Out at home

Kerry Gilstrap/Courier

S.C. District 1’s Christian Cain, a former Daniel High School standout, is tagged out at home plate during the host squad’s opening-round game against the U.S. West team from Thousand Oaks, Cailf., last week.

BLWS host team falls in semifinal

By Ben Robinson
Staff Reporter

EASLEY — After dropping its first game in the Big League World Series, the S.C. District 1 host team fought valiantly before being eliminated in the U.S. semifinal on[cointent_lockedcontent] Monday.

The U.S. West squad, from Thousand Oaks, Calif., advanced the Tuesday night’s championship game with a 7-4 win over the local boys. The win was the West team’s second over the hosts, as it took a 4-2 win in the opening round of the series before S.C. District 1 rallied with wins in three elimination games against the U.S. Southwest, Central and East teams to advance to the semifinal.

The U.S. West team took on the Latin America team from Puerto Rico in Tuesday’s championship game, which was televised live on ESPN2. The Latin America team dropped its first game of the series to Mexico before rattling off four wins in a row to advance to the championship game, knocking off the Asia-Pacific champions from China with a 3-2 win in the international semifinal.[/cointent_lockedcontent]