Puerto Rico wins Big League World Series

By Ben Robinson
Staff Reporter

EASLEY — After a week of competition, the Latin American [cointent_lockedcontent]team from Guayama, Puerto Rico, defeated the U.S. West team from Thousand Oaks, Calif., in the Big League World Series championship game last week.

6-24 Page 1A.inddPuerto Rico took an early lead, scoring a run in each of the first two innings. The West answered with one run in the third inning, but Latin America added one more run in the fifth inning and held on for the 3-1 victory.

The team that won this year’s BLWS was the fifth team from Puerto Rico to win the title, but the first from Guayama to take the championship. The other four were from San Juan. Puerto Rico has won the title five times dating back to 1982.[/cointent_lockedcontent]