will move on to the World Series semi finals tomorrow evening.
In World Series play, Ferndale beat the Midwest plains region, Galena Kansas, 15 to 1 in the third pool play game Sunday. Last week, they came back beat Southwest region champion, Clark County Arkansas, 15 to 0, after a 7 to 1 loss against Middle Atlantic region champion, Cedar Cliff.
UPDATE: This afternoon’s game can be viewed live at the Leader Block Wine & Coffee Company (an all-ages establishment). 50% of proceeds from food and beverage sales during the game will be donated to the team’s fundraising website to help offset travel costs. The game is scheduled for 2:30pm PT.