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South Brandon Little League eliminated

South Brandon fell short of a berth in the Little League World Series, losing 13-1 to South Nashville, Tenn., in the semifinals of the Southeast Region tournament in Warner Robins, Ga., on Wednesday.

South Brandon, coached by Tony Saladino III, advanced further than any bay area team since Citrus Park reached the Southeast Region tournament in 2008.

Facing the defending region champion, South Brandon fell behind 1-0 in the first inning and did not recover.

Starter Myles Caba allowed eight runs (seven earned) over 11/3 innings for South Brandon (8-3, 2-2 tournament). Luke Cadwallader relieved and allowed a homer in his first inning of work.

Down 10-1 in the fourth, Cadwallader gave up a three-run homer to Sam Slaughter to end the game via the 10-run mercy rule. It was the third extra-base hit for Slaughter, who also had two doubles and six RBIs.

Playing live on ESPN2, Adrian Malave went 1-for-1 with a double, RBI and walk and Cecil Woodside 2-for-2 for South Brandon. Malave finished the tournament hitting .444 with a homer, two walks and six RBIs.

Those were the only two hitters to solve Blake Money, who went four innings, giving up only three hits and one earned run with eight strikeouts and two walks.

MINORS BASEBALL: Keystone went 13-1 this postseason, but the one loss kept it from winning the Minors (10-11) Tournament of Champions in Greenville, N.C.

It fell 3-2 in the final to Wilson City, N.C., which Keystone beat 8-6 earlier in the tournament. Keystone (4-1 tournament) fell behind 2-0 early. Starter Bobby Christy righted the ship, going 41/3 innings with three earned runs, five hits, five walks and four strikeouts.

The deficit was cut to one run on Ryan Lowder's home run. But Wilson City's Christian Dockerty pitched a complete game, allowing eight hits, no walks and three strikeouts.

Ty Bitman went 3-for-3 with three singles for Keystone. But in the top of the sixth, Keystone's final at-bat, Bitman was doubled off of first when Dominic LaFalce flew out to right-centerfield.

South Brandon Little League eliminated 08/06/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 7:21pm]
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