, Port Arthur, Texas

July 6, 2013

Nederland 13U Babe Ruth all-stars in finals

The Port Arthur News

WHARTON — The Nederland 13-under Babe Ruth all-star team made it to the state finals by winning a pair of games on Friday and Saturday.

That earned the team a berth in the state championship game at 11 a.m. Sunday against winner of West Brazos and Brazoswood.

In Saturday’s game, Nederland outlasted Brazoswood in high-scoring affair, 15-11.

The teams totaled 27 hits, including three extra base hits in the game. Nederland took the lead in the sixth inning and held on for the victory. Nederland scored on a two-run double by Case Babino off Nathan Trevino, scoring Gavin Rice and Brandon Cluck.

Case racked up two RBIs on three hits for Nederland.

Colton Hartt got the win for Nederland. He allowed four runs over three innings. He struck out one, walked none and surrendered five hits.

Earlier in the three-day tournament, Nederland pounded Wharton 9-2 on Friday at West Brazos Babe Ruth in seven innings.

Nederland scored four runs in the sixth on an RBI single by Alec Tyler, an RBI double by Case Babino, and an RBI double by Colton Hartt. Case had two RBIs on three hits for Nederland.

Pitcher Brandon Cluck held Wharton hitless over three innings, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out one.